Smart Media Picks For The Whole Family

Kidliterate is a podcast about books and media for kids, hosted by Sarah Powers (of the popular weekly parenting show The Mom Hour) and her 11-year-old daughter, Allegra.

In each episode Sarah and Allegra discuss the, books, shows, podcasts, and music that their family enjoys–PLUS how they discover great media for kids AND how they consume it–plus other fun stuff like board games, tablet games and movies.

Episodes

Magazine Subscriptions For Kids & Teens

Magazine subscriptions make great holiday gifts (or anytime-gifts!), and we’re here to round up our favorites for preschoolers on up through teens. Plus we share what we’ve been reading (or, in Sarah’s case, not reading) and what YOU’ve been reading.

How Kids Get The News

This year, breaking news and current events have been hard to avoid–2020 just keeps on delivering unbelievable twists and turns. Join us for Episode 19 of Kidliterate, where we look at a few ways kids can stay informed without getting bored or overwhelmed, and how families can discuss the news together in a way that works for everyone.

Video Games & Virtual Reality (Featuring Guest Co-Host Reid)

For a family who doesn’t do a ton of screen-based entertainment during the week, we have a lot to say about gaming! In Episode 18 of Kidliterate, Sarah and Allegra are joined by 10-year-old Reid for a look at video game console systems, the upsides to social gaming (especially in a pandemic!), and which games our family loves lately. We also talk about the virtual reality headset our family purchased in 2019, and where it fits into the gaming and entertainment picture. As always, we share what we’re reading lately, and what you’ve been reading too.