4/3/08

Story Time


Benton comes from a long line of story tellers and it seems he is destined (or doomed. However you want to look at it) to carry on the tradition. After reading a number of places that writing down your child's story and reading it back to them is an excellent way to teach the permanence of language, I decided to give it a try. Keep in mind that (for my child anyway) storytelling is a full body, contact sport.


Here is this morning's "story I made up:"


Hundred of Colored [red and blue and purple and yellow and orange] Joshuas


Once upon a time, they [hundred of colored Joshuas] were camping and they hit it there [runs into a wall] and they hit it there [runs into a wall] and they hit it there [runs into a wall] and they hit it there [runs into a wall]. Then they went in the fireplace and everything was closed and the sky was blue and the walls fell down. And they were marching and they were marching and they were marching and they went into Jericho. And then they had ice cream for everyone! For all the hundred of colored Joshuas!

2 comments:

Grandma Sherri said...

Amazing, Makes you wonder just what goes on in those little brains, but you notice there is ice cream for everyone and thats a happy ending for sure!!

Alysun said...

From my experience, the very best story tellers used vivid word pictures. I like that Ben is using actions -- I felt like I was there with all the Joshuas.