Bedtime Stories presents the poem The Charge of Light Brigade, read by Liz Evans (formerly Knier). The Charge of the Light Brigade was written by Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1854 after the bloody battle of Balaclava during the Crimean war.
This may be tough to listen to for some, but Liz captures it perfectly. After all, her dad, Earl Knier, read it to her for bedtime stories. He was World War II pilot, who was the son of World War I pilot. Military families look to this poem as the hallmark of what must happen in the field. Men (and women, now) must follow their general, even if the general is in error.
Learn more about the Charge of the Light Brigade. Notice the front page newpaper story used for the cover of the book in 1854.
How to Use Bedtime Stories as an Independent Reading Tutor
Prepare your child for a relaxing audio podcast experience. Whether in the car, the store, or before bed, let your child immerse their ear in their imagination. School is largely auditory. So, prepare your kid to listen and visualize a story without TV or video. Just listen!
Then share the book to the audio. Listen and read. Allow your child to teach themselves to read. Using visual/audio anchor words your child will figure out the visual/sound connections by themselves. Eventually, they will be able to read the book to you all by themselves!