We all love reading stories with our kids. Introducing them to fantastical and fairy tale worlds is part of the greatest part of being a parent. Growing their imaginations, their love of reading, and their love of exploring is what story time is all about. Still, sometimes it’s hard to bring the story home. Especially when some of these stories consist of magical elements that your kids will never see in the real world. So, as parents, sometimes we have to be creative in how we expand these stories for our kids. One of my favorite ways to talk about Jack and the Beanstalk is to make these Golden Eggs! No, my kids will never have a beanstalk they can climb up into the clouds, nor will they battle a giant (literally, at least), but golden eggs? I can make that one happen. Take a look!
It’s not that our kids won’t love story time if we can’t ground it in reality, but how much more fun is it when we can pair stories with something in their day to day life. How much richer will their own stories be when they can compare them to experiences they had as a child?