Posts tagged ‘Imagination’

The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl StoryThe short story by Hans Christian Andersen.

Thousands of lights were burning on the green branches, and gaily-colored pictures, such as she had seen in the shop-windows, looked down upon her. The little maiden stretched out her hands towards them when—the match went out. The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven; one fell down and formed a long trail of fire.

Continue reading ‘The Little Match Girl’ »

The Foolish Fir-Tree

The Foolish Fir-Tree Poem
A lovely Christmas poem by Henry Van Dyke.


A Little fir grew in the midst of the wood
Contented and happy, as young trees should.
Continue reading ‘The Foolish Fir-Tree’ »

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

Wynken, Blynken and Nod PoemA lovely bedtime poem  Eugene Field.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night, sailed off in a wooden shoe…
Continue reading ‘Wynken, Blynken and Nod’ »

Topsy Turvey World

Topsy Turvey World PoemA delightful poem by William Brighty Rands

If the butterfly courted the bee,
And the owl the porcupine;

Audio Length 1:04

Continue reading ‘Topsy Turvey World’ »

The Three Sillies

The Three Sillies StoryA funny short story by Joseph Jacobs.

The Gentleman had never met such silly people as his fiancee’s family, so he sets off to find some even sillier than them before marrying the daughter.
Continue reading ‘The Three Sillies’ »

The Land of Story-Books

The Land of Story-Books  PoemA Robert Louis Stevenson Poem.


At evening when the lamp is lit,
Around the fire my parents sit;

Continue reading ‘The Land of Story-Books’ »

The Land of Nod

The Land of Nod PoemA dreamy poem for children by Robert Louis Stevenson.

From breakfast on through all the day,
At home among my friends I stay,

Audio Length 1:13

Continue reading ‘The Land of Nod’ »

I Saw a Peacock

I Saw a Peacock PoemA lovely anonymous children’s poem.

I Saw a Peacock, with a fiery tail,
I saw a Blazing Comet, drop down hail,

Audio Length 1:19

Continue reading ‘I Saw a Peacock’ »

A Good Play

A Good Play

A Children’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

We built a ship upon the stairs
All mde of the back-bedroom chairs,

Audio Length 0:58

Continue reading ‘A Good Play’ »