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“Spring forward, fall back.” That is the mantra we learned as young children to remember when we turn our clocks ahead, and then back as the darkness of winter sets upon us.
Although we lost an hour of sleep today, turning our clocks ahead is our delightful teaser that spring is just around the corner. As the days move forward we will continue to enjoy more hours of light in the coming months. What will you do with your extra time in the sun?
Here are some stories of light from around the world.
The Abode of the Gods: Time and the King of the Elements - Slavic
The Blue Light – Germany
The Buried Moon - England
Crow Brings Daylight – Native American – Inuit
The Origin of Light – Native American
Raven Steals the Light – Native American
And of course, some stories to help you regain that lost hour of sleep!
The Dragon After His Winter Sleep - Chinahttp://tinyurl.com/7qhhf6q
The Dreaming Tree - Brazil
Sleeping Beauty - France
Sleepy John – Czechoslovakian
Go To Sleep Gecko by Margaret Read MacDonald
Alphamom.com – Cute crafts for the young ones.
Enchanted Learning – Time and calendar activities.
Animated Tales of the World – Lesson plan for Raven Steals Daylight
Karen Chace 2012 ©
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