Category Archives: Aunt Agatha

Stories and songs for children

Chinese New Year

  Boys and girls, Chinese New Year started many thousands of years ago. It is still celebrated today. This year it begins on February 8, and it is the Year of the Monkey. It is a time for enjoying family … Continue reading

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Why Frogs Swim

Boys and girls, it’s wonderful summer season now and time to be swimming. Did you know that in the long ago time, frogs didn’t swim in the water? The Shasta Indian Tribe of the west coast tell a legend of … Continue reading

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Aunt Agatha: Why the Bat Flies at Night

Hello boys and girls! Halloween is coming soon, with magic nights and a big full harvest moon; with ghosts and goblins, tricks and treats, black cats and bats. The bat is a wonderful Halloween creature. Do you know why it … Continue reading

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Why Elephants Have Long Noses

Boys and girls, this story was written by Rudyard Kipling. He was an English writer who was born in India, and he wrote stories about the animals there. You may know some of his stories as The Jungle Book, all … Continue reading

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Oranges and Lemons

Boys and girls, when I was in London I saw all the old churches and cathedrals with their great bell towers. I heard them ringing out their chimes on Sundays and special times. It sounded like they were calling. Many … Continue reading

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Raise a Ruckus

Do you want to help Aunt Agatha make some noise? People used to call that making a ruckus, like in this song. Get some spoons from the kitchen, or some pot lids or drums, sing and Raise a Ruckus. RAISE … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day with Aunt Agatha

Aunt Agatha is back for some storytelling, boys and girls. It’s the perfect month for it. March 17th we celebrate the feast of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and the Irish are born storytellers with a long history … Continue reading

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