When my daughter was little, she would ask me to read the same story over and over and over again. Sometimes, she would want me to tell her a story, by memory, precisely as it was written in the book. While this was a bit difficult, she would let me know when I messed up, and request that I start again from the beginning! To creatively avoid this situation, I began making up my own stories. We both found this to be enjoyable, so it became an integrated part of her childhood.
Recently, she asked me to write down some of my magical tales. Since we both love garden fairies, I chose to start with this one. I hope you enjoy the stories as much as we do. Feel free to elaborate and personalize the reading of this adventure. Let it come alive in your imagination.
I am just a regular mom; living life, running errands, cooking dinner, washing clothes, and trying my best to do a good job raising my daughter. I am a firm believer in creativity, and think the best way to foster creative thinking is through words, stories, and songs. The sky is the limit. Creative thinking is a pleasure that very few enjoy, and fewer parents encourage. A world of make-believe can happen right on the other side of life’s distractions. So next time you’re reaching for that remote or stereo volume, try creating your own story or song instead. Let the wonder in you come alive!
It doesn’t have to be great or terribly interesting. It can just be a story for your child that captures their imagination, or perhaps just a silly fun activity to get to know each other better.
It does not have to make any sense, or have anything to do with reality. Just take a moment to imagine wonderful worlds, words, colors, and adventures.
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Chica el Hada del Jardin
by Martha Therrell
Chica, un hada bebé oruga, se pierde y se separa de su familia durante su viaje a México. Un grupo de orugas norteamericanas la rescata y lleva a Chica a un jardín habitado por hadas reales y una gata Princesa llamada Chloe. Melly y Ruby, dos pequeñas hadas de jardín, están ansiosas por ver cómo Chica también se convierte en un hada del jardín.
Chica the Garden Fairy
by Martha Therrell
Chica, a baby Sugarmouth Fairy, gets lost and separated from her family during their journey to Mexico. Rescued by a group of English Sugarmouths, they take Chica to a proper English garden inhabited by Royal Garden Fairies and a Princess cat named Chloe. Melly and Ruby, two little English garden fairies, cannot wait for her to become a garden fairy. This edition is fully illustrated.
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