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 a new home.

Little Mouse’s family needs to find a new house, and Little Mouse is worried that they won’t find a house before winter comes. He is worried he won’t like his new home as much. He is also very worried he won’t see his favorite toys or his little stuffed bear ever again. Little Mouse is worried about moving! Little Mouse’s parents let him know that Mother Earth is caring for them and watching over them and will make sure they have a comfortable home before winter comes.

Today’s Purple Day Podcast is the audio from our Monday Storytime video. Storytime in the Schoolhouse is a nature-based, secular, inclusive membership for preschool-aged children and their families. Storytime families have access to five new videos a week as well as supportive curriculum and extension projects. We take the time to curate the songs, stories, and projects and give you more time to actually do these fun things with your child. Learn more about Storytime in the Schoolhouse and see videos of our current week’s episode at