Nursery’s first visit to the library

Nursery had their first visit to the library over in the Main School building yesterday afternoon. Library visits form part of the weekly routine for Nursery children, and after listening to a story, they then get the chance to browse the books, and choose one to take home with them for the week. Reading and literacy form part of the curriculum right from the very beginning at Duncombe, and if a child has chosen their own book, they are very likely to want to read it. In addition, allowing children to browse teaches them how to sort through and disseminate lots of information – something that Michael Rosen, the former children’s laureate and author of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ considers a valuable life skill that children should be encouraged to do from an early age.