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Chapters Five Through Seven of The Secret Prince Now Available on Video

Simone St. John continues her video series reading chapters five through seven of The Secret Prince in period costume. New videos are added to this post as they become available https://childrengrowing.com/2020/08/13/introducing-the-secret-prince-read-aloud-by-simone-st-john-chapter-one/ In these chapters the rain stops and all make ready to send the workers back to the village so they can help their families. How will Ronduin find important…

Amazon Can’t Keep it in Stock: Inspiration for Covid Homeschoolers and Pod Schoolers

  My teaching memoir, A Gift of Wonder, has suddenly become so relevant that Amazon can’t keep it in stock.   When school buildings closed last spring, new homeschooling parents noticed their children’s penchant for self-propelled learning. Then, a few weeks later, when lesson plans showed up, and Zoom school appeared, many were surprised to learn that their child’s school…

Chapters Two Through Four of The Secret Prince Now Available on Video

Simone St. John continues her video series reading chapters two through four of The Secret Prince in period costume. New videos are added to this post as they become available https://childrengrowing.com/2020/08/13/introducing-the-secret-prince-read-aloud-by-simone-st-john-chapter-one/ In these Chapters a flood grows around the castle and inundates the first floor. While workers carry all the furniture from the first floor to the second floor, and…

Introducing: The Secret Prince Read Aloud by Simone St. John — Chapters One through Seven

(For a text version of this story click here: https://childrengrowing.com/2020/03/15/stories-for-children-in-times-of-trouble-storytelling-help-for-parents-in-the-era-of-covid-19/ ) The Secret Prince is a healing story for children whose lives have been changed due to the pandemic. The story shows a child whose independent spirit helps him deal with being stuck inside for weeks. This story has no mention of disease; it’s about a boy who has to…

The Secret Prince : Chapter 42– Pear

Ronduin stepped out onto the balcony. It was strangely quiet now that the chickens had moved to the courtyard.  The last glow of the evening sky provided enough light for Ronduin to find his old, gray blanket lying in a heap near the railing. A cool breeze brought Ronduin a sudden chill, so he wrapped the blanket around his shoulders.…