Encourage children to use and extend the stories they hear in their play, using props and dressing up clothes as they relive and reinvent stories.
Tune into words from stories that individual children particularly enjoy, e.g. children’s favourite words and words that are emotionally important to them. Revisit these words in meaningful interactions.
Read stories that children already know, pausing at intervals to encourage them to “read” the next word.
Encourage children to notice signs and symbols in everyday life, such as familiar logos and icons for apps.
Encourage children to identify the sounds they hear in the environment and to explore making rhythms with musical instruments and upcycled resources.