Hi, Welcome to Playing Stories!

I'm Michelle, wife, mother, home school teacher, circus wrangler and more :-). I LOVE to read. I thoroughly enjoy getting lost in the stories, traveling to new places, meeting new friends through the pages of an engaging book. Of course I wanted to pass this enjoyment onto my children, however, I have a few kiddos who were not naturally born book lovers. HUH?? makes no sense to me I tell ya! So when I found my children fighting reading (after the initial shock of course of who are these alien creatures who do not love devouring books? ;) ) I knew I was going to have to get creative.

Thus "Playing Stories" Using my kiddos love of playing to help them grow a love of reading.

Here you will find a journal of sorts of how I encourage a love of reading through playful engagement. We have book inspired parties. We very often create book inspired crafts and even 3D worlds to join our favorite characters. We have story props galore, felt board sets. hands on wooden sets, puppets, costume dress ups and more!

I hope you are inspired to create some of your own projects to play along with your favorite stories. Send me pictures! I'd love to see your kiddos enjoying games, crafts, activities inspired by their favorite books!

Some of our creations are also available for purchase to help you playfully engage with your children to stir up a love of stories and to help us fund new books and new creations :)

I also put on local Story & Craft times. If you are in/ near Madison County Alabama, I'd love to have you join us. Like our FB page to hear more info on times and places.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, funny stories, requests for custom designed story props or felt board sets.  chelle.playingstories@gmail.com

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