Podcast Transcripts

Episode 50 – Enjoying Vacation with Our Kids

In this episode we discuss the joys of vacations and staycations and taking hold of those special teachable moments and defining moments that our times together can create. 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 …

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Episode 49-Helping Our Kids Learn to Grow Gardens, Plant Seeds, and Make the World More Beautiful

In this episode we explore some great books about gardens, gardeners, and how to create gardens together with our kids. 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. I’m so …

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Episode 48: Helping Our Children Honor Our Fallen Heroes

In this episode we share some great books for helping our kids honor our fallen soldiers, learn more about America, and prepare for Independence Day. 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 47: Enjoying Margaret Wise Brown’s Books Together

May 23 is Margaret Wise Brown’s birthday. In this episode we look at some of the many great books she wrote that have entertained children for three generations. 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 …

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Episode 46-Celebrating Asian-American Writers

In this episode we discuss some great books for children and parents written by Asian-American writers. 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. May is Asian-American month. And I …

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Episode 45-Celebrating Mother’s Day and Teacher’s Day with Great Books

In this episode we look at some great books about awesome teachers and some fun Mother’s Day books.  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, we have …

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Episode 44: Fun with Nursery Rhymes for Our Older and Younger Kids

In this episode we discuss the history and fun of nursery rhymes including ideas for older students too. 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 we’re going …

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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 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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