October 2018 by V. R. Duin


The world helps those
who try and try
and truly work
to fly and fly.

Children like action video instruction and trying new things, so V. R. Duin features armadillo, ghost, parrot, stingray and shark adventures that promote achievement for children with important dreams of flying.

Trying New Things

Doubling Down? Positive example motivates children to try new things. Dolly offers her own action video on her home page. Until publication of her series, she shares Little Ray's work toward goals at the bottom of this page.

Open Plan? The lessons are from nature. As often is the case with something new, Little Ray faces setbacks. He persists. The complete story and the video extract provide fuel for conversation about important life efforts.

Creative Class? Children pay attention to adventurous quests and mysteries. They lose interest in boring facts and confusing explanations. They engage with V. R. Duin's deliberate blend of fantasy and fact-based reality.

All Covered? Boys and girls enjoy feats of problem solving. Experiments and experiences of armadillos, ghosts, parrots, stingrays and sharks motivate kids to learn and try new things to achieve success with goals.

Promote Achievement for Children

Bright Club? Dolly's friends promote achievement in children. Goal setting, practice and perseverance in the face of adversity are featured in the readings and animations. Fun capers prove persistent effort contributes to goals.

Ticket to Ride? Life lessons can be assisted by technology. State-of-the-art technology stores examples, methods and data. Automation speeds research to improve productivity for effective expansion of knowledge and skills.

Sweet Spot? V. R. Duin's stories are inspirational, informative and exciting. The storied escapades, videos and articles help children explore their world, reach for new heights and separate real possibilities from sheer fantasy.

Big Picture? Animals and spirited ghosts capture attention. Follow links to the author's Reading Rates mission for literacy and numeracy, to her tech tips for writing colleagues and to sites with other-worldly dimensions.

Dreams of Flying

Blue Skies Ahead? Work is a path to accomplishment. Video distilled from The Amazing Flight of Little Ray, on Winging It gives a peek into the published title. A young stingray takes on the challenge of flying like a bird.

Home Team? Teamwork and encouragement from parents and friends are important. Success rarely is a solo accomplishment. Children often test their wings and soar to new heights with bursts of outside inspiration and stimulus.

Beyond humdrum bounds. Kids seek courage and strength of character to follow or surpass leaders. Thrilling lessons in goal setting, practice and perseverance add new dimension to living and learning important life skills.

Match Play? Fish and birds are disciplined, tireless, serene and instinctive. Their movements may reduce anxiety, stress, blood pressure and heart rate. Productivity, concentration, motivation, positivity and focus may improve.

Action Video Instruction

Takeaway? The beauty and tranquil sounds of nature offer peace. Calming sounds and images of the animal world provide a soothing escape for healthy living. Little Ray and Dolly are available online for friends, days and nights.

Forward Thinking? The desire to learn more about stingrays, sharks and birds may become “addictive”. The video is free of dangers. It's theme is not from any Little Ray book. Readers may recognize the illustrations.

Tool kit? Video content about winning: “Life is visions, and illusions; make decisions, fight delusions.” These words are not from any Little Ray book. Some illustrations and ideas are from his books. (21 seconds)