Category: books / stories

NEW! Story of the Month

NEW! Story of the Month

[ 0 ] June 12, 2007 |

Announcing another wonderful new addition to Kidoinfo – Story of the Month. Every month Kidoinfo will post a story by one of our favorite local storytellers, Mark Binder. Mark’s work is educational, informational, inspirational, and fun. He appeals to kids of all ages. Read it online at Kidoinfo or print a copy to read at […]

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The Three Bears and Goldilocks

The Three Bears and Goldilocks

[ 0 ] June 12, 2007 |

by Mark Binder From The Bedtime Story Book There are as many stories about Goldilocks and the three bears as there are storytellers. The ending in this one is a little bit happier than it is in some. Download Printable Copy Once upon a time there were three bears, a Mama bear, a Papa bear, […]

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Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!

Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!

[ 0 ] June 10, 2007 |

“Let the wild rumpus begin!” and celebrate Maurice Sendak today. Sendak is one of my favorite children’s authors and illustrators from my childhood and I love sharing him with my own kids. Born in 1928, the author introduced us to Max and the wild things and Mickey and the bakers in the night kitchen. He […]

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Best Friend Day

Best Friend Day

[ 0 ] June 8, 2007 |

When I was growing up, my best friend was a girl named Alison, and she lived two houses from mine. We played together a lot, but not all the time. Sometimes we fought. Sometimes I thought the world would end if we did not have the same teacher at school but somehow we survived when […]

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Bookclubs

Bookclubs

[ 0 ] June 6, 2007 |

When I didn’t have kids, my first bookclub was mostly moms – sometimes it was hard to relate, since they seemed to talk about their kids more than the books. When I moved to Providence, I didn’t find a new bookclub to join again until I had kids. Four months after my twins were born, […]

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National Tap Dance Day

National Tap Dance Day

[ 0 ] May 25, 2007 |

It is Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday today (1878-1949). He was a dance legend, perhaps the greatest tap dancer who ever lived. He started dancing at age 6 and continued dancing most of his life. National Tap Dance Day celebrates him and honors tap dance as a uniquely American art form. Celebrate this day. • Play […]

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Pirates for kids

Pirates for kids

[ 0 ] May 24, 2007 |

The third Pirates of the Caribbean movie opens at theaters tomorrow. Although I am looking forward to seeing what Captain Jack Sparrow is up to, this is not a movie for children of all ages. Disney’s marketing for the film, however, may lead you to believe it is appropriate entertainment for every age. Kids are […]

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Happy Birthday, Margaret Wise Brown!

Happy Birthday, Margaret Wise Brown!

[ 0 ] May 23, 2007 |

I believe Good Night Moon is on the “top ten list” of required items for new parents (along with diapers, wipes, car seat, etc.). This book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd was one of the first books we read to our boys when they were babies. It was not long […]

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Happy Birthday L. Frank Baum!

Happy Birthday L. Frank Baum!

[ 0 ] May 15, 2007 |

Lyman Frank Baum (1856–1919) was the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books ever written in American children’s literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as The Wizard of Oz. This tale takes us to far away places and is filled with magic, friendship, love, courage, […]

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StoryCorps Visits Rhode Island

StoryCorps Visits Rhode Island

[ 0 ] May 14, 2007 |

My kids and I are big storytelling fans. The ritual of storytelling started when my boys were babies. My husband and I (or visiting relatives) often read to them from a book during the day and at bedtime, but my husband and I also like to tell our kids stories. Sometimes we fabricate the story […]

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