Making up stories is a favorite in our house. I love telling the kids stories in bed at night and adding little sneaky lessons to learn or including a challenge we had that day. It is a way they will listen and learn without pushing the idea away.
Emma has become quite the little story teller herself. I love to see her imagination endlessly create and watch her confidence grow. We made a fun hand puppet to add to her story telling fun. She really enjoyed making her puppets and she especially enjoys using it while telling stories. The puppet also seems to get the attention of Grayson and really engage him in the story.
Emma's teacher recently said he uses a puppet to talk to the class and that the kids really listen to this puppet. It made me giggle (mostly because I would love to see him chatting to the kids in a "puppet voice,") but also because it is amazing what a silly puppet or even just a silly voice can do when you are dealing with children. I think it is a genius idea and I may start walking around my house with an assortment of puppets to parent my children. Just imagine the things we would accomplish in this house!
new kitchen sponges
child size glove
Once each finger puppet was in place I set a heavy book on top of the glove to be sure our puppets dried in place.
For more details, I shared this over on Kiwi Crate.