Saturday, November 21, 2009

Episode 15: Mojo's Cousin Trouble

Click here to listen to: Mojo's Cousin Trouble

Hi All,

It is official. We are in the holiday season. There will be days off of school and work, eating mouth watering foods and desserts, and of course, spending time with those you love. Whether you are traveling by plane, car, or train, we wish you a safe journey. Personally, in the Night Light Stories household, we love to jam to music from
Rocknoceros, Laurie Berkner, Imagination Movers and Recess Monkey on our iPods, listen to stories and watch a movie or two. We also love to play games to pass the time like car Bingo or I Spy. Whatever your plans are this holiday weekend, we hope you have a magnificent time.

VORACIOUS VOCABULARY

In our story there are many juicy words that are fun to learn and say. Try to use some of these words in your vocabulary this week at home or in school.

imprint: a mark made by pressure


luscious: highly pleasing to the taste or smell

perch: any place or object, as a sill, fence, branch, or twig, for a bird, animal, or person to alight or rest upon.

rambunctious: difficult to control or handle


JUST ADD IMAGINATION!
Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing after hearing the story
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1. Mojo was angry in the story when the ferrets were destroying his stuff while they were exploring. There are many ways to calm down when you are angry. Try some of the following strategies next time you get angry.


*Count to ten.


*Take a break. Walk away from the situation for a little while until you calm down.


*Use your words to tell the person you are angry with why you feel this way. "That really hurt my feelings that you took my Transformer. Could I have it back please?"


*Take 5 deep breaths in and out.

2. If you are traveling a long distance, see who can find 10 red cars, 10 blue cars and 10 black cars first. If you want to make it a little more challenging, find 20 of each and add in colors like yellow, orange and turquoise. Don't forget to keep score on a piece of paper.


COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE
After listening to the story, can you recall the details to answer these questions?

1. Why did Mojo’s cage get moved out of the bedroom and into the family room downstairs?

2. How did Mojo stop his cousins from destroying more of the house?

3. What kind of pie was Mojo looking forward to eating?


BRIGHT BIRTHDAY WISHES
We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:



Maggie B of West Virginia who turned 2


Kacia G of Massachusetts


Prescott N of West Virginia


Maddie E of Virginia

We hope your day SPARKLED!


If you know someone who has a birthday coming up and you'd like to send them a Night Light Birthday wish, send us an email at nightlightstories@gmail.com.Please send us your loved one's first name and the first initial of their last name only and we'll pass along the birthday wish.


There are no age limits!


As always I look forward to the many stories we can share together.