Story Box – Connecting with Nature
4 stories for children aged 5+ This age is the youngest we’d recommend for these stories; however, older children are likely to enjoy them too!
Total running time: 53 minutes
How do we give our children a strong sense of connection to the web of life?
We have all grown up with a cultural story that places humanity above the natural world. Above and apart, with licence to exploit the animals, the fishes, the seas and the earth. We can all see where this is heading.
But we can tell our children new stories, about how we are not here to dominate and abuse nature but to experience a glorious kinship with all life. Each one of us is part of the fabric of creation, surrounded by kin.
The characters in these four stories all go through a shift in perception: from separation to belonging. Listening to these stories will make that same shift more available for your child. Let’s change the cultural story that guides our actions, and those of future generations!
This Story Box includes the following stories:
- A Message for Kingly Eyes (Duration: 0:13:36)A messenger arrives half dead at the King’s palace bearing an important message that he has travelled across the kingdom to deliver. But it can only be read by kingly eyes. When the guard finds that he cannot read it, he is faced with a dilemma: should he show it to the King or not? What if the King cannot read it either?
- Surrounded by Kin (Duration: 0:15:06)An old woman lives all by herself and is full of loneliness. None of her children or her grandchildren come to visit her any more, and in desperation she goes to a witch who is famous for potions that can change anything. But can she change the old woman’s loneliness?
- The Hatmaker and the Ant (Duration: 0:23:32)One day a hatmaker is quietly working in his workshop when an ant calls to him: “Excuse me! Could you make me a hat?” What happens next changes the hatmakers life forever…
- The Witch’s Brew (Duration: 0:29:44)Once there was a witch who spent her days gathering healing herbs and flowers in the forest. One day, however, she discovers something that threatens not just her own livelihood, but the life of the whole forest. And so she cooks up an extraordinary potion…
Listen to a sample from this Story Box:
A Message For Kingly Eyes…