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This series offers new perspectives and approaches to parenting young children that embraces wholesome ways of living and cultivates mindfulness and presence. Join us on this journey as we explore what it means to nurture young children out of reverence, respect, awe and wonder, joy, warmth, unconditional love, and our essential work on inner development.

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This series offers new perspectives and approaches to parenting young children that embraces wholesome ways of living and cultivates mindfulness and presence. Join us on this journey as we explore what it means to nurture young children out of reverence, respect, awe and wonder, joy, warmth, unconditional love, and our essential work on inner development.

    Story: The Light Keeper

    Story: The Light Keeper

    Once upon a time in a little village, there lived an old light keeper. He had grown quite old and could no longer tend the light, so the village grew dark. One day, a kind young girl came and helped the villagers get back their light.

    We recommend this story for ages 3 to 7

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    • 8 min
    Story: Letta's Thanksgiving Tale

    Story: Letta's Thanksgiving Tale

    Letta is thrown into a Thanksgiving adventure. Her courage is tested and her kindness rewarded in this tale about giving and receiving.

    Recommended for ages 0-12

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    • 11 min
    Story: Grandpa and the Big Red Apple

    Story: Grandpa and the Big Red Apple

    Grandpa wants to roast an apple but there are no apples on the apple trees because the harvest has been gathered and stored away. How will Grandpa get a nice big red apple?

    Ages 3 - 6

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    • 9 min
    Story: Pumpkin Munchkin

    Story: Pumpkin Munchkin

    This delightful story is about Little Munchkin and her quest to find a home before winter arrives. Although she spends her days helping Mother Nature’s children, like the butterflies and lizards, summer has gone and winter is on the way so it’s time for Little Munchkin to find a new home that she can snuggle into. “This story, (writes author, Susan Perrow) is positive encouragement that the almost impossible can be achieved”

    You can find this story in Healing Stories for Challenging Behavior by Susan Perrow; Published by Hawthorn Press -  www.hawthornpress.com

    Additional stories for children in books authored by Susan Perrow and Published by Hawthorn Press can be found in Therapeutic Storytelling and Behaviour Tales.

    Ages 3 to 6

    • 8 min
    S3E5: Playing with our Children

    S3E5: Playing with our Children

    In the last episode, Sharifa spoke about the importance of play for young children and she gave deep insights into why play is sacred for the young child. In this episode, Sharifa will talk about what kind of play parents should engage in with their child.

    Sharifa is the author of multiple best-selling books: Heaven on Earth, Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children, and With Stars in their Eyes.  She also worked collaboratively to create the book, What is a Waldorf Kindergarten. She was the founding teacher of the Charlottesville Waldorf School, Virginia, where she taught kindergarten for twenty-one years and served as daycare director of the early-childhood program. She has helped develop new teachers through mentoring and offering practicum and internship opportunities to the teacher-training students at Sunbridge College in New York. Recently she initiated a home-based kindergarten program, The Rose Garden. Sharifa also travels offering lectures and workshops to schools and parent groups. She is the mother of three grown sons, who were educated in the Waldorf tradition. Sharifa lives in an enchanted forest in Virginia.

    Music is “Dance With Me” by Sergey Cheremisinov.

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    • 39 min
    Story: Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman

    Story: Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman

    This story is about the festival of Diwali. This beautiful festival celebrates and honors Lakshmi, the goddess of good fortune, wealth, and prosperity.  On the night of the festival, lamps are lit outside of homes in hopes of attracting the attention of this benevolent goddess.

    Ages 4 to 7

    To discover more about please visit wenurturecollective.com/stories-for-children

    • 9 min

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