Ali The Cat and Her Adventures Chapter 2  | children’s books, storytelling & stories for kids

Her adventures started from that moment on, in Aotearoa, Maori for the Land of The Long White Cloud but most commonly known as New Zealand.

Sometimes the musician would play his instrument by the pond where the frogs lived, and they would stare at him with big eyes and say: "Ai! Ai! The armadillo has learned to sing." Sometimes the musician would play his instrument by the house where the crickets lived, and they would creep outside to stare at him with big eyes and say: "Ai! Ai! The armadillo has learned to sing." And often the musician would visit the home of his friend who owned the cage full of canaries - who was also a musician - and the two men would play their instruments together while the little birds watched with fluttering wings and twittered in amazement: "Ai! Ai! The armadillo has learned to sing." And so it was. The armadillo had learned to sing at last, and his voice was the finest in the land. But like the very best musicians in the world, the armadillo sacrificed his Life for his Art. And Tomcil too had learned how to curl up his body like the armadillo, so he could stay warm and comfortable during cold times. Storytelling for Children | Armadillo's Song, www.tomcil.comThis little cougar deliberately acted out the trouble maker. The negative attention felt better than rejection, so why not. Just as a fire can heat or destroy a home, so can the energy of a child. The best it be directed into something positive and that’s exactly what her parents did, not out of intellectualising but out of share luck.

 

One Xmas she was given a brand new pair of roller skates and like the Melanie Safka song lyrics. She didn’t go too fast but She got pretty far. Her adventures started from that moment on, in Aotearoa, Maori for the Land of The Long White Cloud but most commonly known as New Zealand.

She was born in Rotorua, the cultural centre of the country and was the place that somehow ingrained in her a love of all indigenous cultures.

As a child, she received lots of attention which were her plan after all. She travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand becoming a little star on skates and by the time she reached fourteen she was representing her country.

New Zealand is magical and is made up of idyllic beaches, breathtaking mountains, and beautiful lakes all of which she skated near.

It was when skating rinks were outdoors not indoors so she was always surrounded by beauty while she performed. Tumbling and turning in the air.

tomcil.com storytelling for children snow-white-tomcilLike a wild cat and almost always landing on her feet, which throughout her life would become words often said about her.

Encouraging and nurturing her energy into something she loved seemed to create a healthy self-esteem. Which was like her armor against the challenges of the world. She began to know her strengths and weaknesses and felt good about herself.

The middle child syndrome was beginning to disappear and the families life began to revolve around this once unforgiving child. Later in life this was to be divulged as a sore point with her siblings.

The more she performed the more confident but always sensitive she became and she seemed to have an easier time handling conflicts and resisting negative pressures.

She tended to smile more readily and enjoy life. She developed a realistic and generally optimistic outlook on life which carried on throughout her life despite obstacles and an urgency to always please.

Ali The Cat and Her Adventures Chapter 2  | children’s books, storytelling & stories for kids, children’s books, storytelling & stories for kids

 

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Ali The Cat and Her Adventures part 2 | Storytelling for Children

Ali The Cat and Her Adventures Chapter 2  | children’s books, storytelling & stories for kids, children’s books, storytelling & stories for kids

 

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