Does your child retell stories after you are finished reading the book? Why is this skill so important? It helps build language skills!
What does the research say? I read an interesting article titled, Children’s Story Retelling as a Literacy and Language Enhancement Strategy. The study performed a meta analysis of 11 studies including 687 toddlers and preschoolers to examine the effects of children’s storytelling on early literacy and language development. To learn more about the result of this study plus tips for helping your child retell a story and target language and learning, read my ebook here.
Dunst, Carl, Andrew Simkus, and Debra Hamby. “Children’s Story Retelling as a Literacy and Language Enhancement Strategy.” Center for Early Literacy Learning 2nd ser. 5 (2012): 1-14. Web. 7 Nov. 2014. <http://earlyliteracylearning.org/cellreviews/cellreviews_v5_n2.pdf>