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Friday, February 18

Patterns and predictability

Have you ever noticed how when we read a story, the events always happen in the same sequence?  We are teaching our children about how to tell a story by the predictability of the events.  For example, the bluebird song in "Animal Serenade" is always first - and the mouse page always has us "peeping" through our fingers.  It's important to the reader or listener to have events told in a cohesive, and logical way so that the story is fully understood.

Additionally, telling a story to your children in a predictable way now, will help them develop essay skills when they are older.  And using your hands to tell a story to a young child, helps engage them with another sensation, increasing their attention and retention.  

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