Jane’s Tree Letter

Such a fun year I’m having! Not only do I get to play and discover in nature with kids several times a week, but I get to tell stories to kids – daring, fun, or mysterious tales which share the magic of nature and help inspire our day. Gosh, I love that!

Because Of The Red Fox, my nature-rooted fantasy novel, is slipping into the world via the enchantment of technology and book distribution. Now I’m turning my attention to creating performance/book readings in which we sneak into the enchanted forest world of the Red Fox with tales, magical nature ways, songs, harp music, and a reading from the book too. If you’d like me to come out and offer one of these magical nature performance-readings to your group or community, give me a holler and we’ll work on making it happen!

Are You In The Puget Sound Area?

If you’d like to nourish a child’s spiritual development, or  that of a group of children, or if you are doing so already, this workshop may be for you!

I’m co-teaching this workshop at St. Placid’s Priory in Lacey, WA with my dear friend and colleague, Julie Shannon (see her bio below). In addition to my thoughts about sharing spirit-centered songs and stories with kids, I’ll be offering some harp music to accompany some of our explorations.

Tools for Teaching with Spirit @ The Priory Spirituality Center

Saturday, Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday school success depends on the teacher’s own spirit. Volunteer staff or parents who teach Sunday school will cultivate joy and strength as we explore the best practices for using story, song/music, prayer and poetry and arts and crafts to promote spiritual development in all age groups.

Register by prior Friday $65. Bring a sack lunch, journal, favorite prayers, favorite songs, favorite stories.

Julie Shannon is a Jewish Sunday School teacher, mother, and writer who is actively involved in Inter-faith education. She has been writing and creating art for more than 40 years. Julie holds an Ed. M. from Rutgers School of Education and is a certified English and Art teacher.

Next Issue (coming in May):

… will feature some green spirit magic, songs, and a magical nature comic that you can share with the kids in your life and find fun as well!

Fox Kit - art by Jane Valencia (c) 2005
Fox Kit – art by Jane Valencia

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