Archive for December, 2006

Four Great Americans… Coming January 1st!

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Hey folks,

I just wanted to take a moment to post a quick “heads up” this last day of the old year, to let you know about our wonderful new character-oriented American History course we will be releasing on Monday, JANUARY 1ST!

It is called FOUR GREAT AMERICANS, and in it you’ll learn about the growing-up years, character, and accomplishments of
George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln. Study these men’s lives and your children
will discover the kind of character that made this country great.

Come Monday morning, it will be available at

This collection is just chock full of wonderful resources, including:

Four Newly Recorded Audiobook Biographies
20 + Classic Radio Dramatizations of events from the lives of these men
12 PDF Story Books & Study Resources both for younger and older students
Teaching Resources, Tips and Helps…

PLUS a truly AMAZING package of bonus resources that you’ll have to see to believe. (I’m amazed myself that we were able to add so many wonderful “extras” to this collection. It is unreal.)

We’ll also have yet another “early bird” bonus for the first 300 folks who order a copy of this, so let me encourage you to be sure and visit on January 1st. It will be a great way to start off your homeschooling in the New Year with a BANG! 

Benjamin Franklin’s Whistle, Jack & the Beanstalk, Puss in Boots!

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Dear Friends,

Well, we take a break here between holiday and family get-togethers to bring you this week’s “Living Books for the Ears” programs! We’ve got three delightful programs for you this week, so hopefully you’ll have time to pause amidst all your holiday activities to enjoy these:

First up, Benjamin Franklin’s “Story of the Whistle”, a great true story about Franklin when he was just a little 7 year old boy with a pocket full of pennies. You’ll love this story, and will want to read Franklin’s own “follow up” on it (which we link you to) which even better explains the meaning of the story for him… and for us.

Next, TWO great tellings of the Grimm Brothers fairy tales, “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Puss in Boots”, by none other than the Great Gildersleeve (Harold Peary). These are wonderful, fun retellings of these stories, but take heed… they are faithful to the originals, so neither the giant nor the ogre make it through these tales intact, if you know what I mean.

Here’s the link! Come join us! 

One last Christmas program!

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Dear Friends,

The waiting and the hours are winding down… and soon will come the dawn of Christmas Day 2006!

We hope we have been able to make YOUR family’s holiday season a little bit richer and more meaningful this year.

Thanks so much to all of you who have written us with such kind comments and have told your friends about our little site. We are so grateful for your support and encouragement!

You’ll find your final Christmas program of the season below… cuddle up on the couch with your kids and some hot cocoa, and make a memory.

We wish you and yours a joyous and blessed Christmas!

Jim, Susan, Randall, Russell & Jessica
The Erskine Family

No Room at the Inn… plus bonus Holiday Show

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Two more great holiday programs for you today!

First up, we present part two of our dramatization of the Nativity Story, “No Room at the Inn”, as it was originally broadcast on the program “The Greatest Story Ever Told” back in December, 1945. If you missed part one of this dramatization, “Go And Be Counted”, then click here for the first episode.

Next, for a little holiday fun, we turn to the Great Gildersleeve’s household for a humorous look at nephew Leroy’s efforts to raise a bit of spending money for the holidays. “Leroy Sells Christmas Trees”  is a great classic holiday episode of one of our favorite programs, “The Great Gildersleeve”, originally broadcast on December 12, 1951.

Both of these are wonderful stories, sure to put you in the holiday spirit!
Click here!

Stranded in a Snowstorm

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Hey! We have so many wonderful Christmas programs to share… but not enough time to share them all. So, this week and next we’re going to have TWO editions of our newsletter each week!

So today’s bonus program is a terriffic Christmas episode of Father Knows Best… back when it was a radio show… called “Stranded in a Snowstorm on Christmas Eve”. All we’ll tell you is that this is both a smile-maker and a tear jerker, and really brings home the Christmas spirit. If you haven’t heard this one before, give it a listen. You’ll love it.

Click here to go to this Bonus program!

Christmas Treats… going, going…

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Just a reminder… THIS FRIDAY is the last day we will be selling our downloadable holiday “treats” package… storybooks, cookbooks and some wonderful audio stories to fill your home with Christmas cheer!

Check it out here! 

Christmas Programs: Go And Be Counted & The Star of Bethlehem

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Greetings folks,

This week we have two fine Christmas programs for you…

“Go and Be Counted”, the first of a two part retelling of the Nativity Story…

and “The Star of Bethlehem”, a Bible word study by Dr. Duane Edward Spencer, offering a fascinating look at what the REAL “Star” actually was. (If you enjoy Bible study at all, you will love this one.)

Click here to go to this week’s newsletter & download these great programs.