Children in Nursery choose one book that they can change as many times as they like. We refer to this text as ‘Our Together Time Book’ and it is designed to help children harbour a love for books. There are many stories and facts to learn and share. By allowing them to select their own, the children have more control and therefore can have access to a wide range of texts shared with their families and read together. This should make up 15 minutes of your child’s reading activity per day. The purpose of this book is to develop a deep love of stories and is to be shared entirely with their family. Please read it together as many times as you like and enjoy talking about what you have loved and what you have learned. This shared reading helps give children access to a wide range of vocabulary and also introduce them to story structures. Being read to allows children to experience the musicality of our language and helps give them practice at separating this reading melody into individual notes of sound that they will begin to learn as letters as they progress in their development.