It is almost time for Halloween and Scholastic is ready with a treat for your little ones that will not rot their teeth!
This DVD features five spooky stories:
Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman
A story a young boy who outwits a witch before she can eat him and his brothers for dinner
The Boy with Two Shadows
Want to help a witch? There will be consequences!
Las Gatos Black on Halloween
Scary poetry that introduces Spanish words
What’s Under My Bed?
A story about scary sounds in the night
King of the Cats
What does your cat do at night? And, do you really know who he is?
Plus…Interview with Maria Montes
Our family favorite was “What’s Under My Bed?” This story lets kids “decode” the night sounds that they might be afraid of while believing they are comforting Grandpa. It created a great springboard for discussions about what is truly scary and what is not. Plus, it encourages kids to use their minds and their imaginations!
Scholastic does a terrific job using the book’s illustrations to create simple animations or to emphasize different details to make the story come alive. Plus, music and sound effects enhance the story-telling done by talented narrators. You may think you have heard a story a million times, but listening to someone new read the same story makes it new again!
The read-along feature (which can be turned on or off) makes these movies a learning tool to help kids learn to recognize the written words they are hearing. This can help enhance reading skills and word recognition. I recommend you leave the read-along feature turned on. A little extra reading practice never hurt anyone!
This DVD is available October 25, 2011 from Scholastic Storybook Treasures for $14.95. Plus, right now New Kideo’s Facebook page has a Halloween DVD giveaway going on right now. The giveaway features “Teeny Tiny” and another 3-pack of fun and spooky stories!
Plus, Scholastic offers some other great DVD story collections that holiday-related. Each is available from Scholastic Storybook Treasures. Check them out!
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