Why are sharing songs, rhymes and stories so important for children with Additional Support Needs?
‘The majority of brain development occurs in the first three years of a child’s life. Reading to and sharing books with babies and young children, and giving them time to respond, feeds their brain, helps them learn new words and grows their vocabulary.’
This is no different for children with ASN but we need to approach and support sharing books differently. Perhaps we should consider that this is even more important for them as many children with ASN may find it difficult to explore literacy in other ways?
So how do we make sharing songs, rhymes and stories more accessible for children with ASN?