Having a toddler means being in fairy-land 24/7 (it’s amazing!). I am fortunate our little guy loves reading books and looking into stories and pictures. Lately, he’s starting to talk more and more. At story time after our evening bath we always tell a story he chooses. Once we start with the story line, he always ads a twist or two (usually food related) and insist we tell it the way he wants it.
The latest tale he contributed to is Goldilocks and the 3 bears (Amazon). He is fascinated with the little girl, trying the different meals and sitting in the chairs. Hope you like it too.
And the story goes like this:
Once upon a time, there was a family of friendly bears – papa bear, mama bear and little cuddly brown baby bear – living in a small wooden house in the forest. On a crisp Sunday morning the bear family decided to go berry picking deep in the woods. Baby bear took his little basket-like bag, put on his blue rain boots and enthusiastically jumped out the door into the family garden. Mama bear and papa bear followed soon after.
When the bear family sunk into the green woods, a little blond girl, named Goldilocks, timidly stepped forward and ran into the wooden house. She was so hungry! A delicious bowl of sweet granola, topped with some plain yogurt and handful of berries was sitting on the table. She grabbed the spoon and yum, yum! Ate it all up. With full tummy, she relaxed and sat on the nearby chair. Her eye lids started to become heavier and heavier. She found herself lying down in the soft warm bed with forest bedding (on baby bear’s bed).
Right before noon, the bear family returned home. When baby bear walked into the kitchen, he exclaimed:
‘’Who’s eaten my granola bowl? Who sat in my chair? Who’s sleeping in my bed?
Alarmed by the noise, Goldilocks jumped out of baby bear’s bed ready to run away. ‘Do not be afraid little girl!’, said mama bear. What are you doing here?, asked papa bear lovingly. ‘ I was having picnic with my family last night and saw some sweet wild strawberries. I followed the path and soon after I got lost’. The bears smiled.
As it was time for lunch, papa bear warmed up some soup and offered fresh wild berries for dessert. Afterwards, the bear family showed Goldilocks the way out of the woods, helping her to get home safely.
- Running from home / exploring on your own/ may bring harm, hardship or distress to family and you.
- Help a friend in need by offering a meal, a listener’s ear or appropriate assistance.
Wild Berry Granola Bowl
- 10 tbsp granola, homemade
- 4 tbsp Greek Yogurt, plain
- 4 tbsp frozen (fresh) wild berries
- In a medium bowl, place all ingredients and mix well
- Let sit or eat right from the start. Remember to always share with Goldilocks from Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
Did you make this recipe?
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