We follow both the Jolly Phonics and the Letters and Sounds programmes, whilst also enjoying the learning process through a variety of games and open-ended mark making activities. The children have access to a wide range of reading materials at the preschool to ignite their interest in books. We take the love for reading to our outdoor environment where children who prefer to spend more time outdoors can find one of the designated “reading dens” to have some quite time and read their chosen book. We also run a lending library across our Toddler room and Preschool where children are encouraged to make their own choices of books to take home to enjoy at home with family. The children are given an opportunity to discuss why they chose the specific book and discuss this with their teachers when they return the book the following week before choosing another book to take home for the week.