Choose stories about events and milestones in your child's life. Start the discussion about dreams and aspirations while your child is young. If he/she shows interest in a particular job, read additional stories to enhance his/her understanding. Encourage dress up and pretend play. Who knows? You may be the parent of a future astronaut, firefighter, teacher, or scientist!
Storytime Craft Project
Create a frame using fun colored shapes. Have your child draw a picture of what "you want to be when you grow up." This can be a self portrait, a tool used on the job, a building or vehicle, etc. (Note: while the photo above shows a black background, you will want to change this to white or allow your child to use chalk for their drawing.)