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This Week on Purple Day: The Apple House

Purple Day is a podcast from Storytime in the Schoolhouse. Our Purple Day podcasts are the audio from Storytime’s Monday episodes. Please note: Storytime is written and recorded for the screen. Some elements of Storytime will transfer better than others.

In this week's episode of Purple Day, we will learn autumn songs and poems and then hear a story about a little apple tree who wishes he was a star shining in the night sky.

This Storytime episode will teach you and your child seasonal songs, poems, and fingerplays as well as a nature-based story. Enjoy Storytime with your child and deepen your connection to each other and the world around you.

Listen to Purple Day episode 3: The Apple House

Every Purple Day, or Monday, we are inside the schoolhouse for circle time and storytime. 

We enjoy singing and reciting nature-based, seasonal songs and poems during circle time. As the month progresses, we learn new verses for our songs and poems. We also practice a deep breathing exercise on Mondays.  

After circle time, we hear a story together. We listen to nature stories and folk tales during the third and fourth weeks of the month. Today, we hear the story of The Apple House. This is Becca’s version of a popular autumn tale.

This is a simple story about a Little Apple Tree who looks at the sky at night and wishes he was a star. Mother Earth reminds him to be patient and trust that his is special, too. As the apple tree grows bigger and changes and grows apples, he continues to wish he was a star, and Mother Earth continues to remind him to be patient and wait and see. Once the Little Apple Tree has ripe apples, Mother Earth slices an apple top from the bottom, showing the Apple Tree that there is a star inside each of his apples. The Little Apple is overjoyed to learn he has been a house for stars all along.

Listen to Purple Day episode 3: The Apple House

My Red Rosy Apple

My nice red rosy apple, has a secret all unseen. 

You’d see if you could slip inside, five rooms so neat and clean.

In each room there are hidden, two seeds so shining bright; 

Asleep they are and dreaming, of lovely warm sunlight.

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