Episode 43: Teaching Our Kids to Enjoy Reading and Writing Poetry

April is poetry month, so in this episode we look at some great poetry for kids and some fun activities for writing poetry. 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 […]

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Episode 42: Building in Independent Learning for Busy Parents and Kids

In this episode we explore books and ideas to give busy parents a break, help our kids develop independent learning, and end the school year successfully. 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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Episode 41: Fairy Tales and the True Happily Ever After

In this episode we celebrate Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday and look at fairytales from around the world. Plus we discuss the true happily ever after we have in Christ. 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,

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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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