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.
Darfur – A young boy named Solo has trouble telling the truth. Everywhere he goes, he claims to know things he doesn’t know, claims to do things he can’t do, and uses his voice to say things that are not true. But he should be careful! He may not be heard when he wants to be!
Brazil – The escaped Africans in the mountains of Brazil have built their own free nations (Quilombos), but the Portuguese want them back as slaves! The Cubs hear a woodpecker in the forest with a strange, but helpful, talent…
Indus Valley – The Blacks of the Indus Valley are trying to protect their cities from the invaders from the north! The Garvey Cubs are thinking. Can magnets solve the problem? Or maybe quicksand? Or maybe both?!
Madagascar – Ms Rivani loves everything that is gold and silver! And she loves flowers and plants. But she hates snakes! The Garvey Cubs want her to know that all snakes aren’t bad, ugly or scary, and that, when seen a certain way…they can even be beautiful!
Nile River Festival – The Garvey Cubs get to Meroe and find out that the Nile River Festival is coming soon! When the local youngsters see the Cubs videos from the future, they get a smart, fun and “slippery” idea for the festival!
"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!"