WHAT IS MY CHILD LEARNING?
Retelling a familiar family story increases your child’s ability to remember that story, and
it is an important literacy skill. When a child hears a story that is from another person’s
point of view, it helps them see someone else’s perspective and build empathy. Help your
child make predictions about what will happen next. This helps children use real world
experience in their response.
Storytelling is one way we pass information from one generation to the next. Families can
connect through storytelling by telling an oral story, by revisiting a written family story,
or by reading a book.