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12 Days of Christmas Fun: Tell a Tale

By December 22, 2012

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On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My grandparents shared with me
Terrific tales for telling. . .

In our family, we have a tradition of making up bedtime stories. My grandchildren remember my father's tales of Oscar the blue-eyed turtle. My own bedtime series centers around a neighborhood cat. The biggest problem I have is getting sleepy and losing track of my own narrative, or even falling asleep mid-story. With Skype or FaceTime, you can tell a story to your grandchildren even if you are miles away, although you won't be able to snuggle. If you're not confident in your own creativity, you can always read a book. Long-distance grandparents can share stories in multiple ways these days.

Do you make up your own stories? Leave a comment below.

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December 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm
(1) Grandma Kc says:

I have always read to Amara as well as making up a story, too! The stories MUST center around a Princess named Amara and her Princess friends (who are all name after her girlfriends!).

Don’t let her grow up anymore!!!

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