36 episodes

Kidliterate is hosted by Sarah Powers (of the popular weekly parenting show The Mom Hour) and her 11-year-old daughter. In each episode we discuss the, books, shows, podcasts, and music that our family enjoys – PLUS how we discover great media for kids and how we consume it. We also cover other fun stuff like board games, tablet games and movies. Join us!

Kidliterate Life, Listened

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 78 Ratings

Kidliterate is hosted by Sarah Powers (of the popular weekly parenting show The Mom Hour) and her 11-year-old daughter. In each episode we discuss the, books, shows, podcasts, and music that our family enjoys – PLUS how we discover great media for kids and how we consume it. We also cover other fun stuff like board games, tablet games and movies. Join us!

    Family Meetings + Summer Planning

    Family Meetings + Summer Planning

    In our house, a weekly family meeting on Sunday afternoons helps set expectations, troubleshoot issues, and - best of all - make plans for FUN! In today's episode Sarah does a deep dive into how family meetings work in the Powers house, from what, when, why, and how they happen to sample agenda items and ideas for making them fun for kids of different ages.

    • 29 min
    Travel Dreams Inspired By What We Read & Watch

    Travel Dreams Inspired By What We Read & Watch

    As more families start to travel again this spring and summer, we’re chatting about our own wanderlust, and how it relates to the media we consume. We talk about where we’ve been, where we’d like to go, and how the books we read and the shows we watch have inspired our travel goals. Plus we’ve got updates to what we’re reading (and listening to), and what YOU’re reading too. Join us!



    Sponsor Spotlight: Ana Luisa



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    Links we discussed:

    Books:

    Murder Is Bad Manners

    Time Traveling With A Hamster

    The Baby-Sitters Club Super Special #6: New York, New York!

    The War That Saved My Life

    The Library Book by Susan Orlean

    Shows:

    The Aquarium

    Taste The Nation

    Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

    The Amazing Race

    Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry

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    What we’re reading:

    What you’re reading:

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

    • 23 min
    Technology That Helps Us Read, Listen & Play

    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.

    • 32 min
    Favorite Less-Talked-About Books From Our Home Library

    Favorite Less-Talked-About Books From Our Home Library

    It's easy to get excited about new books at the library or in stores, but sometimes we forget just how many great books we already have at home. In today's episode Sarah and Allegra each choose four books - across multiple age levels and genres from picture books through YA fiction - to spotlight from our home shelves. We share why we chose them, why we love them, and who else might love them too.

    • 28 min
    Educational (And Fun!) Nonfiction Books

    Educational (And Fun!) Nonfiction Books

    From encyclopedias to biographies, nonfiction additions to your home library make for great learning--and fun--at all ages. In Episode 29 we share some of the reasons we love a well-curated nonfiction collection, recommendations for capturing kids' natural interest through nonfiction books, tips for reluctant readers, and more.

    • 17 min
    TV Series For Tweens, Teens & Families

    TV Series For Tweens, Teens & Families

    From animated comedies to edgy documentaries, 1990s mega-hits to new releases, our family is big into streaming television lately. Today’s episode is fully of recommendations for TV shows to watch as a family as well as shows specifically for elementary-aged viewers, tweens, and teens. As always, we round out the episode with book recommendations inspired by what we’re reading AND what you’re reading with your kids these days. Join us!



    Links we discussed:

    We mentioned our past episode on Survivor vs. The Amazing Race

    Sarah and Allegra love listening to Office Ladies to supplement our watching of the American version of The Office

    The World’s A Little Blurry, the Apple TV+ documentary about Billie Eilish, has mature content but was such a great watching experience for parents/teen together

    All Creatures Great & Small, on PBS, is family-friendly but possibly a little slow for kids

    Gravity Falls (Disney Plus)

    We Bare Bears (Netflix)

    Wandavision (Disney Plus)

    Nailed It! (Netflix)

    The West Wing (Amazon, HBO)

    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 Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Sanjay Gupta

    Allegra is about to start This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent Krueger

    What you’re reading:

    Joyce, mom to a 5-year-old and 3-year-old is loving Rodham: A Novel, by Curtis Sittenfeld

    With Max, age 5, she’s reading aloud Magic Tree House: Merlin Missions and Ivy & Bean

    They’ve enjoyed audiobooks The Lighthouse Family series by Cynthia Rylant; Winterbourne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter; and the Henry Huggins books by Beverly Cleary

    Joyce’s 3-year-old’s current favorite picture books are Madeline, Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman, and the Pigeon books by Mo Willems

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

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

A Bushel and a Peck ,

Love the topics!

As a mom just entering the stage of introducing more media to my kids, this podcast has so many great recommendations. The audiobook episode inspired me to figure out the Libby app through my public library, and now the kids and I are able to listen to delightful kid books in the car. I like that this podcast spans all forms of media and dips into technology and game topics too.

sh.perman ,

Love it!

My daughter and I started listening to this when we painted her room while home during the Coronavirus. I love The Mom Hour and Sarah is amazing as always! Allegra is so incredibly impressive!!! Kudos to Allegra for jumping into this and to Sarah for clearly doing a great job at navigating this!

JaidaMN ,

Lovely, super helpful mother-daughter project!

Sarah is one of my favorite podcasters so it is no surprise that this new podcast she produces with her daughter is excellent. The two team up to share media recommendations relevant to family and kids and I always come away with a new book, app or show to try out. Allegra is very mature and well-spoken but nothing about this show sounds overly rehearsed. Highly recommend for the recommendations as well as a great example of a mother-daughter relationship.

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