One little girl, a handful of pumpkin seeds, and some halloween magic. Listen to the episode now and support us by going to patreon.com/stories!
https://download.ted.com/talks/CesarHarada_2015F-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008At the Harbour School in Hong Kong, TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada teaches citizen science and invention to the next generation of environmentalists. He’s moved his classroom into an industrial mega-space where imaginative kids work with wood, metal, chemistry, biology, optics and, occasionally, power tools to create solutions to the threats facing the world’s oceans. There, he instills a universal lesson that his own parents taught him at a young age: “You can make a mess, but you have to clean up after yourself.”
Humphrey Wants to Nap is a rhyming story about the importance of friendship and the amazingness of naps. Perfect for the nap-resistant toddler or for older children who love a good story.
Nasal mucus is very important to our health – and actually kind of magical. There’s a lot going on in our noses all the time that we don’t appreciate. Where do boogers come from? Why does your nose run when you’re out in the cold? Why does your nose get stuffy when you’re sick?
Emily Graslie, host of the YouTube science show The Brain Scoop, explains how an encounter with a dead mouse at a natural history museum steered her toward one of the most important discoveries of her life. (This episode contains references to preserving dead animals.) Music in this episode is by Podington Bear. Brain Scoop clips used with permission
Mouse Bakes a Cake is a sweet story about a little mouse who bakes a cake for his grandmother’s birthday. Story themes include the importance of friendship and ‘it’s the thought that counts’ in gift giving. This is our silliest story yet and perfect for a car ride!