Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

When my son was 3 years old, I started to create stories. Initially I would make up the stories and he would listen. The stories were about him and family members and also moral issues that were of concern for me.

I would create a book out of construction paper, staple it together and then use a piece of cardboard to cover it so I could keep it for a long time. I would read these stories to him before he went to bed at night.

Now that he is in school, the stories are about him and his schoolmates. He will even dictate the story to me now and I will write them down and we will incorporate in the story pictures of him and his friends. He will do some illustrations himself too.

He will come home and tell me about his day at school and then say "Oh mom, that would be a great story" and then we start working on that story. We read a lot of the stories over and over again. He enjoys reading stories from when he was younger and he also enjoys writing new ones.