Children need to have time, and be taught the skills, to share and discuss books with others.

  • Introduce book-talk in an inclusive way, recognising that children may like to share their opinions in different ways (e.g., oral, written) and to different people (e.g., friends, whole class, anonymously, etc)
  • Develop children’s skills and confidence to contribute to book-talk if this is new to them.
  • Social reading activities can extend beyond the classroom. Involve families and the local community in your own schools’ reading community.