Creating magical childhood memories with mindful stories and handmade toys
Sometimes even a fairy can take a tumble!

Sometimes even a fairy takes a tumble!

By Liesl van der Hoven | August 30, 2018

Dearest Fairy Caravan Friends, I have come across a challenge in bringing our new book to you, and the launch date for the book will have to be postponed a little while longer. Please do not fear – the book will ABSOLUTELY become available during the month of September!

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Feedback from our first readers - Preschool teacher Linda

Feedback from our first readers – Preschool teacher Linda

By Liesl van der Hoven | August 21, 2018

Once our book was almost ready to go to the printers, Lenka and I asked a few people who have children in our target age group, to read our book to their children. The feedback from our first readers has been so lovely!

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Book cover and title reveal - What if worries weren't wild?

Book cover and title reveal!

By Liesl van der Hoven | August 14, 2018

My book has gone to the printers, and now it is just a matter of time before I am holding these little beauties in my hands! But before everything was finalised, I made a handful of “dummy books” on my home printer, so today I can show you what the book cover and title will…

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Introducing play therapist Lenka de Villiers-van Zyl

Introducing play therapist Lenka de Villiers-van Zyl

By Liesl van der Hoven | August 6, 2018

Photo credit: Martin van Niekerk Photography; photo taken at an Xtraordinary Women event. Some of you may already know that I’ve partnered with play therapist Lenka de Villiers-van Zyl to write a children’s book about anxiety. The book should be ready by the beginning of September 2018, and I thought that now would be the…

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Doing things back to front… and my new children’s BOOK about anxiety!

Doing things back to front… and my new children’s BOOK about anxiety!

By Liesl van der Hoven | August 1, 2018

Did you hear me say BOOK? Yes indeed – I have written and illustrated a real-life children’s BOOK about anxiety that will be printed and available for you to read to your little ones very soon!

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What I'm working on right now - April 2018

Our first school visits and what I’m working on now

By Liesl van der Hoven | April 16, 2018

Phew, so much happened over the past month that I’ve had to take a short break from blog writing. But today I’ll tell you all about what has been happening – and I promise to make up for the blog silence by sharing loads of pictures with you!

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This meditation pendant will remind you to pause for a few quiet moments every day!

This meditation pendant will remind you to pause for a few quiet moments every day!

By Liesl van der Hoven | March 7, 2018

This whimsical meditation pendant featuring our little meditating rock hyrax, Diana Dassie, is a perfect reminder to slow down. Wear your pendant as a reminder to take a few quiet moments to breathe every day!

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This month we teach children about meditation

This story will teach children about meditation!

By Liesl van der Hoven | March 6, 2018

Our featured story from our Story Club this month is Sitting still like a Dassie! In this story, Diana Dassie teaches Little Owl how to overcome his feelings of anguish after a fight with his little brother. Diana Dassie does this by teaching Little Owl to close his eyes and focus on his breathing. In short, she…

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New pendants and a Little Owl bag - inspired by a story!

New pendants and a Little Owl bag – inspired by a story!

By Liesl van der Hoven | March 1, 2018

I’ve been playing with new ideas for products that were inspired by some of our stories! Over the December holidays I made my first little owl bag. I also played with images from one of our Story Club stories – and turned them into gorgeous pendants!

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Two important skills for young minds: Part 2 - Mindfulness

Two important skills for young minds: Part 2 – Mindfulness

By Liesl van der Hoven | February 19, 2018

In my previous blog post I shared my thoughts on why creativity and the use of the imagination are such important skills for children to develop. Now I would like to share a few ideas about the value of mindfulness and paying attention. I’d also like to tell you why I think creativity and mindfulness…

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