Introducing a new book to children

Introducing a new book to children

Introducing a new book to children explains the importance of discussion when reading to or with children.

Reading involves an interaction between the reader and the intent of the author and illustrator.

The reader integrates incoming information with what is already known and makes assumptions and predictions based on that knowledge.

When introducing a new book to children, it is important to:

  • engage their prior knowledge
  • arouse their curiosity, and
  • spark their imaginations.

This resource suggests how to do this at each stage: before, during and after reading.