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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this podcast.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kidliterate can be a valuable tool to help them discover new media content to share with their kids. The goal of mother-daughter hosts Sarah and Allegra is to introduce listeners to new books, shows, podcasts, movies, music, or other content. The goal isn't simply entertainment but fostering a sense of media awareness and curiosity. Since the recommended activities can bring families closer, Kidliterate is ideal for adults and kids to listen to together.
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What’s It About?
KIDLITERATE is hosted by Sarah Powers and her daughter, Allegra. Each episode features a topic focused on books, TV shows, movies, music, or other content. Typically, the hosts alternate sharing their recommendations of what content families can enjoy together. And by the end of each show, listeners should have some new pieces of content to consider sharing with their family.
Is It Any Good?
Beyond "smart media picks for the whole family," Sarah and Allegra successfully encourage family togetherness through media. Watching a show together or even discussing the books you're reading brings a family closer, and Kidliterate fosters that. For better or worse, the media we consume becomes part of us and it's refreshing for a show to recognize that without judgment, such as when the hosts mention during an episode that media influenced their desire to travel to certain destinations.
Not only does the show guide families with age-appropriate recommendations for books, movies, TV shows, podcasts, games, and music, but actionable tips are also provided. You can learn about where to find media, how to consume it, and how to incorporate it into your family's routine. And each episode concludes with emails from listeners, who get the chance to share their own media recommendations. For families looking to bond through their media, Kidliterate is perfect.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how adults and children can use Kidliterate as a resource to find media together. Is it important to consume media together across generations? How does this shared experience affect the household dynamic?
Sarah and Allegra end each episode by sharing what they're each reading. Why are books such a distinctive form of media, and what can kids specifically gain from reading books over experiencing other media?
Sarah and Allegra often discuss how they discover and consume media. What builds curiosity in kids, and why is this an important character strength? How can curiosity be maintained or improved going forward?
- Release date: November 1, 2019
- Genre: Kids & Family
- Average Run Time: 20 minutes
- Website: https://kidliteratepodcast.com/
- Host: Sarah Powers
- Publisher: Life, Listened
- Pricing structure: Free
- Topics: Book Characters
- Character Strengths: Curiosity
- Last updated: April 6, 2022
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