Tips to remember when you read aloud with your child:
1. Show them the cover page before you start
Your child can sit in your lap and hold the book. Talk to them about what the story may be about before you start.
2. Show them the words
While reading the book run your finger along the words.
3. Make the story come alive
Create special voices for the characters and use body movement to make it fun and interesting for them.
4. Ask questions about the story and let them ask questions too
You can ask about what is happening in the story and what might happen next.
5. Make books part of your daily routine
There are lots of places you and your child can enjoy reading a book together: on the bus or MRT, while waiting at the doctor’s office, during nap time, at bath time or before bed.