As for me, one of the resolutions I have set is to bring this blog back to more content regarding stories and storytelling. Here’s to good intentions
I had gotten a few questions on how to best start stories when you are new to tale telling. Here’s a list with some of the endless possibilities:
- Tell a story from your childhood. Your kids will love it, I promise. And, as a plus, you’ll strengthen their sense of family. Try to pick memories that relate to the season and don’t worry about how big the event was – according to you. Simple stories are lovely.
- When I was your age, grandpa took me sledding…
- Every winter, grandma and I would make this special bread. But one year…
- Tell a story about the object physically closest to you. Kids love the idea that common things have a story to tell.
- One sunny day, the guitar decided to go for a walk…
- Once a year, all the kitchen brushes have a party in the sink…
- Expand on their favorite story. If you feel a little uneasy telling stories, you can use a favorite picture book character and send him or her on a new journey. That way, the stage is already set up for you.
- You know that little gnome in your book. Did you know that he not only liked to plant but also to hike?
- What would you think if Fancy Nancy would go on vacation and her suitcase with all her frilly clothes got lost?
- Just ask your children. What would you like to hear a story about? That way, they might even help you create the tale.
- A whale? Okay. What do you think the whale should do?
- You want a story about spaghetti? What sauce should we put on them? Maybe they don’t like it and are on a quest to get rid of it?