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mommy friends to raise a child who loves to read and to encourage a child to ask questions…
crazy world as a mom, an employee, a yaya*, a maid, a home finance manager, that
I sometimes fail to read my seven year old boy’s nighttime stories. In fact, his endless questions of how come’s
and why’s have been answered half-heartedly by a distracted mommy.
practically all his questions and I have some audio books that the little boy can listen to when I am so exhausted I can’t
muster enough energy to even read.
audio books began two months ago via Tales4all’s Treebob Series by Declan
Harney. The series made up of:
Treebobs and the Dizzy Broomsticks,
Treebobs and the Runaway Cauldron,
Treebobs and the Giant Mole,
Treebobs Rescue Rotten Rena, and
Treebobs Save Christmas
elves called Treebobs and their fairy friends and how they always try to thwart
the evil plans of the forest’s resident witches named Badlot Barbara and Rotten
Treebobs and the Runaway Cauldron”. It is all about Rotten Rena being in big trouble.
Her wicked spells are not working and she has to win the great egg and
cauldron race otherwise, she will be kicked out of her cottage and the forest and a far more
evil witch will replace her.
listened to radio soap operas as a kid so I enjoyed the story quite a bit. Amazingly, my son, the one who grew up when
technology was exploding and video games literally make you feel like you are
in the game, sat through the whole story and was taken with the funny and
spooky sound effects. We had to listen
to it twice before he understood the story though, because he can’t get over
the thought that back in my parents’ time, people actually listened to stories
without watching them. He kept inserting
questions like when was the television invented and why was it in black and white.
loved the narrator’s accent. In fact, it
would take a week before he stopped his “Let’s-talk-like-the-British-do” stunt
during dinner time!
countless times and is looking forward to new Treebobs adventures.
improve my child’s listening skills.
Like books, these audio books literally spark a child’s
imagination. Images of how the
characters and how the forest must have looked like purely depended on how the
child imagines them to be.
catch a sneak preview of The Treebobs series!