Journey With Story

JWS

Journey With Story

As a former elementary teacher, a narrator of books for the blind, a storyteller at a low-income school, the published author of nine picture books, a frequent presenter at schools and conferences on “Linking Literature to Life”, and as the host of my own storytelling podcast, Journey with Story, I enjoy sharing my passion for stories with people of all ages and all walks of life.  And after a lifetime of being steeped in stories that stir my soul and make my heart sing, I believe that…

 
Picture girl reading

Good stories can give us space in our lives to pause and ponder some bolt of beauty, some truth, or some new way of looking at life.  It is what I call, the Story Souvenir

Souvenir is a French word, meaning to remember. So, it is some nugget of truth or some glimmer of truth about what it means to be human that will linger with us long after the last word is uttered – it is what our heart will remember most.

Each month we will pick one story for you to pause and ponder with your little listener – some discussion questions and some background about the country where the story takes place – or, instead of focusing on the country, we will focus on the story’s theme.

Blog posts

Where Stories Come From

Where Stories Come From – A Zulu Folktale

Where Stories Come From – A Zulu Folktale Listen to the podcast today! Spotlight Theme – Stories What is your favorite story from childhood?  Most ...
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A Fairy in Flight

A Fairy in Flight

A Fairy in Flight Listen to the podcast today! Spotlight Theme – Nurturing Compassion in Children How Do You Nurture Compassion in Children?  Naturally, the ...
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Nibbly Quibbly the Goat

Nibbly Quibbly the Goat

Nibbly Quibbly the Goat Listen to the podcast today! Spotlight Theme – What’s in a Name? This month we are focusing on the theme of ...
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Four Irish Tales

Four Irish Tales

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Four Irish Tales Our encore bonus playlist for St. Patrick’s Day includes an Irish version of Cinderella, a fun story ...
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The Cats Elopement

The Cat’s Elopement

How to make Valentine’s Day special with this lovely Japanese fairy tale The Cats’ Elopement A lovely fairy tale from Japan about two cats who ...
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Leopard

Why the Leopard Has Spots

A fun folktale from Ghana that explains how the leopard got his spots. Listen to the podcast today! Spotlight Country – Ghana Good stories can ...
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