• Let children handle books and draw their attention to pictures.
  • Tell and read stories, looking at and interacting with young babies, and using voice, intonation and gesture to prompt babies’ interactions.
  • Draw on children’s home cultures to create meaningful reading experiences.
    • Make family stories using small photo albums or story apps with photos of family members, significant people in the child’s life and familiar everyday objects.
    • Expand these to include the stories, songs, rhymes and lives of those in local communities and wider histories and cultures.
  • Provide opportunities for children to explore sound with drums, other instruments, kitchen pans and wooden spoons or upcycled resources.