The Big Idea: Sharing stories can build vocabulary and critical thinking skills—and it’s a great way to bond and share family culture and traditions.
- Together with children, watch as Rosita and her abuela make up their own version of a Mexican folktale about Luna Rabbit—a bunny who lives on the moon.
- Create a new story together about Luna Rabbit, like Rosita and her abuela did. Think of a beginning, a middle, and an end to the story; a problem that Luna Rabbit might have in the story; and a solution to the problem. You might add science facts (such as the concepts of full, half, or crescent moon), new vocabulary words (such as crater), and math concepts (perhaps Luna Rabbit needs to count carrots!).
- Record the story on paper. Talk about what children imagine Luna Rabbit looks like and then describe how you picture Luna. Point out how everyone imagines things a different way. Then invite children to illustrate the story.