Children learn to -
Listen to and join in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups.
Join in with repeated refrains and anticipate key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.
Suggest how the story might end.
Listen to stories with increasing attention and recall.
Describe main story settings, events and principal characters.
Show interest in illustrations and print in books and print in the environment.
Recognise familiar words and signs such as own name and advertising logos.
Look at books independently and handle books carefully.
Hold books the correct way up and turns pages.
Know that print carries meaning and, in English, is read from left to right and top to bottom.
Distinguish between the different marks they make.
Sometimes give meaning to marks as they draw and paint.
Ascribe meanings to marks that they see in different places.