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Story Power: 15 benefits of sharing stories with children

Reading and telling stories with the children in your life is one of the most powerful gifts you can give them. The stories we hear and read as children help to shape us. But there are also many other benefits of sharing stories with children. Read about them here...

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Story Power: When, where and how to share stories with children

The most important thing to do when you read to children is to enjoy yourself because if you do, they will learn that reading is a pleasurable activity. There are no correct or incorrect ways to read to children, but here are some of our tips for sharing books together. Check out the 'when, wheres and hows' of reading to children!

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Tips for story activities

Reading a story with children for enjoyment is a great bonding and educational activity in itself. But did you know, you can do simple activities that extend the experience of the story for your children and enhance their learning? From songs and rhymes to little plays - read some of the best tips to get your child to become a reader...

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Tips for choosing books

You can play a very important part in helping your children choose the books that will get them ‘hooked’ on reading and stories. Here are some tips that you can try out, one at a time, to get your kids excited about learning!

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Tips for reading to babies and toddlers

There’s no right or wrong way to use books with babies and toddlers. It’s more about enjoying the time you spend together and following their lead in deciding what to try next. Read this simple steps you can take to both with your child through the process of reading...

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Tips for reading to your child

Most of us need a little help when we start reading with children for the first time. Here are some tips to help make it satisfying for all involved - it's all about having fun, asking questions and consistency. See which ones work best for you and your children...

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Tips for reading aloud to your child

Ever wondered what reading aloud does for your child? Here are 5 life-changing benefits that you can give your children - by simply reading a story out loud to them...

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