Helping Young Children Understand What They Have Read

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As children become more familiar with books, their abilities to remember and comprehend stories will improve. Comprehension means that children understand what they have read. It is a skill that becomes important as children enter school. As children better comprehend stories, they will be better at remembering, analyzing and using the information.

Strategies to Help Children Understand What They Read

Child care providers can learn to ask questions in ways that help children better understand what they have read. The …