The Tale arrives! Once upon a time a child waits ever so patiently for the envelope to arrive in the mail OR for you to download and print the three pages. The child will have her first look at the story, smiling with delight at the watercolor images. If you receive a package with postcards and stickers the child will delight in these. Next she will look through every one of the 12 little tale cards. There are so many images and little story starters! Who will read? Then someone special will read the tale to the child (maybe you :) or the child may be able to read for themselves or out loud to you. This may be all for today, or maybe choosing a prompt card is just the right thing. Once the card is read and it comes to the little dot dot dot ... THIS is when the magic happens. It is up to you whether you ask the child what he or she thinks happens next, or if you want to continue weaving the tale right now or wait util tomorrow.
You may wish to say something silly and giggle or you may wish to add something that happened earlier today or recently when you experienced something special. You may feel like incorporating something that the child is struggling with where you have the character in the story has the same troubles and solves them in a special way. Happy Storytelling! The choices are truly endless and the wonder that exists in a child in this moment when a tale is being woven especially for them is ever so precious. Enjoy!