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As many of you will know The Honeyclock has been for sale since February. Our buyer doesn’t seem to have found their way to us just yet however we are still hopeful they are on their way. In the mean time we have discovered we will need to vacate our current premises and so our last trading day in our current light filled shop will be Saturday 14 June, that’s about 6 weeks away.
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In the meantime make sure you come in and see us and stock up on all your favourite goodies while stocks last
When we tell our own imaginative stories a whole new world opens up. Sometimes they can be a bit tricky to begin so here are 20 story starters to help. What kind of story will you tell – A long story, a short story, a story that takes place in a faraway land, a story right here at home, a story filled with bright colours and mysterious characters and all kinds of unexpected things.
Storytelling with Children by Nancy Mellon
“Many people are surprise at that young children what them to make up stories. Yet it doesn’t take long to realise how meeting their need for stories creates a sense of warmth, family & community. This book has been written to stimulate your direct experience of the wise and benevolent creative forces which, however dormant, are in each and every one of us.”
This is a fascinating and inspiring book for teachers, parents or carers of children, as well as creative writers and students of literature. ‘This beautifully written and wise book taps into a deep source, the spring of imagination. The author […] gives very helpful examples of certain stories particularly well-suited to different ages, explaining how each matches and reflects the child’s developing consciousness. If you have anything to do with children, buy this book. If you have anything to do with yourself, buy it as well.” — Matthew Barton, New View, summer 2007
A new double Story CD has been released by Australian Storyteller Jenni Cargill-Strong. ‘Inspire your child to be kind, generous and resilient’ with ancestral tales of wisdom that have been lovingly reinterpreted for a modern audience. They will stimulate your child’s imagination, retain interest for years and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Perfect for rest-time, long journeys and holidays. For more information on her other Story CD’s see our previous blog ‘ A Story is a gift that lasts a lifetime…’
February NEWSLETTER , out now, there’s sure to be something to inspire
If you are having trouble finding it, click the word ‘newsletter’ above.
‘at any given moment, no matter where you are, there are hundreds of things around you that are interesting and worth documenting’* . Its amazing what we experience when we document something (whether by drawing or writing), when we look deeper we find details, patterns, characteristics and colours we never new existed. All the different parts of whatever it is we are looking at. Try looking around you this week and noticing detail, be an Explorer of this amazing world we live in.
* from ‘How to be an explorer of the World’ by Keri Smith
left; detail of cover photo from ‘How to Live Forever’ by Colin Thompson
Bring nourishment and creativity to your Christmas. The ‘Advent Craft and Activity Book’ is a practical and fully illustrated book with creative suggestions for every day from December 1st through to Christmas and Epiphany. Full of crafts, activities and stories, this is a fabulous book for engaging and involving children in a Christmas Season full of joy and reverence.
“Stumbling through life, gazing at the stars, we can miss the greatest treasure beneath our feet. For the ordinary faculties of our soul – how we think, how we feel, how we act – are the rough & fallen forms of our highest spiritual capacities”*. The teacher and seer, Rudolf Steiner, talked of 6 simple exercises, which take just a few minutes of each day, and are power tools for personal growth and inner strengthening. I have been practicing these exercises over many years and every time I consciously set my being to incorporate them into my day I feel the breadth of my inner world widen allowing me a clarity that reflects inwardly & outwardly. We have four books on these exercises in our shop –
“These exercises are simple, but demanding. By strengthening our capacity to pay attention, they allow us to say the right word & have the fresh thought just when we need to. They gradually lead us out of the mire of distraction & confusion, & allow us to practice what we need most: continual presence of mind.”*
* from Stairway of Surprise Michael Lipson $24.95
Story Cd’s with songs & stories to inspire, nourish & entertain by Australian storyteller Jenni Cargill-Strong, all $24.95 each
The Story Tree & other Nature Tales (suitable for ages 5-10). Settle in & listen to original & ancestral stories of whales & frogs or turtles & magic tress, interwoven with the relaxing sounds of nature. Delightful earth-loving tales & songs to inspire care for the environment. Length 61mins.
The Troo Adventures of Salty Pete the Pirate (suitable for ages 5-85). Join Salty Pete & his Scurvy Crew for a series of adventures on the high seas! These humorous stories are hugely enjoyable as well as being geographically & historically educational. Length 67mins.
Molly Whuppie & other Wonder Tales(suitable for ages 5-10). An award-winning compilation of empowering global folk tales & songs to capture your child’s imagination and gently teach them a few of life’s lessons along the way. Length 36mins.
The Mermaid’s Shoes & Other Enchanted Tales (suitable for ages3-8). Stories full of the mystery & power of the ocean with influences from the environmental to the fantastical. With no scary stories it is suitable bedtime listening for children of any age. Length 60min