Book Buddies is Larkrise’s brand new book sharing club which encourages some of the older students to read or to share books with the younger children in the school.
Its aim is to promote a love of books and of reading for pleasure. The older children are excellent role models for our younger, aspiring readers. A seemingly straightforward act of sharing a story is actually a wonderful way of promoting a whole range of skills for all the children involved. It encourages sharing, joint attention and communication skills. The older children are encouraged to think about their audience, to ask their opinion and to adapt how they share their book.
It also promotes a sense of citizenship and inclusivity across the school as children of all ages and abilities are brought together in friendship by the simple act of sharing a story.