This is one of our current favourites which I had picked up from our local library a couple of weeks ago…
|”Jonathan and Martha” by Petre Horáček|
It’s quite a cute story --about two worms named Jonathan and Martha who inadvertently met one day through their love of eating, learnt to share their stuff (i.e. food), and eventually fell in love.
|A love story between two worms|
We loved the story so much that one day I decided to vary our story time session that day by preparing a few simple props to play the story together.
|Preparing a few simple props to play the story|
I used a couple of craft pipe-cleaners to play Jonathan and Martha and a few pieces of fruit (a mixed of real ones and some pretend ones).
|We used craft pipe-cleaners to play the worms|
Nathan had so much fun puppeteering the two pipe-cleaner worms as I narrated the story, making them munch through the different types of fruit and food.
|Nathan had so much fun puppeteering the two worms|
Playing a story is a terrific way to stir little imaginations to help them the discover magic of books and show them how a story can come alive. There are no limits to the different types of books to use and ways to do this activity together with your little ones.
What are some of your current or all-time favourite reads in your household?