Thursday, October 14, 2010

Episode 26:The Heebie Jeebies



Click here to download: THE HEEBIE JEEBIES


Click here to leave a comment to enter for a chance to win:
A signed copy of the Imagination Movers' new CD, "In A Big Warehouse".


Hi All,


Happy Fall from the Night Light Stories household.  Personally, this is my favorite time of year. The leaves turning bright reds, oranges and yellows;  the crisp, cool air; eating warm apple pie made with fresh picked apples, and of course watching football on Sundays!  We also really enjoy decorating for the season with pumpkins, scare crows and skeletons!   Some of the decorations we’ve been seeing around the mountain are a little bit spooky.   Mr. Chris and I were talking about how the kids would see the haunted houses and we wondered if they would be scared?  Sometimes its fun to be scared and that’s how the Heebie Jeebies was born.  


Just a quick warning,  this story is read by Mr. Chris in a deep, spooky voice, so if you scare easily, this might be a good one to skip.  But, if you’re the type who enjoys feeling your pulse quicken when you get scared, then sit back, turn off the lights, gather around with people who make you feel safe, and as you listen to the story, ask yourself the following, “What are some ways to stop yourself from getting The Heebie Jeebies?”

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CONTEST CORNER
A way the Night Light Stories keeps the Heebie Jeebies at bay is by listening to some positive, fun and creative music while having a dance party in our well lit kitchen. We slip and slide all around the floor and create all sorts of crazy dance moves. You should see Mr. Chris go!

So, since this works for us, we thought it could work for you too. We just so happen to have a really upbeat CD to give away. The CD is of one of our favorite children music bands; the Imagination Movers. We wanted to give you a chance to win an autographed copy of their newest CD, “In A Big Warehouse”.

To enter, first visit the Imagination Movers website and explore all around. Dance to some songs, check out the pictures, play a few games and read their bios. Then, come to the Night Light Stories website and leave a comment about what you found most interesting, fun, or inviting about this intriguing foursome. You can also leave us a comment on the Facebook Fan Page, Twitter at nightlight 08 or email us at nightlightstories@gmail.com. The contest will run until October 31st at Midnight.

If you do not win, no problem! On the side bar of the Night Light Stories website there is a link to the Imagination Mover’s store. If you buy a CD and put “NIGHT LIGHT STORIES” in the comment section when checking out, the Movers will sign their names on the CD for you.





VORACIOUS VOCABULARY
What did you say? A word of the day! In our story there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.


clutch: to try to seize or grasp
illumination: a supply of light
prowl: to go about stealthily, as in search of prey
tingle: to have a sensation of slight prickles


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


1. Write your own spooky story.  Who are your main characters? Where is your setting?  What are the problems in the story? What are the solutions?


2. List THREE strategies the child in bed uses to keep from getting the Heebie Jeebies. Add THREE new strategies you could use to keep yourself from getting the Heebie Jeebies. 


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

1. What made the narrator clutch at his blanket?


2. Who told the narrator a spooky tale before bed?


3. Why does counting sheep not work for the narrator?


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

Cori M of New Hampshire

Nana D of Massachusetts

Aunt Kathleen of Valencia, Spain

Aunt Sue of New York

Jason G

Happy Halloween from Night Light Stories! 
As always, we look forward to the many scary stories we can share together.


20 comments:

Evonne said...

This house loves Imagination Movers! It is such a fun show full of good messages. And the music keeps the kids moving!

I can't wait to listen to the new story!

A said...

Will loved the new story and getting to hear Ms. Mel and Mr. Chris. His favorite part of the IM is to play games on their website. He likes to move Warehouse Mouse around in the bubble.

Jennifer M said...

My daughter LOVES the Imagination Movers! It's actually on right now as I type :) Her favorite part of the IM is dancing along to all of their fun songs! They are such a fun and truly inspiring group!

Thank you for letting us know about your blog. We look forward to listening to our first story tonight!!

Melissa said...

The IM are one thing that we all agree on in our house (and van)! We listen to them each and everytime we're in the van and we watch them at least once a day. I love their problem solving!
Thanks for sharing, we'll check out a story tonight too!
mmb51703[at]yahoo[dot]com

Daniela said...

we-HO! your story is in the queue for the night...thanks so much for your creativity & generosity!!!

Amanda said...

We love singing and dancing with the movers! I love that it shows the kids that brainstorming is just a great way to come up with ideas...and "there's no BAD ideas when you're brainstorming!"

katwel said...

Love, love, love the Movers! Started with my son dancing along to their music, then after reading their story on their website I couldn't not love them!
My son has a special smile reserved just for them and he loves to dance along and play his 'buckets and cans' when watching them.
True role models for our children, as a parent I respect them for their talent and vision. Remarkable guys who work so hard to ensure our kids (and us) keep smiling!!

Wendy said...

How can we not love the Movers in our house, van, iTunes, iPod...? Such a great variety of musical styles showcasing incredible talents and fun, meaningful lyrics. When my special kiddo is having a hard time completing a task, I can often be heard saying, "When you wanna give up, when you wanna give in...," to which she replies with a smile, "Try again, try again, try again!" What parent wouldn't love that? Besides, you know a "kids'" group is a hit when Dad's cleaning the kitchen while dancing and singing their songs. Oh yeah! :-)

Meghan R said...

My son loves The Movers! My daughters, 6 and 7 y.o., even like still like to watch. Warehouse Mouse is the best!

Jen said...

Hey Mel as I said the boys and toured the IM site today. The boys both really enjoyed the Warehouse Mouse Bubble Room game. And we had a lot of fun jamming out to the songs, most of which we knew, but would be thrilled to be entered to win the CD. Our fav episode is the one when Cinderella does not want to go back to meet her Prince Charming. Nice twist on a classic. Such a great show for kids with music the adults can actually enjoy!

Krista said...

My girls love the Imagination Movers and are big fans of Warehouse mouse! I love the idea emergency and problem solving.

Debbie said...

We love Nightlight Stories AND the Imagination Movers, or "Rat-a-tat-tat," as my son calls them. We incorporate the IM into everyday...especially "pick it up, pick it up now!"

papagee said...

I love to ride around listening to the moooooooovers when the grandchildren or Chris is in the car

Anonymous said...

Love the Movers! What a great blog you have here.

Miss Mel said...

Thanks to all of you for entering!!
Feel free to send me an email to enter if you do not want to post your name on the comments! nightlightstories@gmail.com

kimberly said...

Love Imagination Movers, Love NLS!

MommyBrain said...

I am new to this whole Imagination Movers ... phenomenon ... however, I adore great children's music and know if Miss Mel says it's great then I will definitely LOVE it :) We're ready to rock out in the NW!

SupahMommy said...

GET OUT ! They'll sign it!!??
BLASTING IT OUT. :()
XOXOX

Chi-town momma said...

We have caught this show a few times (our usual naptime), but how can you go wrong with four goofy guys?
This is a fun site you two have going here. What a unique idea!

Chi-town momma said...

Oh, and I'm Laurie, Dana's (and Debby...she would kick my bootay if I didn't give her props, too!) friend!