Research shows that children who are read to at home every day are more likely to have above-average language skills, and are four times more likely to develop a love of reading. Sharing books with your child is also a great way to spend uninterrupted, quality time together.
In this video, a father and his pre-school son share the book, The Cave, and demonstrate Dialogic Reading. The father asks the child to describe the cover and, all the way through the story, asks his son what he thinks will happen next.
His son also asks his own questions about the story and the different characters to help his understanding. The boy also relates elements of the story to his own life.
This video really demonstrates the wonderful bond between a parent and child as they read stories together.
If you are unsure how to do Dialogic Reading with your pre-school child, the video can inspire you with some possible questions you could ask.