The dialogic reading approach will help support your child to enjoy and be confident in reading books. This practice encourages adults to use the pictures along with prompts and cues to actively engage children in the process of reading. In dialogic reading, the adult helps the child to become the teller of the story. The adult becomes the listener, the questioner, and the audience for your child.*
Parents should follow the ‘PEER’ technique:
It is helpful to use the acronym ‘CROWD’ to help remember the type of prompts you should use with the ‘PEER’ technique.
An introduction to dialogic reading by Pedagogy Mentor, Ricky Bullen. In this video, Ricky reads from 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson to demonstrate the 'PEER' technique, including 'CROWD' prompts, in action.