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Retell a story


Retell a story

What to do with this activity?

Retell a story – retelling stories helps your child to put ideas in the right order, an important skill for listening and speaking.

Encourage your child to retell a story they have heard.

This could be a story about something that happened during the day or a family story that happened a while ago or an explanation about what happened in a book or film that they liked.

On long journeys ask your child to remember previous trips, who you met, what happened. This helps your child to recall, listen and speak.

  • Why am I doing this?

    Talking and listening helps your child build their language and thinking skills – this is a great foundation for them to learn more. Asking questions, finding out answers and looking up words together will help build your child’s vocabulary and knowledge of the world around them. 

  • How can I do more?

    Encourage your child to give their opinions and to ask questions about things they see around them. Help your child to make decisions by discussing their ideas. Check if your child understands different things they hear. Encourage your child to teach you new words and phrases they have learnt.

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