Reading in this early literacy phase is about lots more than looking at words and sentences. It is about learning to love stories and understanding the value of different forms of text from instructions to poetry. This builds their vocabulary and their language skills. Looking at how stories created gives children the ability to use language to structure questions and share ideas. Reading gives children the starters to begin to play with the sounds of language through nursery rhymes and songs. It builds their knowledge of the world around them and they begin to see the connections between letter sounds. Sharing books also strengthens the bond between parent and child whilst promoting a life long love of reading.