This Week on Purple Day: Maisie's New Mousie/ a pedagogical tale
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 sing songs about flowers and bees and hear a story about a little mouse whose mom has a baby. This Storytime episode will teach you and your child seasonal songs, poems, fingerplays, and a pedagogical story. Enjoy Storytime with your child and deepen your connection to each other and the world around you.
Every Purple Day, or Monday, we are inside the schoolhouse for circle time and storytime.
During circle time, we learn seasonal songs and poems together. This week, we learn new lines and words to our poems, making our circle time slightly longer than last week. We also practice a mindful breathing exercise. This month we are learning Bumblebee Breathing.
After circle time, we hear a story together. The second week of each month, we hear a pedagogical tale, sometimes called a teaching tale. These stories address an upcoming change, difficult event, or challenging behavior. Today we hear the story of Maisie’s New Mousie, about a little mouse who learns a new mousie sibling will soon join their family. This story helps validate any reservations a child may have about a new sibling while also focusing on the positive aspects of being a brother or sister.
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