This week Jack & Mikey have been enjoying the story: The three little pigs.
It goes like this:
Once upon a time there were three little pigs and the time came for them to leave home and build their own homes.
The first little pig built his house out of straw because it was the easiest thing to do. The second little pig built his house out of sticks. This was a little bit stronger than a straw house. The third little pig built his house out of bricks.
One night the big bad wolf, who loved to eat little piggies, came along and saw the first little pig in his house of straw. He said “Let me in, Let me in, little pig or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!” “Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin”, said the little pig. But of course the wolf did blow the house in and ate the first little pig.
The wolf then came to the house of sticks. “Let me in ,Let me in little pig or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down” “Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin”, said the little pig. But the wolf blew that house in too, and ate the second little pig.
The wolf then came to the house of bricks. ” Let me in , let me in” cried the wolf “Or I’ll huff and I’ll puff till I blow your house down” “Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin” said the pigs. Well, the wolf huffed and puffed but he could not blow down that brick house.
But the wolf was a sly old wolf and he climbed up on the roof to look for a way into the brick house.
The little pig saw the wolf climb up on the roof and lit a roaring fire in the fireplace and placed on it a large kettle of water.
When the wolf finally found the hole in the chimney he crawled down and KERSPLASH right into that kettle of water and that was the end of his troubles with the big bad wolf.
And he lived happily ever after!
The boys loved this story, especially the “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down” parts, they liked joining in. It really helped with increasing Mikey’s eye contact and it made the story fun where the boys could join in and read a long.
I have a feeling the three little pigs will be the boys new favourite bed time story.