Parent–School Connection

“The Magic of Reading” is an informative and entertaining video on the value of reading Teaching-Stories to children. It includes a presentation of The Boy Without a Name.

The Magic of Reading is not only beautifully made, it is rich with information for parents who will be reading to their children. The authentic scenarios of parents interacting with their children as they read together, are excellent demonstrations of good reading practice. Teachers can use this wonderful video for parent meetings.”
—Diane Ansari, Director RESA VIII Head Start, Martinsburg, WV

To help parents and caregivers further, we also provide free downloadable/printable manuals in Spanish and English. These provide the stories’ background and tips of reading and sharing them with children. They also suggest one or two activities associated with each tale that can be carried out at home to help children improve their literacy skills while they make each story their own.

Fun Projects for Home and School

Paper Bag Puppets, Finger Puppets, Felt Characters and Other Activities

You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat® or Acrobat Reader® to read and print the files. Acrobat Reader is free from Adobe. Your computer probably has a copy installed, but if not, you can download a free copy of Acrobat Reader here. Depending on your browser setup, you may have to right-click (or control-click, Mac) on the title of the manual desired. Most of the pdf files run between 150 KB and 500 KB.

Projects for the title
The Farmer’s Wife

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The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water

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The Silly Chicken

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The Clever Boy and the Terrible, Dangerous Animal

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The Old Woman and The Eagle

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The Boy Without A Name

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The Man and the Fox

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The Man with Bad Manners

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Neem the Half-Boy

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Fatima the Spinner and the Tent

Projects for the title
The Magic Horse

How to make a felt board

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