A New Home, A New Friend
Michael's worries about moving to a new house disappear after he becomes friends with a large dog.
When reading books with your child, try these techniques:
- Before you start to read, talk about what you think might happen throughout the story. Use the title and cover illustrations to begin your conversation.
- Ask questions like these before you begin reading: What do you see? What does that tell you about the story? What do you think will happen? Why?
- You and your child can continue making predictions throughout the story. Stop every few pages and ask: Were our predictions right? What do you think will happen next? Why?
- When children make predictions about a story, they make connections between new information and what they already know. This activity promotes analytic thinking.
- Asking children questions while you read together helps them to comprehend the story and concepts in the book.
- When parents use strategies like expanding on what children say, responding to children, asking questions or speaking their thoughts aloud, they can significantly impact the quantity and quality of words children hear and use.
- For Ages
- 3-5 years
- Time Required
- 5 min
- Average Rating