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Storybox Playlist: How To Have a Screen Light Summer

"Screen Free" and "Screen Light" are new phrases to the modern family lexicon. Before phones, watches, cars and music players all added screens to the interface, a screen was located in a particular place and used at a particular time. Now that they are everywhere we go, families are deciding how much "Screen time" is appropriate. Here are some stories that can help children put the screens away and do something else!...

Storybox Playlist: Stories for Mother's Day

This week we celebrate Mother's Day with several stories that honor not only the mothers in our lives, but also the mothering impulse in general. To mother is to nurture, to care for, to tend, and to create an environment that is as healthy and life-giving as possible. To mother is to make life — the most sacred act of all!...

Storybox Playlist: Compassion and Understanding Hurt

Ian Maclaren once wrote something very powerful: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”...

Storybox Playlist: What Is May Day?

Ancient May Day comes from the Celtic start of summer, when communities drove their cattle to the summer pastures. Modern May Day is a day of protest for better labor conditions. What is the connection? Here are some stories that look into it....

Storybox Playlist: Stories for Speaking Out

In honor of the high school students of Parkland, we honor children and adults around the world who are willing to do the hard work and muster the courage to stand up and speak out....