We play word games with Camille. One of our favorite games is "Once upon a time..." It's a story building game and when she was much younger, I would make up a story and she would fill in the blanks. We've been playing this game for quite a long time. Last night, Camille told me a story all by herself. This is her first story at age 3.
"Once upon a time there was a prince. A very tiny prince. He lived in a giant castle all by himself. He was lonely. So, one day he called a knight to help find a new friend. The knight was happy to help. He went out in the dark to find someone for the prince. First, he found a lion who said “Roar!”. The knight thought the lion was mean. But the lion told the knight that he just wanted to help him. So the knight road on the lion’s back to find the princess. When they found the princess she was also very tiny. The lion scared her. The knight said “It’s okay… we’re friends. I know a tiny prince who wants to play with you.” The princess went to meet the prince. At first, the prince did not want to play. Then the prince and the princess slid down a piece of bacon and it was so much fun that they forgot they were tiny and lonely. The End. "
Perhaps she will be the next J.K. Rowling