Watch the child with a familiar, short, predictable book (e.g., The Wheels on the Bus).
If the child does not spontaneously recite the story, the adult may start reading and let the child continue.
The child seeks out books that have been read many times, because she can now remember whole texts from these books.
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to read books numerous times. Even though they may tire of a given book, the child is building attention, memory, and self-confidence. Adults should also ask the child to read to them or a doll (or stuffed animals). This gives the child practice in sequencing a familiar narrative.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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