Read aloud to your child as early as possible


It’s never too early to read aloud to your baby. Babies love colour and the sound of Mummy’s or Daddy’s voice. They love faces too. Cloth or card books with things to feel and wheels to spin are favourites. Flaps to lift are fun too. If the story is too hard but the pictures are big, colourful and fun, make up your own words with lots of exclamations and repetition. Your baby will love it!



Barbara Morris

Barbara Morris, author of “Leading to Reading the easy way”, spent most of her career as a primary school teacher, a new entrant teacher and a specialist reading teacher for the last 26 years. When her grandson was four years old he wanted to read so Barb and her daughter searched for a resource to help them. Unable to find a suitable resource, Barb decided to research the acquisition of pre-reading skills and after seven years wrote, Leading to Reading the easy way.

Barb’s book covers all the pre-reading skills your children need to know to give them a great start to reading and writing at school.

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Please note that this article represents the views of the writer and does not necessarily represent the views of Kiwi Family Media Ltd.

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