December 11: Storytelling Surprises

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December 11: Storytelling Surprises

Topics: ChristmasHomeschoolingGratitudeAngerAdventSurprises

Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story

Why Storytelling Is Way Better Than Lecturing Your Kids

Why Storytelling Is Way Better Than Lecturing Your Kids

There is an alternative parenting technique that is hardly new. It has been used since our species could speak, and it is not only effective, it is delightful: storytelling. We are wired for it — literally. The neuroscience is conclusive — we use stories to build our realities and make sense of them.

Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar – Day 11: "Storytelling Surprises"

Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar – Day 11: "Storytelling Surprises"

In this Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar story,"Storytelling Surpises", it’s a grey day, and everyone is grouchy. Nothing is quite right! What to do today? Momma gives Martin and Sylvia a fun storytelling exercise to help them decide, and all three are surprised by the magical answer.

Parent Cheat Sheet: Martin & Sylvia's Daily Advent Activities

Parent Cheat Sheet: Martin & Sylvia's Daily Advent Activities

As you are planning and preparing for your own Advent season, we thought you might enjoy a little "cheat sheet" for what’s ahead with Martin and Sylvia. You can let the ideas from the stories inspire your own daily activities.

Sparkle Craft: Martin & Sylvia's Colorable Ornaments for Advent

Sparkle Craft: Martin & Sylvia's Colorable Ornaments for Advent

For this year's calendar, our lovely Sparkle Stories artists have made a beautiful set of printable ornaments.

The Martin & Sylvia PRINTABLE Advent Calendar!

The Martin & Sylvia PRINTABLE Advent Calendar!

Here's a lovely little printable calendar to go with the Martin & Sylvia Audio Advent Calendar!

Characters in this Story

Martin

Sylvia

Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar

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December 7: The Tree


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