- Alicia HartParticipant
My first three kids all started narration with Aesop’s Fables and then moved to Fifty Famous Stories – no problem. My 4th child is 6 and really struggling even to narrate parts of Aesop. She is not able to infer meaning of new words from the context. Any alternatives?
I thought I had it all figured out. Ha-ha! Every child is so beautifully different! I guess it would be too boring if they were all exactly alike. 🙂MonicaParticipant
Ha! I came on to recommend Aesop’s Fables. Maybe some Beatrix Potter stories (Peter Rabbit, etc.)? Maybe some fairy tales? We typically begin with Aesop’s Fables, too.sarah2106Participant
I was going to suggest Beatrix Potter or Winnie the Pooh. If too long just do a portion of the story. Maybe a story would be easier because the “flow”
My kids never really enjoyed Aesop’s Fables, but yes… I still read them time to time 🙂HollySParticipant
What about a picture book? Some of my DC struggled with any sort of chapter books at that age.karivaz1Participant
I have a six year old who doesn’t like to narrate stories. He enjoys hearing Aesop and Beatrix Potter, but somehow I can’t get him to narrate any stories yet.
But he loves hearing about animals from the Christian Liberty Nature Reader (I am reading Book 1 to him), and he enjoys narrating those. I try to have him narrate one passage a day. They are just the right length for him, and while I only have him narrate when I read a passage for the first time, many of the passages still have to be re-read at bedtime again and again.butterflylakeParticipant
We too use The Christian Liberty Nature Reader – book 1. I may be getting more out of it than my DS 🙂jmac17Participant
We started with simple stories such as Goldilocks or Billy Goats Gruff. Even if the child was already familiar with the story, it was good practice in remembering and telling the story.CassandraParticipant
My son did well with narrating Paddle to the Sea this year… though sometimes, I let him narrate one or two paragraphs. 🙂KaylaParticipant
We do Aesop. But it took a while for my daughter to be able to do the whole fable. I started with just one paragraph at a time.Kath85Participant
Hi ladies, I’m trying to get all my ducks in a row for beginning year one with my six-year-old this fall and am trying to remember how often that age group should narrate. Is it after every subject (several narrations per day) or would it be better to pick a few for the week? He is a rather reluctant learner, so I don’t want to push too hard and fast but I do want to ensure that he is retaining what we learn. I’m sure this topic has been discussed before, but I couldn’t find where.Kath85Participant
Oops, meant to post this in a new thread.
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