Parents' Guide to

Buttons & Figs

By Mary Field, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Wacky, silly use of language to teach literary nonsense.

Podcast Educational Pamela Rogers 2016
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This is an excellent listen for teachers and parents looking for ideas, activities, and mentor texts to use in more traditional learning spaces like a classroom or after-school writing club. Several of the resources found on the podcast's website are adapted for classroom and teacher use.

The show's creator, Pamela Rogers, also offers workshop-style sessions tailored to groups through libraries or schools. Many of the shows feature kids that Rogers has worked with or who are devout fans of the podcast. So if a young listener is a big fan of the show or nonsense lit, odds are good that they might get an opportunity for their own cameo on the show at some point.

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