Today's Tip for Families

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Base Bedtime Stories on Family

Telling stories can be a wonderful part of a bedtime routine. These stories can build imagination, soothe anxieties and create a bond between parents and children. But it’s not always easy to think of new story ideas.

Not all stories have to be fantasy. In fact, basing stories on real life can be a great way to convey a message to your child. For example, you can make the characters’ names rhyme with family member’s names. Then the characters can relive the events in your family’s life together and look forward to the next day’s activities.

You can also use the characters to reinforce good behavior. Have them say please and thank you. Let them see the effects their poor behavior has on others.

This kind of story is a good way to set high expectations. If the story family is going on an outing, the characters could make their parents happy by getting ready on time and not fighting.

Brought to you by:

South Georgia Elementary School
Heather Newman, Principal

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