I Can Tell a Story (Narrative Skills)

Children love to hear and tell stories. Reading to your child helps them understand that stories have a beginning, middle and end. Telling stories helps children learn how to describe things, tell events in order and retell stories. Being able to talk about and explain what happens in a story helps a child understand the meaning of what he/she is reading. Good narrative skills lead to good reading comprehension.

What can you do to help your child learn narrative skills?

  • Talk to your child. Talk about what you are doing, where you are going, or talk about your day.
  • Read to your child
  • Have your child tell you a story or retell a story
  • Sort items by shape, size or color