These stories were written to help children learn important values to enrich their lives and make the world a better place to live. Some are designed to invite the listener to put themselves into the story. Though interaction is not required, it does encourage listener engagement. Interacting with the story opens the door to empathy for the characters in the stories. The questions along the way invite the listener to respond and engage in the story. The mantra found in many of them conveys a value that each generation should pass on to the next. The vocabulary and review questions help provide additional access to understanding. Story Summaries Being Kind Feels Good-Kenny discovers that being kind is a gift for both the receiver and the giver. Patience Is a Virtue-Gracie doesn't give up and learns to ride her two-wheeled bike. A Week at the Lake- A family vacation with cousins, aunts, and uncles. Stella Gets Kittens-Stella learns to accept the loss of a cat and welcome two new ones. Practice Makes Perfect-Nora wants to play in the talent show at school but is afraid of making mistakes in her song. Jose' the Hugger-Jose' shares the lifetime benefits of being a hugger. Growing Is Good-Petunia the potted plant learns to trust the people who love her. These bedtime stories transcend time. The messages are clear and easy to understand. Kindness, patience, and perseverance are all learned behaviors. I hope these stories encourage the children in your life to become lifelong learners.
- | Author: Ken Pietraniec
- | Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
- | Publication Date: April 23, 2021
- | Number of Pages: 94 pages
- | Language: English
- | Binding: Hardcover
- | ISBN-10: 1662422644
- | ISBN-13: 9781662422645