My daughter and I have always loved reading together…we still do even though she is now 9 years old! She’ll be the first to admit though that she sometimes got tired of reading from a book. When she was about 5 years old, we would sometimes switch out our nightly book with a “Make Your Own Story,” game!
Get started with a traditional storyline.
Parent/Start: There once was a princess named Sarah who lived in a castle.
Child: That castle was in a faraway land called Sweetsville.
Parent: Sweetsville wasn’t so sweet because no candy was allowed.
Child: What, no candy? What would princess Sarah do?
I’m sure you can get the point now! Anyways, this very simple game would often lead to hours and hours of fun with my daughter. It is amazing how you can start with a princess but end with a bowl of cereal!
It is amazing how much a simple game can lead to a TON of giggles and a very active imagination.