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The Stepping Stones

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

This week, we get into “holiday season” mode with the first of three great stories about Thanksgiving.

The story of the Mayflower pilgrims is one that has much depth to it. When we think of Thanksgiving, we think of turkeys, Indians, pumpkin pie, pilgrims, the Mayflower and other symbols of holiday… but what we don’t think about is the reason behind why the pilgrims left their home to venture to a New World. They faced the perils of the sea, sickness, famine and for some death just to start anew in a land they knew little about.

This week’s program, “The Stepping Stones” is the story of William Brewster, the ruling elder of the Scrooby congregation, who had  started a printing venture that specialized in printing Puritan Gospel tracts–  tracts that were illegal in England at the time. So it was that as the Pilgrims made ready to sail, Brewster was in hiding while the king’s soldiers sought to imprison him, and he was actually smuggled aboard the Mayflower.

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Tom Sawyer

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007


This week’s “Living Book for the Ears”…

Mark Twain’s TOM SAWYER!

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Paul Revere’s Ride

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007


“Listen my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere…”
… So begins Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s classic “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”.

Generations of schoolkids once thrilled to this beloved poem and memorized whole sections of it… yet I doubt most of our kids these days have ever heard more than the  first couple of lines, if even that.

So… This week, let’s enjoy the great actor Frederic March’s dramatic rendition of this great American poem, beloved by generations of young readers.

It’s a great way to get “into” your American History this fresh new school year!

Here’s the link…
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Giving you the audio tools you want, to give your kids the historical literacy they need…

The Erskine Family
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Children’s Poetry & Nursery Rhymes

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007


This week’s program is a great episode of the program “Anthology” from 1954, with some delightful readings of classic children’s poetry and nursery rhymes. If you’ve ever thought about introducing some great poetry to your kids, give this a listen… and also check out our featured resource while it is still on sale.

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Donald’s Summer Vacation

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

This week’s program is a fun “audio cartoon” of Mr. Duck’s adventures during his summer vacation, circa 1947. The kids will love this one, but beware of the duet between Donald and Dinah Shore!

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The Battle for the Alamo

Monday, July 9th, 2007

This week, two great dramatizations of the famed 1836 battle at the Alamo!

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Also, be sure to take a look at this wonderful benefit sale for the Estes family (handsandhearts.com)… you can be a real blessing to them and get a huge blessing in return. Just take a look!

You Are There: July 4th, 1776

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

This week, two great programs in honor of Independence Day here in the US of A!

You Are There: July 4th, 1776 — A great dramatic re-creation of the events on that fateful day when the Declaration of Independence was almost NOT signed, but thrown out altogether!

plus

The Great Gildersleeve’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July — A classic episode of a favorite series, with a warm and nostalgic look at the way the 4th used to (or at least should have) been.

Here’s the link! Enjoy! 

The Battle of the Ovens / The Chinese Nightingale

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

This week’s “living books for the ears” programs are:

“The Battle of the Ovens”… a true story of a lowly bread baker whose quick witted thinking at a pivotal point in the American Revolution saved the Continental Army.

Also, “The Chinese Nightingale”, a great fairy tale and cautionary story the whole family will enjoy.

And while you’re here, be sure to behold the “Fainting Goats”, a truly memorable and hilarious guest video.

Here’s the link: http://www.chirotoons.com/HSRS/current.html

Please join us!

True Summertime Mysteries!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Two great True Summertime Mysteries for you this week:

The Mysterious Pirate Pit

and

The Mystery of the Spotted Death 

Both great programs to enjoy on a hot summer evening! Click here to go to this week’s programs! 

Queen Joanna and the Abbot

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

This week’s “Living Book for the Ears” program is our Second Place Winner in our 2007 “Make Your Own Radio Program” competition…

Queen Joanna and the Abbot
by Mary & Laura Kizior and Amanda, Megan & Teresa Dominick

A pride filled Queen learns that the answers to her questions come at a higher price than she bargained for. You’ll really enjoy this humorous adaptation of the classic story based on “King John and the Abbot” by James Baldwin.

In addition, we have a second “homemade” tale for you this week…

The Inchcape Rock by the Hoyer Family

plus some exciting news about our upcoming resources!

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