The Purple Day Podcast is the audio from our Monday episodes of Storytime in the Schoolhouse. Please note: Storytime is written and recorded for the screen. Some elements of Storytime will transfer better than others.
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 a little bit longer than last week. We also practice a mindful breathing exercise. This month we are learning Hand Breathing.
After circle time, we hear a story together. The second week of each month, we hear a pedagogical tale, or a teaching tale. These are stories that address an upcoming change, difficult event, or challenging behavior. This pedagogical tale reinforces the benefits of keeping one’s room tidy. In this story, we will meet a child who doesn't like to tidy her room. As her room becomes messier, she becomes more unhappy and overwhelmed. Her Teddy Bear realizes what is happening and helps the little girl to clean her room.
Are you interested in learning more songs and stories? Check out our “Storytime Sampler,” which includes a whole week of Storytime for each season, giving you new songs and stories to enjoy all year.