Story Box – Trusting Yourself
3 stories for children aged 7+ This age is the youngest we’d recommend for these stories; however, older children are likely to enjoy them too!
Total running time: 1 hour and 17 minutes
How do we teach our children to trust themselves?
That’s a tough call, because as parents we are often needing to step in and say things like “don’t touch that, it’s hot!” Sometimes we need to protect our children from their own bad choices. But if they are to eventually find their own way in life, it’s vital that they learn that there are times when they need to follow a call inside that the world might encourage them to ignore.
And that is the call of the heart, which in some situations is the only compass we possess. Trusting yourself in that way is how we navigate our most difficult challenges. We need role models to learn that kind of trust.
The three stories in this Story Box provide three such role models. Overcoming their greatest fears, following their heart’s longing to the end of the world, not giving up until they have an answer to their burning questions. I hope these stories will lie like seeds in your child’s psyche, and quietly bloom at a moment, sometime later in their lives, when the thing they most need is to trust themselves.
This Story Box includes the following stories:
- The Mouse’s Tale (Length: 39:18)Once a mouse in the royal palace kitchen saw a magnificent cake, bound for a great feast in the palace’s banqueting hall. It looked so incredibly delicious that even though she knew it might cost her her life, she crept out of hiding and across the kitchen floor towards it…
- The Queen and the Pool of Tears (Length: 26:57)Once there was a Queen who did not have a child, but longed for one above all else. Her search takes her the end of her Kingdom and to a magical pool of tears…
- The Thirsty Buffalo (Length: 10:48)One day the buffalo went to the water hole to drink and found that no matter how much water he drank, he was still thirsty. In search of an answer, he sets off for the King’s palace…
Listen to a sample story from this Story Box:
The Mouse’s Tale…