Starlite Puppets: Storyteller Connie Manson has done wonderful work with puppets. A great resource.
Juniper Tree Puppets: If you sign up for their newsletter, Juniper Tree will send you great stories to tell your kids.
Oak Meadow Homeschooling Curriculum: More great free ideas and activities from a Houston-based homeschool program.
“How to Create Stories for Children who are Having Fears and Nightmares” by Nancy Mellon: how stories can heal, and how to make one up for a particular child’s needs
Circle Time in the Waldorf-Inspired Kindergarten: what children learn by participating regularly in a circle, and how you can do it at home!
Lavender’s Blue: free stories, music (not just the words- you can play the songs), stories, a wonderful resource
Song and Season: more songs, stories and crafts
Last Child in the Woods: by Richard Louv. Expounds on what children learn by being out of doors and a huge inspiration for me.
Keepers Series: Native American fairy tales and education by Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac. I love their work.
Grimm’s Fairytales: Pantheon edition. The big fat grandaddy of story books. This one has the original versions.
For the Children of the World by Louise deForest: International fairy tales.
The Nature Corner by M.V. Leeuwen. You are hardcore and want to make your own puppets!
Lacuma Designs: You don’t have time to make a bunch of puppets. These are beautiful, handmade, fair trade, and inexpensive.
Mama Support (and Dads)
Steady Mom: Jamie Martin talks with courage and honesty about the struggles of parenting and how she takes time out of the madness to care for herself.
Brene Brown: Brene has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her mantra: “I’m imperfect, and I’m enough.”