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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 Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Read by Mrs Whorlow

The Enormous Turnip

Read by Mrs Keilty and Tia and Zara Keilty

Animal Soup by Ian Whybrow

Read by Miss Glaysher

Constantwirkle by Pat Ingoldsby

Read by Mrs Caldwell

The Koala Who Could by Rachael Bright

Read by Miss Taylor Hall

My Name Is Not Refugee by Kate Milner

Read by Mrs Stanton

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