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Month: May 2017

Tell your child stories with an applied lesson.

Reading stories to your child is wonderful and encouraging, but making up stories that relate to your child’s life is even better. To help you do this, each of story in Andy’s Adventures provides you the setting and content for a new story adventure followed by a few questions that allow you and your child to complete the adventure. There is no right conclusion. Allow your imaginations to have some fun. The story can end any way you and your child want. Always try to end a story by relating back to your child’s day. There is always a lesson to be learned. Learning life lessons through fun adventures makes a lasting impression.

The Swimming Disaster Copy

What do you like to do in the summer when it’s hot outdoors?  Andy Ant loves to swim, but his pool is very different from the place where his best friend, Joey, swims.  Andy had quite an adventure one day when he went along with Joey’s suggestion to swim without Andy’s brother, Parker, there with him.

Because they both disobeyed instructions by their parents, Andy was almost lost forever.  To read about this adventure, you will want to order a copy of The Swimming Hole Disaster (your mom or dad can buy this adventure by clicking on the title and ordering you a copy today).

  • What is your favorite thing to do on a hot summer day? 
  • Has there been a time when you were told to do something, but you never did it? 
  • What happened?  
  • What did you learn?

 

I have two days of tests coming up!

Well, Ms. Adams, the student teacher is helping prepare us for year-end tests.  She is trying to be helpful but I wonder.   Today she explained that the testing is required by our school district.  The testing was not going to be just a quick quiz.  The test was going to actually take two full days and will includes things that we have learned in areas of history, science, math, and social studies.  I think I am in trouble. Can you imagine that?   This really disturbs me!

I cannot imagine answering questions, writing, and solving problems for two whole days.  Who in the world came up with this idea anyway?   Ms. Adams explained that the school want to know if we are learning how to think and solve problems so that we are able to teach and lead others.  I just a kid. I am not ready to teach or lead anything!!  I must talk to Andy about this

Make your child’s teacher your best friend!  

As a parent, you should know your child’s teacher well. You are in a partnership together to ensure your child is learning all he or she can. Find ways to work together so your child feels supported. Ask questions and don’t be fearful of challenging the learning process. Your goal is to demonstrate a unified front. Never disagree with a teacher when your child is present. The child needs to experience a sense of cooperation. You can challenge a teacher, but not in front of the child.

Rolling Through

One Saturday morning Andy Ant and Joey decide to ride Joey’s bike to a friend’s house to hang out and play some video games.  As usual, Andy was sitting on Joey’s bike’s handlebar (Andy learned awhile back that he could go more places faster by riding with Joey than by walking).  Joey was in a hurry.  He failed to stop at a stop sign—you might say he “rolled through” without coming to a stop.

As he turned to the right without stopping, a car came speeding down the street.  This spooked Joey, and he lost his balance.  Down he went onto the street.  Joey and Andy were not hit by the car, but it was a close call.  Joey’s knee and elbow got scraped…but wait!  All of a sudden, Joey realized that Andy had disappeared.  Andy was nowhere to be found!

  • Where do you think Andy is? 
  • How will Joey find Andy? 
  • What went wrong in this adventure?
  • It’s up to you to make up the rest of this story.  In your adventure you have to find Andy!