5. A Story to Wake up to

Stories don’t need to be filled with brain power and imagination lasting for ½ hour or more. Sometimes it can be a collaborative “Once Upon a Time, there was a little girl who traveled from dreamland. When she was there, she saw….” and let your daughter take over from there. It may be only one or two sentences, but it starts your child’s day off with her knowing you want to hear what she has to say, and you are not too busy for her. It’s like a verbal hug she can revisit all day long while she waits for the next story tomorrow morning.

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