This Marcus Garvey Cubs Audio Stories Pack includes 5 MP3 Downloads. Stories can be purchased as a set or separately. Each story is detailed below.
Ahmed Baba – The Garvey Cubs didn’t know that when they visited the old Songhai empire, the Moroccans would invade and kidnap the African scholar Ahmed Baba while the Cubs were there! Can the Garvey Cubs help get him back from Morocco?
Ethiopia – When one of the local girls doesn’t like to share, her friends and the Garvey Cubs try to show her how much fun sharing can be. But what if the things she refuses to share end up making her even more unhappy? She should be careful…
Johannesburg – The three school boys think they are cooler than everyone else, with their drinking and smoking. But when the Garvey Cubs make a movie about drugs and alcohol, those “cool” boys are in for a shock!
Monomutapa – Everybody loves the king! He is strong, brave, wise, caring and funny. The Garvey Cubs get to Monomutapa in time for the contest where the children try to draw a picture that is most like the king. You will be surprised at who wins and why!
New Songhai – This time the Garvey Cubs travel to the future to the strong African nation of New Songhai. When the countries of the “west” stop allowing African people to leave the “west” and move to New Songhai, the President of New Songhai “drums” up her own ideas!
"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!"