Technology That Helps Us Read, Listen & Play

Behind the books we read, the podcasts we love, the movies we watch, and the music we listen to are the methods by which we consume the media. From smart speakers to apps, headphones to charging solutions, today’s episode is all about the tech in our lives that helps us consume the media we love. As always, we finish the episode with what we’re reading and what you’re reading. Join us!

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What you’re reading:

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Getting Started With Audiobooks (Plus Audiobook Recommendations For Preschoolers Through Teens)

Listening to audiobooks is a great way to pass the time on car rides or during long days at home, and we have some specific suggestions for HOW to get your kids hooked on listening to great books. In today’s episode we share ideas for getting started with audiobooks (even with very young children), plus some specific titles that we love for little kids and several more our bigger kids have been loving lately. As always, we wrap up the episode with what we’ve been reading and what YOU’ve been reading. Enjoy!

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Sarah is reading All Creatures Great & Small by James Herriott (and loving it!). Allegra just finished Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, and is thinking about starting A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

What you’re reading:

Jenna from British Columbia wrote to use to share what she and daughters Neva and Tessa are reading:

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Our Family’s Favorites Lately (Books, Audiobooks, Movies, YouTube Channels, Apps & More!)

Today’s episode is a BIG roundup of the books, movies, and other media our family has been loving lately. We cover everything from little kid tablet games to YouTube art tutorials, sci-fi books to documentary series. And, as always, we share what we’ve been reading AND what you’ve been reading. Join us!


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What you’re reading:

Valerie wrote to say that she and 7-year-old Samantha have been enjoying the Wildwood Chronicles series by Colin Meloy.

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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!

What you’re reading:

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

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Audiobooks For Road Trips

Headed out on the road as a family? We’re rounding up our favorite audiobooks for family listening in Episode 2 of Kidliterate. Join us!

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