5 Ways to Retell Stories

My middle child loves stories about herself to told and retold. My adult brain can grow quite weary of the repetition 😅 and I have to get creative with ways to retell the story.

5 ways to retell stories:

  1. Involve the child in the retelling: tell a bit of the story and pause to ask, “and then what happened?”
  2. Use stuffed animals as the characters: give them their names, each their own voice, and have a little fun with it!
  3. Have the child draw what happens in the story: “let’s draw the story!” and then draw what happened at the beginning, middle, and the end. If the child asks you to draw the picture, do that and let them watch so they can begin mastering the skill by watching!
  4. Use a story telling bracelet: see how to make and use one here.
  5. Create an easy homemade book: use pictures you have of the family or friends in the story. See how and why these are great here!

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Summer Reading Challenge


What are you guys doing this summer to keep your brains fresh for next school year?

My Literacy Loving VIPs are participating in a Summer Reading Challenge that will get FREE BOOKS in the hands of their children!

We are setting goals, getting sponsors, and reaching our goals this June! IT IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN!!! Click here to find out more!

We will be talking about how to empower children to set and reach for goals, what to do to make independent reading work, and getting excited for all kinds of FREE Usborne Books & More BOOKS of when we reach our goals!

One thing you’ll need for sure are these handy-dandy Usborne Books & More bookmarks and this awesome board of more printable bookmarks I found on Pinterest! Print, color, read, repeat!


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