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Can You Listen & Remember at the Same Time?

Can You Listen & Remember at the Same Time?

Help your child appreciate that part of the magic of reading or listening to stories is that it is always interactive. Even without trying, when we hear about other worlds or other people, we automatically bring our whole selves into the story. We connect it to things that we have known or have felt.

Every now and then, when you are reading a story together, stop and ask,

  • This story is making me remember …..
  • I’m wondering what sorts of things your brain is bringing into the story right now.

Read the science behind this.