"Your books are adored and repeatedly requested by the children." - Gordon Kearns, Little Lyceum Montessori.

Story-time for schools, libraries, kids parties and conferences

Snuggle together in your pajamas or get the kids into class… it is story-time.

Andrew will: lead the kids in playful engaging exercises, to help them settle and connect calmly. Read from his collection of conscious bedtime stories. Kids favorites include – The Laughing Witch, The Hug Who Got Stuck, The Boy Who Searched For Silence and The Elephant Who Tried to Tiptoe. Then it’s time to create a brand-new story as a group with quirky monsters, unique magical superpowers and heroic rescues!

"Andrew’s ability to connect deeply with our children, to engage in their ideas, and create amazing stories inspired all of us.  As a talented author, Andrew’s stories get to their heart of humanity in language that children understand.  We were absolutely thrilled to host Andrew Newman as our Writer-in-Residence at Bixby School. I can’t recommend Andrew highly enough!"  -- Beth Suitor, Head of School, Bixby School!

Classroom Workshops

Growing the love of Silence

Kids love silence! Sometimes they just need an invitation for full body listening, and a story that leads them directly into the stillness within.This is the perfect for schools that value mindful moments and want to support children and teachers in centering and creating a calm nurturing atmosphere.  This class has been successfully run with K – 5 children, summer camps and at many conferences. It is easily accessible for students who are new to mindfulness and compliments existing mindfulness practices allowing students to deepen their connection to self.

"We bring speakers into our preschool every other month, and Andrew was such a favorite that we’ve invited him back multiple times. Our community of working parents is always looking for ways to maximize the time they have with their children. Andrew Newman brought a magical, inspiring evening to them, touching hearts and giving families tools for connection. Citing recent neuroscience and developmental psychology, Andrew provided us with suggestions for evening rituals involving mindfulness practices that are both achievable and meaningful for children. He wrapped up by gathering the children for a read-through of one of his enchanting and stunningly illustrated Conscious Bedtime Stories. Andrew will be one of the most uniquely engaging speakers your school will provide to your families." - Little Lyceum Montessori, Denver.

Parent Talks

Getting the most out of the last 20 minutes of the day.  

Inspire the parents in your school with a playful talk that encourages them to create deeper connection with their kids while improving reading skills and setting the kids up for a good night’s sleep. 

The last 20 minutes offers a wonderful opportunity for connection with your children, but you must be ready for the surprise! This is when they often open and share more deeply, revealing themselves and their vulnerabilities. 

In this talk we explore:

  • What you do in the last 20 minutes affects their esteem and confidence
  • What factors you have influence over
  • Setting yourself up for deeper moments of connection 
  • Q&A and sharing
  • Story-time reading

Time: 20 - 60 minutes

Free Stuff For Teachers

We love you. You are the front line for our children, so we want you to have all the resources you need to create a meaningful learning experience.

Click to : Download Free Coloring Sheets

Click to : Download Classroom Teaching Aids for each story