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Join Me Online Thursday, March 26 for my Masterclass: Storytelling for Children in Times of Trouble

The School of Sophia and I started planning this online class many weeks before Covid 19 transformed life as we know it. My intention in those simpler times was to show parents and teachers how to use stories to empower children to deal with disappointments, difficult social situations, behavior challenges, new routines, losses, crises, and the usual developmental challenges of…

The Secret Prince: Chapter Five — Rain, Rain Go Away

If you are new to this story start here https://childrengrowing.com/2020/03/15/stories-for-children-in-times-of-trouble-storytelling-help-for-parents-in-the-era-of-covid-19/ This link brings you to an introduction and to Chapter One. Each chapter concludes with a link to the next chapter as soon as that chapter is available. My goal is to add a new chapter each Monday and Thursday. Note to parent readers: Your child may know the nursery…

The Secret Prince: Chapter Four — Pease Porridge Cold

If you are new to this continuing story, start here https://childrengrowing.com/2020/03/15/stories-for-children-in-times-of-trouble-storytelling-help-for-parents-in-the-era-of-covid-19/ Ronduin woke to the sound of rain against the window panes and the plink, plink plink of water dripping into seven buckets that had been positioned to catch the leaks in his room. He knew his bed would stay dry because it was a secure little niche, a little…

The Secret Prince: Chapter Two — The Golden Ribbon

Chapter One herehttps://childrengrowing.com/2020/03/15/stories-for-children-in-times-of-trouble-storytelling-help-for-parents-in-the-era-of-covid-19/ Ronduin remembered the ribbons in the sewing box. He removed the lid of the box and again took out layer after layer of cloth and sewing projects until he found the ribbons near the bottom of the box.  “This wide, gold ribbon is perfect,” he thought. “It’s the only ribbon here that would look good with the…

Stories for Children in Times of Trouble — Storytelling Help for Parents in the Era of COVID-19 and Sharing the ongoing story: The Secret Prince

photo by Richard Clark via Unsplash You’ve stocked up on essentials: hand sanitizer and toilet paper, and you’ve got a cupboard with non-perishable food including enough pasta to feed your neighborhood. But your neighbors won’t be visiting anytime soon.  If you have children, here’s one more thing to add to your list of essentials in this era of solitude: stories,…