I have an 17 month old and one on the way. We are mostly TV free, unless there is an afternoon Packer Game on and I watch the morning news sometimes while I straighten up the bedrooms. She loves books and flipping through the pages. Most of the time I don't even read the stories, I'll just make something up or quack like a duck or something.
But this year I really want to learn to tell stories. I'm a creative person, I sing songs and engage her much of the day but for some reason I draw a complete blank when trying to think of a story to tell her.
Any ideas on how I can get over this road block, or story's for beginners like me that might help me feel more comfortable spouting off stories while I'm doing dishes, or we are playing together? How did you all learn to be a story teller and rely less on books?