Our 28 day February challenge begins with sharing our stories. The art of storytelling begins with listening to stories as well as telling the stories of our lives. This month we want you to talk and talk some more. Tell your story, listen to your child’s story then find time write to write these down. Your dinner table conversation will take on a life of its own. Years from now you will have a book of memories you will continue to share. Instead of show and tell, think of it as tell and show.
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For the Love of Writing 28 Day Writing Challenge
Tell your child a story about what you love most about your friends
Have your child tell someone what they love most about their friends
Now, write what we told about our friends
Tell your child a list of all the people you love
Have your child tell you a list of everyone they love
I write/ you write. On your list, you write a name, your child writes a name
Tell your child what you think love is
Have your child tell you what they think love is
Write and draw pictures about what you think love is
Tell your child about when you feel especially loved
Have your child tell you about when they feel especially loved
Write about how you can make another family member feel especially loved
Tell your child why everyone needs a friend
Have your child tell you about their friend and share with you any Valentine’s Day cards they have received.
Make a collage of all your Valentine’s Day cards as a reminder of all those who love you
Tell your child your favorite loves….food, color, animal etc
Have your child tell you about their favorites
Create and label a picture of these favorite things
Tell your child, “ I know _____loves me because_______”
Have your child tell you “ I know _____loves me because_______”
Write a card or letter to that person.
Make a list of all the ways you can show your family members you love them
Pick one of the things on your list and do it
Write about how your family member reacted and felt
Tell your child what makes your heart smile
Have your child tell you what makes their heart smile
Inside a heart drawn on the paper, write the story of what makes you smile
Day 28: Have someone in your family tell you their “love story”