The Good Words Podcast
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The parents' guide to what's in this podcast.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents Need to Know that THE GOOD WORDS PODCAST is an educational storytelling podcast meant to teach children, young adults, and even parents about a different word each episode. Alongside the host, Lynn Hickernell, guests include adults and other kids working through the word of the day. Its final episode was released in August, but there are plenty of episodes to listen to from the last few years to keep you and your kids entertained. This would be a great podcast for road trips, classrooms, or as background noise while your kids play or get ready for the day.
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What’s It About?
THE GOOD WORDS PODCAST educates listeners about a different word each episode while also sharing life lessons meant to teach the audience about a particular feeling or issue associated with the word. Episodes teach kids about the definitions, expressions, and history of various words that expand their vocabulary while also showing them how to use the words and learn from them. Episodes feature the main host, Lynn Hickernell, alongside many other kids and adults who share stories, jokes, and poems that go with the theme of the episode.
Is It Any Good?
Combining interesting facts, entertaining stories, and words we should all learn, this podcast is great for the whole family to enjoy. The Good Words Podcast finds fascinating ways to expand on a different word every episode, showing the various, unique ways to be an educator and how to use our words for good. Kids get involved in meaningful ways on the show, making it exciting for other kids to listen to and easy for them to follow along. A great show for families, classrooms, or solo listening. Some episodes can be a bit repetitive due to them focusing on a single word, but always find a way to make them fun for kids.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the unique stories the host shares in each episode. How did the story relate to the word of the episode? What was the overarching message from that story?
What's a word you've learned that you think should be featured on an episode? What interests you about this word?
Many episodes go over words that may be uncommon or unknown among children, are there any words you've heard before that you still don't know how to use?
- Release date: May 28, 2018
- Genre: Educational
- Average Run Time: 22 minutes
- Website: https://goodwordspodcast.libsyn.com/
- Host: Lynn Hickernell
- Publisher: Independent
- Pricing structure: Free
- Topics: History, Numbers and Letters
- Last updated: January 6, 2023
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