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.
Ogowe – The Garvey Cubs are upset to find out that some Africans are working for the Europeans as slavers, helping them to get Africans for slavery and elephants for their tusks. But the Ogowe people use the cameras and computers the Cubs brought from the future to help “teach those slavers a lesson”!
Ishango – The Garvey Cubs go back more than 20,000 years to visit the African mathematics experts of Ishango. The computers that the Cubs brought can do math very fast – but so can the Ishango experts. Soon the competition gets very “hot”!
Kong – Since Cudjoe’s father was a dentist, it seemed that Cudjoe was talking about everyone’s teeth when the Garvey Cubs visited the people of Kong. And it seemed that everyone was listening! He was surprised to find out who wanted a free “check-up”!
Pende – The Garvey Cubs go to a huge Animal Party in the Jungle! Everyone is having a great time until jealousy shows up at the party! But it looks like the Cubs have a plan to bring the smiles back!
Takama – No one can remember why the old Takama woman doesn’t like big animals. The Garvey Cubs love animals, so they want the old woman to feel the same way – but it won’t be easy!
"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!"