Winter 2010

Sally Jaeger & Erika Jaeger

Celebrating 30 Years of Family Storytelling

Winter 2010 News: For under 3’s & over 3’s



Parents – You Are Experts!

We are thrilled when parents share their stories with us.  We learn something new everyday – from a new way to play a rhyme, to a great variation made up in desperation!

It is said that these little songs and jingles enter the nursery out of the desperation of the moment. This is so true!

A parent told us recently that the rhymes she has learned with her baby at Lullabies & LapRhymes, “…buy her time.”  What better gift for your child than your valuable time?  It is a gift only you can give.

When you share stories, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, tickles, songs and lullabies with your little one, you are all theirs for that moment.

You give each other your undivided attention.  This is what it feels like to build strong bonds between parent and child with language play.

The benefits last a lifetime.

Storytellers for Children

(formerly  The Canadian Association of Storytellers for Children)

“Three Wishes Festival”  Save the date:  Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Pegasus Studios, 361 Glebeholme Blvd. Two days of concerts and workshops with Aubrey Davis, Deborah Dunleavy and Ruth Danziger.  Sounds like a great weekend – come and join us!

Call Carol:416-699-2608

Listen to stories anytime – it’s free!

TPL Dial A Story:  416-395-5400


Is your child too old for our classes?

Try our family concerts!

PJs & Pillows presents:

Teresa Doyle from P.E.I. on

Friday, February 5.  Please note the new time for this Friday concert: 10:00 – 11:00am and  1:30 – 2:30.  School groups and families are welcome at Teresa’s second visit to Pegasus Studios, 361 Glebeholme Blvd. (3 blocks N. of Danforth, e. of Coxwell)  $5.00

Call Carol to reserve for your school: 416-699-2608

Watch for upcoming concerts !



“Here Comes Mr. Bear!”

Sally and Erika’s new CD has been  released on the Merriweather Records label. Rhymes, songs and stories from the Mr. Bear Says Hello program, now celebrating 30 years!

Popular Toronto musician, Ken Whiteley, provides amazing  accompaniements plus instrumental interludes.  Ken plays each song like it is his favorite! Available at Mabel’s Fables Children’s Bookstore. Hear exerpts on line at  Toronto Public Library will soon have this on the shelf, where you find our Lullabies & LapRhymes CD and our parent resource DVDs, “From Wibbleton to Wobbleton” and “Mr. Bear Says Hello!”

“Sing The Cold Winter Away!”

New CD by Kathy Reid-Naiman

Kathy shares a delightful collection of Christmas, Hanukah and wintery weather related songs and rhymes and stories.

This is one of our favorites:

Snow on my mittens,
Snow on my nose.
Snow on my head and
Snow on my toes!

The Eensy Weensy Book of Little Fingerplays!

New book written and collected by Debbie Carroll (CD included) In this delightful collection, Debbie shares 18 rhymes, fingerplays and songs.  Half are traditional and half are original and all are wonderful to sing and play.

Barrel Of Stories

Family Storytelling concert series at Ralph Thornton Center,

765 Queen St. E. (3 blocks e. of Broadview)  The Kitchen Party: Carol Ashton, Wendy Tinkler, Sally Jaeger + special guest Erika Jaeger

Join us for a rousing concert of stories and Irish music.  1:30 – 2:30   $5.

Call Carol: 416-699-2608

Upcoming Saturday Family Concerts:

January 30, 1:30 – 2:30
February 27, 1:30 – 2:30
April 24, 1:30 – 2:30
May 29, 1:30 – 2:30

Mariposa in the Schools

Bring a storyteller to your child’s school!  MITS: 416-462-9400


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