Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I remembered...

A while back I mentioned something fun called a "string story." What is a sting story you may ask? Well let me tell you. You take a large piece of bristol board and a marker or pen and mount it in a communal spot so people can get at it. You also can use a sheet of paper and a pen on a table or desk but it is not half as much fun. You then compose a clever, witty, interesting first sentence to a story and then get out of the way. Throughout the day people in your family or guests that visit you will simply add another sentence to the story. It truly is a fun exercise. What you started out to say can be completely twisted by the time the story ends. At the end of the day you sit down with your child and read the end product. It is not hard and you get to see people's own creative input. String stories are a blast and are meant to ignite imagination, vocabulary explosions and sometimes just downright silliness. Start one today and see what you can come up with in your family. Send me a copy of your endeavors and I would love to post some for others to enjoy. Read on.
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