57 min

Raffi Returns‪!‬ Reading With Your Kids Podcast

    • Kids & Family

This episode of Reading with Your Kids features an interview with the one and only Raffi!  International children's recording artist Raffi returns to the show to celebrate his new album "Penny Penguin," which was inspired by his observations of birds like penguins. He enjoyed collaborating with the Good Lovelies on many songs, praising their strong work ethic and creativity. Music educator and author Frank Coates presented his debut children's book "There's Something in My Closet," about overcoming bedtime anxiety through positive affirmations.
Both guests shared how they engage children through musical storytelling. Raffi described how songs can arise from specific emotions, while Frank uses rhythm, movement and percussion in interactive musical stories. Frank emphasizes being authentic and connecting with children, advising aspiring authors to remember what engaged them as kids. The host discussed how music stimulates brain development and how affirmations can boost children's confidence when delivered rhythmically.
National recording artist Alaura Lovelight surprised listeners with a story of vulnerability from a school project, where students of various backgrounds shared hurtful things said to them. Her video aimed to show common humanity. The episode encouraged teaching kids to see past surface differences and value one another's experiences. Readers were invited to support the new works discussed and continue growing closer through shared reading.
Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com 

This episode of Reading with Your Kids features an interview with the one and only Raffi!  International children's recording artist Raffi returns to the show to celebrate his new album "Penny Penguin," which was inspired by his observations of birds like penguins. He enjoyed collaborating with the Good Lovelies on many songs, praising their strong work ethic and creativity. Music educator and author Frank Coates presented his debut children's book "There's Something in My Closet," about overcoming bedtime anxiety through positive affirmations.
Both guests shared how they engage children through musical storytelling. Raffi described how songs can arise from specific emotions, while Frank uses rhythm, movement and percussion in interactive musical stories. Frank emphasizes being authentic and connecting with children, advising aspiring authors to remember what engaged them as kids. The host discussed how music stimulates brain development and how affirmations can boost children's confidence when delivered rhythmically.
National recording artist Alaura Lovelight surprised listeners with a story of vulnerability from a school project, where students of various backgrounds shared hurtful things said to them. Her video aimed to show common humanity. The episode encouraged teaching kids to see past surface differences and value one another's experiences. Readers were invited to support the new works discussed and continue growing closer through shared reading.
Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com 

57 min

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