Introducing reading a text to gather information is an important skill, so to do this, I created a family book for Carter.
Each page had a photo of his family members with their names written underneath.
Not only was it a great way to reinforce his oral language skills by teaching him the names of the people closest to him, but he was also introduced to basic reading concepts.
Turning pages, pictures accompanied by print and reading to inform were all part of the learning process.
He also loved being able to say hello to his family using their names when he saw them! We introduced the book to Carter when he was 10 months old and he enjoyed ‘reading’ it each day.