I was a guest blogger today sharing one of my infamous “Jennie Stories” on Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo blog.
“Oh, Sue. I need to tell you “The Spider Story”, one of the ‘Jennie Stories’ for my preschoolers. All true. That’s why children are glued when I say, “It happened like this.” The spider one beats them all, ” wrote Jennie in a recent comment. As we are all children at heart and still ready for storytime, I asked Jennie to come over and share her Spider Story with us…
Children know when I tell a story, that if it begins with “Once upon a time”, it is pretend. If it begins with “It happened like this”, it is real- something that happened to Jennie. During lunchtime at school, children beg “Can you tell a Jennie story? Please?” Begging is probably an understatement. When I begin, fifteen children are glued. You could hear a pin drop. I have at least fourteen stories I tell, and this one is a favorite.
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I loved it. What is it about spiders?
I know exactly what you mean! Glad you enjoyed the story, Steve.
So glad you came over and shared that one with us, Jennie 🙂
Yikes!!!! Yes, bugs are bigger in the South – currently sojourning in SC I can attest to that! HA!
I especially like your story intros that help to distinguish between ‘pretend’ and ‘real – it happened to Jennie’.
Thanks, Laura! I think when I say the intro, the anticipation is as exciting as the story. Stay away from those SC spiders. Ha!
Anticipation is the best part of the ‘non-instant gratification’ slice of life!HA!
Also the sign of a good storyteller – fiction or nonfiction.
I couldn’t agree more. 😀
I couldn’t agree more!
Great story, Jennie. I left a comment on Sue’s blog.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you, Pete.
A great story. I commented on Sue´s site.
Thank you, Darlene.
Great story, Jennie. I love animated story-telling. I left a comment on Sue’s site too making fun of you stomping on Charlotte and all her babies. 😀 All in fun.
Thanks, Diana! 😀
I’m back to the tablet so I’ll just say how wonderful you are a guest on Sue Vincent’s blog. What a great way to differentiate between the two types of stories. I love your stories too.
Thank you, Marlene! Stories make everything come alive. They go straight to the heart, don’t they? I’m glad you enjoyed this one– more to come!