March’s Storytelling Day: The True Story of Fuzzy Wuzzy

Our storyteller, Robin, is back with a wonderful story for you to share with your kids …

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy,
Was he?

Fuzzy Wuzzy was the oldest bear in a big bear family. He didn’t know for certain, but he thought he was the grandpa bear. He speculated that he might even be the great-grandpa bear. He contemplated that he might even be the great-great-grandpa bear, but there was no real way to know. It’s hard to count that high with paws. What he knew for certain is that he loved all of the younger bears in his family very much — and that they loved him just as much, and that that was all that mattered.

Bears know that family is one of the most important things a character can have.

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What We’re Listening to March: Music Together, adding Rhythm to Your Days

At Simple Kids this month we’re talking about rhythms and routines and as the resident music reviewer, I thought what better way to add a little more rhythm to your life than with a music class?

My son was less than a year old when we attended our first Music Together class, and it was a fabulous experience for both of us.  As a new mom, it was a great way to get out of the house and actually feel like I was doing something with my baby.  We did nothing more than sing, dance and play instruments with other moms and kids, but this early music exposure helped make music an integral part of our family’s rhythm.
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Compelling Reading for Every Parent: The Case for Make Believe

Several weeks ago, I received a copy of Susan Linn’s The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World to review for the Simple Kids readership.  I’ve been looking forward to sharing this book with you from the moment I read the first page.

Susan Linn is a psychologist, director and co-founder of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, and pioneer in the use of puppets as play therapy.  She has also written a book titled Consuming Kids.  As you can imagine, her philosophies and beliefs line up perfectly with the purpose of Simple Kids.

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