If your child has difficulty talking about his/her day, check out Mem Fox's book, Tell Me About Your Day Today. In this delightful children's story, a little boy enjoys climbing into bed at the end of the day and talking to his stuffed animals. As his stuffed friends tell about their day, the author walks the reader through the who, what, why and the way their day turned out okay. The structure, repetition and illustrations help the reader to better understand the "Wh" word concepts.
I especially liked this book, because it models others talking about their day. I also liked how the illustrator shows the meaning of the "Wh" word concepts through pictures. I thought Tell Me About Your Day Today could be a good tool for helping children learn to talk about their own days. I have created a visual template to use (along with this story) to help you and your child practice identifying the Who, What, Where, Why in each of the animal's stories. You can laminate them as a full page and use along with a dry erase marker, or you can cut them into individual strips/cards. Who knows, with some practice, you may be able to generalize it's use to helping your child talk about their own day. Remember, the Why/Because concept is more difficult, so provide lots of modeling and support to ensure success!
Hope you and your child enjoy the story! I would love to hear how it goes!
Until next time,