Episode: My First Passover

Hello there, little ones!

It’s officially Spring time!

And this time of year brings a lot of exciting things with it.

Photo by Jared Don Schaaf

Flowers are popping up from the once hardened Winter soil.

Birds are busy returning to their old habitats, while building new nests for their expanding families!

But most importantly faiths of various denominations are preparing for Special Celebrations.

One such Celebration is Passover!

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Episode: Germs Are Not for Sharing PART 2

Welcome back, little ones!

Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life,

especially with lots of little friends around!

And that’s why it’s never too soon to learn about

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Episode: Germs Are Not for Sharing

Hello there little ones!

Can you help Shy Baby Bear?

Achoo!

Cough!

F-L-U-S-H!

“What do you need to do?”

These are just a few of the things you will discover as you listen to Oma read this Episode’s book:

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Episode: The Mitten

Hello there, little ones!

Oma has been filling these final cold-weather days staying indoors doing one of her favorite things…

crocheting!

What do you like to do on cold blustery days?

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Episode: Little Miss Valentine

Hello there, little ones!

Valentines of pink & red.

Special words of kindness said.

Small surprises, funny jokes,

paper hearts, and pretty notes.

The best part of

Valentine’s Day

is I get the chance to say,

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Episode: The After Christmas Tree

Hello, my little friends!

A few of Oma’s friends waiting for her at her reading chair!

Brrrrrrr! Winter has definitely set-in up north and it’s been very cold outside!

Oma sure does hope you remember to bundle up & keep warm when going outdoors!

Today’s story provides a wonderful idea to cheer-up the winter dull-drums that can sometimes happen; as well as a fabulous idea for our feathery friends, during these long winter months.

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Episode: The Polar Express

Hello, my little friends!

Do you have a favorite Christmas storybook you look forward to reading each Christmas Season?

One that you love so much you will read it over and over and over again?

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Episode: Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

Hello, my little friends!

Oma & Gompy’s very own Small Pine.

Long, long ago

in a land far away,

lived a perfect little tree named Small Pine.

Small Pine hoped to maintain its perfect form and be selected by the Queen as her Christmas tree. But as the warm-hearted little tree gave shelter to rabbits, birds, and deer in the forest, its branches became damaged. All the other trees in the evergreen forest laughed at Small Pine’s kindness and said Small Pine would never be chosen by the Queen now.

Have you ever offered help or support toward someone, even in the midst of ridicule from friends or those around you?

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Episode: Waiting

Hello, my little friends!

Winter is finally here and Oma can’t wait for the snow to arrive!

Have you ever been waiting for something?

Our storybook today is all about waiting!

And it is a 2016 Caldecott Honor book, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book as well as a New York Times best selling book.

Oma is so excited…I can hardly wait to share this special book with you, titled:

Waiting

Written and Illustrated by

Kevin Henkes

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Episode: Coat of Many Colors

Hello, my little friends!

Oma has been spending some time with her sewing basket; mending a few projects that have needed done, especially with winter on its way.

Do you have projects you enjoy working on?

One of Oma’s projects has inspired the story I have chosen for us to read together!

The Coat of Many Colors

Written by Dolly Parton

&

Illustrated by Judith Sutton

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