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Quick activity - Reading to a pet or cuddly toy

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Girl reading to teddy

Invite your child to choose a book for you to read with a pet or cuddly toy. As you read the story, encourage them to keep contact with the pet or toy by holding it, stroking or cuddling it. Point out some of the detail in the pictures and ask questions about what your child can see in the illustrations.

When you have finished reading the story, your child can retell it in their own words. This helps build and reinforce vocabulary so that they get to know and use more words.

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