Spark children's interest in the Read Aloud series by asking them to think about something special that they did or that happened to them. Ask children: What were you wearing during this special time? Encourage children to tell what happened and what they were wearing at that time.
Write the question on chart paper and record children's responses below it. Then explain to children that the story they are going to listen to is about Aunt Flossie. When her two nieces come to visit, Aunt Flossie tells them stories. Each story comes to mind because she remembers the particular hat she was wearing at that time.