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.

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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: 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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Episode: Sophie’s Squash

Hello, my little friends!

Oma has been busy in the kitchen

&

I am so excited to bring some of that fall cooking yumminess to you in

today’s book:

Sophie’s Squash!

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