Toddler stories and what makes
1. Around 2 years old: Storytime is usually a one on one affair and they need short simple stories about things and people they know. Everyday stuff like "mummy and me went to the park and played on the swing, etc...." or "mummy, daddy and me went to the shops and got some lovely dinner".
So keep the toddler stories short, simple and about things and people they know. They love stories about pets.
2. Around 3 years old: They can listen to stories with friends or siblings at this age. Still keep the stories simple and fairly short. They still need to be about people and things they know. They like stories about favorite toys like teddy bears or dolls and also kids tv characters.
3. Around 3 to 4 years old: Now children like stories with a plot "like little red riding hood" and the "big bad wolf". They are now old enough to follow he story and get involved with the characters. They can now understand about things and people that are not just in their immediate life. They like simple stories about thier favorite characters being silly or naughty.
4. Starting school: They now understand the difference between "real and make believe". They now can enjoy and appreciate funny stories and see what's funny about them. They like stories about children doing exciting things with their families or friends. They are now old enough to appreciate the classic childrens stories and fairy tales we all know.
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It's not only what you say but the way you say it !
To start storytime is just great fun for you and your toddler. Also it helps your toddler to learn how to put words together. Such as saying "more milk" or "play with toys". Later they learn how to speak in short sentences. Such as "I feel hungry" or I want a buscuit".
So listening to you telling stories in simple terms helps them to learn simple communication. They learn simply by listening to you and not by formal teaching.
You need to have a toddler routine for storytime that always strts the same way. Here are a few of the things that I do to get things started in the right way.
All these things help to reinforce that storytime is important and a special time. So your little one will more likely to co-operate with you. When you ask them to do something prior to starting. Such as we have to tidy all the toys away before the storytime.
Funny stories for kids that engage your childs imagination also classic stories like the "little red riding hood" story go down a storm with toddlers. They love books of fairy tales by Hans Christian Anderson.
Especially when you get them involved with "interactive stories for kids" where they play a part in the way the story unfolds. I cannot stress enough the value of storytelling for early child development.
For children to enjoy books they need a varied selction to choose from, however they will have their favorites. Here are a few ideas to help when choosing books for your little one.
Some books for young children are just complete rubbish. They have poor pictures and little or no literary content. So check them out first or read the reviews if buying online. Also remember if you want your child to grow up believing books are special.
Then you need to have a special place for them where they are kept clean and organized. After storytime they must always be put back in their special place ready for the next toddler stories time.
Again If you're looking for some great kids inspirational stories. Then it's well worth having a look at these.