Do you make up stories for your kids?

One full moon night - This is the illustration I made for the story:

One night, the moon is full
Brother__________ (name, which one do you like to use)
While he was walking
He saw the kids also on the street
And then Brother__________ said to the kids
"Go to home now my children and I will tell a story"
@pehpot (4762)
Philippines
October 21, 2008 2:22am CST
When I gave birth to my oldest son he was a colic baby and he only settle when someone is talking to him. My hubby made up (or maybe it was told to him before) a story. This one is a very good story for colic babies who just want to hear voices. This is a cycle story, it never ends and it is fun telling this to babies and even to toddlers. my older boys have fun listening to this. This is how it goes: [b]One night, the moon is full Brother__________ (name, which one do you like to use) While he was walking He saw the kids also on the street And then Brother__________ said to the kids[/b] "Go to home now my children and I will tell a story" [i]One night, the moon is full Brother__________ (name, which one do you like to use) While he was walking He saw the kids also on the street And then Brother__________ said to the kids[/i] "Go to home now my children and I will tell a story" [b]One night, the moon is full Brother__________ (name, which one do you like to use) While he was walking He saw the kids also on the street And then Brother__________ said to the kids[/b] "Go to home now my children and I will tell a story" and so on and so on.. I really find this story so amusing and so I made an illustration about the story check out the picture below.
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7 responses
@sati123 (184)
22 Oct 08
WOW! what a nice and repetitive story! I have no kids but I will keep this one on my mind and try it to them when I have them. that is if I will have kids ha ha No really that was a very creative story you got there. even your illustration was cool, you should try to make children's book.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
I wish I can make one, that is one of my dream.
@zer0charly (5618)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
may I ask if is it hard to have a colic baby? and could you please explain more about this. I really don't get what colic means. thanks.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
colic babies are babies or infants usually new born babies who cries with no reason at all and htey only settle if they are moving, this spell can last for two to three hours and happens almost at the exact time every day, my son then have the spell around 10 to 12. it was so hard for us. He keeps on crying and we don't what to do and we are tired form holding him and walking
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• Philippines
23 Oct 08
oh i see. sorry to hear that. yeah, it was so hard to see your children crying without any reasons at all. I salute you for being a good parent to your children. anyway, could you give us some information on how to avoid this illness? I know it'll help for those mom who's pregnant.
• India
23 Oct 08
I don't have any child as yet. Oh yes! I am still single! So when I will have kids after marriage then I will try to cook up stories for them!
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
oh you better should! kids loves stories!
@jfeets726 (775)
• United States
22 Oct 08
I love making up stories with my daughter. Before bed, I usually read her a book, but if she is sick or restless later on in the night, I will come in and tell her a story. When she is awake during the day, we will sometimes play a game where we both make up stories together. I will usually makeup a few lines about a story and then she will do the same. We go back and forth for a while. It is pretty fun. My daughter is four.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
Oh that was lovely, it really is fun making up stories with kids.
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
Hi pehpot... As I look back, I can surmise that when you start reading or telling stories to your children when they are young, they grow up with a sense of reassurance in your voice and trust in your opinions. I have found from experience that when I relate a story to my son, who is now in his teen years, as a conjecture to our conversations he would contemplate on what I've shared with him with a little more involvement and not apathy. I don't know if anyone can relate, but conversing with a teenage boy can sometimes be a frustrating endeavor. They tend to dismiss a discussion with nothing much as a shrug of the shoulder or a verbal "Yeah, mom!" I have found a knack for story telling as a way of relaying a message a much more accepted understanding to him. Happy mylotting...
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
oh that was a good one! I will keep that in mind so when my kids got older I would know how to communicate with them! thanks for sharing!
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
Children love hearing stories especially simple ones. I have learned the art of storytelling through studies and researches all because I need to really be one in order to be an effective Sunday School Teacher and I'm very glad that I can use this skill to my twin grandchildren as well. Children love hearing stories with visual aids so I always carry with me some photos related to my stories. And I also have to learn to change voices to match the characters of the story like talking like a child, like a grandma...like a witch...and make sounds of animals. Ha!ha!ha! Sometimes, my students will shrink in fear as I started telling scary story, or they will burst into strong laughter with funny incidents in my story. And oh yes, with my twins who are always hyperactive and would not not want to sleep although it's already late at night. My best solution is to tell story...Oh I never run out of invented stories just to keep their attention on me...and little by little...they'd fall asleep without even me finishing my story. Ha!ha!ha! Sometimes, their own Mom would ask me "How come you could put them to sleep so easily". Well, my answer "Simple...they listen to my story"
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
you really a great grand mom!
• United States
21 Oct 08
I do like making up stories for my daughter. When she was still a baby, I would sing to her- and make up songs to put her to sleep. She got used to that. Now as she's a tiny bit older, she wants stories (I guess Mom's voice isn't that well anymore LOL). So, I come up with stories on the spot and she enjoys them.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
try this one and I am sure she will like it, you can alter it to sister....(her name) and then your name and so on