It’s so wonderful to have an alternative to screens and I love watching my daughter’s face in rapt attention as she imagines the scenes you describe. Much joy in singing along to the songs too, we sing them when we don’t have the cd with us! Come Gather is definitely our favourite tune. Thank you Annie for such a beautiful and rich offering. You have such sympathy with the world as a child sees it, their passions and concerns. The sense of mystery about the natural world, and the challenges of finding their way through the mysteries of adult thinking! You are a wonderful storyteller.
Hazel (4) & mother Lyanne, Mullumbimby Australia Mother Earth is in every track.
Olive (3) & dad Josh, Armidale Australia
My son just adores it. He goes to bed with it and it’s the first thing I wake up to in the morning filling our house with Joy!
Alekzander (7) & mum Nat, Federal Australia
Fu loves Annie’s songs & stories. We both sing along & I like to think of the words when life feels dark. Fu often talks about the little driftwood star – that character and story have really touched his heart.
Fu (6) & mum Lisa, The Pocket Australia
Our kids are absolutely riveted when listening to Annie’s beautiful blend of stories and melodies. As musicians and music lovers, we love bringing Annie’s inspiration into our home.
Ray (9), Josephine (6) & mum Sally, Byron Bay Australia
You wouldn’t believe how much the girls love your CDs! I have left them at Kindy for Elise’s entire class to listen to and Amy lends them to her school friends… And yes I sing-along in the car too! Thank you for sharing your special talent with us.
Amy (5), Elise (3) and mum Annette, Brisbane Australia
When we turn on one of Annie’s CD’s it’s like a little breath of calm, peace, joy and love descends on the house.
Amelia (5) & mum Sarah, Mullumbimby Australia
Beauty, truth and goodness shine radiantly from Annie’s carefully chosen and exquisitely delivered tones and words. Each of Annie’s songs and stories are like a rainbow bridge between heaven and earth: they enlighten and heal all listeners. Thank you Annie for your diligence and imagination for composition and delivery. It is a gift to our world that we may be entranced by you and your fine community of children’s voices and fellow musicians.
Sandra Frain BCS MSC(ED) “Nature Based Waldorf Educator”
“Stories & songs for children” are a stunning range of four holistic seasonal songs and story CDs that truly speak to children. Creator and performer Annie Bryant has produced a range of exquisite, beautifully chosen stories and songs for the lower primary and pre school child. Told with warmth and joy Annie’s attention to detail, passion for keeping alive the art of storytelling and age appropriateness are rare in these times. Combined with acoustic music and melodic singing the CDs are bursting with life and reflect Annie’s love of nature and honour the changing seasons.
Charlotte Jenkin, Librarian, Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, Australia
Through both story and song, Annie’s gentle voice invites us into a listening space. Her stories are simple yet wondrous, warm and wholesome – a precious gift in this fast paced world.
Susan Perrow, Therapeutic Storyteller, Educator & author of Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour & Therapeutic Storytelling:101 Healing Stories for Children.
These CDs hold folk songs and tales with ancient principles interwoven into contemporary stories that young children identify with, such as patience is rewarded and many hands make light work, keys to early learning so often overlooked in our current world of instant gratification… The children were enthralled not only by Annie’s stories and songs but also the way she embodied her character with lots of comments about her “beautiful crown and dress”. It felt like we had all been in a magical space together. So great to see such high quality children’s entertainment!
Fasha Steen, Director of Sandhills Early Childhood Centre
Annie’s original songs and stories are brought to life by her lovely voice and joyful music, and inspired by the wonder of a healthy childhood. A delightful collection that speaks to the simple experiences of life: being in nature, experiencing the seasons, and working and playing together…The stories and songs are like a nourishing loaf of bread, meant to be shared and enjoyed, and very satisfying….Children today, more than ever, need bread not stones! Thank you Annie!
Julie McVeigh, Kindergarten teacher
Saturday 22 April 2017 | 10am
$25 per family & please bring picnic lunch
Frank Mann Reserve, 5 Heal St, Ceres
Sunday 23 April 2017 | 2pm
Wurru Wurru Steiner Playgroup invites families to an afternoon of Stories, Songs & Snacks in The Storytent
St George’s Anglican Church Grounds, 201 Arthur Seat Rd, Red Hill
$10 per child
Thursday 27 April 2017 | 11am
Castlemaine Homeschool Group invites you to a morning of stories, songs & craft in the Storytent
The Oak Forest, 93 Picnic Gully Road, Harcourt
$20 per family
Saturday 29 April 2017 | 11am
Dragonfly Toys invites families to a morning of Stories & Songs in The Storytent
Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford
Bookings: 03 9036 1504
Sunday 30 April 2017 | 11am
PEACE Farm invites families to a morning of stories, songs & soup in the Storytent
60 Settlement Rd, Yarra Junction
$10 per child / $5 for PEACE Farm members
Saturday 13 May | 10.30 am
The Sophia Group invites you to a morning of stories, songs & Autumn craft in The Storytent
The Cottage, Unwin Place, Weston
$10 per family
Friday 19 May | 2pm
Kincumber Mountain Reserve
$25 per family (including a seasonal CD)
Bookings & enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 20 May | 10.30am
$10 per family including stories & songs in The Storytent
Garden Elves Playgroup, 64 Reservoir Rd, Glendale
Bookings & enquiries email@example.com
Sunday 21 May | 1pm
220 Forest Way, Belrose
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NEW ALBUM LAUNCH APRIL 29 – PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW A collection of 7 sing-along family folk songs and 6 heartwarming audio stories, each one celebrating a child’s sensory connection to the natural world, farm life, growing food and caring for the earth. Total run time 72 minsRead More
A series of four CDs filled with stories and songs for children inspired by the seasons. Total run time 2hrs 40minsRead More
A collection of four stories and four songs for children inspired by the season of Summer. Total run time 48minsRead More
A collection of stories and songs capturing the outer and inner qualities of the season of Autumn. Total run time 43minsRead More
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One of the lovely and for me, surprising gifts of parenthood, is the chance to see the world once again through the eyes of a child. Nature is filled with daily miracles – simple yet wondrous – and while sometimes we adults can be too busy or distracted to notice, our children naturally delight in them.
Annie brings a contemporary twist to the ancient art of storytelling with a combination of mostly original folktales and fairytales woven together with her own enchanting voice and sing-along folk songs.
The Seasonal Collection includes 4 separate recordings, each one celebrating the qualities of nature’s Seasons. Come Gather explores the quiet of Winter, Wake Up the joy and celebration of Spring, Jump In marks the long days of Summertime play, and Seek & Find gives thanks for the Autumn harvest.
Perfect as bedtime stories, on long car trips or for rainy afternoons, these waldorf-inspired kids stories and kids songs honour and celebrate the wonder, magic and joy of childhood and the beauty of our natural world.
Annie has performed her Tales & Songs at Splendour in the Grass Byron (Little Splendour), Mullum Music Fest, Byron Spirit Fest and Bello Winter Fest, as well as throughout many libraries and events in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and regional Australia.
To enquire about a seasonally-inspired show or Storytent with Annie please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgVISIT THE STORE