"Narration is a way to develop the child's understanding and story telling skills. The process is simple: the child tells you what he's just heard or read...

Narration lets us know how much the child retains and understands. It develops vocabulary and powers of expression, and lays the foundation for good writing later on."

-Taken from The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer