We love having items/toys in our home that promote retelling of stories. Retelling is a great way for children to make stories become their own stories. We like to tell the story initially, let play times happen with the items, and then see if the stories will be told. If they’re not, then we give prompts. Usually, though, children start retelling stories they’ve heard.
A Fisher Price set we’ve used for several years is the Little People Thanksgiving Celebration. It’s much like the Christmas set that we use to retell the Nativity story. This set comes with two Native American figures and two Pilgrim figures along with a table, benches, food (turkey, of course!), scenery, and a donkey with a wagon.
It’s so much fun to hear a child’s perspective on the First Thanksgiving! Another fun way to collect memories is to record your child retelling the story, especially recording it as part of your Thanksgiving tradition. We hope you enjoy this set as much as we have and make your own family memories with it!