Appreciation and Knowledge of Books and Stories
I Can Tell Stories, Too! Support Your Child's Memory and Reading Comprehension during Story Time
Your child has been listening to you read stories for years, so it may come as no surprise when he starts reciting them back to you. You may also see him sit down with a book on his own and recite the words on each page. Because he knows the words associated with each page, he may stop you and point out if you've strayed from the text! Continue reading his old favorites together and look for new ones to add to the mix. You can also challenge his memory by asking him questions about the story, such as what he thinks about the characters, what he thinks will happen next, or what he remembers about particular details. This kind of questioning will also help his reading comprehension when he begins reading on his own.
Has your child achieved the following Appreciation and Knowledge of Books and Stories developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.