The power of sharing books with children

Thanks to everyone who came along this morning to our Leeds Child Development workshop on shared book reading. Lots of fruitful discussions with participating teachers, librarians, grandparents, and academics about how we can support children, families and practitioners.


We began the workshop discussing what shared book reading means to us…


We then asked why is it important, and what is it important for?


Finally, we discussed what are the barriers and motivators to shared reading with young children, by focusing on four case studies from Jenny Preece & Rachael Levy’s paper.

If you’re interested in finding out more about how we can support families and practitioners, check out LuCiD ’s comprehensive resource pack.

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Jamie Lingwood
Research Fellow

My research interests include language development, language processing, and shared book reading.