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My two your old is big on having mommy and daddy read to him especially at bedtime and has really developed an extensive vocabulary because of it. He loves to hear us change our voices to act out the characters and we have recently caught him "reading" to his stuffed animals! My husband and I both love to read and really wanted to pass this on to our son. I was recently asked to review a storyteller CD with stories that are not commonly heard but have great messages to teach our children. I was a bit hesistant, not sure how my son's attention span will keep. However, I popped the CD in the car while we were on our way to the park and I was taken back with how attentive he was listening to the stories!
Story Harbour is performed by Zette Harbour who has a way of telling of the story that, like I said, kept mine but most importantly my sons attention. She has chosen 6 folklore stories that teach about selfishness, gratitude, doing what's right regardless of how difficult it is, appreciating simplicty and what our life holds. These are stories that are meant for children but honestly I found myself listening and becoming lost in the story as I was driving. Each one of these stories have a special message that the more and more you listen, the more and more you will discover.
The stories included are:
Anasi & Stories-West Africa
Master Of All Master-England
The Little Old Woman Who Lived In A Vinegar Bottle-British Isles (My favorite!)
The Crane Wife-Japan
The Sound Of the Money-Jewish
The InnKeeper's Clever Daughter-Russion
Zette Harbour has been a traditional storyteller for over 19 years and with her new CD has won 3 awards, including the Parent's Choice Recommended Award! Story Harbour is a great tool for parents to teach the incredible power of story to their children. As Zette Harbour says,
I believe that everyone deserves to be empowered....
I believe that at the core of who you are - you are a collection of stories....
I believe that you arrived here with the right to choose what those stories are....
I believe that I’m here to bring empowering, inspiring and evolving stories to life....
.... to let you see just how many choices you have and how powerful you can be.
For more information on Zette Harbour and her recently created fabric and clothing line called Big JuJu - Stories You Can Wear, visit her website at http://www.zetteharbour.com/, or follow her on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.
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**I was given a free copy in exchange for this review. These thoughts and opinions are my own.