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Storytelling Magic

Have you visted my kids site yet?   Happy Kids Festival

Happy Kids Festival is the world’s first online festival of family fun. Our mission is to bring together families in a joyous celebration of childhood.

We are dedicated to bringing you presentations that will entertain you, delight your children and nurture harmony, creativity and respect within your family and for families throughout our multicultural world.

Having taught thousands of children, over the last thirty years, I’ve come to understand that as well as enjoying the most polished of performances, children often find lots to giggle about in everyday experiences. So our advisory council has chosen the very best storytellers, artists, musicians, authors, dancers and presenters from around the globe, as well as the best of fun from around the Internet from the heart-warming right through to the absolutely silly.

With our unique blend of carefully selected content, you can be assured that Happy Kids Festival is a safe place for your family. Our Advisory Council has personally selected each presentation, and has carefully screened them.

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Bedtime Stories

by Annie

Being a huge advocate of telling your child a bedtime story, I am thrilled to introduce you to a new story over at Happy Kids Festival.

Three Hairs of a Lion is a wonderful tale of patience and love. It’s told by the master story-teller Baba Frejon.

Happy Kids Festival Storytelling

It’s  fantastic resource for parents.

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day_of_peace

Thanks for watching, we hope you enjoyed the live broadcast

Below you can access more information and resources about 21 September,

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Peace Building

Peace One Day Educational Resources

Image: Mike Kline

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USA Today Channel 10, report today on the value of storytelling in the classroom. In this video, accomplished storyteller Arturo Munoz Vasques, says that storytelling is a powerful instrument. Click through to watch the video… [click to continue…]

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joshdubyasmWhat is it about a good night story that appeals to children all over the world? We all know how deeply comforting it is to close your eyes at the end of the day with peace in your heart and hope for tomorrow. While a good night story can certainly help you achieve this, the benefits of listening to a good night story, for both the individual and the community they live in, are multifaceted and profound. Research, presented here and elsewhere, shows listening to good stories can contribute not only to a child’s academic success, but to their emotional well-being and social advancement; his/her overall happiness and, in turn, to happy families and community relationships.

Loving Hearts [click to continue…]

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