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March 10, 2011

building a house for a little pig...

We’ve been telling stories around here (in a good way). We act them out on the floor with toys as I tell them and Lukas just loves it. The three we have been doing over the past month are Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Stone Soup. I think Stone Soup is my favorite and it makes a nice transition to lunch…

The pieces of bamboo are the straw house for little pig number one. A red block is beef for stone soup. It really doesn’t matter how realistic anything is, as long as you are acting out the story. He could do this all morning and sometimes does. (I have my limit at anywhere between one to three tellings!) The stories have woven their way into most of his play. It’s kind-of amazing how these guys just incorporate everything they experience into their play. Hmmm, I wonder what our next story should be?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 10, 2011 10:41 pm

    What a lovely blog, Karen! Your writing, photos, and attitude all come together in a creative and nurturing way. Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Joan Price

    • karen hess permalink*
      March 14, 2011 8:27 pm

      thanks so much Joan, I especially appreciate your comments since you are my former writing teacher!

  2. March 14, 2011 7:57 pm

    I just told Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk to my 5 year old step-daughter– she had never heard it before! Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Billy Goat Gruff? Rumplstiltskin? Such fun to share wonderful stories…

    • karen hess permalink*
      March 14, 2011 8:26 pm

      So lucky for her you told them! I always like Rumpelstiltskin too!

  3. March 14, 2011 7:58 pm

    *them, not “it”

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