Story Ideas in Unusual Places (2-18-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:        To spark your child’s imagination through storytelling.

PRACTICE:    Tell a story together with your child today.

One person can start. Then, each of you can add parts to the story.

For young children, you could use a hat as a “tool.” Tell your child that today you are pretending that all your story ideas are in your hat.

Let him look inside for details. Jimmy and the bear lived where? Look in the hat and pretend you can see in there that they live on a farm.

Let your child look in the hat to see other details. Ask your child questions. What did Jimmy and the bear want to do? Let your child look in the hat to find an answer.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MR. ZINGER’S HAT.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at The Importance of Storytelling.



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