Narrative Skill refers to a child’s ability to describe things, events and tell stories.
Strong narrative skills will help your child’s reading comprehension when they begin reading independently.
An example of a narrative skill is a child's ability to tell what happens at a birthday party or on a trip to the zoo. Help your child strengthen their narrative skills by asking them to tell you about a book you're reading to them, instead of just listening to you.
Fun ways to learn narrative skills:
- Ask open-ended questions that encourage conversations rather than yes, no or right, wrong answers.
- Give your child time to respond. The average time needed for a young child to formulate a response to a complex question is 10-15 seconds.
- Have children describe what is happening in a picture.
- Read stories without words or wordless books, and once they are familiar with the book, ask your child to tell you the story.
- Ask children to make predictions about the story.
- Ask your child to tell you about things they have done or will do that involve a regular sequence of steps: getting ready for school, what your family did/will do on vacation, how to play a particular game, etc.
Preschool Story Time
10:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room
Read engaging books, sing songs, and participate in early literacy activities designed especially for your preschooler.
Family Make and Take
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Email Basics - Google Gmail
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Family Story Time - Hebron Branch
10:30 AM @ Hebron
Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.
Little Tot's Story Time
11:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)
Bring your little one for a fun morning of stories, songs and socializing! This story time caters to kids with short attention spans.