Start a memory box and share stories of past experiences.
Reading Is Fundamental
Family Time, Rainy Day Fun, Storytelling
With your children, look through drawers or storage boxes. Collect objects that bring back memories. Or, as in the book Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman, let your kids hunt through the attic with a grandparent. Start a memory box. Fill it with things that hold special meaning for you and your children, such as: Toys you played with as a child Grandma's locket family letters a favorite picture book buttons from an old dress From time to time, take out the memory box. Let each child pick out something, then tell the family a story about it.