Read a book together about something that is familiar, but not present at the time (e.g., a trip to the park, the zoo, etc.).
Comment on, ask questions about, and discuss the various aspects of things in the book.
The child converses about a topic that is familiar to him, even if it is in the past.
Having two-way conversations builds narrative skills. Encourage parents to talk about previous activities, such as going to the store, visiting a grandparent, going to a party, and so on. Ask about what happened, how she felt, what she liked, disliked, etc.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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