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Kidliterate

Kids & Family Podcasts

Kidliterate is hosted by Sarah Powers (of the popular weekly parenting show The Mom Hour) and her 11-year-old daughter. In each episode we discuss the, books, shows, podcasts, and music that our family enjoys – PLUS how we discover great media for kids and how we consume it. We also cover other fun stuff like board games, tablet games and movies. Join us!

Kidliterate is hosted by Sarah Powers (of the popular weekly parenting show The Mom Hour) and her 11-year-old daughter. In each episode we discuss the, books, shows, podcasts, and music that our family enjoys – PLUS how we discover great media for kids and how we consume it. We also cover other fun stuff like board games, tablet games and movies. Join us!

Location:

United States

Description:

Kidliterate is hosted by Sarah Powers (of the popular weekly parenting show The Mom Hour) and her 11-year-old daughter. In each episode we discuss the, books, shows, podcasts, and music that our family enjoys – PLUS how we discover great media for kids and how we consume it. We also cover other fun stuff like board games, tablet games and movies. Join us!

Language:

English

Contact:

4802132203


Episodes

Time Travel Through Books, TV & Movies

1/18/2021
Whether it's through an old attic, a mysterious tree house, or a speeding Delorian, the idea of traveling through time to another era makes for great storytelling. Inspired by a new television series that hooked us recently, we look at time travel as a genre: from why we love it to how different authors handle it. We offer some book, TV and movie suggestions for other fans of time travel and, of course, we also share what we're reading and what YOU've been reading lately.

Duration:00:23:44

What YOU’RE Reading (and New Year Reading Goals!)

1/4/2021
Ready to read more in 2021? We’ve got you covered with listener-recommended books for everyone in the family, toddler through adult! Join us as we welcome in a new year of reading by sharing what’s new and what’s motivating us in our own reading lives, and then present YOUR book suggestions through emails and voicemails we’ve collected recently. You’ll hear from kids and grownups from around the world as they share what books they’ve been loving lately.

Duration:00:23:40

Knitting, Beading, Paper Crafts & Sewing (And The YouTube Channels That Keep Us Making!)

12/14/2020
With the holidays coming and winter upon us, crafting and making have taken over our house! Join us for a conversation full of recommendations for bringing maker arts into your home: we cover paper airplane making and origami, self-taught knitting, bead work, craft kits, and more. We also share resources for learning these handicrafts online, plus how our family organizes supplies for creative making. As always, we'll share what we're reading, too!

Duration:00:23:36

Our Family’s Favorites Lately (Books, Audiobooks, Movies, YouTube Channels, Apps & More!)

11/30/2020
Today's episode is a BIG roundup of the books, movies, and other media our family has been loving lately. We cover everything from little kid tablet games to YouTube art tutorials, sci-fi books to documentary series. And, as always, we share what we've been reading AND what you've been reading.

Duration:00:30:15

Magazine Subscriptions For Kids & Teens

11/16/2020
Magazine subscriptions make great holiday gifts (or anytime-gifts!), and we're here to round up our favorites for preschoolers on up through teens. Plus we share what we've been reading (or, in Sarah's case, not reading) and what YOU've been reading.

Duration:00:18:28

How Kids Get The News

11/2/2020
This year, breaking news and current events have been hard to avoid--2020 just keeps on delivering unbelievable twists and turns. Join us for Episode 19 of Kidliterate, where we look at a few ways kids can stay informed without getting bored or overwhelmed, and how families can discuss the news together in a way that works for everyone.

Duration:00:15:03

Video Games & Virtual Reality (Featuring Guest Co-Host Reid)

10/19/2020
For a family who doesn't do a ton of screen-based entertainment during the week, we have a lot to say about gaming! In Episode 18 of Kidliterate, Sarah and Allegra are joined by 10-year-old Reid for a look at video game console systems, the upsides to social gaming (especially in a pandemic!), and which games our family loves lately. We also talk about the virtual reality headset our family purchased in 2019, and where it fits into the gaming and entertainment picture. As always, we share...

Duration:00:21:11

Not-So-Scary Halloween Books, Movies & Games

10/5/2020
It's October, and we're excited to celebrate Halloween all month long with books, movies, TV series, games, and activities. Join us in our post-hiatus return for an all-Halloween chat to get you inspired for the month ahead.

Duration:00:19:32

We’re Back!

10/2/2020
It’s been a while, but we are BACK this fall with more new episodes of Kidliterate! A lot has changed since we wrapped up in the spring, and we’re excited to bring you new episodes every other Monday starting next week. We’re starting with an episode all about Halloween books, movies and ideas for celebrating … Continue reading "We’re Back!"

Duration:00:01:08

Summer Reading

6/1/2020
It's time to talk summer reading! We discuss how we find books to read over the summer, how to motivate reluctant readers and whether our family uses reading challenges or incentives, and one special tradition that kicks off summer reading in our family every year. And, as always, we talk about what we're reading and what YOU all are reading.

Duration:00:19:47

Birthday Gifts For All Ages

5/18/2020
Books and other media make for great gifts! In Episode 15 we offer 10 birthday gift ideas for kids from preschool through teen--most of them from the realms of learning and literacy. We also chat about quarantine birthdays and, of course, what we're reading lately.

Duration:00:20:52

The Long & Short Of Board Games

5/3/2020
Need some new ideas for family games and board games? We think it's helpful to have a few that take a LONG time to finish and others that can be played quickly. In this episode we talk about the merits of both long and short board games and offer a few of our favorites in each category. As always, we wrap up the episode with what we're reading and what YOU're reading.

Duration:00:19:32

Survivor Vs. The Amazing Race

4/19/2020
We're big fans of long-running reality competition shows Survivor and The Amazing Race--but we have differing opinions on how best to view them as a family. Join us for a fun, friendly mom-daughter debate about which show we like best, which makes for the best family viewing, and which show we'd rather be a contestant on.

Duration:00:17:55

YouTube Art Inspiration & Our Favorite Art Supplies

4/6/2020
School has moved online, learning is happening remotely, and we have LOTS of time to make art. In Episode 12 of Kidliterate we give an update on how distance learning is going, offer ideas for learning visual art through books and videos, and chat with 11-year-old guest Clara about her favorite YouTube channels for art inspiration. As always, we share what we're reading AND what you're reading.

Duration:00:21:07

Documentaries For Preschoolers Through Tweens

3/23/2020
Family movie night doesn't have to be for fictional tales only--we love a good documentary or documentary series in our house! With so many kids spending more time at home these days--and even learning remotely--we thought we'd round up a list of good documentaries for preschoolers through tweens and teens. Join us!

Duration:00:18:50

Our Family’s Favorites Lately (Podcasts, TV, Audiobooks, Apps & More!)

3/9/2020
We have recommendations to share across a bunch of genres this week! Listen for a grab bag episode full of podcast, audiobook, television, app, and video game recommendations from our family to yours–plus, as always, we share what WE’re reading and what YOU’re reading. Join us! Six Minutes (Sci-Fi/Fantasy narrative fiction podcast from Gen Z … Continue reading "Our Family’s Favorites Lately (Podcasts, TV, Audiobooks, Apps & More!)"

Duration:00:15:36

History Through Books

2/23/2020
There are so many ways to learn history through reading–and it doesn’t have to be boring! In Episode 9 of Kidliterate we share our favorite biographies and memoirs, historical fiction, and classic fiction, and why we both prefer to get our history lessons through compelling stories. Join us! Who Is? and Who Was? series, by … Continue reading "History Through Books"

Duration:00:17:08

Movies At The Theater!

2/2/2020
How young is too young to enjoy a movie in the theater? How do we handle choosing movies that aren't too loud, scary, or overwhelming when viewed on the silver screen? And what, most importantly, does our 11-year-old co-host think are the best movie snacks and treats? Episode 8 is all about the experience of seeing movies in the theater, from toddler to tween and as a whole family. Join us!

Duration:00:18:00

Classic Cartoons (Featuring Guest Co-Hosts Reid & Violet)

1/19/2020
We’re going back in our TV time machine to celebrate some beloved cartoons from a generation (or more) ago. Sarah is joined by guest co-hosts 9-year-old Reid and 7-year-old Violet for their thoughts on which classic cartoon TV shows hold up for their amusement. Join us! Disney+ DuckTales Tom & Jerry (Amazon affiliate link) Inspector … Continue reading "Classic Cartoons (Featuring Guest Co-Hosts Reid & Violet)"

Duration:00:16:50

What YOU’RE Reading (Book Recs Based On Listener Mail!)

1/13/2020
Our inbox is full of listener mail, with your recommendations for great books to read for kids and adults of all ages. Listen to a special bonus episode of Kidliterate as we answer some listener questions, offer our recommendations, AND share the books that you’re reading and loving lately. Join us! Emma Smith and daughter … Continue reading "What YOU’RE Reading (Book Recs Based On Listener Mail!)"

Duration:00:14:28