Engagement – Case Studies
CASE STUDY ONE:
Bolton School Nursery
The following project has been shared by settings that have taken part in the reading project and the impact this has made on parental engagement.
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CASE STUDY TWO:
Alexandra Nursery School
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CASE STUDY THREE:
Great Lever Nursery School
To increase parent engagement at nursery by using books with their child at home, we hold parent and child play and stay sessions. Within these sessions we pick a story which is age appropriate, and read this together with the parents and children. We then suggest activities that may relate and could be used to extend the story. For example, after reading the Gingerbread Man, we made ginger scented playdough with the parents and the child, which encouraged lots of language and allowed both parent and child to play together.
In another session we sang nursery rhymes and other books associated with baking such as pat a cake, pat a cake and 5 current buns and Spot bakes a cake. After completing a few sessions, we then arranged to walk to our local library to support parents in joining and accessing books with their child. This gave the parents the confidence to continue to attend the library independently, increasing the number of books the children have exposure to.