Come join in the search for the mystical signs, messages, and word play clues that await each of us along our path, and then learn how to spin your own magical life story. Here is what one parent had to say about our walks:
"The kids were so invested each day we walked with you. Each day when I went in their rooms to wake them up, I left it up to them. I said, 'Do you want to go again? If so, get up and get moving.' And, believe me, each day they popped outta bed and were ready in record time. It was so nice to have something to do with them that was interesting, fun, and exercise all in one."
Leah Lowell, Coventry, RI children aged 10 and 12
PROFESSOR ETHYL looks like an extraterrestrial, yet is truly just a praying mantis. As our Professor of Word Play, she studies word origins in search of their true meaning. Get ready to be challenged with naturally interesting words like onomatopoeia.
Click on her photo to read her story.
SHIRLEY FOXY, a natural detective, knows all kinds of clever tricks. She can teach us how to camouflage to avoid detection, either by blending in with the leaves or by disappearing into a crowd. We learn the art of shape-shifting into different identities by adjusting our clothing, our body language, and the tone of our voice. Click on her photo to read her story.
CHILDREN remind us to laugh, to love unconditionally, to live "in the moment," and to accept one another just as we are. Each child has his or her own unique gift to share, his or her own contribution to bringing joy and peace to the world, and Storywalking helps them to identify these gifts.
Meet our smallest teachers, BEE and EENSY WEENSY SPIDER, who is too small to be seen in this photograph. Click here to LISTEN TO A STORY about what they taught Storywalker "Miss Wendy," and HOW they told her.
SQUIRRELY WHIRLY is a whiz. He is really smart. He shows us how to balance work and play. He is also determined to convince us that nuts are the ultimate brain food. You see, Squirrel is so smart and creative, he once dropped a message...
Click on his photo to read his story.
MISS WENDY walks everyday in search of Nature signs and Angel messages to guide her life and her work as a teacher. She documents many of her findings with photographs, and using her intuition and creativity, she translates the material into mystical stories and lessons.
With a desire to educate and to help children find their own "true path" in life, Miss Wendy offers lessons in many forms, including this website's online
E-MANUAL. Her stories show how to tune into the magic, how to ask the right questions, and how to recognize the guiding responses that appear in the spiritual detective work of Storywalking. Adults will enjoy Wendy's stories as well. Click on any photos to see if you can follow her wild trail of investigational stories.
"Come forth into the light of things,
Let nature be your teacher."
- William Wordsworth
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