Sunday, July 31, 2011

Never-ending Endings

Kids of all ages love hearing stories.  They also love making up their own stories.  Tonight, for a quick and easy change of pace, read just half a book/story to your child and challenge him to come up with his own ending for the story.  It doesn't matter if it's a new book that you've never read, or an old favorite, your child will (most likely) love coming up with his own sequence of events.  More than just fun, this piques children's imagination and keeps them excited about reading.  There are literally endless possibilities, and you can take turns coming up with alternate endings.  Your child will love hearing what kooky new twist you come up with and will no doubt have critiques on how it could be better.  Instead of the Brown Bear seeing the Red Bird, let your 4 year old throw in a pink polk-a-dotted parakeet.  Instead of the Three Little Bears scaring Goldilocks when she wakes up, have them invite her to stay for more porridge, fall in love with Baby Bear's neighbor friend who stops by to play and live happily ever after.  Whatever you do, make reading an adventure.  Make it fun and once your child sees how much fun you're having, he's sure to jump right in!

7 comments:

  1. Love this idea :) New follower here! Feel free to check out my new blog: http://mdmamareviews.blogspot.com

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  2. What a neat idea! My Mom used to make up stories when I was a little girl. They were all based on a dog that loved to tie cans to his tail. She is itching for the day when my Little Bit will be big enough to understand Chum Chum stories ;D

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  3. Thank you so much for the visit to my blog, and for the follow. Now happily following as well!

    Have a gr8 rest of the weekend and don't be a stranger! Hope to see you round my way soon!

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  4. I love this blog! What a great idea! Thanks for coming by First Comes Baby today! Have an awesome day!
    Angela @ First Comes Baby...

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  5. What a great blog! I agree... kids love coming up with their own endings to stories!

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  6. Thanks for visiting Life With Two Boys.. And thanks again for the review opportunity!
    I'm following you back :)

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  7. These look great, as a former teacher I have to say what a wonderful idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog, new follower on GFC:)

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