Story Box – Following your Heart
5 stories for children aged 3+ This age is the youngest we’d recommend for these stories; however, older children are likely to enjoy them too!
Total running time: 54 minutes
How can we teach our children to follow their hearts?
Sometimes it takes courage and determination. Or being willing to step into the unknown, or to look a fool.
Sometimes it takes believing in things that seem impossible, dreaming beautiful crazy dreams and following them despite what others might say.
Our hearts hold the key to our destiny. When we feel life calling us in this way, it’s good to have been prepared for the journey by the stories we heard as children.
These five little tales all involve characters who follow their hearts, sometimes with bravery and persistence, sometimes with innocence and openmindedness, but always with success and the fulfilment of their dreams. I hope that they will be whispering “yes” when, at some point later in life, your child feels the pull to follow their own heart.
This Story Box includes the following stories:
- Joe, The Singing Pretzel-Seller (Length: 07:12)One day Joe, who has sold pretzels on the same street corner for as long as anyone can remember, finds that his oven isn’t working. But the idea of having nothing to give his regular customers is so unappealing that Joe goes out and stands there nonetheless. Only when the first of his regulars asks him for a pretzel does the unexpected happen…
- The Balloon Who Wanted To Be Free (Length: 13:01)Once there was a hot air balloon that desperately wanted to be free. He tried floating away a few times, but when he ended up tied to a pushchair he needed to try something that had never been done before…
- The Flying Ox (Length: 11:09)“Let me tell you a secret” said the crow, as the Ox lay panting after pulling the plow all morning. “You, my friend, have wings… you’ve just forgotten about them!”
- The Little Girl Who Drove a Big Train (Length: 09:14)“Oh please let me drive the train, please, please, please!” said the little girl. But the train driver insisted that she wasn’t strong enough to grasp the big handles and steer the train. But she wouldn’t give in, until in exhasperation the train driver let her try for just a moment, if only to see how heavy the big handles were, and how she couldn’t possibly drive such a heavy train. But as soon as she touched the handles, the train gave a lurch, and then lifted up into the air…
- The Wild Horsy (Length: 13:04)A girl so longs to ride a horsy, but her family are too poor and none of her friends will let her ride theirs. So she goes into the forest, to tame a horse that even grown men say cannot be tamed…
Listen to a sample story from this Story Box:
The Balloon That Wanted To Be Free