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Stuffed Animal Stories

Make up a simple story with repeating lines about your child’s stuffed toys. Write it down as your child watches, then read it together.

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Extending this activity

  • -Use every day experiences as opportunities for writing stories together. A trip to the store, picking a sibling up at school, and taking a walk are all examples of everyday experiences about which the adult and child can write a story.

    -Read "Rocket Writes a Story" by Tad Hills. It is a charming story of a dog who writes a story based on something he sees.

Adjust for an older child

Allow the child to hold the pointer and read the words. The use of pictures with each sentence, as well as the repetitive pattern, will reinforce the child’s ability to read. Guide the older child to crisply point at each word as it is read.

Adjust for a younger child

Simply enjoy reading together and talking about your story. Conversations about this activity will support the child’s growing oral language vocabulary.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Reading Words

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