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5 Things To Do Before Your Child Starts School

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Number OneJoin your local library and get a library card for your child. It’s free to join the library and there are lots of great books you can borrow and share with your child for free.
Click here to join you and your online - It's free quick and easy.

Number TwoPick up your free copy of ‘Bear’s Reading Adventure Sticker Storybook’ and collect a sticker every time you visit the library with your child.
Find out more about the Bear's Reading Adventure' and sign up today!

Number ThreeGo to a Library Rhymetime – have fun with your child sharing a story, singing nursery songs and rhymes and using the musical instruments.
Come join us at the amazing free activities in your local library!

Number FourMake time to read with your child. Talk about what happens in the story and the pictures. Encourage your child to join in with familiar words and repeated phrases.
Check out our hints and tips about reading with your child here.
Also why not visit the Small Talk website which offers great information on how to chat, play and read with your child.

Number FiveTry different types of book – a picture book, poetry book, joke book, children’s non-fiction book so that your child can experience lots of different words... and don’t forget to read a bedtime story!
Look at our recommended reads for you and your child to enjoy - there is something for every occasion including, of course, Starting School!

Page last updated: 28th January 2020