DISCOVERING FAMILY HISTORY RECORDS WITH NAMES OF ESCAPED SLAVESISLIBERATING
My father researched our genealogy & passed that job to me before he went to heaven. As I recently discovered the names of escaped slaves in our family, my heart leaped. I can only imagine how Juneteenth would have made their hearts leap to no longer be fugitives.
I am now passing down research to my children, too. Knowledge is power. Understanding how your own family fits into history is truly powerful.
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
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.
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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VIDEO via VIMEO APP or via Youtube (whichever you prefer)
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:
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.