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Maddi looks at books

Two year old Maddi looks at a book with dad. They are comfortable on the sofa together, Maddi is relaxed and makes jokes with Dad.

Good for looking at

  • Early literacy
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Conversations
  • Jokes
  • Parents
  • Dads

 

Two year old Maddi looks at a book with dad. They are comfortable on the sofa together, Maddi is relaxed and makes jokes with Dad.

Notice

  • What cues can you see that shows what Maddi is interested in? (Look out for non-verbal and body language as well as spoken language)
  • How is Maddi learning? Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • In what ways is Dad supporting Maddi’s learning?

Reflect

What are your thoughts about:

  • The value of this type of interaction for Maddi?
  • The role of the adult in this interaction – how did Dad support Maddi?

Respond

What would you do to:

  • Support Maddi’s development of his language skills?
  • Extend Maddi’s learning – e.g. using her interests to develop her understanding further?
  • Model reading skills for young children and show how useful they are?

What next:

  • Do you need to encourage more of this kind of interaction for all of the children in your setting
  • Do you need to make changes to make spaces inviting for sharing books together?
  • Do you know enough about the value of allowing children to share books in a relaxed warm environment? How do you manage this in your setting?