Even though your Lil’ is not reading on their own, they are developing their reading skills and becoming a better reader every time you read to them. Have you noticed how much their reading comprehension skills are improving? It is amazing to me as I watch this growth. Rea has gone from barely able to sit still during a book to interacting with the pictures and asking questions about the text! Super proud Momma over here!

Check out how you can work on recalling details with your Lil’ this month.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills


  • Interact with and recall details from a text that was read aloud

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Recall details from a text that was read aloud

Required Materials

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*Game of Gnomes

Recall Details
While reading, I combine a mix of questions and comments so I am modeling how to recall details and giving my Lil’ the opportunity to do it on her own. Here are some of the prompts I used for Game of Gnomes:
“Can you point to Ginger?”
“Ginger is upset that everyone is talking about her hair.”
“Ginger is going to be part of the sledding race.”
“Ginger snowboards, speed skates, and hits a frozen mushroom to save Al.”
“Are the other Gnomes happy with Ginger?”
“What did Englebert give Ginger?”
“Ginger is happy because people are talking about her sports skills and not her hair.”

Teacher Tip

You know your Lil’ best, so you know what their comprehension levels are. Adjust your questions and comments based on your Lil’s level. I find that I often comment in the form of a short summary of the page for Reagan, but I used to do a lot of questions that were yes or no or I asked her to touch something in the picture. These lessons are meant to be adaptable so you can meet your Lil’s needs.


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