The Baker of Heart Island
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.
We enjoy singing and reciting nature-based, seasonal songs and poems during circle time. As the month progresses, we continue to learn new verses for our songs and poems. We also practice a deep breathing exercise on Mondays. This month we are learning Hand Breathing.
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 a Valentine’s Day story: The Baker of Heart Island. The Baker of Heart Island makes special cakes every Valentine’s Day. These special cakes were said to bring happiness to all who ate them. The father and his three children travel to Heart Island to see if the cakes will bring the younger sister happiness.
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.