Episode 40: Having Fun Celebrating National Crayon Day

In this episode we share some lesson plan ideas and some great books about crayons and colors. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books, that spark imagination, emotion, questions, and discussion, leading to teachable moments with our kids. This Wednesday is National Crayon […]

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Episode 39: Helping Our Family Celebrate Easter

In this episode we look at books about Easter for our kids and a couple for parents that will help us celebrate the gift of salvation Jesus gave us through His death and resurrection.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books that spark

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Should I Stay, or Should I Go?

And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. (Mark 16:15, NLT) Praise his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and amen! (Psalm 72:19, NLT) We’ve heard it every day for about a year now: “Stay Home, Stay Safe.” As COVID survivors, we obey those words, but as disciples of Christ, we are to

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Episode 38: St. Patrick and What He Teaches Us All

In this episode we share books celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Heritage and books that help us in the areas t. Patrick valued most: praying, sharing the Gospel, and Knowing God. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books, that spark imagination, emotion

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Episode 37: Interview with Author Xochitl Dixon

In this episode we interview author Xochitl Dixon who wrote Different Like Me.  Our Guest: Xochitl (So-Cheel) E. Dixon, author of Waiting for God: Trusting Daily in God’s Plan and Pace (2019), has a heart for prayer, loving God, loving people, and nurturing spiritual growth through prayer and the study and application of Scripture. She shares God’s truth

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Episode 36: Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

In this episode we discuss several of Dr. Seuss’s books and a few fun ways to use them.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books, that spark imagination, emotion, questions, and discussion leading to teachable moments with our kids. This week is Dr.

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Episode 35: Race, Relationships, and Reading

In this episode we discuss some great books for celebrating Black History Month, but we also discuss some important books for parents to read to equip themselves for having important conversations about race.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books, that spark imagination,

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Episode 34: Preparing for Lent and Easter

In this episode we discuss books to help us prepare for and celebrate Easter, understand Lent, and discuss tips for sharing the Gospel with young children.  Books Discussed in this Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books, that spark imagination, emotion, questions, and discussion leading to teachable

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