How to WIN/LOSE Arguments with Kids!

There is nothing more frustrating than neverending arguments with kids…especially with adults who don’t really have a clue what the hell they are even talking about (which if we are honest is most of us)… But I’m here to help. Well, I’ll give it my best shot anyways… Errrrrr…good luck… If you have a videoContinue reading “How to WIN/LOSE Arguments with Kids!”

The Psycho Stalker…

Some stories write themselves…and some take years, and years…well this particular one has been waiting in the drafts for a long, long time. Every time I went back to it I just couldn’t find the words, I couldn’t express all of the oddness, craziness, and horror on the page! I came close, but it didn’t ever seem quiteContinue reading “The Psycho Stalker…”

A Suffocating Child

I remember seeing the little warning notes on plastic carrier bags as a kid…something along the lines of ‘To avoid danger of suffocation, keep away from babies and children!’ And like most people (I imagine) I thought “DURRRRRRRRRR! Why must people constantly be told what is glaringly obvious?!”  Well…hmmm…about that one… Today I wandered into a classroom to beContinue reading “A Suffocating Child”

The Sad Eyes…

I find young children to be very attentive, certainly a lot more than people give them credit for anyway. It’s easy to look at them playing – pretending to be chasing after an imaginary monster, taking out evil ninjas, or goodness knows what else…and think that they are not clued in to the real worldContinue reading “The Sad Eyes…”

Back to Bogies

This is the first of hopefully many new YouTube story videos – it’s a little resolution of mine to branch out, and try a new format…I hope you enjoy it, let me know either way – as it is a big learning process for me!  In this video I’m talking about my new kindergarten class,Continue reading “Back to Bogies”

The Oracles

Re-watched this wonderful video recently… My 23rd year is almost over, and I must say their tarot reading was a little off, their horoscope predictions somewhat skew-whiff! Hmmm…but there’s always next year I suppose… http://www.facebook.com/storytimewithjohn

An 8 Year Old’s America

A student of mine handed me this today – announcing; “This is why I don’t like America.”  We had been discussing holidays, and dream destinations – so this wasn’t exactly part of the lesson plan…but I couldn’t exactly fault him, as he was so well informed for an eight year old…particularly as he is Korean,Continue reading “An 8 Year Old’s America”

Smelly Feet

The kids have started doing something really, really weird – okay so weirdness isn’t exactly a shock to me anymore…but you know what I mean! They’ve taken to crouching on all fours, and shoving their nostrils above people’s feet to get a good sniff. Anyone without shoes on is a target for them…I guess it’sContinue reading “Smelly Feet”

Monday…

I bet you don’t like Mondays…right? Well I am not sure anyone does; they mark the end of the weekend, and highlight the whole “I have to work in order to feed myself and basically just stay alive” thing – you know the one, it’s never nice. Well what you probably don’t know is that thereContinue reading “Monday…”

Cannibalistic Kid…

“John…I really, really, want to eat your life.” – Quiet six year old kindergarten child.   What does she mean by that? I don’t think we’ll ever know…or at least, I hope I never find out! Like this story? Then why not like the Facebook page? http://www.facebook.com/storytimewithjohn YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE!