Birthday Gifts For All Ages

Books and other media make for great gifts! In Episode 15 we offer 10 birthday gift ideas for kids from preschool through teen–most of them from the realms of learning and literacy. We also chat about quarantine birthdays and, of course, what we’re reading lately. 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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The Long & Short Of Board Games

Need some new ideas for family games and board games? We think it’s helpful to have a few that take a LONG time to finish and others that can be played quickly. In this episode we talk about the merits of both long and short board games and offer a few of our favorites in each category. As always, we wrap up the episode with what we’re reading and what YOU’re reading. 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!

Links we discussed:

We are part of the Amazon Affilates Program, which means if you click through one of our Amazon links and make a purchase, we earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!

What we’re reading:

  • Sarah is reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Allegra recommends all the Gordon Korman novels (which we talked about in audiobook form in this episode) and recently finished Schooled

What you’re reading:

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

Survivor Vs. The Amazing Race

We’re big fans of long-running reality competition shows Survivor and The Amazing Race–but we have differing opinions on how best to view them as a family. Join us for a fun, friendly mom-daughter debate about which show we like best, which makes for the best family viewing, and which show we’d rather be a contestant on. Enjoy!

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!

Links we discussed:

We are part of the Amazon Affilates Program, which means if you click through one of our Amazon links and make a purchase, we earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!

What we’re reading:

What you’re reading:

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

YouTube Art Inspiration & Our Favorite Art Supplies

School has moved online, learning is happening remotely, and we have LOTS of time to make art. In Episode 12 of Kidliterate we give an update on how distance learning is going, offer ideas for learning visual art through books and videos, and chat with 11-year-old guest Clara about her favorite YouTube channels for art inspiration. As always, we share what we’re reading AND what you’re reading. 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!

Links we discussed:

Just a reminder that our co-host and our guest are both 11 years old. Parents, use your own discretion when checking out the online resources and YouTube channels they recommend!

We are part of the Amazon Affilates Program, which means if you click through one of our Amazon links and make a purchase, we earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!

What we’re reading:

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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!

Links we discussed:

Documentaries we discussed (and a few more we forgot to mention!)

We are part of the Amazon Affilates Program, which means if you click through one of our Amazon links and make a purchase, we earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!

What we’re reading:

What you’re reading:

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

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

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!

Links we discussed:

We are part of the Amazon Affilates Program, which means if you click through one of our Amazon links and make a purchase, we earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!

What we’re reading:

What you’re reading:

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

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

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!

We are part of the Amazon Affilates Program, which means if you click through one of our Amazon links and make a purchase, we earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!

Links we discussed:

  • 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!

Links we discussed:

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What we’re reading:

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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!

We are part of the Amazon Affilates Program, which means if you click through one of our Amazon links and make a purchase, we earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!

What you’re reading:

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!