Yesterday, my daughter M told her very first story.
She was holding a small yellow plastic bear meant for the bath and as she walked it along the edge of the tub she said, “One day, I was an antelope but I used to be upside like a bat.” Here she turned the bear upside down and looked up at her audience for response. I nodded with a smile.
Then she let the bear float in the water and she said softly to herself, “Then you were floating on your tummy and I was kicking you.” She kicked the water, lost interest, and picked up a toy frog.
It was short, but there was something compelling about it. Good start, kid.