Storybooks

rich literature to support oral language, vocabulary and comprehension

Shared reading of storybooks is an integral part of the PreLit and InitiaLit programs, as well as the forthcoming LanguageLift program.

Rich literature introduces children to the joy of reading and storytelling. It also covers a diverse range of topics, exposes children to words and language they might not hear normally in conversation, and teaches children how reading works (left to right, top to bottom).

In this narrative style, the illustrations work with the text so children can ‘read’ the story for themselves before they understand the individual words and decode the text. Storybooks are also useful vehicles for introducing sensitive subjects or talking about values.

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Book packs

LanguageLift books from Putto Press

Books recommended in InitiaLit