Cystic Fibrosis Storytime
The Cookie

Story Notes and Extras

The Cookie

 

Written and presented by Sean Hunter

with

music by 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?

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?

 

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.

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 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.
Write a letter to someone that you haven’t seen for a while.
Let everyone see you smile.

Volunteer to help a neighbor in need.

Direct download: MASTER_-_The_Cookie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

A Gathering of Friends

Story Notes and Extras
A Gathering of Friends

written and presented by Sean Hunter

Talk and Discover
for parents, teachers, family, friends and children to enjoy

What are some of the animals of the forest that you have seen?
What are some of the other animals that live in the forest?
Where do you think some of the other animals were
when the celebration was being held?
What else do the animals have to be grateful for?
What do you have to be grateful for?
What did you have to be grateful for yesterday?
What did you have to be grateful for last Sunday?
Do you think that the animals on the farm gathered for a celebration of Thanksgiving?
What animals live in the woods and forest near you?
What animals were in the woods and forest when the Pilgrims came to America?


Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a deer.
Draw a picture of something that you and rabbits like to eat?
Draw a picture of a what you are grateful for?

   More Talk and Discover

What would the Pilgrims have been grateful for in 1621?
What would the Pilgrims be grateful for today?
In what ways are you like a Pilgrim?

Direct download: MASTER_-_A_Gathering_of_Friends.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

Danny MeBoy

Story Notes and Extras

Danny MeBoy

written and presented by Sean Hunter

Talk and Discover
for parents, teachers, children, family and friends to enjoy

How many pancakes do you think Danny ate?
How many pancakes do you think Danny wanted to eat?
What do you think is Danny’s favorite pancake?
What is your favorite pancake?
How many pancakes do you think were following Danny?
Do you think any of the pancakes were as big as an elephants ear?
What do you like to have on your pancakes?
Which taste better on pancakes, maple syrup or real whip cream?
In what other countries do they like to eat pancakes?
What are some of the other names for pancakes?
What will Danny dream about next?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a balloon.
Draw a picture of your favorite fruit.
Draw a picture of a honey bee.

More Talk and Discover

What do you like to dream about?
What is the fastest car in the world?
Where would Danny meet a giant?
Who could have made the clothes for the giant?
Who are some famous singers?
What song would you sing for a King and a Queen?

Good Ideas

Go to the library and see what books they have about pancakes.

Staying Healthy

Each Day

eat a combination of five fresh fruits and vegetables
and one of the vegetables should be green (dark and leafy if possible)
have servings of whole grains that provides fiber
cheese - yogurt
exercise –
read – it keeps the brain growing
get at least 8 hours of sleep each night –
(sleep between the 7th and 8th hour is when the body most benefits)

drink plenty of water

NO smoking – or drugs

Direct download: 01_Danny_MeBoy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am EST

A Tale of the Sea

Story Notes and Extras

A Tale of the Sea

written and presented by Sean Hunter
the music, “An Angel’s Joy”
 by Country Music Hall of Fame Member – Charlie McCoy

Talk and Discover

Where in the world might the fish be if the water is warm?
Where might the fish be if the water is cold?
What type of fish are found in the ocean?
What type of fish is found in a lake?
How many days do you think it might take for the fish to swim around the world?
Where do you think is the fishes favorite place to visit?
Do you think that the fish has ever seen a walruses?
Do you think that the fish can do any tricks?
Why does it look like some fish can fly?
How do you think the fish had learned how to talk?
If the fish had their own Olympics, what events would the fish have?

As you listened to the music at the end of the story, what did you imagine?

As you listen to the music again, imagine where the fish is, and where he is going.

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of the fish that swam around the world.
Draw a picture of a starfish, lobster, turtle, seal, whale, tanker
tug boat, ferry, freighter
Draw a picture of another type of boat that the fish might see
Draw picture of a submarine, an aircraft carrier, lighthouse
a pirate, a picture of a pirate’s treasure chest.
Draw a picture of a sea horse and sea lion.

Questions The Fish Might Ask You

How did the island of Nantucket get it’s name?
Where would you go to get a ferry to Staten Island?
Where is there an island with palm trees?
What are the names of some of the islands that have their own flags?

More Talk and Discover

How many miles will the fish travel when he swims around the world?
How many arms do most star fish have?
How big can a turtle be?
What color eyes do seals have?
How long can a seal dive under water and hold its’ breath?
How many hearts does an octopus have?
Some octopus have been known to weight 600 pounds – how much
does the average North Pacific Giant Octopus weigh?
What kind of whale is in the story Moby Dick?
What percent of their lives do whales spend underwater?
Dolphins and porpoise may look similar, but how are they different?
How deep in the ocean might the fish be when he was following a submarine?
What are some famous submarines, and why are they famous?
Where might the fish see a research vessel?
Where in the world is the ocean the deepest?
Where would the fish find underwater mountains?
What continent could the fish swim under?
What famous sunken ships could the fish look for?
How many states would the fish pass as he swam along the
 East Coast of the United States, the West Coast, the Gulf of Mexico?
What islands would the fish pass as he swam in the North Atlantic Ocean?
What islands would the fish pass as he swam in the South Pacific Ocean?
What islands would the fish pass as he swam off the coast of China?
What might the fish find in the Mediterranean Ocean?
Who were some of the most famous pirates?
Where were some of the seaports that pirates would hide?
Why is the Lighthouse of Alexandria famous?
Where was the first lighthouse in North America?
Where was the first lighthouse in the United States?
Where was the first lighthouse in Canada?


Reading To Enjoy

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea – by Jules Verne
Captain Courageous – by Rudyard Kipling
Treasure Island – by Robert Lewis Stevenson

For Younger Children

Yertle The Turtle – by Dr. Seuess
McElligots’s Pool – by Dr. Seuess
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile – by Bernard Warber
Babar and Zephir – by Jean De Brunhoff

Direct download: Master_3_-_A_Tale_of_the_Sea.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00am EST

That Frog

Story Notes and Extras 
  That Frog

written and presented
by Sean Hunter

for parents, teachers, children, and families to enjoy

Talk and Discover

Do you think the dog and the cat know where the frog is?
What would a cat and dog do with a frog?
Where do you think the cat and dog go during the day?
Do you think that the frog went for a hop (walk)?
What could be some of the other reasons that the frog is missing?
Who are some of the frog’s friends?
What games could a dog play with a frog?
Where would a cat and a frog go to play?
Do you think that a mom and pop would like a frog as a gift?
How do dads like to relax?
What do mothers like to do for fun?
Is it good to have fun?
How do you think frogs have fun?
What are some of the stories that you have heard about frogs?
What are some good names for a frog?
Where do you think the frog is?
When will the frog return?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a frog
Draw a picture of a cat
Draw a picture of a dog
Draw a picture of a duck
Draw a picture of a hen
Draw a picture of a kangaroo

More Talk and Discover

How far can a frog jump?
Can a frog jump as far as a kangaroo?
How much can a frog weigh?
What is the smallest frog?
What do you think is a frog’s favorite food?
Are all frogs the same color?
Do frogs have teeth?
Do all frogs live in the water?
How long do frogs live?
On what continent will you not find a frog?
Are there any frogs that can sing?
Who are some famous frogs?

Stories To Enjoy That Have Frogs

The Frog Prince  - by the Brothers Grimm
The Celebrated Jumping Frog – by Mark Twain


Special Note

This story is easy for any parent or teacher to play on a guitar.

Just copy the lyrics, strum an open D chord,
follow the rhythm and pauses,
and you’ll have fun.

Direct download: m_-_That_Frog_-_19-20_Mar_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

The Bank That Gave Away Money

Story Notes and Extras
The Bank That Gave Away Money

written and presented
by Sean Hunter

for parents, teachers, children and families to enjoy

Talk and Discover

What would you do if you had as much money as a bank?
Where would you want to live?
Who would you like to help?
What could you do to help someone?
How could you help someone without them knowing that it was you?
Have you ever needed help?
How do you know when someone needs help?
What might be something that you’ll need help with sometime soon?
Can a smile help someone?
Is listening a way to help someone?
Is it OK to ask for help?
Who are your friends?
How do you stay friends with someone?
How do you know when someone needs a friend?
What are some of the reasons that someone might need a friend?
Would someone need a friend when it’s snowing?
Would someone need a friend when they were in the hospital?
How would you help someone who needed a friend?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a bank.
Draw a picture of something that someone might need.
Draw a picture of flowers blooming.
Draw a picture of Mr. Money Money.
Draw a picture of something that you might give to someone.

More Talk and Discover

If you help someone, do they then need to help you?
Why are people sometimes mean?
How can you be someone’s friend when they’re new at your school?
What are some of the ways to be a friend to someone on your team?
Do dogs and cats need friends?
What are some of the animals that are not good friends?
What are some of the organizations that help people when
the weather or fire has destroyed their home?
What do people need when there has been a tragedy?
What are some types of tragedies?
How old do you need to be to help someone?
How old do you need to be to be a friend?
What does the word volunteer mean?
Where and when can you volunteer?

Direct download: master_-_Mr._Money_Money_-_25_Feb_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

Sparky McCloud Meets A NHL Referee Story Notes and Extras
Sparky McCloud Meets A NHL Referee

Talk and Discover
an opportunity for parents, coaches, teachers and children
to enjoy together

Why do you think Paul Stewart liked school?
What are some of the reason to have a good education?
What do you like about school?
What do you like about sports?
Why are teammates important?
In what ways should you treat a teammate like they were your brother or sister?
In what ways should you treat someone from another team
 like they were your brother or sister?
How is being on a team like being a part of a family?
How is a referee is some ways like a parent?
What do you admire about someone like Paul Stewart?
Who are your teammates in school?

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of an ice skate.
Draw a picture of a referee’s shirt.
Draw a picture of someone who would be a good referee.

More Talk and Discover

Why do you think rules are important in sports?
How do you treat someone with dignity
and make sure that it is something that is not taken away?
What are some of the ways that you can make someone feel better?
What can you say to someone to encourage them?
What are some of the ways that you can be a role model in
school – in sports – in your community - and at home?
What are some of the ways that you can help others succeed?
What are some ways that you can volunteer without being asked?
What are some of the values that your family has given you?
What are some of the values that you will have to give to your children?
What are some of the ways that sports helps you to be a better person?

And For Extra Credit

Name 10 famous hockey players.
Who are some famous hockey teams and
what are some famous moments in hockey?
What other famous skaters have worn white figure skates?
In what countries is ice hockey popular?
Where in the United States is hockey popular?

Significant Dates for Paul Stewart

Nov 22nd 1979 - played in his first NHL game
March 23rd 1980 - scored first NHL goal
March 27th 1987 - refereed first NHL game
February 22nd 1998 - son McCauley born
February 23rd 1998 - diagnosed with cancer
November 13th 1998 - returned to referee in NHL
February 6th 1999
inducted into Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame
October 1st 2001 - son Maxwell born
March 15th 2003 - refereed 1,000th NHL game

Number worn as NHL referee - 22

graduate of
Groton School
University of Pennsylvania

grandfather - Bill Stewart
played for Chicago White Sox
major league baseball umpire and NHL referee
coached 1938 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions

Direct download: m_Stewy_pod_-_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:50pm EST