November is Family Stories Month – Get the Whole Family Involved

by Emma W.R. on November 2, 2016

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November is Family Stories Month and every year since my children were just old enough to understand, we decided to take this month to create our own story.  Ever since before my children were born, my husband and I would take turns reading to them.  Corny right? 

We read at least 3 nights a week to them and now they have a big interest in all different types of literature.  I feel that reading helps build vocabulary, imagination and many other important aspects needed for a full life.  When I first heard about this November is Family Stories Month, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to make the most of my children’s interest in stories and create our own.

Every November, a different member of our family begins writing a couple pages of what they feel would make a captivating story.  We pass the story along, each writing two pages until we have each had 3 turns to write.  It is interesting to see where the story takes us on our journey.  It is important to get the whole family involved in Family Stories Month.  Creating a wonderful story ends up being a great bonding experience.  Our stories have evolved over the years into some very interesting and exciting adventures.  You should try it!

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Sammie May 8, 2018 at 12:07 pm

I don’t think it’s corny to read to your children. I actually think it’s very important and started reading to my kids while they were still inside of me. I think part of the reason they have developed a passion for reading is because we started young and now as teenagers they have learned to use books as a way to calm their minds in the busy world we live in.

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Darcy February 13, 2017 at 8:54 am

I’m confused– is this to read stories or to write them?

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Addie December 9, 2016 at 2:41 pm

I’ve never heard of this. I will need to Google this.

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Pamela November 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm

I just read about November is Family Stories Month and understood it differently but I think your interpretation is more interesting. Also, reading to your kids is anything but corny.

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