MELODIC SOUNDING STORIES that are silly, educational and fun. Nature Nurture's main character, GROUNDO, gets help from his five friends as he faces the challenges of childhood and not always getting his own way. BONUS GAMES and FACTS about NATURE and NURTURE (Good character).
GROUNDO is in Utah with his family and doesn't follow the rules when his mom and dad ask him to wait at bottom of mountain with Rocco and Daisy while they hike up to make sure it's safe for the children.
After leaving the restaurant, GROUNDO and his family take a taxi to the hotel. GROUNDO wants to use his mom's phone to play games but doesn't want to give it back after their agreed-upon amount of time. GROUNDO's two year old sister, Daisy, has some suggestions.
GROUNDO and his family are in New York. While having dinner in a restaurant, GROUNDO interrupts his mom while she is on the phone and he eats almost all of the dessert that was also for his Mom. This episode by Natasha and teacher Linda.
GROUNDO wants to step on flowers and make them flat, flat, flat!
Nature Nurture child, Charlotte, wanted Groundo to learn about taking care of flowers and provided many answers that helped Groundo understand how and why to take care of flowers.
In Part 2 of the Hornet's Nest,* the workers are busy making new cells in which the queen will lay more eggs. NOTE: Part 2 talks about hornets dying.
*Written by Kate Scarborough and illustrated by Martin Camm.
GROUNDO story created and told by Maitland and teacher Linda. While GROUNDO is practicing Shelter in Place, he keeps thinking of outside places to go until he hits upon the idea of doing a puzzle together with his family.
Following up on the Big Red Shiny Ball episode, GROUNDO finds himself at home feeling very hungry ............... Before he can have anything to eat, his mom wants GROUNDO to wash his hands after playing outdoors with the ball ............... GROUNDO lies about washing his hands ............... GROUNDO learns about singing Happy Birthday 2x or counting to 20 (slowly) while washing his hands ............... GROUNDO and his five friends find a way to connect by video chatting.
In this GROUNDO episode, GROUNDO sees children playing with a big, red, shiny ball. He really likes the ball, and he WANTS it! So when it comes bouncing over toward him, he scoops it up and hides behind a fence with it.
The children keep looking for their ball. In the meantime, GROUNDO's five friends, Stinky, Pinky, Winky, Blinky, and of course Chicken come to his rescue. When they ask him where he got the big, red, shiny ball, GROUNDO lies and tells them his mom bought it for him at Target. Oh, no! That is not good character!
GROUNDO really wants to keep the ball, but his friends help him learn about having good character, and when the children see GROUNDO with their ball, GROUNDO has a choice: to tell the truth or not.
GROUNDO and his family are following the rules and staying indoors for now ............... GROUNDO wants to paint ............... his Walls! ...............
INTRODUCING GROUNDO's brother, Rocco ...............
March 21, 2020............GROUNDO is learning and practicing good character when getting on a bus...........INTRODUCTION to GROUNDO's five friends in this episode: Stinky, Pinky, Winky, and of course, Chicken! ............This story provides reminders for children about the social rules of being out and about ............ Silliness, learning and connecting all rolled into one!
March 20, 2020
This 'Groundo' story has been told (and requested by the children) many times over the years. As you listen, pay attention to the sounds made for things like, walking down the hallway, opening the door, going into the bedroom and opening the drawer. Children love to repeat the sounds, and it's a great way for them to be involved in the story as opposed to simply listening. From my experience and observation when telling 'Groundo' and other Nature Nurture stories, children are so happy and become riveted when they are a part of the story, laughing, rolling over and always asking for more!
SMILES and LAUGHTER ALL AROUND :-)
You will note this 'Groundo' story did not have any of his friends. There are two types of 'Groundo' stories. The first type is with his friends, Stinky, Pinky, Winky, Blinky (and as we say) 'of course', Chicken! The second type (like this one) is simply 'Groundo' being silly and making silly observations, decisions and requests.
signing off as teacher Linda, Nature Nurture ... 'online until we meet again outdoors'.
Teacher Linda's first podcast is an introduction to Nature Nurture's 'Online ... Until We Meet Again Outdoors', a place for children and families to take a break, listen to Nature Nurture's 'Groundo and Friends' stories, and enhance, learn and practice the art of being kind to nature, others and themselves.
Today's Welcome Podcast talks a little bit about what to do with mad feelings. In this segment, a big brother builds a beautiful structure of Legos and his little sister knocks them down. Introduction to action vs reaction. Has this ever happened in your home???
Hope you enjoy our first 'Online...Until We Meet Again Outdoors' podcast and find some helpful takeaways for you and your family.