March 3, 2013 in Parenting
The first time Jackie listened to CrindelStar she spent over 15 minutes telling me all about it, the next morning she woke up telling her Daddy all about it, later she called her grandmother over the phone to tell her all about it….. so, here we go…. we are now going to tell you all about it! (smile)
CrindelStar is an inspirational story about a young girl, Maria, who is facing peer pressure from her classmates to abandon believing in her precious unicorns. We learn through Maria’s encounter with a mystical creature, CrindelStar, that what she believes of herself creates the foundation of what she might ultimately contribute to the world through her life’s purpose and gift.
CrindelStar arrives to rescue Maria from her despair, however, through Maria’s compassion, honesty, and personal courage CrindelStar is saved as well !
*Description taken from CrindelStar.com
A Little Girl’s Story:
After listening to CrindelStar I asked my daughter Jackie what she thought and this is what she said:
“YES, CrindleStar has beautiful wings! Did you know she is a unicorn? I told you unicorns were real, Jasmine said they are not real!… they ARE real! In the story, there was a little girl who loved unicorns but some other kids told her they weren’t real. When CrindelStar saw her crying and upset CrindelStar turned into Greenbean (a parrot) and flew down to Earth to help Maria feel better and make sure she was okay…. Greenbean is a funny name for a parrot…”
As stated above, Jackie continued to tell me about the story for fifteen minutes after she first listened to it. Two weeks later, she is still talking about CrindelStar!
The newest addition to CrindelStar’s music downloads is Believe by L.I.A.T.I and we LOVE this song! It makes you want to dance around the house with your kids! While my bigger bunch wasn’t connecting with CrindelStar the way Jackie has, this song has really brought them all back to one commonplace! Any parent of children of various ages (and genders) know that it is difficult and doesn’t happen with every song you turn on.
Same New Day is a wonderful Mom’s song! It is my favorite because as a stay at home mom we are constantly pushing through a “Same New Day” that is amazing and wonderful and all too often the same. This song reminds you that the “Same New Day” is something to be amazed by and appreciated. This is that song that mom’s everywhere should be listening to when they need some inspiration to keep going. I know it has really helped me push through all that we are doing to prepare for our trip and feeling a little caged in our sticks & bricks home. If you love to dance around your kitchen while making breakfast for your kids – this is the song you do it to! (My oldest wants the guitar tabs because it has a great guitar intro on it – he always tries to learn the songs I like. It is his way of showing affection – I’ll take it!)
CrindelStar’s Theme Song… while Jackie loves the song as much as she loves the story, I don’t think the rest of my bunch connected with it as much as the other two they offer right now.
Plant Your Seedpacket
Once you have downloaded your CrindelStar MP3s, you can easily plant your card to allow the wildflowers to grow! I think this is a fabulous treat for little ones. What little one doesn’t enjoy planing seeds? No plastic flimsy case being thrown into the trash, no CD that is going to get scratched…. download the MP3s and plant your card to enjoy beautiful wildflowers! What a great Earth Day gift (for the little ones, our Earth, and the charities that CrindelStar supports!)
The owners and creators of CrindelStar have a wonderful story that sends a fantastic message. But what do you do with something as powerful as CrindelStar? Sure, it could be packaged as a story and cd set for children, sold in book stores, and read by library’s…. OR you could take the message of CrindelStar and use it for a greater power! …
I am loving that they have chosen to take CrindelStar to a higher level and use it to benefit others!
Jackie fell in love with Maria and CrindelStar and has been a regular topic of discussion in our home for weeks now. She is very proud and pleased to be a CrindelStar Kid and is looking forward to watching how far CrindelStar and Maria can go!0
CrindelStar’s story reminds us that children carry an innocence and view of the world that many adults no longer possess. This is so terrifyingly true…
We recently passed an area that is prone for panhandlers. My children and I look at them as someone who needs help. My husband, on the other hand, is a little jaded in his opinion. As a deputy, he has become almost immune to the issue and sees them in a different light due to his career. I am constantly trying to remind him “Regardless of the situation you see, there is still a certain amount of humility involved with standing on the street holding a sign”…. the sign always says “Help” no matter what kind of help they think or we think they might need, the bottom line is “Help”.
Think of all of the problems in the world that we, as adults, ignore or fail to see. When we pass a road with a streetwalker on it, an adult sees something vile and detestable, but a child may see someone who is upset or sad. We see a panhandler and automatically think they have a substance abuse problem, but our children see someone who is dirty or hungry. We see advertisements on the television asking for our help as potential scams – our children see hurting and horrific images of someone or something in pain. Some say it is thoughts of the naive, that sensitive people and children are gullible…. but I have to ask
What type of world could it be if everyone would look at the world through a child’s eyes? What type of world could it be if we could help children retain their innocence and ignore the push from others to allow their heart to harden?
I say, that is the world I want to live in!
Please visit CrindelStar to learn more.