5 episodes

Welcome to our two-part series, Creative Voices in Children's Books. Discover wonderful children's books and find out how to create your own!
Part 1: Tips for authors and illustrators.
Part 2: Recommendations for parents and educators.

*Note: as we develop our podcast, we are playing around with episode length! Some episodes are longer than others but this will soon stabilize.*

Creative Voices in Children's Books DC Canada

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Welcome to our two-part series, Creative Voices in Children's Books. Discover wonderful children's books and find out how to create your own!
Part 1: Tips for authors and illustrators.
Part 2: Recommendations for parents and educators.

*Note: as we develop our podcast, we are playing around with episode length! Some episodes are longer than others but this will soon stabilize.*

    Mindful Parenting for Better Behaviour All Around

    Mindful Parenting for Better Behaviour All Around

    Dr. Kim Dwyer joins Kara for this discussion on mindfulness in parenting and how this can impact children's behaviour. This episode falls under Part 2 of our podcast, recommendations for parents and educators.

    Better Behaviour by PJ Wright: https://www.dc-canada.ca/better-behaviour/ 

    Dr. Dwyer: 


    https://drkimdwyer.com/
    https://drkimdwyer.com/books/

    • 27 min
    How to Write a Children’s Book

    How to Write a Children’s Book

    Leonard and Kara are back with tips from DC Canada's published authors and publishing team on writing and publishing a children's book. This episode falls under Part 1 of the podcast: Tips for authors and illustrators.

    Super Hammy: Super Hammy Collection - DC Canada Education Publishing (dc-canada.ca)

    One Story a Day: One Story a Day Collection - DC Canada Education Publishing (dc-canada.ca)

    Our Farm in the City / Recess in the Dark: Poem Books - DC Canada Education Publishing (dc-canada.ca)

    Best Reading Phonics: Best Reading Collection - DC Canada Education Publishing (dc-canada.ca)

    • 8 min
    Diversity and Inclusion in Children’s Literature

    Diversity and Inclusion in Children’s Literature

    Our classrooms are full of diverse kids. Do our bookshelves reflect the reality? This episode falls under Part 2 of our podcast, recommendations for parents and educators. Leonard and Kara discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in children's literature with three wonderful authors.


    Kalli Dakos: Website dc-canada.ca/our-farm-in-the-city
    Lindsay B: Instagram @lindsaybbooks; Website lindsayb-books.ca
    Meera Bala: Instagram @wordsby.meera

    One Story A Day by Kids for Kids - DC Canada Education Publishing (dc-canada.ca)

    • 12 min
    Music in Education: Why Kids Need Songs in Their Learning Environments

    Music in Education: Why Kids Need Songs in Their Learning Environments

    If music is all around us, why should we keep it out of the classroom? This episode falls under Part 2 of our podcast, recommendations for parents and educators. Leonard and Kara discuss the many benefits of adding musical components to lesson plans and of using music for physical and mental development.

    See our music collections: Songs - DC Canada Education Publishing (dc-canada.ca) 

    Guest speakers, in order of appearance: 


    Rikkie Guillemette, music student
    Tiffany Wallace of @unsociablyhigh

    • 25 min
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