This Marcus Garvey Cubs Audio Stories Pack includes 5 MP3 Downloads. Stories can be purchased as a set or seperately. Each story is detailed below.
Bagirimi – When the Garvey Cubs visited Bagirimi, the African children had a contest to see who had the neatest handwriting in their class. But how did the student with the second best handwriting end up with first prize?
Kano – When the prince learns that gold and silk have been stolen from the market, he is so angry that he stops all traders from leaving Kano! But he still can’t find the thieves! The Garvey Cubs try to help. Did you know that camels also make good policemen?
Mean Dogs – The police in the American south liked to use their big dogs to attack Black people who were protesting for their rights. The Garvey Cubs wanted to help. Did I mention that Cudjoe could talk to large animals? Hmmm…
Sab – When the Garvey Cubs come to this high plateau kingdom, they find bulls, horses and mules that are AFRAID TO WALK DOWN THE MOUNTAIN!! Can a bull fly??
Wolof – Someone in Wolof country is secretly working for the Europeans. They are getting guns to use to kidnap Africans to take as slaves. Is it the fat man with the big hat? The Garvey Cubs really need to use their imaginations to solve this problem. They have an idea: smoke and peanut butter! Smoke and peanut butter??!!
"The average story is between 15 and 20 minutes. We have intentionally made them a little longer than our children are used to. Our children are of the "video game" and "rapid action" generation, so chances are, their minds may drift when first listening to a long story (especially younger ones). Don't be discouraged! Be patient and use techniques like:
- Stopping the story part way (before attention wanes) and discussing what they heard or liked or predict will come next, then continue; or
- Having them listen 30 minutes before bedtime, and tell them they can stay up a few minutes longer to talk about the story (children love excuses for delaying bedtime!) Mainly, be patient. It won't take long for their minds to strengthen to a higher level of concentration.
"You will find the results are worth it!"