[SUMMER READING] #StoryTime 2 with Mari

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Thank you to our #storytime reader @mari.kedar_ for reading
“Where the Wild Things Are” by author-illustrator Maurice Sendak

#StoryTime Read by Amari Kedar
Click Play & Listen to “Where the Wild Things Are” for #storytime & share with other families

This summer reading story time series is hosted by ButterflyHomeschool.com. Check out the resources area on the blog for great information, recommended resources, and inspiration during your journey of schooling children at home.

Our goal is to encourage both parents and children, especially those who have been forced to school at home because of the global pandemic. Our first #storytime was during the spring. We introduced a beautiful story about a boy and his bear comforting each other through the trials and tribulations caused by world war.

We hope that this summer series will help you and your children keep reading while school is officially out for summer. This is especially important for young readers who can learn to emulate (copy) you and others who are reading to them and with them. You can help them get excited about wonderful stories and about the process of reading. When you make a great positive event out of it, they will learn to love reading, just as my young struggling reader did. If you haven’t read our story about our young reader’s challenges, you can check out that article by clicking here.

Also, if you or someone you know would like to contribute as a storytime reader, please contact us (click here).

More About Mari

Friend Mari with Johnson Girls
Friend Mari (on right) with Johnson Girls, Charity (left) and Justine (middle)

Our very talented friend Amari Kedar is a rising high school senior. She founded Geeky Girlz Tutoring LLC and is also a singer & rapper in MADE 4 Christ, a gospel youth mobile ministry. And most importantly, she is a good friend to our children here in ButterflyHomeschool.

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[UPDATE] #ButterflyHomeschool Storytime

VIDEO via VIMEO APP or via Youtube (whichever you prefer)

 #StoryTime with #fosterdog @SmileyQueenMaggie

UPDATE: I started a storytime series of videos. I hope to get others involved, also. If you’d like to share with your children or grandchildren or a friends’ children, please follow me and re-post what I am sharing.


Amazon provides a deeper discount on book titles that are new releases in their “First Reads” program for Amazon Prime members. I recently ordered (at close to half price) a beautiful new book called:

“Bear and Fred: A World War II Story” by Iris Argaman

The preview section includes the following quote from the book:

I felt Fred’s small hand grab me. He patted me and whispered, “Bear, I won’t leave you here by yourself. You are my best friend.”

~ Iris Argaman

I am super-excited to read to/for your kids. Let me know how this helps. And, if you plan to share some videos of book readings on your instagram, please follow me and tag me so that I can reshare.

God bless. Stay safe. Please keep your kids edu-tained so that they stay interested in learning until the new school year in the Fall.


Here is my affiliate link to the book via Amazon, and they may compensate me if you buy the book. Current price is discounted, but I am not sure how long that will last.

Exciting Spring 2014

Over the past month, our family has had some interesting adventures. We will summarize them here and share a bit.

Before we do, can we ask you for a favor? Will you leave a comment and let us know about your family’s adventures, too? We know we are not the only folks who have fun hanging out together and want to hear about your stories, too.

Okay, so, here is what we’ve been up to:

In April, our very generous friend, Kamilah, founder of the One Talent org for girls, invited us to her very generous employer’s headquarters offices in Atlanta. We had a blast, and the food was way beyond our expectations. Thanks, Kamilah and Chick-Fil-A!

digital scrapbook tour of Chick-fil-A headquarters

#FieldTrip #ChickFilA #ButterflyHomeschool

We also started our Tennis Co-Op / Physical Education Co-Op so that we can have fun while learning with other families. One of the awesome things we learned helped us to get started now, instead of waiting until we have all of our gear in place: when tennis was first invented, it was played by hand. So, no tennis racquets were needed on our first day. However, we are planning to buy them as a group with the other families so that we can save on the price a bit.


#WeLoveTennis #ButterflyHomeschool

We were so happy that our local Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system had so many books about tennis on their shelves. We recommended a couple on the PE Co-Op page (click to go see what we are doing in the co-op and the books, too).

Speaking of the library, one of the main things that we do every season of the year is to read, read and read some more. Here is a snapshot of less than half of the books we checked out last month.


Book reports have already been written, and the kids are now learning the basics of blogging so that they can start sharing them with you, our readers.

What about you: what are you reading right now?

I hope you like our brief update. Leave a comment and let us know what you and your family has been doing and reading this Spring.


Donna Marie, Mommy at the ButterflyHomeschool.com