Shimmer & Glimmer's New Home

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 slightly longer than last week. We also practice a mindful breathing exercise. This month we are learning Pretzel 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 stories address an upcoming change, difficult event, or challenging behavior. Today we hear the story of Shimmer and Glimmer’s New Home, a story about separation or divorce. Shimmer and Glimmer live with their fishy parents in a rocky cove in the sea. One day a big storm comes to the cove and causes it to change. Now it is two rocky coves instead of one, with one parent fish living on one side and the other living on the other. Thankfully, there is still a long path connecting the two coves. One of the first things the fishies do in their new home is gather some soft seaweed and make a cozy bed nestled in the rocks. Now they have a place to sleep in both coves.


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