Episode: My Brother Otto

Hello there, little ones!

Welcome back to Oma’s Reading Room –

a place for us to be together,

read together,

and hopefully share a giggle or two!

Did you know the month of April is World Autism month?

Every April Autism Speaks celebrates World Autism Month – beginning with United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Throughout the month, they focus on sharing stories and providing opportunities to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, all in an important effort of fostering worldwide support.

Oma has several little friends who have Autism and she has found the PERFECT story about how love, acceptance, and a little understanding can go a long way, to read with all of you!

My Brother Otto

Written by Meg Raby

&

Illustrated by Elisa Pallmer

is a wonderful story about a very special crow who helps us see the world in a brighter shade of yellow.

I do hope you’ll join me in Oma’s Reading Room to read along!

Until next time …

Oma is sending you

her hugs and her blessings! 

I do hope you’ll catch them and 

hold them real tight.

Bye-Bye!

*Remember – if you would like your very own copy of this WONDERFUL book to add to your kindness collection, you can easily purchase one by clicking here.

Episode: God Gave Us Easter

Hello there, little ones!

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A

LOT

can happen in just

3 days!

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The best example we have of this

is to

simply and meaningfully look toward

Easter.

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Today’s story invites every child

to journey with a little cub who will discover

God’s deep love and the reason for Easter.

God Gave Us Easter

written by Lisa Tawn Bergren

&

art by Laura J. Bryant

I do hope you’ll join me in Oma’s Reading Room, where we will discover together how God loved us so much, he wanted us to be with him always!

Until next time …

Oma is sending you

her hugs and her blessings! 

I do hope you’ll catch them and 

hold them real tight.

Bye-Bye!

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*Remember, if you would like your very own copy of this wonderful book

you can easily purchase one by clicking here.

Episode: The Donkey That No One Could Ride

Welcome back, little ones!

Do you know what a normal king looks like? Or what is his or her job?

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What do you imagine a parade would look like for a king that everyone loved?

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Today’s story

The Donkey That No One Could Ride

Written by Anthony DeStefano

&

Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

is about a very special King

and the wonderful welcome he received as he entered the city of Jerusalem.

It was just like a parade!

Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”

Matthew 21:8-9

Wow, this was a big parade – and Jesus deserved it. He had traveled all over Israel helping people, doing miracles, and telling them about God’s love. Now he was coming to the capitol, the most important city. This was something the Bible had been promising for hundreds of years. It was all finally coming together, and the people were so excited to celebrate – like they had just won the super bowl!

But there was a problem: Jesus wasn’t rich like a normal king. He didn’t have a big fancy horse or a big fancy army to go with him in this parade. Did you know how Jesus fixed that problem?

Well, today’s story tells us!

Hurry on over to Oma’s Reading Room to discover the important way Jesus was fulfilling prophecy & why the people were so excited to see him!

Let’s go!

Until next time …

Oma is sending you

her hugs and her blessings 

I do hope you’ll catch them and 

hold them real tight!

Bye-Bye!

*If you would like your very own copy of this wonderful book you can easily purchase one by clicking here!

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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