Small Tales is a children’s storytelling podcast that features original narratives written and performed by Teacher Natalie, M.Ed. The half-hour stories are engaging, strange, and comedic, with occasional educational threads, incorporated to promote deeper understanding and higher-level thinking skills. The screen-free program is the perfect complement to any calm or quiet activity - just throw on an episode while your child builds, rests, bakes, draws - and they will undoubtedly be hooked. Our target audience is, roughly, 4-10 year olds.
Pollyanna The Perfect
Pollyanna was Perfect, with a capital P. And, in her young eyes, being perfect was all there was to be. Until… she discovers that her obsession with perfection might just be too much for any 4th grader to bear. Join Teacher Natalie for the fantastical (and harrowing!) Season 3 finale.
The Ranch, In Two Parts
Join Teacher Natalie as she tells two separate tales from her family’s cabinet of lore. The Ranch, nestled in beautiful Northern California, is an idyllic place for a childhood. But, these short stories shed light on just how wrong things can go without a watchful eye nearby….
Mid-Week Blast: The Age of Information
In this Blast, listeners travel through centuries of world history and arrive in today’s Age of Information. This episode sheds light on the 20th century roots of technology, its many uses, and, contrastingly, the seriously negative side effects of our current global obsession.
Life on Yekred: Part II
“Life on Yekred: Part II” blasts listeners into outer space and beyond, traveling aboard the esteemed Artemis 16 rocket ship! At last, Mae, our fearless astronaut, is able to meet the mysterious ETs, face to face. What she learns about their planet, however, could change her—and the rest of humankind—forever.
Mid-Week Blast: Mae Jemison, A Biography
This week’s Blast profiles the life and accomplishments of prolific and impressive NASA astronaut Mae Jemison. Listeners learn about Mae’s interests and achievements — from outer space travel to activism to a lifelong love of dance!
Life on Yekred: Part I
Part 1 of this tale leads listeners to the SETI Institute where we encounter Mae, a young and driven astronaut. It’s there, inside the control room, that Mae alone detects a faint sound floating in over the switchboards, heralding from thousands miles away. Will Mae and her team be able to trace the source of the unknown “clickety-click-tap” or will she lose communication with these strange beings…. forever?
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Whether before bed, in the car, or just at a dull moment,Teacher Natalie is a wonderful narrator.
My kids are obsessed!
I can’t get in the car without my kids begging to listen to this podcast! It is so engaging and each story is an adventure. I can’t wait for more episodes!