Reading to children daily can promote the development of language and literacy skills. Reading is great fun for both the child and the adult, as well as being a special time together.
Prompts from an adult are part of a Dialogic Reading strategy where the adult is the listener, the questioner and the audience for a child.
Using Dialogic prompts enhances the storytelling and the development of language and literacy skills.
Dialogic Reading encourages the child to become the storyteller using a series of prompts. This is known as the PEER sequence:
- Prompts the child to say something about the book
- Evaluates the child’s response
- Expands the child’s response by rephrasing and adding information to it
- Repeats the prompt to make sure the child has learned from the expansion
In this video, a LEYF teacher and pre-school child demonstrate how we use Dialogic Reading at nursery and how you can do it at home with your children.
They share the classic fairytale, Three Little Pigs.