Empathy Tales
Educational Storytelling for the Home, the Classroom and the Car
Original mom-approved stories created by Victoria Woelders for her kids, and her students. Educational storytelling for the home, the classroom and car rides. Empathy Tales focus on virtues and character-building qualities. Created by Victoria who is a Masters educated Canadian teacher and mom of two great kids. Come join our journey and visit our educational storyteller Victoria Woelders at mykidslocker.com to learn more. Empathy
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After a year and a half of recording, here is a reflection of my Empathy Tales podcast. I will be taking a break from our podcast and putting a pause on uploading episodes. Listen to my reflective episode to learn more.

Christmas in July! This story was a live recording on Christmas day at my in-laws’ house. Learn about the Christmas fairy and the importance of giving. Learn more about My Kid’s Locker Empathy Tales podcast at www.mykidslocker.com.

In the Water Troll kingdom the Emo Wizard builds Emo Tunnels that turn people and trolls into puppets. How does the Teddy Bear Troll save the day? Learn more at mykidslocker.com.

The Grey Grabbers are a group of people under the water. When Prim and Proper learn about how this village lives to live above the water. Learn more about perspective taking by listening to this latest episode. Learn more about My Kid’s Locker…

The Legacy Loop was a piece of rope that was passed down from generation to generation. Learn what happens when the Water Troll King steals the Legacy Loop. Listen to the latest My Kid’s Locker Empathy Tales podcast episode.

Learn about how some strange animals are used as a catalyst for connection by building a zoo called the Majestic Misfits Zoo. Listen to another Empathy Tales episode! To learn more check out www.mykidslocker.com.

This story is about a talented wizard who’s pride puts his hands in the cobble stone street. Learn about how he comes to learn about giving, and how he gives out of poverty. Let’s listen to another My Kid’s Locker Empathy Tales podcast episode. Learn…

Listen to another Empathy Tales episode! Paper Butterflies are made as a form of hope. Learn how these paper creatures come to build love and connection. To learn more about the podcaster – Victoria Woelders – and her blogs, please reach out to her at…

Learn about how Old Man Solitude teaches a boy what it means to sit with others. This is a lovely tale of mindfulness and connection. Another wonderful My Kid’s Locker Empathy Tales podcast episode to learn to learn about mindfulness, compassion and…

Another Empathy Tales podcast episode! This story is about looking in the mirror and seeing an older version of yourself. This kid friendly story was based off of a personal experience I had when I was going through a tough relational issue. Learn…

There were people with the skin of different blues, yet when the blue children cried their faces turned to streaks of silver because of the tears that ran down their faces. Come listen to another My Kid’s Locker Empathy Tales podcast episode. To learn…

Two villages called Metronome and Heart Beat are very different because of their differing cultures. The village of Metronome is conservative, whereas the village of Heart Beat is liberal. Learn about how two villages connect under interesting…

Needlehead Mountain is a special mountain near the grabbers who live under the water in the Oak and Eagle kingdom. Grab a seat and listen to this new Empathy Tales podcast episode. Learn more about Empathy Tales at mykidslocker.com.

The River Run people are people in the Oak and Eagle Kingdom that are trying to find connection. Listen to the latest My Kid’s Locker Empathy Tales podcast episode. To learn more check our mykidslocker.com

There are boxes a woman stacks that are filled with anger. Learn how a neighbour from the Oak and Eagle kingdom comes to help her, in her suffering. Listen to another episode from our Empathy Tales podcast. Let’s create compassion one story at a time.

This story came from a painful story of a person struggling with mental health issues and family members supporting that member. A girl named Grace had a very large window pane that would over look the Northern Eagle. The Wizard of the Northern Eagle…

A priest who loves his church gives himself as a sacrifice when troubled hearts come knocking. This story is about perspectives and kindness. Come listen to another Empathy Tales episode. Seeking to support empathy, compassion and mindfulness in the…

This story came from a real life story that I was a part of regarding about perspectives. George was banned from the mystical garden. There was a Royal Family with a son named Prince George. There is a mystical garden that captures voices. Will…

The Cottage of Compassion has some unique furniture built out of virtues. There is the couch of comfort and the table of hospitality, then three trolls come to visit. Learn about taking and giving in this sweet episode. Learn more about My Kid’s…

This came from a story I heard from Nazi Germany where a Jewish woman was a dancer and how she saved herself because of her dancing. In this story there is a part where the dancing princess was carried, and this is what happened in the true story I…

This story originated from a podcast episode I heard about a sound scientist who listens to sounds from nature and how the sound of a log sounded like a musical instrument on the beach. There is a wall in the village of Aspentania and this wall…

There are four mirrors that reflect different emotions. This story is based off of the Four Zones of Regulations. The four mirrors were: blue for sadness; red for anger; yellow for excitement and green for happiness. Come listen to another Empathy…

Two beautiful fairies who live in the Magical Forest come to learn about the Whistling Chalice. Learn about their mindful journey of kindness. Come listen to another Empathy Tales episode. Seeking to support empathy, compassion and mindfulness in…

The Paper Prince magically creates paper into living creatures and he gets a blessing in giving. There is a man that he helps. Putting positive ideas into the world will create positive changes. Come listen to another Empathy Tales episode. Seeking…

There was a warrior named James and he could make magic with his fingers. He could create anything anyone wanted. Come listen to another Empathy Tales episode. Seeking to support empathy, compassion and mindfulness in the real world and digital world.

A mountain range with mountains named: Compli Ment Mountain; Senti Ment Mountain; Encourage Ment Mountain; Discourage Ment Mountain; and Judge Ment mountain have a magical mystery within their shadows. Will the curse be released or will these Ment…

A girl with injured hands always loved art, yet she could imagine and be creative. There was a special dragonfly that comes to her. Come listen to another amazing Empathy Tale podcast episode to learn about mindfulness, compassion and empathy. Learn…

A piece of glass etched in glass is the last piece of the parents being loss. Each brother painted on the glass and something magical happened. Come listen to another Empathy Tales episode. Seeking to support empathy, compassion and mindfulness in…

A beautiful fairy named Cala is trapped in a dungeon prison. Learn about her love and kindness in this episode. Come listen to another amazing Empathy Tale podcast episode. Learn more at mykidslocker.com.

JR Fehr is our guest today reading Chapter 3 from his book called Skyblind. This is the third part in a three part series. Here’s a synopsis of Chapter 3. In this third chapter of Skyblind, questions abound. Could this mysterious birthday present—a…

JR Fehr is our guest today reading Chapter 2 from his book called Skyblind. This is the second part in a three part series. Here’s a synopsis of Chapter 2: In the second chapter of Skyblind, we learn a little bit more about this mysterious birthday…

JR Fehr is our guest today reading Chapter 1 from his book called Skyblind. This is the first part in a three part series. Here’s a synopsis of Chapter 1: Life in the outskirts isn’t easy, but it’s all twins Corwin and Taylee Medisto have ever known….

There are three old trees just outside the Small Giants Village. The king learns that after 100 years the trees will transform. Come learn about what they transform into and how kindness becomes an important part of their transformation. Empathy…

Prince Topaz is a kind and caring man. His father King Sapphire is an angry man. Learn what happens when Prince Topaz is sent to the dungeon by King Sapphire and meets three prisoners. Learn about sacrifice and forgiveness in this beautiful story…

There is a precious golden vase found in the unground magical tunnels. The baker’s son, the banker’s son and the thief’s son try to find this treasure. Who will find it and what happens to those who do not find the treasure. Listen to find out what…

Two villages – called the Owl village and the Condor village – with different view points come together because of two people who unite them. Come learn about perspective taking and empathy in this sweet Empathy Tales episode.

There is a staircase in the Amber Watchtower containing mystical Dragon Fireflies in each stair of it’s spiral staircases. There is an Amber Watchtower Watchman that looks out over the land. Learn about how one of these dragon fireflies escapes and…

There was an old man who loved an owl. The owl flew into the sky and up to the Sunsol kingdom, that is found above the Oak and Eagle kingdom. Learn about his lost owl, and how the old man’s tears were used to grow a beautiful garden.

The Sunsols are a kingdom of fairy-like angelic beings living above the Oak and Eagle kingdom in the clouds. Learn about the Warrior of Light and how we can show kindness to others in our actions.

The ebony mirror sits in the middle of the Giants’ Village. Where did it come from? Why is it there? It’s black, so you can’t see your reflection. Learn about a little girl giant hearing a small voice come from the depths of this dark mirror. Is…

A fairy’s talent of finding red rubies leads to greed and pride. Learn how one single person can change the course of a very troubled life. Let’s listen to a story about hope and connection. The Empathy Tales Podcast is about creating compassion…

The village of the Bright Blue Princess is in crisis. The peacocks of this village are being stolen by the water trolls. One troll breaks a bracelet and changes the course of a young man’s life. Learn about courage and strengths in this Empathy…

A princess was gifted three masks. One mask is fire, one mask is water and the other is earth. She learns about the importance of vulnerability and confidence when she chooses to take the masks off. Listen to learn more! Lets’s create compassion…

Awareness and Attention are two villages on either side of a valley. They become angry at each other because they view the world through two different perspectives. Learn about community building, kindness and connection through this lovely Empathy…

Tic, Tac and Mac are three water trolls with big hearts to save their Water Troll Kingdom, yet the villagers in the Oak and Eagle Kingdom don’t always see them that way. Let’s learn about perspective taking and communication in another Empathy Tale….

A lonely man watches lights in the sky every night lights. They are still, and he asks a wizard to let them dance. Learn how a lonely man brings lights to dance through whistling. He also brings connection and care to a community of children…

Three ice dragons and three warriors. Only one warrior has the wisdom and empathy to overcome the ice dragons. Learn how he wins over the ice dragons in this episode about friendship and perspective taking.

There is a magical forest. When the sun starts to set everything in this forest turns to gold. One crow turns to gold, and this changes his life forever. The golden crow becomes a prisoner. Learn how he escapes, and how friendship becomes very…

A beautiful mask called the mirrored mask is owned by a woman named Ivy. She learns that her king is sick. Can she save him with this beautiful mask? Or will his anger and sickness lead him to despair? Listen to find out!

Two elves become part of a web of gossip, hurt and forgiveness. Learn how the Calico king helps reconciles the Emerald Elf with the Baker that is a giant in his Calico Cave.

There is a set of triplets – Emily, Calm and Shaymus – and each of them have nicknames. When a wizard named Guilt comes and visits them, they soon learn how to combat shame. Learn how the triplets build a bridge of stones to the other side of the…

In the Land of the Northern Eagle there is a warrior named Brave living in the mountains. A woman named Glisten goes to find him, however she meets a wizard on the path and he gives her a book to help her on her way. This book leads her to meet a…

Twin sisters are two people that are hurting. They meet two brothers. They fall in love. However, the brothers may not really be humans, but crows. Listen to learn about perspective taking and how love can heal the wounded.

A husband named Emerald and a wife named Beauty connect with a lost boy. They travel on a journey past the Majestic Mountain to find his lost parents. Only through wizards, eagles and difficult trials will they overcome the hard journey to connect…

An outcast from the Giants Village is given a magical kaleidoscope by a fairy. Can this giant learn the power of compassion, forgiveness and empathy through this wonderful gift? Listen to find out.

The Water Troll king has a beautiful blossom necklace with special powers. How does this beautiful blossom necklace get stolen, and who is responsible? Find out in this episode called Blossom Necklace.

The Water Troll King becomes angry when one of his trolls is missing. Only a family who lives in the area called the Colourful Canyon knows where this missing troll is. Learn how courage and forgiveness transforms part of this canyon into the Red…

Three close friends are gifted talents by the Fairy King. Each with different unique talents, only one of them is told that their gift is the best. How do the three friends weather the storm of judgment and how do they come to use their strengths to…

Two best friends are told not to spend time with each other. Learn how friendship and unique strengths can lead to helping others. This story is about perspective taking, strengths, friendship and forgiveness.

The Giants Village has a tradition to spend time with their dogs at the village’s fountain. However, when wolves are introduced into the village as pets there are issues that the villagers are faced with. Learn how boundaries and advocacy can change…

A beautiful seed turns into a magical tree called the Tear Tree, yet water trolls called the Tear Thieves learn about the power of this magical tree and steal tears. Come learn about the power of sadness, connection and healing in this gentle story…

An angry boy named David, and a mother who comes to be known as the Grey Stone. Learn how anger and rage leads to disconnection and regret. Yet, the wizard in this story shows kindness and compassion to the boy who makes mistakes. A valuable lesson…

A beautiful queen and a man who cannot walk. The man was cursed by the Water Troll King, yet was given an empathy serum by the fairies. When people choose to be mean to this hurting man he grows feathers. Learn about healing in this powerful…

Queen Isabelle marries an archer named Arrow. He decides to create diamond arrows, yet forgets how taking diamonds could hurt nature and innocent people. Learn how greed leads Arrow to lie, and how Queen Isabelle’s courage helps Arrow find healing.

There is a magical forest called the Thwarp Forest. The forest was cursed by the Water Troll King. If anyone dares to enter this forest they must use empathy to battle the shame they will hear from past hurts. Can empathy overcome shameful words?

Two beautiful princesses live in different villages. They meet and find two magical peacock feathers. One princess struggles to understand the purpose of her feather. The other princess learns how her feather brings hope to her people. Can both…

A woman rescues a fairy. She is given three wishes. Her wishes change the course of her relationship with the fairy and with nature. Will she change her ways or will she continue to hurt the living around her?

A poor boy who lives with his grandfather is given two precious gifts on his tenth birthday. How will the two gifts change his life? Learn how greed can bring disconnection, yet kindness can heal the hurting.

A poor boy is invited to visit the King’s castle. Learn how the River Wizard, his father and a flower help him feel confident. Learn about how learning to love yourself can be the greatest gift of all.

The Water Troll King lives in the tunnels of the Water Troll Kingdom. He is misunderstood and many people do not like him. Learn how the Water Troll King and a beautiful bird can teach us about kindness and perspective taking.

A man with struggles moves from poverty to wealth. His one single treasure was a bowl. The bowl breaks. Learn how a single broken bowl can build connection and teach about helping others.

Four daughters and three wizards come to know each other. Only one daughter is full of compassion and empathy. Learn how kindness can build connections and help relationships grow.

Learn about a magical woman who’s fingers weave webs and a daughter who creates magic from her fingertips, and the witch who wants to destroy their creations. Only compassion, empathy and kindness can help them all.

A magical hill surrounded by beautiful majestic mountains reminiscences with the woman who comes to celebrate beauty. Only gratitude can be a catalyst for appreciation.

Patience and Time are two wizards that lead us to believe that the future will be hopeful with their presence.

Did you know there are tunnels underneath our Oak and Eagle kingdom? The tunnels are filled with trolls that come out at night. These trolls roam the land and help us. The teddy bear troll is our favourite troll and he found a beautiful gem that…

Anger, frustration and rage can lead to disaster, however care can provide healing. Can our characters from the Oak and Eagle kingdom use faith, love and empathy to change direction before a disaster occurs? Listen to find out.

There are three sisters and one father. One sister is grateful and kind. Learn how the gifts from their father become instruments of compassion and empathy. Come learn about this amazing story about this family’s journey towards love.

A broken butterfly and a broken heart can only be healed through understanding why brokenness happens.

Magical paints and three siblings are part of this mysterious fairy tale. When trouble comes knocking the siblings must create a plan that can save their family from losing their home.

A story about a kind boy whose skin was different. His disability was challenging for him. He found comfort by looking at his reflection in water. Come learn about who he meets at the stream. A story about kindness and love, this story will delight…

Three brothers and a father. One brother become jealous. How does jealousy affect the rest of the family? Listen to find out.

Educational Storytelling at it’s best. Join Victoria Woelders on her journey of storytelling for kids of all ages. These are Empathy Tales and they create compassion one story at a time.