The Boy Who Went to the North Wind

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. This week we learn the final verses to our songs and poems for this month’s circle time. We also practice a deep breathing exercise on Mondays. This month we learn Wind 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 the traditional folk tale, The Boy Who Went to the North Wind. In this story, a child goes to the North Wind for help. The North Wind gives the child a magic tablecloth that gives its owner a full meal each time it’s placed upon a table, and the magic words are said. The child then has quite a journey home, needing to outsmart those who wish to take the magic tablecloth.


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