Do you have memories of your grandma or grandpa telling you a story? Stories about when they were young, growing up on the farm, or maybe they read a story to you that you have passed own to your own grandchildren. Did you sit on the front porch? Were your cousins there?

I remember my mother telling us stories about her brother who was a lifeguard and walked around the pool ever hour—on his hands! She related stories of her much-loved dog, Mitzy and her puppies. Apparently, Mitzy was quite the girl in her day. Then there were the storybooks—Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs. We would delight in hearing those stories over and over again.

Today’s activity: Choose a picture book to read. Only, point out the pictures, using as much facial expression as you can, tell the story and encourage the kids to act it out. How do they move? What sounds do they make? The children might enjoy telling the stories over and over and you might find them employing dolls to improve on their story.

Stories and activities encouraging kindness and creativity for children 5 to 12 years old. A break for mom; important life lessons for kids.

Koala Pete™ and Pal are committed to our online friends and families. You can find simple stories and activities on Pal’s April calendar. We hope to make this unique time just a little bit more friendly for all of us.

Check out Koala Pete™’s  Zoom Club, For Such a Time as This.

Tell us your memories of story time with your parents here.