PODCAST. La la la la!! Kellie Morlock sings the “Twelve Days of Christmas”! You will be singing along, too.
I was in Inkspell Books, in Half Moon Bay, doing some Christmas Shopping when I saw this new book. It is cleverly written and illustrated.
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.”
PODCAST. Ho! Ho! Ho! How the Grinch Stole Christmas was written by Dr. Seuss and published in 1957 by Random House. It’s read by Michelle Dragony with Grinchliest Gusto in December of 2016. Listen from any device!
Bedtime Stories ~ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a children’s story by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel written in rhymed verse with illustrations by the author. It follows the Grinch, a grouchy, solitary creature who attempts to put an end to Christmas by stealing Christmas-themed items from the homes of the nearby town Whoville on Christmas Eve. Despite his efforts, Whoville’s inhabitants still celebrate the holiday, so the Grinch returns everything that he stole and is the guest of honor at the Whos’ Christmas dinner.
The story was published as a book by Random House in 1957, and at approximately the same time in an issue of Redbook. The book criticizes the commercialization of Christmas. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named it one of its “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children”. In 2012 it was ranked number 61 among the “Top 100 Picture Books” in a survey published by School Library Journal – the fourth of five Dr. Seuss books on the list.
The book was adapted as a Christmas special twice, a 1966 animated TV film starring Boris Karloff as both the narrator and the voice of the Grinch and a 2000 live-action feature film starring Jim Carrey. There will also be a computer-animated film adaptation, starring Benedict Cumberbatch scheduled for release on November 9, 2018.
Bedtime Stories ~ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
One of the oldest and most popular Christmas poems ever, commonly referred to as “Twas The Night Before Christmas,” was written in the early 19th century.
“Though its author is disputed, with the poem being attributed to both Clement Clarke Moore and Henry Livingston Jr. over the years, it was definitely first published on Dec. 23, 1823 in the Troy Sentinel newspaper in upstate New York.
It is also referred to as “A Visit From St. Nicholas” or “The Night Before Christmas.”
Below are the original lyrics to the poem (see how the poem looked in the Troy Sentinel here)”
~ From the Huffington Post
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!
Teach your Kids to Listen and Imagine with Bedtime Stories
Prepare your child for a relaxing audio podcast experience. Whether in the car, the store, or before bed, let your child immerse their ears in their imagination. School is largely auditory. So, prepare your kid to listen and visualize a story without TV or video. Just listen!
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.
Buy the book from Ink Spell Books
in HMB in person, or ON-LINE!
Enjoy breakfast at the Old Princeton Landing. Their new breakfast menu has something for everyone. Smoothies, hearty oatmeal, burritos, acai bowls…. Relax with your kids in Brian Overfelt’s new Backyard, while your kids are entertained.
You want to read a story? Bring the book and join us on the stage.
What age? Bedtime Stories are fun for every age. Some kids will listen intently, others will dance and jump and semi-listen.
When you get home, or in the car…..