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We often hear about the importance of reading for educational purposes, but reading for fun holds its own unique benefits. In this episode, I’m sharing all about the importance of reading for fun and how families, including busy caregivers, can find more time for it in their lives. Books & Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

4.14 Reading for Fun: Making Time for Books in Our Busy Lives

In this episode, I’m joined by Melquea Smith, a Black, Queer, multi-award-winning children’s book illustrator based in New York, for a discussion about filling your home library with black books! Melquea is an active member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a committee member of #BlackCreatorsHeadquarters. Certified kid at heart, she

4.13 Filling Your Home Library with Black Books with Melquea Smith

In this episode, I’m joined by Jody Sperling for a conversation about helping our kiddos develop a life-long love of reading. Jody Sperling is the author of the Luke in Time mysteries and host of TRBM a podcast for authors who want to get their books into more readers’ hands. He’s also hitchhiked across the

4.12 Developing a Love of Reading with Jody Sperling

This is part two of a two-part series on literacy hacks for busy families. Catch part one, ⁠here⁠. In this episode, I’m sharing practical and time-efficient tips for parents and caregivers who may have busy schedules but still want to foster a culture of literacy at home. I am going to share 10 different ideas,

4.11 Literacy Hacks for Busy Families, Part 2

In this episode, I’m joined by Hailey Glynn for a conversation about how we can use children’s books to help our kiddos process difficult situations and learn more about themselves.   Hailey, a former elementary teacher from Buffalo, NY, unexpectedly ventured into storytelling during the pandemic. Her debut, “When Virona the Corona Came to Town,” became

4.10 Using Children’s Books to Help Kids Process Emotions with Hailey Glynn

This is part one of a two-part series on literacy hacks for busy families. In this episode, I’m sharing practical and time-efficient tips for parents and caregivers who may have busy schedules but still want to foster a culture of literacy at home. I am going to share 10 different ideas, 5 in this episode

4.9 Literacy Hacks for Busy Families, Part 1