Zayd loves telling stories now!
Whenever I put him to sleep, he normally loves to hear me tell stories. What he will do is he will pick a character – that usually involves some sort of a vehicle and an animal.
lorry, car, elephant, and cat
frog, towtruck, and monster truck
lorry, car, fire engine, helicopter, truck and..fish
and sometimes the character gets so long and complicated that it was impossible to fit them all in one story, so I leave them out. The funny thing is he always remember and will ask – ‘mana lorry?’, ”mana truck?’ahaha.
Anyway, I guess he picked up my style of story telling and the other day he asked me ‘Mummy do you want to hear my story?’
So I said ok..this was new..
Then he started telling me stories about how he went to ‘work’ (something he picks up from his father) and heard a sound (insert monkey sound). What is it mummy?
..is it..a monkey? (mummy replied)
YES, a monkey. So Zayd bring the monkey home..the monkey hungry..so Zayd cooked for the monkey and give him food. nyum nyum nyum.
Suddenly.. (he even used ‘suddenly’ a word that I admit overly-used in my storied to him ehehe)
And he kept telling the story for a good few minutes by adding this and that into the storyline. And I was really amazed!
Somehow just by listening to my stories night after night he learnt how to tell stories by himself. He picked up the style, the storyline, the words I used..Masha Allah. How amazing is the ability that Allah give to us.
Zayd’s dad also loves to tell him stories. And we took turns to tell him stories and read aloud to him since he was a baby. Alhamdulillah for the ability to see him grow from being the one we tell the story to to the one who’s telling the stories now! 🙂