On Storytellling. And an Audio Story for my Ancestral Seas.

Bajau Sea Gypsies of Mindanao (Maya's maternal island). Unknown photographer, via Pinterest.

Bajau Sea Gypsies of Mindanao (Maya's maternal island). Unknown photographer, via Pinterest.

“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.” -Madeleine L’Engle

Hundreds of you - teachers, parents & homeschoolers, knowingly asked for storytelling resources. You've felt drawn to create a culture that pulls in and directs your beloveds from deep within them. (There's a free audio story down below) Robyn has followed this thread with her whole heart. She has been dreaming, designing, & reliving stories to find the fundamental images needed for an inspiring tool - a Story Starters Deck. Use the deck to ignite unique stories for and with your children & students. At the end of your time together, your children will have stories they tell about themselves, about the world, and about what’s possible.

These stories will dictate how they relate to humanity, to opportunity, and to obstacles. You want them to become masterful at story: in the telling and receiving, to be able to find the nuggets, and also to be able to be surprised, to change endings, and to shift from middles, to muddles, and back again. 

You want them to generate their own futures, to command a reverent response-ability, to architect life with a certain artistry.

"The engineers of the future will be poets." --Terence McKenna

 And yet, and yet...

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” -Lewis Carroll

We don't want to bore them. Or to lecture them. No, we want to mystify them. To enchant them in to the glimmer of their own futures, to be awed in the face of giants (and giant obstacles). And to know themselves as great and creative problem solvers.

So. What's more delicious than stories?

“It has been said that next to hunger and thirst, our most basic human need is for storytelling.” -Khalil Gibran

And there is no one more valuable than the storyteller. They are our visionaries, the entertainers, the jesters, guides and crooners. Give your child the gift of story, and you are giving them their ticket, a limitless wellspring to carry them to any career, a lifelong magic trick in their back pocket.

"Stories are a communal currency of humanity." --Tahir Shah, in Arabian Nights

In Celebration of all that, 

Maya, Robyn, Brian & David

       Available August 15, 2014. Or reserve a deck, now...

       Available August 15, 2014. Or reserve a deck, now...

*40-Card Deck, 2-sided

*Muslin Drawstring storage sack

*3 Audio recordings

*19-Page e-book with Ideas + Resources

*The Living Home Community Forum

A Storytelling Kit for Your Home & Family

Ideas, Encouragement & Support with Robyn Wolfe

Bajau girl, with rice flour paste to protect her from the sun. Image by Timothy Allen, via Pinterest.

Bajau girl, with rice flour paste to protect her from the sun. Image by Timothy Allen, via Pinterest.

p.s. from Maya: I was recounting memories to our boys about the Bajau, coin-diving children that live in the waters near my mother's hometown. "The sea nomads have golden hair from the sun. And bright white teeth from smiles you can see below the water. Even the three year olds dive ten feet…" Of course there were many questions, so I shared this story using one of the prompts in Robyn's Story Starters eBook. The questions ceased, and now the Bajau live with us. You're welcome to share with your littles.