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In the fall of 2020, the first Bubba Bear book will be published with more to follow! Parent guides are included and songs can be found here!
Bubba Bear was born when my husband and I had two small boys of our own, When our oldest son was two and our youngest was on the way, we needed to move our oldest son to a big boy bed.
We set-up a routine of reading books, singing songs, prayer time and then telling stories. I made-up a character named Baby Bubba who was a bear our son's age.
Baby Bubba was a hit with him and he looked forward to them every night. Over time, I added new characters to the story and when it was my husband's time to do the nightly routine, our son would ask him about the new character I had added. My husband had to ask our son questions about the newcomer so that he could then add to them to the story.
A challenge was born between my husband and myself. We had to quiz our son about each new character the other parent had added so that we could continue the stories.
The Bubba stories were a favorite part of the day for our sons and added fun challenges for my husband and me.
Bubba stories were sometimes about values, morals and skills little bears need to learn. Other times, they included make-believe characters such as fairies or towns of little people who lived under the bed. Regardless of the content, they were always a fun way to end the day for children and parents alike!
Meet my friend, Donna Fellers! She has raised great kids and helped to raise great grandkids! She has worked in children's ministry for years. Thank you for sharing your ideas, Donna!
Listen to a story!
This book also has creative ideas for parents to use with their kids when it is chore time!
It is not fun being around a whiner! Polly the Parrott shows Willow the Whiner just how annoying whining is!
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle had so many good "cures" for kids! After this chapter, you'll want to find the book to finish it on your own!
Here's an oldie but a goodie! This was one of my favorites growing up!
The songs which correspond with the Bubba Bear books can be downloaded for free.
Simply right click on the word "Download" and save it to your computer.
The up-and-coming McKenzie Earles did a fabulous job on the vocals.
My amazing husband, Phillip Smith, did the musical arrangements.
Good Morning Song - Can be used with "The Adventures of Bubba Bear" book. (pdf)Download
Good Morning Song (mp3)Download
Good Morning Song - Trax (mp3)Download
Book coming soon - Good Manners are a Must (pdf)Download
Good Manners Are a Must (mp3)Download
Good Manners Are A Must - Trax (mp3)Download
Book coming soon - The Bathtub Song (pdf)Download
The Bathtub Song (mp3)Download
The Bathtub Song - Trax (mp3)Download
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About the Author!
Charre Smith received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Certification from Howard Payne University.
After teaching public school for several years, she and her husband, Phillip, had two sons and Charre began teaching private piano, voice and flute lessons.
She has directed children's choirs for 28 years and served as a Children's Minister.
Charre now resides in Fort Worth, Texas where she and Phillip are realtors with All City Real Estate.
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