How can caregivers become more involved in shared book reading?
With all age groups, you can place a basket of books that you have selected on the floor and invite each child to choose a book for their caregiver to read to them. E.g. ‘Now it’s time for your own reading. Choose a book you like and read it with your parent or caring adult’. This is an important choice as it encourages independent reading. Independent engagement with books in this way seems to be crucial for libraries especially if it can be later extended to the borrowing of other books. You could also consider including wordless picture books so the adult and child could jointly construct a story together.