Storytelling with the littles or creative writing for bigger kids. A story and 12 story-starter cards for month filled with storytelling adventure.
*No experience necessary!
Our next adventure brings us to a gathering in a clearing on the forest floor. Ladybug, Butterfly, Bird and Bee, Dragonfly and Snails and their little riders will adventure with us this month.
"It is a special, even sacred, space
- a small clearing really - where they will gather to dance and sing, telling stories and rekindling
old friendships and making friends anew. The big people would never notice this special gathering place, nestled at the trunk of the tree, hidden from everyone but those who know just what they are looking for and have the keenest of eyes. Surrounded by little toadstools looking ever so alert, as if they are standing watch, the clearing will be a temporary home for those who come to stay."
Start now and receive the July Tale as pdfs today free or your first month in the mail for half off.
*storytelling is something anyone can do with a little bit of practice. It is like magic - I can't wait for you to try it!
What a lovely way to celebrate each month either by displaying a beautiful image or sending a postcard to a friend! 6 postcards for each season.
Some of your postcards may differ than the postcards shown in photo.
8x10 prints! Each is an image from an original watercolor painting from a past Tale.
A bundle of 8x8 fabric squares for quilting, little napkins, doll accessories or any number of magical things. The squares will be a random assortment that may or may not include the images shown. If you desire any specific images please let me know and I will see if I can accommodate you!
*if you are outside of the U.S. please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can calculate the shipping
A note from 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 so eager to imagine with us!
This is why I created Twelve Little Tales--to help other parents and teachers feel confident and equipped on their own storytelling journey. 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 when you 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.
"Twelve Little Tales is a refreshing and magical invitation into the world of story for young children. I used the tales as creative writing prompts for my 2nd and 3rd graders. They loved diving into a magical land through Marna’s lovely storytelling and then being given the invitation to take over as storyteller as they chose their favorite of various story starters on beautifully illustrated story-starters. They produced more rich and imaginative writing than with the average journal prompt or story starter."
Third Grade Teacher
Mountain Sage Community School
Thank you so much again for sharing your creativity with us. I have found so much inspiration through your stories each month.. even my husband has! We tell a story each night to our 6 year old and it has helped our bedtime routine become connecting and effortless.. our daughter asks us every night for a story and we are becoming pretty clever, thanks in large part to your stories ❤ I am forever grateful - K
"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
“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
“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