have a daughter. She is 2 years and 7 months old. Recently she began to
ask me (or my wife) to tell her a story. It happens mostly at bedtime.
Could anyone give me a link to a site where I can find something for my daughter? I assume it should have short and simple stories for children my daughter's age. For example, "The Princess and the Pea" is slightly difficult for her, she does not understand some of the words (to marry, wedding, mattress and so on)
What stories do you tell your children before they go to bed )?
p.s. I want to find something in English, mostly in English. I imagine the process like this - I read a story and then retell it for my children.
I tried to search Dr. Seuss on issuu.com there are few books. Try to search the very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle.
Boo boo by olivier dunrea. Travels with the little prince by Antoine de saint-exupery. Little blue truck's by Alice schertle.
I don't know the results. Just try it.
I bought a book 'Five-minute stories. Over 50 tales anf fables.' https://www.amazon.com/Five-Minute-Stories-Over-Tales-Fables/dp/1474881599
Hello! Telling stories to your kids is awesome. Why not try a paperback book? Having something physical she can get herself can be really cool as she can build on it as she grows.
Sometimes the illustrations can help them understand more difficult terms. Also, at that age, why not try a more simple story? I used to read a story to my brother called "Where oh Where is Kipper Bear?" that was awesome. He absolutely loved and learned it by heart. We used to play games with the illustrations where he would have to look for different objects.
As a kid I also had a big book with stories like the Three Pigs or Goldilocks that are repetitive and kids can participate on them. Don't be afraid to stop the stories and explain some things for her. Or also adapt them a bit to fit things she herself does every day (my Mom would change "porridge" on the Goldilocks story for "hot chocolate" because that's what I had for breakfast, for example). Again, the illustrations helped. Don't be afraid to stop on a page and look for different things in the pictures. Even repeating the same activity with the same things to look for can help build her vocabulary so you can read other stories soon. Or tell them to her, which is what you wanted.
Anyway, sorry for the long entry, good luck and enjoy! :)