link (look for the story Knots on a Counting Rope) or below and then explain to your child that you are going to do the same thing that many Native American families do - you are going to share stories about your family! Then sit in a family circle and just make this a part of your dinner time each night and tell your children stories - share memories - about your family that make you happy, that make you laugh or even sad stories that are a part of your family's history. With each story tie a knot in the counting rope. The day before you bring the counting rope back to school, practice with your child a favorite story that they have heard so s/he can share it with the class. Happy memories!