Adventure Story Set!
Find yourselves embarking on a new adventure each month with many story-starters guiding you in your storytelling fun.
• A full page story-starter
• 12 story-starter prompt cards
• postcards and stickers (with the hybrid or full set)
• Parents who wish for a little help making up their own stories
• Homeschool families to use for storytelling with little children and creative writing for the bigger kids
• Grades teachers to use as creative writing prompts for their classroom - and for anyone wishing for a little adventure!
Available in the mail or as a digital download. Every month a story is available in Spanish and French.
New! Whimsy Story Set!
Each month you will receive a special package of magic in the mail filled with the adventure of a short story and treasures made with the whimsical watercolor art of Twelve Little Tales.
• A full page seasonal story
• An 8x8 square of fabric with an image from the month's tale
• An 8x10 print from the month's tale
• Postcards and stickers
The fabric can be used to create a story quilt throughout the year or use the fabric for napkins, doll clothing or whatever you wish. And if one square of fabric isn't enough you will have the option to add on squares of fabric for each child in your family and the story-starter cards to download and print.
We will begin this offering in March! See what magic you will get!
Childhood - the most precious of times.
Children are being encouraged to grow up faster than ever before. Our story kits are helping parents and children all over the world to savor the magic of childhood using the ancient art of storytelling.
Each kit comes with a gorgeously illustrated story starter and 12 prompt cards available in three languages, to gently guide you on your storytelling journey each month.
With just a few minutes a day, your child will become more deeply engaged in the storytelling process, as parents and children alike will imagine together and be present together - a gift they’ll carry with them into all areas of life.
Subscribe today and receive your first digital kit free.
“Your tales are a rare combination of delightful characters, endearing story lines and beautiful artwork. The children that I work with are always excited when I pull one of your stories out. Thank you for creating such a lovely opportunity for connection between adult and child through storytelling! " Melinda K. - Preschool teacher
"Thank you so much for creating Twelve Little Tales! Our family LOVES them. I've never been a great storyteller, however, these prompts and story starters help me spin an enchanting tale that my kids love! I'm so grateful, thank you!" - J
“I just printed my first story and if you are like me and always liked Twelve Tales but never ordered, don't hesitate any longer. I knew it would be beautiful but now I know I am going to be subscribing for a long time. They are just amazing.” - I
"The Twelve Little Tales brings so much warmth into our home. We read the stories and enjoy displaying all the amazing cards that come with it. My son already recognizes the package when we get it in the mail and he gets so excited! What I love the most about it is that we get to enjoy these stories in our native language (Spanish).” -C
A Note From our Founder and Story Creator, Marna Widom
Everyone is a storyteller.
Storytelling can sometimes be difficult in the beginning.
When I first started, I had wonderful intentions but couldn't think of a thing to say! I didn't have a lot of confidence and didn’t trust my ideas. Now I know that anything that I made up would have delighted my child to no end. Our children are just eager to imagine with us!
This is why I created Twelve Little Tales--to help other parents and teachers feel confident and equipped for their own storytelling. The content I create is simple, timeless and based in nature and seasonal wonder, while leaving room for all of your ideas and creativity.
Your children will love your stories!
Each month you’ll receive a new story and as you weave tales through the month you will get better and better at telling stories together.
Confidence is often our biggest deterrent - but try to remember, for children, an adult giving them undivided attention is one of their most favorite things. And then look at their faces as soon as you start imagining with them and you will know everything is going ok :)
Whether you have little ones at home, older homeschool children, a classroom full of young kids or even adult language learners! - you will find your own way of working with the tales. And always ask questions if you have them. I'm happy to help!
Join our community of storytellers all over the world that have rediscovered the magic of childhood through this ancient practice.