Saturday, September 29, 2012

Episode 50: Migration

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Hello All,

Fall is upon us. The crisper air, changing leaves and ripening pumpkins are all signs that we've moved on from Summer. Another sign is one that our son pointed out to us the other day. Birds were migrating. What does that mean? Listen to our 50th story to find out! 

That's right. I said 50th story! Can you believe it? 
You know what we should do? Give away some fun prizes. 

First off, we have the Rock-O-Matic CD/DVD combination pack, which is the newest music creation from the kid’s band, Imagination Movers.



Next, we have two Zamzees, which are meters that measure activity and a website that makes moving fun. You can find them over at


And last, but certainly not least, we have an autographed paperback copy of 'The Underwear Book' from The New York Times Bestselling Author, Todd Parr.

Simply enter by following directions in the Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

What did you say? A word of the day! In our story
there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.
arduous: requiring great exertion, laborious, difficult.
cue: hint or guiding suggestion.
migration: to go from one country, region, or place to another.
scarce: insufficient to satisfy the need or demand.
Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing
after hearing the story.

1. List how many words you can make from the word "MIGRATION".

Create a diagram of the formation birds take while migrating. You could use a variety of materials; such as macaroni, stickers, markers, paint, or crayons.

3. Play the interactive online 'Migration Game'. Learn all about migration while helping Wanda the Wood Thrush travel from her winter home in Costa Rica to her summer home in Maryland! 

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

1. Who does the boy ask his questions to in the poem?
2. What letter caught the boy's eye?
3. When do the birds fly south for the winter?
4. Where are the birds flying from?
5. Why do the birds leave a place so nice?

We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Ryan B of Texas
Seth F of Texas
Zadie of West Virginia
Damien of Massachusetts 
Bennett of Wisconsin
Beth Poss of Maryland
Sabrina of North Carolina

We hope your days SPARKLED!

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