CrindelStar is adorable!!! It's getting raves by so many people and after listening to it, I can see why! It's an adorable and inspirational story! As a Mom with an imagination, it really makes me smile!
The story has so many hidden little lessons that we all know and want our kids to know within the tale of a little girl named Maria who is struggling with belief, peer pressure, and self confidence. One of the many things I love about it is that rather than making it a 'battle' with friends, Maria learns her great lesson in a dream and upon awakening, runs to tell her Grandmother! I remember the days when telling our family was more important than telling our friends. Seems like kids don't do that anymore!
Something that is unique to CrindelStar is the packaging. It's a download and they send you a mini album cover made of hand made paper embedded with wildflower seeds. What I really love is the 'magic' of the story that can come to life through the growth of the wildflower seeds.
As a Christian, I've seen and dealt with people who feel that God isn't real. If they can't see His physical presence, they choose not to believe. I feel like this story can be used as a great lesson for the kids in believing. We can use it to talk to them about believing in Him. The hand made paper can be used as a metaphor for God inside us, planting can symbolize Him being in our hearts, while waiting for the wildflowers to grow we can talk to them about how even though we can't see that the seeds are there, we know that we have planted them just like we know that God is in our hearts. When the wildflowers begin to grow, we can use the phases of growth to teach them about how God grows in our hearts to for us into something beautiful! Okay, don't know where that came from, but I have to go call our children's pastor now.
Go and check them out here and buy their album for your little ones! Use it to teach! BTW, there is also a song that comes with the story. :D
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