About Sikh Stories for Children
What is Sikh Stories for Children?
Stories from Sikh history (Sakhis) told in English. These are not fables rather they are historically accurate stories of the lives and teachings of the 10 Sikh Guru's and their Sikhs. The stories are very easy to listen to, and entertaining with voices, music and sound effects. Not only that but each story has a beautiful lesson to be learned. The stories are geared for children of any age, but they are equally applicable, and entertaining for adults. The content of the stories vary. Most stories are straight from Sikh History, but others are more modern in nature (like stories of being different, and overcoming the challenges/responsibilities of being a Sikh). Some stories are more general in nature with a lesson or moral about being a good person and being spiritual.
About the Stories Section
section is organized so that you can browse through the
different stories in lots of different ways. You are able to listen to
the stories right on the website or download them freely to your
computer or MP3 player. You can subscribe so you will get notified every time we post a new story, which we are trying to do on a weekly basis. We have the stories available on
audio CD so that non-technical people can also enjoy them in their home
and in the car when traveling. We hope you will enjoy the original
artwork we've created for each story. We plan to have each picture in black and white
so you can print it and your children can color it in.
Watch this 'behind the scenes video
Why did we create this section?
One of the main goals of SikhNet is to provide inspiration and resources for our youth/children. Patterns of identity and self-esteem are formed early in life so we feel that it is of paramount importance that our children have the tools and resources they need in order to become more spiritual and successful individuals; able to cope with life in these modern times whilst being strong in their identity as a Sikh.
Many of us who are parents know the challenge of educating our children about Sikhi, which can be hard in these busy times. Many parents have less and less time to spend with their children (particularly to teach them about Sikhi). We hope to assist in this situation by creating new ways for these young ones to get inspired about Sikhi through stories.
How you can help this project
addition to this story project we have lots of ideas for new media
services targeted towards the younger youth. However, in order to make
them happen we need your help. These projects take significant time and
money. There is currently not very much Sikh media
content freely available for kids, and our hope is to fill the need by
starting this one project, and then expand into other projects as
resources become available to fund the projects.
We welcome any individuals, organizations, Gurdwaras, companies, etc. who might like to sponsor and support this project, to ensure that it is a success and so that we are able to add new SikhNet services like this for Sikh kids.
If you are not able to help financially then you can still help by talking to everyone that you can still help by talking to everyone that you know and encouraging THEM to do so. SikhNet is able to offer many free services with YOUR support, so whatever help you can give will impact the many thousands of people that use Sikhnet every single day! Thank you, and we hope that you and your children will enjoy these stories together.
Feel free to contact me directly (telephone: +1.505.629.4697 or Email) if you have any questions regarding the project or want to help in some way.
Sincerely, Gurumustuk Singh Khalsa