Join Aunt Becca and friends for Storytime, Great Joy, by Kate DiCamillo
“It is just before Christmas when an organ grinder and monkey appear on the street outside Frances’s apartment. When it’s quiet she can hear their music, and when she looks out her window at midnight, she sees them sleeping outside.
Finally the day of the Christmas pageant arrives, but when it’s Frances’s turn to speak, all she can think about is the organ grinder’s sad eyes — until a door opens just in time, and she finds the perfect words to share. With this luminous tale, Kate DiCamillo pairs with Bagram Ibatoulline to offer a timeless holiday gift.”
Printable Coloring + Activity Sheets
CHOOSE FROM 7 DIFFERENT DESIGNS
I AM MINDFUL OF OTHERS HOLIDAY TRADITIONS
During this season of joy and celebration we have an opportunity to experience the traditions that our families have passed down for generations as well as create new ones.
Many times these traditions tell a story – stories of miracles, stories of overcoming challenges, and stories of new beginnings.
What better way to appreciate our own rich family heritage than to learn about the Holiday traditions of others and the stories behind them.
When we are mindful we connect more fully with the people around us and embrace how diversity enriches our lives and the “Great Joy” it brings.
Ya never know, once you understand the meaning behind them, you may incorporate one of these age old tradition in your own family festivities.
Storytime Line up | I Am Mindful
The fun continues with STORYTIME and discovering what it means to be MINDFUL.
Watch the Trailer | Listening to My Body
“From wiggly and squirmy to rested and still, Listening to My Body helps children develop a sensations vocabulary so that they can express what they are experiencing. It includes kid-friendly activities woven throughout the book to reinforce the teachings.”
STORYTIME COMING SOON | January 2022
Watch the Trailer | We're All Wonders
“Now younger readers can meet Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and his beloved dog, Daisy. We’re All Wonders may be Auggie’s story, but it taps into every child’s longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It’s the perfect way for families and educators to talk about empathy and kindness with young children.”
STORYTIME COMING SOON | February 2022
I AM MINDFUL | Trailer
Life can be fast paced with lots of things competing for our attention. It may start to feel overwhelming and confusing like walking in the fog, making it difficult to see the beauty of the world around us.
This is how it can feel on the inside with our emotions.
Maybe you try for attention but it seems no one can hear you and no one can see you. Did you know that you have a super power that will clear the fog so that you can see and be seen – hear and be heard?
Being mindful means that you are aware of your thoughts, feelings and emotions, and that of others as well. Being fully present in the moment – this is your super power.
This season we’ll be navigating some areas in life that can feel like we are stuck walking in the fog. Together we will pack skills that allow us to see through the fog to the big beautiful world out there. When you use your power of mindfulness and being fully aware of yourself and others around you, the path that opens up in front of you will lead to connection, discovery and adventure!