This guest post was written by Wendy Ennis, a mother, teacher, and crafter. Today, she shares her practice of incorporating toys and story time with her two daughters. Have an idea to share on our blog? Please get in touch here.
Do you remember playing with toys as a child? Do you remember telling stories with the toys? Which were you favorite? Which stories and toys lingered beyond your youth?
Stories, toys, and play are the essentials of a child's life beyond the essential essentials of love, food, shelter, and clothes. They are what nourish our minds and help us to understand people, ideas, places, and emotions. They guide us through all times and open our worlds to the unthinkable. With them, anything is possible.
- Select a toy and use it in a story
- Give the toy a super power in the story
- Make the toy a character in the story and name it
- Choose two toys and tell a story about them
- Sketch, draw, or paint a background for a toy in a story
- Create a song about a toy
- Tell a story about a toy, a person, and action
- Parodize a known story using a toy