You will receive a starter story and 12 prompt cards to start you off on your storytelling journey. Anyone can do it!
For parents and teachers (a great gift!), for older children to prompt creative writing. Also in Spsnish and French!
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 nor could I form ideas that seemed "good enough". Now I know that anything that I made up would have delighted my child to no end. But, I know that others have the same experience that I did. This is part of the reason I created Twelve Little Tales, so that I could help others with story-starters and ideas each month. The content is simple, timeless and based in nature and seasonal wonder and leaves room for all of your ideas and creativity.
The children will love your stories!
The starter Tale introduces the story for the month. Each month is a new story usually corresponding with the time of year and sometimes will include special festivals that help us enjoy the magic of the season. The 12 story prompt cards are each an offshoot of the story to help you on your way to telling more tales. Each tale offers approximately 1100 words so there is a lot of prompting to help you tell your stories! Please let me know if you are in the Southern Hemisphere - I will send you stories from your time of year! :)
Thoughts from happy tellers of Tales.
“I just want to say how much I love Twelve Little Tales! 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. A highlight for them is being able to help determine the tale’s path with the selection of one of the story cards. Thank you for creating such a lovely opportunity for connection between adult and child through storytelling! "
Melinda K. - Preschool teacher
“Just printed our first story from Twelve Little Tales. If you are like me and always liked it but never ordered don't hesitate any longer. I knew it will be beautiful but now I know I am gonna be subscribing. This is just amazing and so loving and gentle. Thank you Marna Widom.” - 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). They are enchanting and beautiful. We hope to be enjoying these for much longer! ;)” -C
Twelve Little Tales is now available every month in four languages!
Please see here for samples of the languages :)
Translated by Mathilde Rojinsky Sadot
Frog Pool | Technical translations | English-French
Translated by Natalia Rossi
Dutch (available in seasonal packets) please inquire
Translated by Anja Boring
German (available in seasonal packets)
Translated by Lena Luers