Use goofy fingerprint characters to encourage storytelling! Telling stories boosts creativity, self expression, and literacy.
Some free play with a stamp pad and some paper led Emma to create these two stories. Money was clearly on her mind (she recently earned for first dollar, but has yet to figure out what to do with it). For the top story to make sense, you need to pay attention to the “P” and “R” signs on her thumbprint people’s hats. The text at the bottom reads: “A robber took a monster’s money. The monster was sad. The police put the robber in jail. And the police gave the monster back his money.” I love that the policeman tells the monster that he loves him. :)
In the second story, our family has magically acquired a LOT of money. Maybe that’s why we like our monster?
Has a new art medium inspired your child to tell stories?