Purple Day / A Podcast from Storytime in the Schoolhouse ®

Purple Day / A Podcast from Storytime in the Schoolhouse ®

Hosted by: Little Round Schoolhouse ®

Purple Day is the audio version of Storytime's Monday video. Storytime in the Schoolhouse® is a nature-based, secular, inclusive membership for preschool-aged children and their families. Learn more about Storytime...

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Grandpa Ivy & the Wool

The first week of every month, we hear a Grandpa Ivy story during Storytime. Today's story is by Becca Lane.  Grandpa Ivy is watching sheep graze in the meadow by his house when he notices they are leaving little...
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The Clay Pot

A series of animals find a clay pot resting in the meadow. They crawl inside to relax and eventually the pot is squished full of forest friends. That’s when the bear arrives and finds there isn’t room for him. This...
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The Lantern

This is a sweet tale from France that is appropriate to tell when the nights are long and dark. In this story, a little girl is carrying a lantern to light her path when the wind blows it out. She asks several animals...
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Little Mouse's New House

This week is our monthly pedagogical tale. Pedagogical tales are “teaching tales” that are intended to prepare a child for a transition or address a challenging behavior. This story helps prepare a child for a move to...
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A House for the Sun's Spark

A little girl notices the days are shortening and she wonders how she will enjoy the colder, darker days ahead. Father Sun comes out from behind the clouds to let the girl know that during the colder and darker days,...
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Grandpa Ivy & the Hedgehogs

The first week of each month, we hear a story about Grandpa Ivy. He is a kind soul who lives by a river in rural southern Appalachia. No one is sure how old he is and some suspect he might be a gnome… In this week’s...
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The Old Woman & the Mouse

This is a simple and sweet folktale from Sweden. There is a woman who is using her spinning wheel to turn wool into yarn. She is going to use the yarn to make a new sweater for herself because hers is getting old and...
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Grandmother Pumpkin

Grandmother Pumpkin lives on the corner of a busy city block. She uses her city lot to grow pumpkins; a LOT of pumpkins. Each year she grows enough pumpkins for each child in the neighborhood. However, this year, she...
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Pip the Pumpkin Pixie / A pedagogical tale

This week’s story is our pedagogical tale, or teaching story, for October. In this story we visit a pumpkin pixie named Pip who forgets the importance of balancing rest and play with “getting done what needs to get...
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Grandpa Ivy & the Pumpkin Mouse

 Grandpa Ivy’s neighbor Dante finds a little mouse living in a pumpkin at the edge of Grandpa Ivy’s yard. She has built a snug and warm home for the cooler months but she doesn’t have much to eat. Dante gets Grandpa...
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Little Child Knight

Story Title: Little Child Knight Source: Becca’s adaptation of a story by Suzanne Down (shared with permission). You can see more of Suzanne’s work and resources (including storybooks) on her Juniper Tree Puppets...
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The Apple House

This week we hear Ms. Becca’s version of the classic autumn tale about the little apple tree who wished he was a star. Have you seen the star hiding inside each apple? And did you know inside each point of the star is...
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