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Babies – love of books

In an EY setting, observe how the practitioners engage with a group of 1-2 year olds who have an interest in the books that are to hand. Recognise how the children's interests are extended in a relaxed, spontaneous story telling sessions.

Good for looking at

  • how to nurture a love of books and reading
  • effective pedagogy
  • development of early literacy skills
  • language and communication development


  • What cues can you see that show what the children are interested in? (Look out for non-verbal and body language as well as spoken language)
  • How are the children learning?
  • Which areas of play, development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • In what ways does the adult support the children’s learning?
  • How does the environment and the materials provided support the children’s learning?