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Zebra and Donkey's Halloween

10/21/2018
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My first PICTURE BOOK, Little Fox Can't Wait to Dream, will be on sale November 4th! Take a moment to sign up for the email list at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com to be the first to hear about the book's release! And take a look at my social media pages to stay informed, too. Happy Halloween, friends! I'm here to share a VERY SILLY Halloween story, featuring mistaken identities, bad jokes, and a sweet friendship. ENJOY! Many other members of Kids Listen are releasing Halloween...

Duration:00:16:49

A Hamster Named Bobo: An Adoption Story for Kids

10/7/2018
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Our story today is about a tiny person joining a family as a toddler instead of as a newborn baby, in a foster care or adoption situation. Foster care and adoption can look so many different ways and this story depicts just one way it might look (from the perspective of a sweet little hamster, naturally). My hope is the story can convey some of the many feelings that family members experience during such a time and can spark a conversation about how families can grow. Thank you to the family...

Duration:00:21:16

The Acorn: A Friendship Story for Kids

9/23/2018
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Our story today is about a squirrel. Yes, another squirrel story. My equine guests are not exactly thrilled about that. The Acorn is a story about mistaken impressions and developing trust with new friends. And it’s also just fun. ENJOY! Today’s episode features wonderful SOUND EFFECTS from listeners Lily, Violet, and Serena. You can send me your very own sound effect. Just use the voice memo app on your phone, record your Tiny People making a (recognizable) sound, and email it to...

Duration:00:14:32

Frog and the High Jump: A Pond Story for Kids

9/9/2018
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I am so happy to be back for SEASON FIVE of the podcast! Today’s story features a little frog who learns to overcome his fears so as not to miss out on worthwhile life experiences. Also, it happens to be a subtle exploration of the challenges of early parenthood. You know, for all the Big People out there. Today’s episode features wonderful SOUND EFFECTS from listeners NORA, EVRYN, and BRIELLA. You can send me your very own sound effect. Just use the voice memo app on your phone, record your...

Duration:00:20:35

BONUS - Kids Listen Summer Roadtrip Mixtape

8/12/2018
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BONUS EPISODE! I’ve teamed up with several fellow members of Kids Listen, a grassroots organization that advocates for high-quality audio for kids, to bring you this special road trip mixtape episode. You will hear samples from Circle Round, Noodle Loaf, Story Spectacular, Book Club for Kids, What If World, AND a brand new story from me! ENJOY. I’m still collecting sound effects! Some that would fit into upcoming stories: birds tweeting, cheers from a crowd (yay! woohoo!), dog barks,...

Duration:00:42:38

Message to Fans: Sound Effects Library and Updates

6/10/2018
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Hello wonderful listeners! There are some cool things happening at LSFTP! Here’s a quick summary for your convenience: - The “enchanting merchandise” I mention in this message refers to Little Hedgehog t-shirts, which are available now! Go to the new ‘Shop’ tab at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com or you can head over to my Threadless store at http://littlestoriestinypeople.threadless.com to choose from two adorable designs. - I need YOUR HELP to create a “Sound Effects Library”. Just...

Duration:00:05:55

Little Bear Goes Over the Hill: A Story for Kids

6/10/2018
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LITTLE HEDGEHOG T-SHIRTS are now available! Go to the new ‘Shop’ tab at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com or you can head over to my threadless store at http://littlestoriestinypeople.threadless.com to choose from two adorable designs. Today’s story is Little Bear Goes Over the Hill, in which we hear from some very vocal blueberries as Little Bear and his grandpa go on an adventure. Themes include friendship, patience, dealing with disappointment, and helping others. Listen to the...

Duration:00:24:17

Schools Out for Little Hedgehog: A Story for Kids

5/27/2018
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LITTLE HEDGEHOG T-SHIRTS are now available! OMG. Big people, don’t worry - I speak in code about this in the actual episode. I’m fairly certain your tiny people will not know the words ‘merchandise’ and ‘protagonist’. If they do, I am super impressed! Go to the new ‘Shop’ tab at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com or you can head over to my threadless store at http://littlestoriestinypeople.threadless.com to choose from two adorable designs. Little Hedgehog is BACK for a school’s out...

Duration:00:28:14

Tiny People Speak: Part One

5/20/2018
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Welcome to this special episode I’m calling TINY PEOPLE SPEAK:PART ONE! On this episode, you will hear listeners’ ideas for what Little Hedgehog should collect, in the categories of: things she can wear and items she can find in nature. Thank you to everyone who contributed! Enjoy! Make sure you are subscribed to LSFTP so you never miss an episode! Please show your support by leaving a rating/review wherever you listen to the show. (Thank you to everyone who has done so already! I really...

Duration:00:11:16

Tiny People Speak: Part Two

5/20/2018
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Welcome to this special episode I’m calling TINY PEOPLE SPEAK:PART TWO! On this episode, you will hear listeners’ ideas for what Little Hedgehog should collect, in the categories of: all things sparkly and everything else! Thank you to everyone who contributed! Enjoy! Make sure you are subscribed to LSFTP so you never miss an episode! Please show your support by leaving a rating/review wherever you listen to the show. (Thank you to everyone who has done so already! I really have the best...

Duration:00:11:28

Vivi Finds Her Voice: A Story for Kids

5/6/2018
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Today’s story is all about setting personal boundaries and using the word ‘no’ effectively. Vivi tends to say yes to every request from friends, leaving her feeling burdened and unhappy. With the help of a clever fairy, she learns how to assert herself in a kind way. Listen to the end to hear more of your voice memos! Make sure you are subscribed to LSFTP so you never miss an episode! Please show your support by leaving a rating/review wherever you listen to the show. (Thank you to everyone...

Duration:00:24:34

Hope in the Garden: An Earth Day Story for Kids

4/22/2018
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It’s EARTH DAY! Today’s story is about a group of animals who decide to save the garden they’ve endangered through their own shortsighted actions. Kids will learn about the power of working together for positive change and the importance of being accountable for one’s actions. Enjoy! Several other podcasts are featuring Earth Day episodes for kids! Cool Facts about Animals, Ear Snacks, Tumble Science Podcast for Kids, and What If World will all have Earth Day episodes available for you this...

Duration:00:26:30

The Glowing Stones: A Friendship Story for Kids

4/8/2018
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The Glowing Stones is about friendship and connection. There are times when things can get in the way of true connection with the ones we love, and this story explores how that can happen between best friends. This one is a bit more thoughtful and serious than some of my other stories. I hope you get something out of it. Enjoy! Tiny People, what should Little Hedgehog collect next?! It’s up to you this time. Please record a voice memo with 1. YOUR NAME, 2. YOUR AGE, 3. YOUR IDEA for what...

Duration:00:24:44

Brambleton the Ambassador: An Adventure Story for Kids

3/25/2018
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Brambleton the beetle is back and this time he is embarking on a new (mildly) adventurous trip as his village’s ambassador. Themes include dealing with disappointment, empathy, responsibility, and facing fears. Tiny People, what should Little Hedgehog collect next?! It’s up to you this time. Please record a voice memo with 1. YOUR NAME, 2. YOUR AGE, 3. YOUR IDEA for what Little Hedgehog should collect. Then email it to me at rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com. You might just HEAR YOUR VOICE on...

Duration:00:25:28

All Aboard the Sleep Train: A Bedtime Story for Kids

3/11/2018
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Isn’t sleep the best? I believe it is and I’m sure you agree. Let’s convince all the tiny people of this, shall we? It seems that not all of them received the memo. This story features a little lamb who learns some habits that help him get more sleep. Obviously, this process involves a magical train ride. My tiny people already love this story and I hope yours do too. Make sure you are subscribed to the podcast so you never miss an episode! And please show your support by leaving a...

Duration:00:24:35

Herman Says Goodbye

2/25/2018
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Goodbyes can be hard, and sometimes people (and animals) are a little bit in denial about them. Today’s story is about a little chipmunk who imagines a new life for himself, but his woodland friends are not quite able to say a proper goodbye. Themes include friendship, acceptance, and empathy. Make sure you are subscribed to the podcast so you never miss an episode! And please show your support by leaving a rating/review wherever you listen to the show. I love to hear from my fans. Please...

Duration:00:17:43

Little Hedgehog's Valentine: A Friendship Story for Kids

2/11/2018
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Little Hedgehog is back, radiating love and friendship, for a special Valentine’s Day episode! Themes include friendship and dealing with disappointment. Make sure you check out Sparkle Stories (www.sparklestories.com) and What If World (www.whatifworldpodcast.com) for some great Valentine’s Day episodes out this week! You can find more high-quality podcasts for kids on the Kids Listen app or at www.kidslisten.org. Make sure you are subscribed to the podcast so you never miss an episode! And...

Duration:00:22:48

Little Hedgehog's New Year: A Silly Story for Kids

12/31/2017
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Please take a moment to share LSFTP with a friends, your local parents’ organization, or your favorite Facebook group! That is a great way to spread the word. Little Hedgehog is back with her BIG IMAGINATION. This time, she just can’t wait to attend the annual New Year’s Noon celebration. She’s looking forward to the fairies, the butterflies wearing hats, the rainbows, and the elephants. Listen to find out what really happens! Make sure you are subscribed to the podcast so you never miss an...

Duration:00:26:09

Andre and the Elf: A Story for Kids

12/17/2017
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Please take a moment to share LSFTP with a friends, your local parents’ organization, or your favorite Facebook group! That is a great way to spread the word. Did you know not every elf works at the North Pole? It’s true. Some elves are self-employed and only take jobs they think are best. This story is about one such elf, Flumberton Cabbagesmith, who tries to help a boy who never seems to want any help at all. This story is really about learning to accept help when you need it, and being...

Duration:00:17:21

Bear's Big Sleep: A Thanksgivingish Story for Kids

11/19/2017
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The first LSFTP PICTURE BOOK is on its way! Take a moment to sign up for the email newsletter at www.littlestoriestinypeople.com for updates and to have your child’s name included in the special illustration in the back of the book (yay)!! This is a re-recorded version of Bear’s Big Sleep with better sound quality and production! Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with this sweet, rhyming tale about a bear whose friends help him prepare for hibernation. Make sure you are subscribed to the...

Duration:00:12:35