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.