Story Box – Imagination
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: 36 minutes
How can we support our children in retaining a strong and vital imagination?
Television, video games and other screens do all the visualising for the viewer. But when children read books or listen to audio stories they are stimulated to create the pictures themselves. This is one of the ways they can grow their inner world.
Our culture tends to devalues what cannot be seen, touched or tasted. But when we encourage our children to value their imagination, we set them up for a strong and healthy inner life.
That matters, because we are not just creatures of this everyday world. We belong to a larger universe and our full potential is only available when we connect to that larger whole. These five little stories all celebrate this inner muscle-flexing. I hope they will both draw your child into their inner world, and encourage them to value what they find there!
This Story Box includes the following stories:
- A Knock at the Door (Duration: 0:11:08)Once there was a girl who was so absorbed in her books that she almost nothing could drag her away from them. One night, however, all kinds of unexpected characters turn up at her door…
- A Snotty Story (Duration: 0:05:53)A boy with a heavy cold goes to bed to recover. But when he sneezes all over the pages of his story book, the characters complain! A story all about covering your mouth and wiping your nose!
- A Tractor Tale (Duration: 0:07:23)A boy finds a tractor standing in a field with the keys still in it. He does what he knows he shouldn’t do, with calamitous results!
- How the Fire Engine Caught Fire (Duration: 0:03:34)The firemen arrived at the burning house to find that the source of the fire is unlike anything they have ever seen…
- The Pictures That Came to Life (Duration: 0:07:48)A Girl is astonished when the pictures that she is drawing come to life! The mouse amazes her, the elephant astonishes her, but when she draws a palace she finds her kitchen transformed into the palace kitchen with cooks rushing this way and that. “Get working!” yells one as she hands her a broom!…
Listen to a sample story from this Story Box:
A Tractor Tale…