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This Week on Purple Day: Grandpa Ivy & King Winter

Purple Day is a podcast from Storytime in the Schoolhouse. Our Purple Day episodes are the audio from Storytime’s Monday episodes. Purple Day is a podcast program for preschoolers and young children and includes a weekly rhythm of nature-based songs and stories.

This Week on Purple Day

This week on the Purple Day podcast we sing songs about gnomes and winter animals then we listen to a nature-based, Waldorf-inspired tale. Purple Day will teach you and your child seasonal songs and stories as well as mindful breathing exercises to share with your young child or preschooler.

Listen to Purple Day Episode 17: Grandpa Ivy & King Winter.

Every Purple Day, or Monday, we are inside the schoolhouse for circle time and storytime.
During circle time we enjoy singing and reciting nature-based, seasonal songs and poems. We start a new circle time at the beginning of the month, learning the songs and poems together slowly throughout the month. We also practice a deep breathing exercise on Mondays.

"Winter's cold, there's snow in the sky
The squirrels gather nuts and the wild geese fly."

After circle time, we listen to a story together. The first week of each month, Ms. Becca tells us a Grandpa Ivy story. This week we hear the story of Grandpa Ivy & King Winter.

In this story, Grandpa Ivy wakes up one January morning with everything much colder, windier, and snowier than it usually is at his house. He worries about the animals staying well-fed and warm when everything is cold and frozen. King Winter appears and he shows Grandpa Ivy how he cares for the animals throughout the winter.

Listen to Purple Day Episode 17: Grandpa Ivy & King Winter.

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