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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

Family Meetings + Summer Planning

5/24/2021
In our house, a weekly family meeting on Sunday afternoons helps set expectations, troubleshoot issues, and - best of all - make plans for FUN! In today's episode Sarah does a deep dive into how family meetings work in the Powers house, from what, when, why, and how they happen to sample agenda items and ideas for making them fun for kids of different ages.

Duration:00:29:16

Travel Dreams Inspired By What We Read & Watch

5/10/2021
As more families start to travel again this spring and summer, we're chatting about our own wanderlust, and how it relates to the media we consume. We talk about where we've been, where we'd like to go, and how the books we read and the shows we watch have inspired our travel goals. Plus we've got updates to what we're reading (and listening to), and what YOU're reading too.

Duration:00:23:06

Technology That Helps Us Read, Listen & Play

4/26/2021
Behind the books we read, the podcasts we love, the movies we watch, and the music we listen to are the methods by which we consume the media. From smart speakers to apps, headphones to charging solutions, today's episode is all about the tech in our lives that helps us consume the media we love.

Duration:00:32:10

Favorite Less-Talked-About Books From Our Home Library

4/12/2021
It's easy to get excited about new books at the library or in stores, but sometimes we forget just how many great books we already have at home. In today's episode Sarah and Allegra each choose four books - across multiple age levels and genres from picture books through YA fiction - to spotlight from our home shelves. We share why we chose them, why we love them, and who else might love them too.

Duration:00:28:53

Educational (And Fun!) Nonfiction Books

3/29/2021
From encyclopedias to biographies, nonfiction additions to your home library make for great learning--and fun--at all ages. In Episode 29 we share some of the reasons we love a well-curated nonfiction collection, recommendations for capturing kids' natural interest through nonfiction books, tips for reluctant readers, and more.

Duration:00:17:26

TV Series For Tweens, Teens & Families

3/15/2021
From animated comedies to edgy documentaries, 1990s mega-hits to new releases, our family is big into streaming television lately. Today's episode is fully of recommendations for TV shows to watch as a family as well as shows specifically for elementary-aged viewers, tweens, and teens. As always, we round out the episode with book recommendations inspired by what we're reading AND what you're reading with your kids these days.

Duration:00:23:16

Cookbooks, Cooking Shows & Apps, And More Food Media

3/1/2021
Let's talk about food and cooking--and the media that helps us make and eat yummy stuff! In Episode 27 we share our favorite ways to get kids inspired in the kitchen, from magazines to cookbooks, TV shows to apps. Allegra talks about a multi-course, internationally-inspired meal she recently made from scratch for a school project, and, as always, we round out the episode with what we're reading and what YOU're reading.

Duration:00:24:41

Getting Started With Audiobooks (Plus Audiobook Recommendations For Preschoolers Through Teens)

2/15/2021
Listening to audiobooks is a great way to pass the time on car rides or during long days at home, and we have some specific suggestions for HOW to get your kids hooked on listening to great books. In today's episode we share ideas for getting started with audiobooks (even with very young children), plus some specific titles that we love for little kids and several more our bigger kids have been loving lately. As always, we wrap up the episode with what we've been reading and what YOU've been...

Duration:00:25:03

Reading Habits (When, Where & How We Read)

2/1/2021
If you're listening, you probably identify as a reader. But do you give much thought to WHERE, WHEN, and HOW you read? Today's episode is all about our family's reading habits; with two grownups and three kids, we run the gamut between late-night marathon readers to early birds who read in the morning, and everything in between. In this episode we also chat about electronic vs. paper books, reading in bed vs. outside, and more. Plus we'll share what we're reading and what YOU're reading.

Duration:00:28:51

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