Sharing funny stories with your child

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Children love to laugh and sharing funny stories together is a great way of using humour to connect in with your child. It also has the added benefit of building your little ones love of reading.

Funny stories have a delightful way of drawing children in, even the reluctant readers. Be silly and make faces or use a silly voice when you read the story together. Try asking your child to help you by mirroring your actions or voices. At the end of the story talk about the book and your child what they found funny and why. You might even like to share a funny story about something that happened during your day.

Children’s humour is often different from adults, so discovering books that make them laugh will give you an insight into their sense of humour. Don’t be surprised if these funny stories become favourites that you have to be read repeatedly – and if they do – that means you’re doing it right! Enjoy!

Suggested funny books:

  • The Book With No Pictures, B.J. Novak
  • If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur, Linda Bailey
  • Pig the Pug, Aaron Blabey
  • Don’t Let the Pidgeon Drive the Bus!, Mo Willems
  • Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas, Aaron Blabey
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