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Story Notes and Extras 

A Very Merry Christmas

 

written and presented by Sean Hunter

with music by

Country Music Hall of Fame Member

 

Charlie McCoy

 

Talk and Discover

for parents, teachers, families and children to enjoy

 

Why would it be fun to visit a country General Store?

What is something that you might find in a country General Store? 

 

More Talk and Discover

 

If you were a farmer, what would you share with your neighbors?

How do you let someone know that you are grateful 

for their kindness?

What is something that you could make as a gift to give to someone?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of an angel.

Draw a picture of Christmas cookie.

Draw a picture of something that you might see during the winter.

 

Being A Good Listener

 

On what night did everyone go to the General Store?

Where in the General Store did everyone first gather?

What ornaments and gifts were being made?

 

More Talk, Talk and Discover

 

How do you begin to help someone?

Why is it important to help neighbors, friends and family?

Who is someone that has helped you?

 

Bonus Question

 

What might be some of the songs and carols that were sung around

the General Store’s potbelly stove?

 

A Question For Everyone

 

What are some ways that you can help someone?

 

 

A Question For All

 

Why do you think the family that owned the General Store 

were willing to trust that their needs would be met?

 

Other Stories To Enjoy

The Grinch That Stole Christmas
The Night Before Christmas

 

Some Other Ways To Have Fun

 

Make a Ginger Bread House.

Sing some of the traditional Christmas songs with family and friends.

Write a Christmas poem.

 

Sharing The Holiday Spirit

Visit someone in a hospital, or that is sick at home.
Write a note or letter to someone that you haven’t seen for a while.
 Smile.

 

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Story Notes and Extras

 

The Turkey That Wanted To Know What’s Cook’n

 

Written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

for parents, teachers, families, children and friends to enjoy

 

What do you think it was that King Hop A’Tommas smelt cook’n

As he hopped around?

What do you like to smell cook’n?

If you had a garden, what would you grow for Thanksgiving?

 

More Talk, and Discover

 

What is something good to make for Thanksgiving diner?

Who would you invite to celebrate Thanksgiving with you?

Why is it good to be thankful?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of King Hop A’Tommas.

Draw a picture of a pilgrim.

Draw a picture of one of King Hop A’Tommas’s friends.

 

Being Thankful

 

What do you have to be thankful for?

What are some of the blessings that you receive each day?

What are some of the ways your family celebrates Thanksgiving?

 

A Question For Everyone

 

What special two words can you use to let someone know that you are grateful?

 

More Talk, Talk and Discover

 

Why do you think the Pilgrims had a day of Thanksgiving?

What does King Hop A’Tommas have to be thankful for?

What are some of the ways that you can help celebrate Thanksgiving?

 

Being A Good Listener

 

When did King Hop A’Tommas enjoy?

What did King Hop A’Tommas first see cooking in the kitchen?

What were the children grateful for?

 

Extra Credit 

 

How fast can a turkey run?

How fast can a turkey fly?

Where do turkeys sleep?

 

Bonus Question

 

Why is the moth of November a good time to celebrate Thanksgiving? 

 

Extra, Extra Credit

 

What sound do turkeys make when they talk?

 

A Little Bit of Thanksgiving History

 

Where did the Pilgrims celebrate their first Thanksgiving?

In what year did George Washington first declare a national day of Thanksgiving?

When did Abraham Lincoln declare Thanksgiving as a holiday?

 

Thanksgiving Around The World

 

When is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada?

How is Thanksgiving celebrated in Germany?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Story Notes and Extras 

 

The Happy Little Tooth

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

(for parents, teachers, children, family and friends to enjoy together)

 

Why do you think the little tooth liked ice cream?

What flavor ice cream do you think a tooth might like?

Where do you think the little tooth first tasted ice cream?

 

More Talk and Discover

 

What else beside ice cream and cup cakes do you think the little tooth likes?

How does someone get a sweet tooth?

Do you think the duck or the frog have a sweet tooth?

 

More Talk, Talk and Discover

 

Name three fruits that a sweet tooth would like?

Name three vegetables that are good for a sweet tooth?

How does sleep help a sweet tooth?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of something in the woods that has a tooth.

Draw a picture of something in the zoo (but not in the woods) that has a tooth.

Draw a picture of something that has a tooth that could be in both the woods and the zoo.

 

Some More Questions

 

What else might a tooth dream about besides ice cream and cup cakes?

How did the little tooth know where the ice cream store was?

Can a tooth smile?

 

and now,

The Mystery Question

 

Who do you think the little tooth belongs to?

 

Being A Good Listener

 

Where did some of the people think the tooth had come from?

Who was watching the little tooth from the sky?

Whoo knew that the little tooth had been dreaming?

 

Extra Credit

 

Does everyone have a sweet tooth?

 

Questions 1,2,3 & 4

 

Why is it important to do a good job brushing your teeth?

When should you brush your teeth?

How often should you get a new toothbrush?

 

Making Teeth Smile

 

When should you visit your dentist?

 

Bonus Question

 

Do you think this story could have happened in some place like Switzerland?

and

What does the Tooth Fairy do with all the teeth?

 

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Story Notes and Extras

  

Cat, Fish and Lucky Jim

 

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

 

Talk and Discover

(for parents, teachers, children, family and friends)

 

Who do you know that likes to fish?

What is the biggest fish you have seen?

Why do you think Lucky Jim likes to go fishing?

 

More Talk and Discover

 

What do you know about fish?

 

More Talk, Talk and Discover

 

What would be a fun fish to catch?

Where would be a nice place to go fishing?

Who would you like to go fishing with?

 

A Question For Everyone

 

Why do you think all the fish were hiding?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of a cat.

Draw a picture of a fish that cats like.

Draw a picture of Lucky Jim.

 

Being A Good Listener

 

What did the cats ask the bear?

What kind of fish might Lucky Jim catch in a river or stream?

What did the storyteller almost forget to tell you?

 

The Mystery Question

 

How many fish do you think the bear caught?

and

What were some of the clues for the bear

that all the fish were hiding?

 

Being A Good Friend

 

What is special about helping someone?

 

Happy Cats

 

Do you think cats prefer fish soup or fish chowder?

How about a fish fry or fish and chips?

Do Cats ever have fish cakes for birthday parties

and special occasions?

 

Bonus Question

 

How fast can some fish swim?

 

Double Bonus Question

 

Where is there an aquarium that you could visit?

What would you like to learn about fish?

 

Extra Credit

 

Can fish swim backwards?

 

Another Question For Everyone

 

What do you think it would be like to have a job as a fisherman?

 

Lucky Jim’s Favorite Question

 

What is something you do that is fun

and 

some day could be your job?

 

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Story Notes and Extras

 

A Tale of the Sea

 

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

 

What would you ask a fish?

 

More Talk and Discover

 

How do some fish get their name?

What do you think might be in some of the treasure chest

besides gold and silver?

Who else might swim around the world besides the fish?

 

Learning With Art

  

Draw a picture of the fish that you think can talk.

Draw a picture of a pirate. 

Draw a picture of a sea horse, and then a sea lion.

 

More Talk, Talk and Discover

 

What kind of fish would you find in the ocean?

What kind of fish would you find in a lake?

What kind of tricks do you think a fish can do?

 

Questions The Fish Might Ask You

 

Where is there an island with palm trees?

How do I get to Staten Island?

What are the names of some of the islands that have their own flags?

 

Just Wondering

 

Are there any underwater museums?

Are there any underwater hotels that the fish could visit?

What might a fish dream about?

 

More Fun With Art

 

Draw a picture of a starfish, lobster, turtle, and seal.  

Draw a picture of a tanker, tug boat, ferry, and freighter.

Draw picture of a submarine.

 

Extra Credit

 

Who were some famous pirates?

 

Bonus Question

 

What kind of whale is in the story Moby Dick?

 

Double Bonus Question

 

What are some famous submarines, and why are they famous?

What famous sunken ships could the fish go looking for?

 

Extra, Extra Credit

 

Where was the first lighthouse in the United States?

Where was the first lighthouse in Canada?

Why is the Lighthouse at Alexandria famous?

 

Questions For Everyone

 

Where in the world might a fish be if the water is warm?

Where might a fish be if the water is cold?

Where do you think is the fishes favorite place to visit?

 

Doing The Math

 

How many miles will a fish travel if they swim around the world?

How many days might it take for a fish (pick one of your choice)

to swim around the world?

 

. More About The World Of Fish

 

How many arms do most star fish have?

How long can a seal dive under water and hold its’ breath?

What percent of their lives do whales spend underwater?

How are a dolphin and porpoise different?

 

More Wondering

 

How deep in the ocean might the fish be when following a submarine?

Where in the world is the ocean the deepest?

Where might the fish see a research vessel?

Where would the fish find underwater mountains?

 

Two More Questions

 

What continent could a fish swim under?

What are three places a fish might go if they were in the Mediterranean Sea?


Books To Enjoy

 

Yertle The Turtle – by Dr. Seuss

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea – by Jules Verne

 

And Now One More Question For Everyone

 

Who do you think was talking to the fish?

 

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Story Notes and Extras

The Kite With Two Blue Eyes

 

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

 

What do you think a kite likes to look for when it’s up in the sky?

How does the kite know where to go?

Where would you go to fly a kite?

 

More Talk and Discover

 

What else might the kite see in the sky besides 

the moon and the stars?

What would the kite see if it flew over the ocean?

Where would the kite be if it could see a camel or kangaroo?

 

A Very Special Question

 

Have you ever seen a kite do a trick?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of a puppet.

Draw a picture of your favorite cookie.

Draw a picture of something that the kite was hoping to see.

 

Being A Good Listener

 

What were the spiders and caterpillars doing?

What were the policeman and fireman doing?

How many ducks were calling for their mother?

 

Extra Credit

 

Where were kites invented?

 

Extra, Extra Credit

 

Name three types of kites.

 

Bonus Question

 

What American Patriot was famous for flying a kite?

 

Double Bonus Question

 

Where is someplace you could go to see a kite festival?

and

Where would you find a book about kites?

 

 

When Flying A Kite 

 

Before setting your kite into the sky

make sure that the weather conditions are safe.

 

That the sky is clear and there are no rain or storm clouds

within 10 miles of where your are.  Lighting can travel that far

and parts of your kite may attract activity.

 

Stay out of areas with electrical and power lines

where a kite can reach or land,

as well as

in someone’s yard,

in a street with traffic,

or where people are gathered. 

 

Also, you may be in an area where there are restrictions of

how high kites are allowed to fly.

 

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The Cat and the Dog

Story Notes and Extras  

The Cat and the Dog

 

Written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

(for parents, teachers and children to enjoy)

 

Questions From The Cat and The Dog

 

  Why is it good to have fun?

Why is it good to laugh?

What games do you like to play?

 

I Bet You Know

 

How does a dog say “hello?”

Do you know a cat and a dog who are friends?

What are some of the ways a cat says “hello?”

 

More Talk and Discover

 

What do you think a dog and a cat talk about?

Who might be some of the dog and cat’s friends?

What do you think is a good name for a dog?

What is a good name for a cat?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of a circus hat that a dog might wear.

Draw a picture of a wig that a cat might wear.

Draw a picture of a bike that a cat and dog might ride.

 

Being Friends

 

What are 3 ways to be a friend?

Why is being a friend important?

How can friends help each other?

 

3 Friendly Questions

 

What are some of the ways to make new friends?

Where are some of the places you meet and make friends?

What are some ways for friends to have fun?

 

More About Friends

 

Which of your friends smile?

How do you show respect to a friend?

How do you show respect to someone who isn’t a friend?

More About Cats

 

Can cats do tricks?

What do cats like to eat?

What foods should you never give a cat?

What is something that cats don’t like to do?

What is something that kittens like to play with?

What are some “cats” that you might see at a zoo?

 

More About Dogs

 

What are some tricks that dogs can do?

What are some of the ways to take care of a dog?

What foods should you never give a dog?

Are all dogs friendly?

What should you know about a dog before you play with them?

What is something that a puppy needs to learn?

 

Being Good Cats and Dogs

 

What are some of the ways that dogs help people?

What are some breeds of dogs famous for?

How does a cat show love?

 

Library Extras

 

What are some books that you can borrow from the library about dogs?

What are some books that the library has about cats?

What book did Dr. Seuss write about a cat?

What short story did Eric Knight write about a dog that 

became a novel, movie, radio and TV show?

 

Famous Dogs and Famous Cats

 

Who had a dog named “Checkers”?

Beside “Big Mama” Thornton, who are some of the people

 that sang the song, “Hound Dog?”

Who was the first cartoon cat? 

 

Extra Credit

 

What type of cat would you find on the Isle of Man?

What type of dog might you see in Switzerland?

James Herriot wrote many books, what was his everyday job?

 

Being A Good Listener

 

Where did the cat and dog meet?

How did the cat and dog’s friendship begin?

What did the cat teach the dog?

What games did the cat and dog play?

 

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The Cookie

Story Notes and Extras

The Cookie 

 

Written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Music – with Country Music Hall of Fame Member

Charlie McCoy

 

Talk and Discover

(for parents, teachers and families to enjoy with their children)

 

What is your favorite cookie?

What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

What do you think is Santa’s favorite cookie?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of one of Santa’s reindeer.

Draw a picture of a candy cane.

Draw a picture of a Christmas cookie.

 

More Talk and Discover

 

What would you write in a letter to Santa?

What would you want Santa to know about your house?

Why did the children tell Santa about the love that was in their house?

 

More Learning with Art

 

Draw a picture of someone that likes cookies.

Draw a picture of someone that you would like to make cookies for.

Draw a picture of a cookie that is filled with love.

 

More Talk, Talk and Discover

 

How can you tell that there is love in a house?

How would you fill a house with love?

Why is love the greatest gift?

 

Other Stories To Enjoy

The Grinch That Stole Christmas
The Night Before Christmas

 

Helping To Make The Holidays Happy For Everyone

Visit someone in a hospital, or that is sick at home.

Volunteer to help a neighbor in need.
Write a letter to someone that you haven’t seen for a while.
Let everyone see you smile.

 

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The Turkey That Wanted To Know What’s Cook’n

Story Notes and Extras

 

The Turkey That Wanted To Know What’s Cook’n

 

Written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

for parents, teachers, families, children and friends to enjoy together

 

What do you think it was that King Hop A’Tommas first smelt cook’n?

What do you like to smell cook’n?

What is something good to make for Thanksgiving diner?

If you had a garden, what would you grow for Thanksgiving?

 

More Talk and Discover

 

Who would you invite to celebrate Thanksgiving with you?

Why is it good to be thankful?

What do you have to be thankful for?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of King Hop A’Tommas.

Draw a picture of a pilgrim.

Draw a picture of one of King Hop A’Tommas’s friends.

 

More Talk, Talk and Discover

 

On the Pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving, what did they have to be be thankful for?

What does King Hop A’Tommas have to be thankful for?

What are some of the ways your family celebrates Thanksgiving?

 

Extra Credit

 

How fast can a turkey run?

How fast can a turkey fly?

Where do turkeys sleep?

 

Extra, Extra Credit

 

What sound do turkeys make when they talk?

What is something that you could pop or roast

 around a fireplace on Thanksgiving?

Why is the month of November a good time to celebrate Thanksgiving? 

 

Questions For Everyone

 

Where did the Pilgrims celebrate their first Thanksgiving?

In what year did George Washington first declare a national day of Thanksgiving?

When did Abraham Lincoln declare Thanksgiving as a holiday?

 

Bonus Question

 

When is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada?

 

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Lenny - The Happy Fire Truck

Story Notes and Extras

Lenny - The Happy Fire Truck

written and presented by Sean Hunter

The song “Lenny - The Happy Fire Truck”

recorded with

Hee Ha and Country Music Hall of Fame Member

Charlie McCoy

 

Talk and Discover

(for parents, teachers, children and friends)

What are 3 fire safety rules everyone needs to know?

Name 3 ways to prevent fires in a kitchen.

Name 3 other ways to prevent fires in your home.

If you think you smell smoke, what should you do?

 

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a firefighter.

Draw a picture of something a firefighter uses.

Draw a picture of Lenny.

More Talk and Discover

 

If there is an emergency in your home, where have your parents said is your

family’s safe place to meet (and you won’t be crossing any street)?

In an emergency why is it important not to talk?

What can smoke do?

Questions From Lenny

Why is it important in an emergency to leave everything behind

and not look for pets?

Why is it important in an emergency in your home never to run?

Once you are safely outside what are two important rules of what never to do?

 

More Talk, Talk and Discover

How do you prevent an electrical fire?

In an emergency, who else helps the firefighters?

What do you do if there is smoke or fire while you are in a car?

On a boat?

In the woods or forest?

 

Where To Learn More About Fire Safety

Visit you local fire department and their web site.

October 3rd – 10th, 2016 is National Fire Safety Week

 

♫ Lenny ♫

Don’t Hide – Go Right Outside

Oh! Lenny the fire truck – he’s our friend – he’s job is fire safety and he’s always said

In a fire emergency never hide – If you think you smell smoke go right outside

Time is important so always be quick – It doesn’t take long for a fire to spread

It can happen anytime day or night – So always have a plan to get outside

Now if there’s a fire always be brave – Do what you’re taught and you’re sure to be safe

The smoke may be thick and make you cough – And if it hurts your eyes do not rub

Stay low to the floor and never run – Leave everything behind just where it was

Don’t worry if it’s hot and you hear a lot of noise – Just keep moving on til you get outside

The rescues squad is on their way – So help the firefighters by doing what they say

Follow all the rules that get you outside and never turn around and go back inside

Oh! Lenny the fire truck he’s our friend – His job is fire safety and he’s always said

In a fire emergency never hide – If you think you smell smoke go right outside

Oh! Lenny the fire truck he’s our friend – His job is fire safety and he’s always said

In a fire emergency never hide – follow all the rules and go right outside

In a fire emergency never hide – follow all the rules and go right outside

© - Sean

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