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Book Talk - Shared Reading for Wellbeing
Shared reading can be used as tool for improving wellbeing which has been proven to be effective*. It involves coming together to share a poem or story, reading it slowly, and pausing regularly to reflect on how the words and story make us feel. It is very different to comprehension as there are no right or wrong answers, just our own individual response to the text. Everyone may think and feel something different and that’s ok, but the whole group should value each contribution as valid. Here are some tips for facilitating shared reading with a child or a group of children.
This resource was created to support our blog post How to Support Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools
*Shared Reading Evidence Base https://www.thereader.org.uk/about-us/our-research/
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