Storytime is popular in our household. Our son loves books and we like to read them. 🙂 However, even with what seems like an endless supply of books on hand, you get tired of reading the same books over and over and over…and over and over again. Our son doesn’t seem to mind, but we “grown ups” get bored. Checking out library books helps, but it’s a temporary solution because your child pick one or two out of a handful that you’ve checked out that he wants to hear on continuous loop during the three weeks that the books are on loan. Eventually, you may even buy one of the books so that you can torture yourself by reading it 3000 more times in the next few months.
My husband’s solution to this is to change up the story. He makes up the words and infuriates our son. “It doesn’t go like that!” Ultimately, he ends up enjoying the goofy, alternate storyline to “Berenstain Bears Go to the Dentist.”
I, on the other hand, have decided to make up our own bedtime story. My boy really enjoys this because we incorporate him into the story. I’ll take a few of his favorite characters – Buddy from Dinosaur Train, Luigi from Super Mario, and “The Green Knight” from Medieval Times dinner tournament (LOL) and they will go on an adventure. I’ll usually start the story with something my son did that day, like finding caterpillars, and then his imagination will take over and *I’m* being told the story. It’s really fun. I would try this if you haven’t already. 🙂