Bedtime Stories ~ The Twelve Days of Christmas in California!
Welcome to Christmas in California! Get ready to greet 12 redwoods swaying, 11 cable cars clanging, 10 sea lions barking, 9 mountains rising… and much more!
The Author/Illustrator ~ Laura Rader
Laura Rader lives in a canyon cottage in Sierra Madre, CA. Grapefruit and lemon trees grow right outside her window. Visits from local wildlife such as deer, hummingbirds and coyote are part of canyon life. Occasionally, bears will pass through! Farmers’ markets are always on her “to do” list.
Laura is the author and/or illustrator of more than 100 books for children, including When Santa Lost His Ho! Ho! Ho! and Santa’s New Suit, which was praised in a starred review in Publishers Weekly as a “holiday outing [with] plenty of panache.”
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!
How to Record and Edit Your Own mp3 Podcast for Bedtime Stories!
“Watch this instructional video on “How to Record and Edit Your Own mp3 Podcast for Bedtime Stories!” Anyone can record a podcast.