It is now a common occurrence for me to glance up from my desk and catch miniature law enforcement chasing a rogue cowboy through the stacks. Just the other day I witnessed a doctor healing a gravely ill fairy, as she slumped to her untimely death within the confines of a reading nook.
Fun, however, was only part of our motivation for purchasing the seven Melissa and Doug costumes that are now a permanent part of our collection. What the kids don’t know (and I hope you won’t tell them!) is that drama, make believe, story telling, and role play are all ways in which children can improve their narrative skills. Narrative skills being one of the six early literacy skills needed in order to ensure that children are ready to learn by kindergarten.
So drop in, grab a chair and a good book, and laugh at all the hilarious things your kids will say while expressing themselves as the following personas: