Epic Storytime: Yami and Yama


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Nov 30 2020 12 mins  

In the UK, the first week of December is National Grief Awareness Week – and no story is better for approaching this sensitive subject with your class than this beautiful Hindu creation myth.

In the beginning, there was no night – only one long day. Yami and her brother Yama have spent this day growing from children to adulthood – and on this same day, Yami's life is about to change forever...

Based on a global folk tale and adapted by Chip Colquhoun. Read by Erika Sanderson (erikasanderson.com).

Illustration by Heather Rose.

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For easy and fun ways to link this story to a wide variety of learning outcomes including numeracy and PE, make sure you also listen to our Epic Learning podcast.

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