Reading rainbow volume 89
LeVar explores the variety of ways families are created: the Harris family has 2 children, both adopted; the Peck family is a single mother and 9 adopted children; the Abney family is a set of parents, 2 brothers and an adopted sister. Viewers learn that families are really created by love. The read-aloud book, Through moon and stars and night skies, by Ann Turner is about a young boy's memories of coming to America to be adopted. Follow up activities...
Reading rainbow volume 129
GPN Educational Media
The feature book is a prayer of the Iroquois Indians celebrating the precious and rare gift of the natural world--and the resources of the earth. On a fall day, LeVar stops to express appreciation for the gifts of the earth. This episode connects to the earth with a visit to a family who grow and harvest cranberries, then on to a pueblo where native artists use clay from the earth to make pottery, and finally to a group of children who are planting...