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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