Documentaries For Preschoolers Through Tweens

Family movie night doesn’t have to be for fictional tales only–we love a good documentary or documentary series in our house! With so many kids spending more time at home these days–and even learning remotely–we thought we’d round up a list of good documentaries for preschoolers through tweens and teens. Join us!

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

This episode is sponsored by Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls, the best-selling book and podcast (now in its third season!). Look for the podcast wherever you like to listen, and thanks to Rebel Girls for sponsoring our show!

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  • Clara, age 11, recommends Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix, and The Strangers (#1 in the Greystone Secrets series) by the same author

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Our Family’s Favorites Lately (Podcasts, TV, Audiobooks, Apps & More!)

We have recommendations to share across a bunch of genres this week! Listen for a grab bag episode full of podcast, audiobook, television, app, and video game recommendations from our family to yours–plus, as always, we share what WE’re reading and what YOU’re reading. Join us!

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  • Listener Rachel from Georgia emailed us her son Eli’s synopsis of Evil Spy School, by Stuart Gibbs

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History Through Books

There are so many ways to learn history through reading–and it doesn’t have to be boring! In Episode 9 of Kidliterate we share our favorite biographies and memoirs, historical fiction, and classic fiction, and why we both prefer to get our history lessons through compelling stories. Join us!

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Movies At The Theater!

How young is too young to enjoy a movie in the theater? How do we handle choosing movies that aren’t too loud, scary, or overwhelming when viewed on the silver screen? And what, most importantly, does our 11-year-old co-host think are the best movie snacks and treats? Episode 8 is all about the experience of seeing movies in the theater, from toddler to tween and as a whole family. Join us!

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  • This episode was suggested by a listener! You can reach us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com

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Thanks to the McCall family for sending in their current reads via voicemail!

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Classic Cartoons (Featuring Guest Co-Hosts Reid & Violet)

We’re going back in our TV time machine to celebrate some beloved cartoons from a generation (or more) ago. Sarah is joined by guest co-hosts 9-year-old Reid and 7-year-old Violet for their thoughts on which classic cartoon TV shows hold up for their amusement. Join us!

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What YOU’RE Reading (Book Recs Based On Listener Mail!)

Our inbox is full of listener mail, with your recommendations for great books to read for kids and adults of all ages. Listen to a special bonus episode of Kidliterate as we answer some listener questions, offer our recommendations, AND share the books that you’re reading and loving lately. Join us!

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Tablet Apps For Creative Play

Gaming is fun and has its place, but our family loves to use table apps to encourage making and creating, too. Join us for Episode 6 of Kidliterate, where we recommend tablet apps that encourage creativity rather than passive play.

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Board Games & Family Games For All Ages

Two people or ten, little kids to adults, we’ve found card games, board games, and family games that can please a mixed gathering. As always, we discuss what we’re reading lately, PLUS we introduce a new regular segment featuring what YOU’re reading. Join us!

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Podcasts Kids Love (And Parents Too!)

Listening to podcasts is a great way to pass the time on short car rides, and we have a few favorites that entertain our minivan full of both little and big kids. Plus we discuss what we’re reading lately. Join us!

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“Can I Watch This?” (The Hunger Games & Parental Guidance)

How do we handle it when kids want to watch, read, or listen to something that parents think is of questionable appropriateness? We recently read The Hunger Games together – mom and 6th grader – and in Episode 3 of Kidliterate we discuss how we arrived at the decision to do that, as well as what we look at when making these judgment calls in general. Join us!

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