Literacy Library presents... The Role of Rhyme and Song in Early Reading Development

10th December, 2020 - 17:00 pm to 18:30 pm
Price: £20.00

The Role of Rhyme and Song in Early Reading Development with Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell.

Join us for this very special Literacy Library presents event where we explore different aspects that contribute to the development of early reading skills including phonics, that encourage children to read for pleasure, focusing on Honey For You, Honey For Me, the latest collection from Michael Rosen, illustrated by Chris Riddell (published by Walker Books).

CLPE’s Charlotte Hacking  will share how rhyme and song play a vital role in the development of children’s language and literacy and how nursery rhymes provide a distinctive way of encouraging children to focus on the sounds, patterns and rhythms of language; a vital step in learning to read. 

The new collection Honey For You, Honey For Me from much-loved poet Michael Rosen is a wonderful introduction to nursery rhymes for children, which Chris Riddell has brought to vivid life with his magnificent, exuberant pictures. With its selection of rediscovered rhymes and old favourites, the book is also an irresistibly nostalgic choice for older readers. The text provides ample opportunity for encouraging reading for pleasure and for incorporating work on key skills and aspects that support the development of early reading. 

Along with Michael and Chris, we will discuss and reflect on the ways in which children’s literature offers ideas to develop word recognition, reading comprehension and cross-curricular activities through rhyme and song.

Participants will be able to submit questions in advance, some of which will be selected for a Q&A segment with Michael and Chris at the end of the evening.  

All participants will receive a copy of our Honey For You, Honey For Me teaching notes.

Registration will be via Zoom. Please follow the instructions in your confirmation email and ensure that you register well in advance of the event start time.

Date: 10th December 2020

Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm

Tickets: £20.00