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Episode 69: Helping Our Children Process Grief and the Loss of a Baby

In this episode we discuss books appropriate for children who are grieving the loss of a sibling through miscarriage or infant death. We also have some special books for the parents and family to use in creating remembrances for the baby that was lost.  Our Guest Today: Rachel Lewis Rachel Lewis (www.thelewisnote.com) is the author of Unexpecting: …

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Episode 68: Interview with Rachel Lewis on Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss

In this episode we take a break from our usual format to discuss pregnancy loss and infant loss with Rachel Lewis. This week we look at books and information for the parents and those who want to minister to families who are grieving.  Next week we will discuss books that will help children going through …

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Episode 67: Interview with Speaker, Author, and Teacher Nadia Swearingen-Friesen (Part 2)

In this episode we continue our interview with Nadia. She shares some encouraging insights for helping our children become more compassionate toward others and some great books to bless your kids.  Our Guest Today: Nadia Swearingen-Friesen Nadia Swearingen-Friesen is a national speaker, educator, and author with a passion for empowering parents. Her book, Sticks! A Practical …

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Episode 66: Interview with Speaker, Author, and Teacher Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

In this episode, we get to hear from Nadia Swearingen-Friesen, a speaker, writer, and teacher who shares some great information for parents. We discuss her system for helping our children internalize discipline, making memories at Easter and Christmas, and the importance of getting our kids outdoors.  Our Guest Today-Nadia Swearingen-Friesen: Nadia Swearingen-Friesen is a national …

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Episode 65: Back to School Focus on Language Arts

In this episode we share several resources and some great books for supplementing and teaching Language Arts education with your children and having fun with language.  Books Recommended 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 64: Interview with Author Glenys Nellist

In this episode we talk with Glenys Nellist, author of many board books and picture books that inspire wonder and curiosity in children about God and His wonderful world.  Our Guest: Glenys Nellist: Glenys Nellist was born and raised in a little village in northern England. The author of multiple children’s books, including the bestselling …

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Episode 63: Back to School-Focus on History and Social Studies

In this continuation of our Back-to-School series, we look at several great books and resources for helping our children love geography, history, and social studies.  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 …

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Episode 62: Interview with Author Annette Whipple

In this episode Annette Whipple, author of Whooo Knew! The Truth About Owls and other great non-fiction books, shares with us. Our Guest: Annette Whipple Children’s author Annette Whipple writes informational books to inspire curiosity and wonder in children. She’s the author of ten published books including The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide (Chicago Review Press), Whooo Knew? The …

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Episode 61: Helping Our Kids Go Back to School – Focus on Science

This is second in a series “Books that Spark” is doing on Back to School, emphasizing great books for each subject area in school. In this episode we look at some great picture books and devotional books about science.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating …

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Episode 60: Helping Our Kids Go Back to School-Focus: Math

This is first in a series “Books that Spark” is doing on Back to School emphasizing great books for each subject area in school. In this episode we look at picture books and resources that promote math skills and encourage children to enjoy math. Included in the show notes are helpful links for parents as …

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