Category Archives: The Five-Year-Old Tells Stories

Merry Christmas!

Well, you’ve gone and done it — spent another year reading Caterpickles. We’re awfully glad you did, and to show our appreciation, The Seven-Year-Old wants to share this poem with you: Santa   (by The Seven-Year-Old Howell) Snow is falling … Continue reading

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The Six-Year-Old discovers the thrill of NaNoWriMo

Love it or hate it, every year National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) inspires hundreds of thousands of writers around the world to spend November in an intense writing sprint. This is my third year doing it (I participated as a … Continue reading

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The Five-Year-Old Writes Poetry

Best sung in a happy, high-pitched, atonal five-year-old voice to whatever tune you like best today… “Zippers” By The Five-Year-Old Howell ♫  Zippers have germs And when they cut you It might really hurt Or it might not. ♩ ♫ … Continue reading

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Tigery’s Tale, As Told By The Five-Year-Old

One morning, while we were taking an inventory of The Five-Year-Old’s stuffed animals, she paused to tell me a story about one of them. Tigery’s Tale By The Five-Year-Old Here’s the whole story of Tigery’s life. For about a million … Continue reading

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It’s a long weekend…

So I’ve turned the blog over to The Four-Year-Old. As I type, she is busily rolling the Story Cubes looking for a good story to fall out. Ah. Looks like she found one. Here we go… Once upon a time, … Continue reading

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In which my daughter rolls some dice and tells yet another story

Happy Halloween, Caterpickles! I am turning the blog over to The Four-Year-Old today, so that I can focus on things like poofing The Four-Year-Old’s Elvis wig and starching her white rhinestone jumpsuit for tonight. As previous Caterpickles have noted, my … Continue reading

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In which my daughter rolls some dice and tells another story

As you may recall from an earlier post, my daughter loves playing Story Cubes. During a recent bout, she rolled the following: It was only with great difficulty that I kept her from rolling the dice again.

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In which my daughter rolls some dice and tells a story

Caterpickles wishes a very happy Labor Day to our US readers, and offers a gentle recommendation for those of you whose family gatherings may have as many conversational landmines as relatives. Recently, we acquired a little game called Rory’s Story … Continue reading

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