Being able to use narrative skills effectively is more than just being able to tell a good story. We all use narrative skills daily to communicate for example by retelling what has happened in your day, giving a speech at a wedding or giving a presentation for work.

Children learn narrative skills from an early age, however, some children have difficulty structuring a narrative appropriate to the person/people listening. Working on narrative skills can help children learn what information is needed to get your message accross effectively. This same information is needed when writing stories for school, project work and much more.

Some children have difficulty with specific parts of the information needed. For example giving information about what happened, where it happened or who was involved. Working on who, where, what, when and how as individual topics before putting them togethr can be helpful for these children.