Sep 15, 2021
It’s okay to be unsure.
Rhea Pechter is the magical mind and versatile voice behind the top ranking children’s podcast Little Stories for Tiny People. Together, Rhea and David discuss the joys, uncertainties, and challenges of storytelling and daily life. As these two storytellers discuss their creative processes, Rhea shares her belief that there is something deeply comforting about making tangible things. They explore how the act of creating can be a way to center oneself in an often unsettled world. If we can sit with the inevitable uncertainty of life, we convey to kids that sometimes it’s okay to be unsure.LISTEN
Sep 1, 2021
Everything is going to be okay.
Justin Hilton is a father, CEO, and humanitarian. He founded Safe Place International, an organization that works with refugees. They offer food, housing, and support to the most vulnerable among the refugee population: single mothers and those in the LGBTQIA+ community. When Justin’s children ask, “Is everything going to be okay?” Justin believes they are not asking only about the situation at hand. Instead, they are often checking that the parent-child connection is strong and secure. Consequently, the story he and David craft focuses on creating a sense of safety for kids.LISTEN
Aug 18, 2021
Learn through play.
Meghan Fitzgerald is the Chief Learning Officer of Tinkergarten, a company she co-founded with her partner Brian. Together, they support families to help kids learn via well-designed, outdoor play experiences. Meghan’s experience, both within Tinkergarten and as a long-time educator and learner herself, inspires the story she crafts with David in this episode of The Storying Project.LISTEN