Friday, November 18, 2011


Storytelling is a fun way to develop children’s literacy skills. Thanksgiving lends itself to storytelling.  Most children are familiar with the Thanksgiving story and adults can add the details as needed. 

Retelling the story of the Pilgrims and Native Americans can be done in a variety of ways.  Some children like to draw the story.  Others like to act out the story.  We’ve had fun using the Little People Thanksgiving set. It can be set up in November to have a visual reminder and then it’s available to retell the story either with an adult or in free play time.  Visiting friends and family members can also hear your child retell the story.   Taking a few minutes to video children’s storytelling will make a lifetime memory for the family. It’s fun to hear the story through the eyes of a child!

Question Collection:

*Who will be at your Thanksgiving dinner this year?
*What are you thankful for?
*What’s your favorite part about Thanksgiving?
*What have family members told you about their Th

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