So my girls and I had an enormous treat last night - we got to see Jim Weiss, storyteller extraordinaire perform in the flesh at our local library! Last night you would have thought we were going to see Justin Beiber - if my children knew who he was. One of those moments I'm thrilled to have them woefully out of step with culture, but I digress. When we walked in to sit down front and center (yes, we were first in line to get in), we were thrilled to get to chat with Mr. Weiss - my 6 year old daughter was absolutely star struck. I am still kicking myself for forgetting my camera! But we did buy some recordings that we were able to have signed, so my girls have a souvenir. I hope it won't be the last time we see him perform in person! Ok, end of fangirl rant!
Many of these recording have fit wonderfully into our study of history using Story of the World: Volume 1 as a spine. I have just found a new, really helpful curriculum guide that I now have bookmarked over at the Greathall Productions website. There are a few we missed! We have especially loved the three Greek myth recordings (She & He is my favorite!) as well as Tales From Cultures Far and Near. We are currently listening to Julius Caesar and the Story of Rome.
Some of our favorite literature recordings are Tales from the Jungle Book (I let my little ones listen to this while my oldest was reading the actual book independently - this way we could all discuss), Sherlock Holmes for Children (after which everyone begged me to get some of the original books for read aloud), and King Arthur and his Knights.
I hope this helps! Happy listening!