Read a familiar fairytale with your child:
Cinderella, Snow White, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, Sleeping Beauty etc.,
As you read the story ask your child about what you have just read.
Start off by asking one question per sentence.
Ex. Once upon a time, long, long ago there lived a king.
“When did the story happen?” If your child is having a problem, prompt them with some ideas: yesterday, last week or a long long time ago? Have your child answer in complete sentences.
After your child gets comfortable answering questions,
Go through few sentences before asking a question about what they just read. Focus on the main character and the main idea of the paragraph.
Ex. Goldilocks was feeling hungry. She went over to the bowls of porridge and began eating Papa Bear’s porridge……..This porridge is just right.
“Why did Goldilocks try all three bowls of porridge?”