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Does Your Child Know How to Tell and Retell a Story?

Can your child recall parts of a story you have told? Can your child retell the story in their own words?

Books To Read Together

The Red Book
Lehman, Barbara
In this story without words, a magical red book connects children who live countries apart in friendship.
Book! Book! Book!
Bruss, Deborah
When the children go back to school, the animals on the farm are bored, so they go into the library in town trying to find something to do.
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow
Neitzel, Shirley
A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the snow.
Read to your Bunny
Wells, Rosemary
Brief rhyming text and colorful illustrations tell what happens when parents and children share twenty minutes a day reading.

Watch and listen on DVDs and CDs

Mickey's Reading & Math Fun
Join Mickey, Donald, Goofy and the gang as you go on a reading and math adventures. Learn about counting; how to share fairly; work on problem-solving; reading and comprehension skills; and how to work in a chronological order.
Reader Rabbit
Join Reader Rabbit, Sam the Lion, and all the Wordville critters as they race to the finish. Along the way, learn the alphabet while cheering on your favorite critter. Builds key pre-reading skills, practice memory skills through reading comprehension, helps discover letters, the sounds they make, and how they begin words. -- container.

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Tips to Try 

Try a "string-a-long" story where one person starts a sentence, and another adds a new part, and so on. String-a-long stories help to understand the various parts of stories, activate imagination, and predict what might come next.