Reading books and sharing story time with children from a very early age has proven to have great benefits. Have a look at the new videos launched by Wexford CYPSC to find out more.  The videos focus on three different age groups from 0 to 5 and  were made under the direction of Wexford County Childcare Committee with funding provided through the Healthy Ireland Fund.  You can view them at //


Overall – Helpful Tips

Tips for Encouraging Reading:

  • Find a comfortable and quiet space to cuddle up and share a book
  • Sharing books is quality time, plan as part of bedtime or bath routine
  • Reduce distractions, turn off television, mobile phones, radios
  • Leave books around the house, so your child can pick them up at any time.
  • Be a role model – let your child see you reading (magazines, books etc.)
  • Reading aloud with your child for 10 minutes daily – regardless of reading ability!
  • Non-verbal communication is equally important – using animated facial expressions and gestures supports children’s understanding of language.
  • Encourage word and number association when out and about with your child
  • Visit your local library, great resource of free books – Choose, look at and talk about books together.
  • Share books with family, friends, Pre-schools and give books as gifts