Storybox Playlist: Stories for Exploring Your Own Backyard
July 4, 2016
Whether your yard is hundreds of acres or an alley with flowerpots, there is always something to discover and explore. These are stories of the amazing and delightful discoveries that happen when you pay attention and open yourself to surprises!
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Backyard Water Park (from the At Home with Martin & Sylvia Series)
It is hot, and Martin and Sylvia want to cool off. "Can we go to a water park?" asks Martin hopefully. "I don't think we have a water park around here..." answers Momma. But Daddy recollects how he and his brother used to make their own water parks in their backyard. This inspires brother and sister to pull out all sorts of materials and structures to create a cool solution to the summer heat.
Now That's a Camp! (from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now Series)
Ben wants to create a summer camp for the mice, but he isn't sure how to do it. Sally gives him advice and encourages him to enroll the other Junkyard animals - but Ben knows they are all very busy. But when he suggests they all offer to teach something they truly love, the camp quickly comes together. And what a unique camp it is!
Camping Out ( from the Martin & Sylvia Series)
Martin decides he wants to live alone in the forest in a hut that he and Sylvia made of sticks and mud. When Daddy suggests that he first try a solo adventure in a tent in the backyard first, Sylvia decides she wants to join in. The two prepare for a night with no parents, camping on their own. But after nightfall, Martin hears something rustling in the woods…
The Special Magical Day ( from the At Home with Martin & Sylvia Series)
There are days that are special because they are holidays or birthdays or celebrations of important events. And then, once in a while, there are special days just because they are special. One morning Martin wakes with the singular thought that it is going to be a Special Magical day. And so he and his sister spend the rest of the day discovering the magic around every corner.
A Fine Town ( from the Martin & Sylvia Series)
Martin and Sylvia return from a vacation to the grandparents house with the regret that their vacation was too short. Momma proposes they have one more day of vacation — only spending it in their own town. Daddy suggests they start by swimming in the downtown hotel pool -- and this is just the beggining of seeing their fine town through new eyes.
About the Author
David Sewell McCann
David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through painting, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf elementary class teacher and parent, he has developed a four step method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.