Toddler and Preschooler Stories

November 11th, 2010 by Dionna | 9 Comments
Posted in Children, Eclectic Learning, Just for Fun/Miscellaneous, My Family, Preschoolers, Toddlers, Video/Interactive Posts

I’ve written before about how much Kieran loves stories. If we instituted a “story day,” where all we did was make up and/or read stories from sunrise to sunset, Kieran would probably think that’s he’d won the kid lottery. And then he’d ask for us to do it

To relieve some of the tedium of telling Kieran stories, I often request that we take turns. I tell one, he tells one. Sometimes the stories he tells are remarkably similar to mine, sometimes he comes up with something completely off the wall. Here’s one he told yesterday:

Once upon a time there was a bed. It was a magic bed, because it had a button you could push. When you pushed the button, the bed pooped sunshine out. The sunshine woke you up. The end.

I promise you, I’ve never told a story about pooping sunshine. I don’t even think we’ve used the phrase “where the sun don’t shine,” so it’s not some strange twist on that one.

This is the story he told me this morning when I asked if I could record him. We’ve watched the old dinosaur video recently, so he must have had dinosaurs on the brain.

That last part – about mama’s arms? That was my aww moment of the morning.

What stories have your little ones told lately? Share them in the comments!!

9 Responses to:
"Toddler and Preschooler Stories"

  1. sarah

    This is C&Pd from a facebook note froma f ew weeks ago – Ella doesn’t tell stories on comand, but tells stories all the time – this one was particularily wonderful (IMO: )

    Ichabod and the Great Fox went out for a walk in the woods, then howling wolves chased the Great Fox.

    Ella interrupting her own story, “This is kind of like the story of beauty and the beast.”

    Ryan, “Really?’

    Ella, “Yeah, listen.”

    Then the wolves ran away – and then there was a beast.

    Ella making sure Daddy’s okay, “You might be frightened at this part.”

    Ryan, “Is it really scary?”

    Ella, “Uh, huh.”

    The beast isn’t nice. But then the great fox teaches the beast to be nice. Then the beast goes to the wolves den and the wolves eat the beast.

    Ella: “But that’s not the end of the story – there’s a movie you know.”

    Ryan, “Really?”

    Ella, “Daddy. Listen.”

    Then Ichabod gets lost.

    Ella: “Wait, sometimes I get confused with the story.” Waving her arms and thinking.

    He got lost because the great fox wasn’t there. The great fox went to the wolves.

    Ella: “But don’t worry the Great Fox is okay.”

    He can run really fast because he had fast running shoes on his feet. Then the great fox and Ichabod ran really fast and were safe.

    The End.

  2. Amber   AmberStrocel

    A bed that poops sunshine? So. Awesome.

    My daughter told me a very long, very meandering story about some girls and a baby bird today. She’s not so strong on plot, she mostly likes to wax poetic about how awesome the protagonist is. Think Disney Princesses x 1000. But then she creates the best illustrations to accompany the story, and that melts my heart in a big way.

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Ha! ALL of Kieran’s characters are named “Kieran.” Also, all of his dolls. What does that say, exactly?

  3. Melinda J

    Have you seen story cards like these? He would probably love them!

  4. MomAgain@40   karentoittoit

    :D Totally awesome!
    Can’t wait for my Mieka to begin telling stories.

  5. Sarah

    Gah! Best stories ever! I wish my bed pooped sunshine to wake me up in the morning.

    My son is going to be 3 in March, and he is really getting into story telling now, too. I think I should start writing things down.

  6. LOVE the stories!! Everett has loved to tell his own stories for about a year now. He used to take parts of stories we told and piece them together (especially ones with crashes or injuries- ha!) in a sort of one-up-them style with bigger crashes and injuries. It was weird, but he’s evolved from there to more normal sounding stories (as normal as a 3 year old sounds). His big thing right now is making up songs that pretty much sound like his stories. Great post!

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