Friday, January 15, 2010

Epidsode 17: Sled Ride



Click here to listen to: Sled Ride


Hi All,


We hope the New Year is finding you well! We have been getting more snow than usual this month here at the Night Light Stories household.  Having a 4 year old and 2 year old to bundle up to get outside takes some time and patience. Once we get out there though, it is worth it! There is a lot to do like snow angels, snow ball fights, snow forts, snow men and sledding. So many choices, so little time!

In other Night Light news, we were thrilled to have a local newspaper, the
Loudoun Independent, do a story about us.  You can click here to find the article about Night Light Stories.  


VORACIOUS VOCABULARY



Our stories are filled with many illuminating words.
Try and use them somewhere in a conversation this week.

collision: crash

nestle: snuggle or cuddle
stumble: stagger, fall, or trip





JUST ADD IMAGINATION
Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing after hearing the story.


1. Gather different size balls such as a golf ball, tennis ball, kick ball, soccer ball, football or any other type you can find around the house.  Race two different balls down an incline at the same time to see which one reaches the bottom first.  


2.  Fill an ice cube tray with water and color the water with food coloring.  You can use as many colors as you like.  Freeze the ice cubes.  Take them out and use them to paint a watercolor picture.







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



1. Why was the boy so excited to go sledding?

2. Who stumbled into the path of his sled?



3. What was the boy's last request at the end of the story?








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


Colton G of Maryland
Katie M of West Virginia
Kate G of Maryland
Dana V of Toddler Brain
Heather E of Virginia
Mr. Chris of Night Light Stories



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 watching the glow grow brighter with the many stories we can share together.



1 comment:

Patrick Black said...

Miss Mel,

I just got a chance to listen to this story and love it! We actually went sledding recently as a class and they had such a great time. There were a few collisions, but that's all part of the fun! Thanks for another great story!