12 Storytelling Tips with 'Mommy and Daddy Know Best'
About the book
This heart warming picture book is made with minimal text capturing different stories from families all around the world, with cheeky, playful children and their parents who are always loving.
Very often, children are filled with curiosity and at times it can really get on parents' nerves! Picking vegetables off the plate. Drawing on the walls. Playing with their parents' stuff which children clearly shouldn't! Do any of these sound familiar to you?
Oh, but don't we all know, as parents, we still love our children dearly, no matter how naughty, cheeky, or playful they are. Because they are who they are - our children. (need to elevate) Hence, we're bringing you this story and hope to convey this simple message -
"Behind Every Child's Story is Love".
The book Mommy and Daddy Know Best is beautifully illustrated, with minimal text in each page, providing the space for creative narration. This close to wordless picture book is amazing for encouraging creativity in children, as well as enhancing their literacy and social skills as children observe the illustrations and talk about what is happening in each page.
With a different story setting and character after every page flip, it opens up children's imagination to make sense of the story, without words and adult's opinions to confine their imagination. In a child-led storytelling session, this book can also encourage confidence as children are attempting to narrate stories based on what they have observed in the book.
Storytelling Tips and Prompts
As adults, it is best to support them through prompting questions as you read the book together with your child. Through questions and minimal guidance from an adult, children slowly pick up the way stories work and also spark their interest to explore more stories and books! Below are some suggested storytelling prompts that you might find useful:
Little Lion - England
Arriving on this page of the book, shows a little cub hiding in his blanket, feeling rather afraid. Take a moment for your child to observe the illustrations, and use the questions below to prompt their thinking!
What time is it in the picture?
Why do you think the little lion is scared?
What should he do so that he can feel better?
Baby Bear - America
A crying baby bear and a mommy bear kissing goodbye. This page somehow looks familiar, doesn't it? Take a moment for your child to observe the page, and use the questions below to get your child thinking!
What is happening in the picture?
Why do you think the baby bear is crying?
Do you think it is alright for Mommy Bear to leave for the market for a short while?
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Baby Tiger - Malaysia
Oh me oh my...what happened to the walls?! As baby Tiger happily unleash his creativity on the wall in the living room, Mommy Tiger came yelling from the kitchen.
Take a moment for your child to observe the illustrations, and use the questions below to prompt some playful conversations!
What happened in the picture?
How do you think mommy tiger would feel when she sees all this mess?
Do you think baby tiger will get into trouble after all this?
Baby Calf - New Zealand
This page looked adorable with a baby calf sitting right up, but with a closer look, what are all those prints lying around the bedroom? Oh dear, it's poo!
Take a moment for your child to observe the illustrations, and use the questions below to have them think about the situation illustrated in the book!
What happened in the picture?
What do you see all over the living room?
How do you think mommy cow would feel when she sees all this mess?
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Mommy and Daddy Know Best
Behind Every Child's Story is Love" No matter how naughty, cheeky, playful a child is, deep down in their parent's hearts they mean the world to them.
Children act out to communicate and just like us. Their behaviours display what they think and feel. Me Books Creation Specially illustrated, Mommy and Daddy Know Best Storybook is packed with Awwwwhhhh.... and ticklish moments that will bring out the love as Families' bond over stories that are sometimes hard to tell in the heat of the moment.
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