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Childrens Stories

A Changing Climate...

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Paul Schwennesen

We only make the inevitable more difficult when we succumb to the temptation to invite the coercive power of government to create our ideal visions. By doing so, we stifle the dynamic and freely evolving expression of our tastes. Our posterity will probably not thank us.

The Wonderful World of Children's Drawings -- What Do They Mean?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Children's drawings are remarkable communications about what is on their minds. The simple question to a child, "What is your picture about?" brings forth a wealth of information about the child's thoughts, intentions, desires, feelings, imaginings and perhaps, fears.

Once Upon a Time Mom was Shot Dead

Juliet Linley | Posted 10.20.2016 | Parents
Juliet Linley

No mom snuggles up to her toddler for a cosy bedtime read, with a book in which the protagonists' mother is shot and killed just one page into the narrative. Surely.

Can You Tell Me a Story?

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

We relate to our friends and families by telling stories about our days. We get to know one another with stories from our past. We imagine the future by concocting stories of what may be.

9 Kids' Books With Powerfully Useful Life-Lessons

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Lauren Cahn

When children's literature is done right, it connects with us on some visceral, primal level -- somewhere beyond conscious thought -- delivering foundational life lessons that shape us into the people we become and remain imprinted on us throughout our lives.

WATCH: Second Grader's Obama Story Gets Animated

Posted 10.18.2012 | Comedy

One of Kristen Schaal's greatest assets is her distinctively squeaky voice, and never before has it been used as effectively as it is in "Diary of a B...

Childhood Revised

Eleni Gage | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Eleni Gage

Fiction of all sorts, including nursery rhymes, allows us to try out conflict in a safe way. That's the point, it's where the thrill comes in; we're scared, then reassured the danger isn't real.

My Daughter the Fox and the Making of Children's Stories

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

A parent's job is not only to serve as a storyteller, but also to create the conditions for the stories of children to emerge.

Reaching African Children Through Fables and Animation

Atim Oton | Posted 12.25.2011 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

African culture is an oral culture but modernity has given us ways to document our stories and heritage. This is why I was so excited to see and share Arit's Fables, a series of animated African fables for children.

A Winter's Tale

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Well, yes, sweetie, he was white; he was made of snow, snow is white. No, I don't think that reflects on Daddy's deeply-internalized racial prejudices. I think it reflects on what snow looks like.

Mother Goose Meet 'Other Goose'

J.otto Seibold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
J.otto Seibold

First, let me tell you a little secret about Mother Goose. SHE IS NOT A GOOSE! She is actually a person.

10 Of The Bloodiest Bedtime Stories Ever

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Most modern versions would have you believe that a passing woodcutter heard the little girl's cries and slashed open the wolf with his axe to reveal t...

Which Bedtime Stories Do You Love?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

You know the routine: children become attached to certain books and want us to read them over and over again, often on the same night!