Picasso said “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
He also said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
It’s become a tradition in our house, along with the wake-up cuppa, for the four of us to have a bedtime(8am) story together, from Leo Sofer.
The Palace of Stories is a collection of Leo’s stories for children.
Are you looking for high quality stories for your children that will not just entertain them but inspire them too? Do you find mainstream culture – be it TV, movies or books – conveying messages to your child that you feel uneasy about? For thousands of years, storytelling has been humanity’s way of passing on timeless wisdom to the next generation. The best stories open our hearts, evoke love and compassion, remind us of our inner strength and encourage us to bring our deepest dreams to life.
The richness, and value of “the imagination” is so often lost in our world of instant image, sound and even taste.
Yes a quick-fix pick-n-mix is great every now and then, but we all know that to grow and “be happy, be healthy and get well soon” we need nourishing food.
It’s the same with how we inform and entertain ourselves; inside and above these stories there’s a wealth of truth for all.
As Leo says children can be “as hungry for stories as they are hungry for food… I want to make sure they get the nourishing sort of both!”
He has a website for adults too that we are yet to try as we’re happy with the kids’ stuff.
If you want to try it there’s a FREE PODCAST story every month – check it out.