“By providing a more “storied” home, you will become a more creative, communicative family” Lisa Lipkin; Author of Bring the Story Home: The complete guide to storytelling for parents.
Just a book is nothing at all these days. With all the sales going on I could only be happy after I bought Eleven books for M. These nice little picture books, each telling a simple story are just so cute to look at. Imagine snuggling with your child under the blankets and being all cozy with a cup of cocoa and just reading, while your child listens and looks at you and the book.
Yeah, but for me right now, It’s only Imagine !! My child is very high spirited toddler who just cannot stand still for a minute. While going through some of the parenting resources, I came across this article that I think will really come handy. I’m posting a link to it here if you are interested.
It’s Story Time By Alice Sterling Honig, PhD
Here’s another article I thought that was particularly good for us Mom’s who may fancy inventing stories and rely more and more often on their imagination and creativity than external devices to entertain.
Mommy, Tell me a Story! By Jill U Adams
One of the ideas that I really liked from one of the article I linked to above, is to get a few magazines, cut up a few pictures and build a story together. For instance a boy eating ice-cream or a girl chasing bubbles or froggies jumping in the lake…I’m sure you could whip up something yummy and this could be such a great game to play as well at a Birthday party or something, wouldn’t it?
Pictures of a few book I bought today.
Have a great day !!
Most of us have such definite pathways of thought….we have a set method of approaching to challenges…basically we are rotting our brains !!!! what is holding us back from discovering new ideas – where is our curiosity gone? where is our imagination gone? where is that MAGIC, that sparkle????
This blog opens up a new world for me…it is a lesson for me. For me to be more flexible, to think about impossible..to think about stuff not thought….get wild with imaginations..to have fun with crazy ideas….be a child and experiment with new stuff everyday….revitalize my energy !!
As a mother to a new baby, I think it is especially important now..because my darling is going to imitate me, atleast for a few good years until he starts going to higher school and college. I sense that when I am down, M is down, when I’m excited, M is excited. This Diwali when I was attending MY, this past weekend…I had an urge to ask Sri Sri a question… “What should I do different as I am bringing up my baby”..but before I could ask, I had a bunch of different answers already in my mind. For one my state of mind reflects directly on him…..so again, my mind needs to be flexible, curious, creative, imaginative, peaceful, happy….If i’m all that…..well i’m already instilling good qualities in my child by being a better person. If I’m worried, bored, angry, lazy….guess what is going to happen to my child.
And guess what..a lot of new mothers are going to agree with me..we fall short of ideas of how to keep our babies involved…as mother, we cannot be just baby sitters playing just some games with our babies everyday…Let’s make each day different for our baby, each day with some added fun, teaching…lets make it worthwhile for them….We love them lots and lots, don’t we??