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Parent-School Connection

   "The Magic of Reading" is an informative and entertaining video on the value of reading
Teaching-Stories to children. It includes a presentation of The Boy Without a Name.


The Magic of Reading is not only beautifully made, it is rich with information for parents who will be reading to their children. The authentic scenarios of parents interacting with their children as they read together, are excellent demonstrations of good reading practice. Teachers can use this wonderful DVD for parent meetings.”
—Diane Ansari, Director RESA VIII Head Start, Martinsburg, WV

To help parents and caregivers further, we also provide free downloadable/printable manuals. These provide the stories’ background and tips of reading and sharing them with children. They also suggest one or two activities associated with each tale that can be carried out at home to help children improve their literacy skills while they make each story their own.


Click on this Projects for Home and School link to choose from a variety of fun learning activities using Hoopoe books.