Friday, November 18, 2011

Episode 40: The Turns of the Seasons

Click here to listen to: The Turns of the Seasons

Hi All,

We would like to send out a special thanks to Kyle Arrington of the New England Patriots for recording a bumper for us. The game of football requires a lot of practice and is based on turn taking. First, one team has the ball, then the other team has the ball. Each team takes a turn on offense and defense and then they switch. You know what else is all about turn taking? Our new story! As you listen to the story, consider the following: When are some times you've had to wait your turn?

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

accomplishment: achievement
frigid: very cold in temperature.
gratitude: the quality of feeling grateful or thankful.
rejuvenate: to restore to a former state; make fresh or new again. 


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

1. Have an adjective challenge in your house. Give each person a season or two, depending on the number of players. Each person makes a list of words to describe that season.  Whoever has the most adjectives on his or her list wins the challenge. You can play this game over and over again using foods, animals, vehicles, etc.

2.  Make a list or draw a picture of all the things you are thankful for and share it with the ones you love.

3. Play a board game that practices taking turns. Some of our favorites are Candy Land, Trouble, and Uno. Of course, there is always the I'm Sorry Truck board game that you can download and play! Make sure you congratulate the person who wins!

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

1. Why did Summer need more time to finish her season?
2. When did Winter come in? After which season and before which season?
3. What made Spring feel rejuvenated?
4. Where did Spring have to go while Winter finished up the last few days of his turn?
5. Who says "In like a lion, out like a lamb"?

We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Paige of Pennsylvania
Giulietta of Massachusetts
Sophia of Colorado
Maggie of the Night Light Stories household

We hope your days SPARKLED!

As always, we look forward to the many stories 
we can share together! 

GO PATRIOTS!! (and Bills)

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