Telling and listening to stories is great fun, the shared experience makes everyone feel better. Discuss and think together – when is the right time for story-telling and letting your imagination run wild, and when is it best to tell it like it was without adding anything or leaving any details out? Who would you feel comfortable confiding in when you face dilemmas?
Who can recall what happened yesterday? Can you tell it like a story? Take this opportunity to share experiences. You can also play: One of the participants will tell a story, while the others try to discern what about the story is true, and which parts are made up.
Whenever Shahar wants to share or consult, she sits on Herzl the security guard’s bench and he always listens. Choose a spot at home where you can always speak and be heard. Whenever you need to share, sit there, tell your story, and seek advice.
Perhaps you would enjoy discussing and sharing the following: What do you think makes a person wise? Can you think of an incident in which someone behaved wisely? Was the fox wise, or the rooster? Perhaps they bother were? Or maybe neither one was?
Having read this book together, you, parents, may want to tell a story, and ask the others to decide whether the story you’ve told actually happened or was a work of fiction. Next, ask your children to share their own stories. This may be a good opportunity to share unusual incidents with one another, and laugh together.
What does the name Ram-Kol (Loud-Speaker) tell us about the rooster? Can you come up with names for yourselves that reflect a special, good quality that characterizes you? Perhaps the rest of your family can help!