Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page. Listening to stories exposes children to a wide range of vocabulary, building their bank of words and improving their understanding of the text. By reading, children learn about people, places, and events that they couldn’t learn otherwise. This gives children a deeper understanding of the world around them and of cultures that are different from their own.
Children who see adults reading, and enjoying it, are much more likely to want to read themselves. In addition, reading together can provide comfort, build confidence, and be a time of relaxation and fun. So go on, snuggle up together with a great book or enjoy listening to one of our bedtime stories below!
Somebody Swallowed Stanley by Sarah Roberts
Read by Miss Harrison
The Enormous Turnip
Read by Mrs Keilty and Tia and Zara Keilty
My Name Is Not Refugee by Kate Milner
Read by Mrs Stanton
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Read by Mrs Whorlow
Animal Soup by Ian Whybrow
Read by Miss Glaysher
The Koala Who Could by Rachael Bright
Read by Miss Taylor Hall
Constantwirkle by Pat Ingoldsby
Read by Mrs Caldwell