Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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One thing that Anna likes to do when she is in a good mood is to make up stories. Other kids draw pictures, she covers her paper with scribbles dictating to herself. All those zillions of books that we read mixed nicely in her head and definitely jump started her vocabulary. We are getting, Umm… how old is she??? a lot, when Anna decides to be chatty outside of the house (which is rarely). Lately she also enjoys the time when I sit down with a piece of paper and write down her stories. Here is the one that she created in the middle of the birthday party for her friend. She disappeared in the art room, then pulled me in and said that it’s time for the story: One hungry cat went for a long walk. She met a dog chewing on his tail. They played together and ran fast down the mountain. Then they met a monkey eating a banana (write a banana in a yellow color, mama!). No, it will be a mango. They all went home and played so many times. Then they had cake. Someone touched it.

I am thinking of having a notebook for Anna stories and recording them down, then maybe making a digital scrapbook with them. It will be fun to see how they will grow and mature over years.

10 comments:

MaryAnne said...

That's a good story! Emma scribbles while narrating stories she is "writing" too. I really like your idea of a digital scrapbook.

Felicia said...

That is too cute! What a creative little mind!:)

Christy said...

Definitely write them down. It is so nice to look back and see how your child has progressed. It happens so fast.

johanna said...

thats too cute!! and clever!

Susana said...

This is a very creative, cute story. I love your idea of a story notebook.

I like her knowledge of mango too:-), a well fed child!

Ticia said...

KEEP them! She will love to look at them later on. I've tried doing that with my kids, but I just don't keep up with them. It is so much fun to see how their storytelling changes.

whisperingwhispers said...

This is too cute. I would definately get some notebooks going on her narratives. You might just have a little writer on your hands!

Infant Bibliophile said...

Brilliant! What a smartypants. Is the cake touching still harking back to the time she touched the cake? I think I read that in a post here, unless that was another blog. If so, that's really funny that she keeps remembering it.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Such a great story - and I love that she had to escape right then to think about it and then tell it to you right away. You've got to keep them... maybe she will be an author some day! Even if she's not, she will have a great time reading them when she's older! I love her imagination!

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

awww that must be so cute!! write it down!! and share it with us.. i think it'd be amazing to read :)