Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen is our Book of the Month for July A fantastic book to introduce prediction, rhyming and asking questions (do you know who sank the boat? See our "Who Sank the Boat" themed board from some activity ideas!
Easy and fun way to see if children can remember what happened at the beginning, middle and end of a story. Possibly use at the beginning of the year then move to children writing what happened rather then drawing it.
Here are some story props that you can use to help you and your child retell the story together and decide who sank the boat? Focus on rhyming words during your story retell: children aged months should be able to tell you whether two words rhyme or not