Once upon a time....(Promoting reading skills in Nursery Class)
In our Nursery room we value reading and try to enhance pre reading skills so children are ready for their Reception year. Through a daily story time staff can gage the interests of the children and choose stories that follow these interests. Recently children had shown great interest in ‘Maisy goes to hospital’ so the staff planned a week full of activities linked with the story across all 7 areas of the curriculum.
Staff work with the children to promote listening and attention skills as well as their communication and understanding which are all basic skills needed to be a future reader.
Our teachers are aware of the importance of rhythm and rhyme and incorporate a daily singing session using puppets and instruments. There is a big push on traditional nursery rhymes.
Staff are aware how important parents are as educators and promote reading for pleasure through their nursery library system where children can borrow a book to are at home weekly.