Sam, Nate and Ella are all really into trains right now. I 'm not sure why that is, but they all love playing with, riding and reading about trains. This gave me a great idea. When Granny and Granddad were in Springfield visiting last week, they brought the boys some books, one of which was The Little Train, by Lois Lenski. Well, that book has quickly risen the best-seller list in our house and currently sits at number one. Sam loves to say "Choo Choo" while someone is reading it to him. As a way to share our favorite book with Ella, I made it into a digital book using PowerPoint and iSpring (a PPT plugin for converting slideshows into Flash movies). I used an audio clip of Sam to help you know when to turn the pages. It's pretty darn cute. You can see the final product below.
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