Do You Have Any Wee-bitsy People In Your Life?

Do you have children? Grandchildren? Nieces, nephews, cousins, children borrowed from friends, the kids at the library?
It is never too young to share the magic of words, just ask Mem Fox.
But here and now I encourage you to take a small child, draw them to your lap and tell them a story. Share your love of words, share your craft, your passion for story. The benefits of doing so cannot be measured in time, money or even words.
Here is a sample of my own retelling and expounding on a familiar nursery rhyme. 
Please remember to read it with feeling and enjoy.

Little Lamb
as told by Amber Seah

Once upon a time way back yonder in the hills there was a farm. And on this farm there were some sheep. One of these sheep had a little lamb BUT... it did not want it!
She refused to feed it, she bit it and kicked it and was terrible to it.

Also on this farm was a little girl named Mary. Mary felt sorry for the little lamb so she took it.
She fed it and cuddled it and played with it. And do you know what?
That lamb thought Mary was its Mother. Everywhere that Mary went that lamb was sure to follow.

Well Summer ended and it was time for Mary to go back to school. And do you know what that lamb did?

It followed her to school one day, which of course was against the rules. It made the children laugh and play to see a lamb at school.

So the teacher said, "Mary take that lamb outside at once."

Mary took the lamb outside at once, but it would not go home. Instead it lingered in the shade of a great big tree waiting patiently about until Mary did appear.

Now all the children raised their hands and cried, "Teacher, Teacher, why does the lamb love Mary so?"

The teacher sighed, "Because Mary loves the lamb you know."

And every day after that the little lamb followed Mary to school. It waited beneath the great big tree eating grass until Mary came out.