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A Kids Book About: The Podcast

By Mary Field, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Important relevant topics tackled, some difficult content.

Podcast Social Emotional Learning A Kids Company About Average run time: 18 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

very American-culture focused, don't recommend if you're not living in the US

This is definitely a very American-culture focused podcast, does not translate well for children around the globe. Episodes touch on topics like school shootings, the Tulsa race massacre, anti-Asian hate.
age 10+

A quality show, but probably "kids" is not the right age. I love the topics they cover, but I really think it's more appropriate for older kids (10 and up at least).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This valuable podcast focuses on relevant and timely topics presented in a developmentally appropriate way to its listeners. A Kids Book About: The Podcast guests provide a window into diverse lived experiences allowing kids and families to hear and discuss topics they will likely encounter at some point either at school, through media, or at home.

The range of topics allows kids to listen to the episodes that interest and engage their curiosity. There are several episodes focused on emotions and feelings (i.e. failure, curiosity, bravery, shame), a few on identity (i.e. gender, disability), others covering experiences (i.e. divorce, anti Asian-hate, depression), and many covering concepts (i.e. feminism, money, change). The episodes bring language and a deeper understanding of topics that kids are often exposed to but might not have the tools or resources to access further information about. Although the content may feel uncomfortable or difficult for kids and parents to discuss, the podcast provides a way to open the door to further conversations with kids. The sound quality, length, and structure of each episode allow for easy listening and access.

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