What is Interactive Book Reading?

Transforming Story Time into a Journey of Exploration and Growth

Have you ever found it challenging to make book reading an engaging and educational experience for your child? Wondered how to enhance their comprehension and understanding of what they're reading? The secret might lie in books with fewer words, more vivid illustrations or how you talk about the book as you read it. These, along with many other strategies, can significantly boost your child's learning potential.

Interactive Reading at Spring Forward is a dynamic journey that harnesses principles from renowned programs like the Hanen approach and the DIR-Floortime Framework. This method is designed to captivate, stimulate, and encourage your child to engage deeply with the story. By focusing on tailored discussions about character qualities, emotional understanding, and behavioural predictions, we open a world where books are more than just stories; they're tools for thinking, predicting, reasoning, and problem-solving.

In a group setting, these ideas blossom even further, as children share and expand their thoughts, learning from one another. Our approach not only makes reading fun but also lays a strong foundation for essential skills that your child will use throughout their life.

Why is Interactive Book Reading Essential?

Unveiling the Wonders: Why Interactive Book Reading is a Key to Childhood Development

Interactive book reading is not just an enjoyable activity; it's a cornerstone of early development. This method goes beyond traditional reading, turning it into an interactive, thought-provoking process that significantly contributes to a child's cognitive, language, and social-emotional development. According to evidence-based best practices, interactive reading enhances vocabulary, fosters imagination, and improves narrative skills, laying a solid foundation for future academic success.

Moreover, interactive book reading nurtures critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It encourages children to ask questions, make predictions, and connect ideas, which are crucial for understanding complex concepts later in life. Additionally, this approach builds empathy and emotional intelligence, as children learn to relate to characters and understand diverse perspectives.

By integrating interactive book reading into your child's routine, you're not just sharing a story; you're providing them with a powerful tool for growth and development. At Spring Forward, we're committed to making every book a gateway to learning, discovery, and fun, paving the way for a lifelong love of reading and exploration.


Unlock the Magic of Learning with Interactive Reading

Discover the Key Benefits of Interactive Book Reading for Your Child


  • SENSORY-FRIENDLY! Our OT's have ensured this program can be adapted to suit a range of sensory preferences.

  • BOOST COMPREHENSION! Interactive reading enhances understanding and retention, turning complex ideas into graspable concepts for young minds.

  • SPARKS IMAGINATION! Each session is a gateway to a world of creativity, encouraging children to visualise and predict story outcomes.

  • DEVELOPS CRITICAL THINKING! Through tailored discussions, children learn to analyse character qualities and behaviours, fostering problem-solving skills.

  • NEURO-DIVERGENT FRIENDLY! This group has been develop to consider and adapt to a range of learning styles. It suits a range of children, including those with Autism, Developmental Delays and ADHD

  • BUILDS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE! By exploring characters' emotions, children gain insight into their own feelings and learn empathy.