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It is so much fun to share stories with others. Reading together provides great opportunities for building a love of literature, increasing vocabulary, opening doors to adventures, and more. 

Here are some stories to get you started. If you find your wee one loves the book, perhaps you want to enrich the experience with follow up activities. This isn't a must, but sometimes a book just lends itself to it. 

In the event you don't have the book on hand and a trip to the library isn't in your weekly plan, I have read the story for you. 

it isn't professional but I sure had fun!

The Little Mouse, The Red-Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

This cute story is so fun to read with the little ones. By the third reading they can probably read it to you or at least tell you what is coming next. If you want some ideas of ways to enrich this story then you could do one or more of the following:

  • Eat strawberries - after cutting them in two; talk about 1/2

  • Find out what mice and bears really like to eat

  • Discuss what a disguise is; put one on and take some grand photos

  • Act out the story

  • Tromp around the room - can you walk quietly? Can you shuffle?

  • Play "Hide the Strawberry" - hide something (call it a strawberry) and say warm/cold when they move around to find it

  • Look at a strawberry up close. Draw what you see - stem, leaf, berry, seeds

  • Discuss other kinds of berries; take a poll to see what kind of berries people like best

  • Check pinterest for more fun ideas

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