From the national organization Reach Out and Read comes a brand new podcast centered around the belief that children’s books build better brains, better family relationships, and happier, healthy children and societies. Join us as host Dr Dipesh Navsaria, a pediatrician with a children’s librarianship degree, dives into a wealth of varied early childhood health and literacy topics with expert guests examining the many facets of supporting the parent-child relationship as key to early success.
Reading in the NICU: Reclaiming Parenting of Newborns
Newborn Intensive Care Units are physically and emotionally daunting for new parents. With many of the typical parenting roles supplanted by medical necessity, parents can be at a loss for how to reconcile this new reality. But there is another way parents can care for their children that’s equally important. Dr. Carmina Erdei joins us to talk about how reading and talking to preemies can help offer parents the chance to reclaim at least some of their role, and foster healthy relationships at the same tim
Books Without Words? Explaining Wordless Picture Books
Reading without words? We generally associate reading with text, but reading *pictures* can offer a rich opportunity for insight and literacy growth as well. Though often overlooked, wordless picture books are more accessible for pre-verbal and pre-literate children, and they can provide an enhanced interactive reading experience for a wider audience. Caldecott winning author and illustrator David Wiesner joins us to talk about the history, importance, and creative process behind wordless picture books.
Back to School: Making Human Connections a Priority
As we transition back to school during an ongoing pandemic, we hear a lot about a ‘covid learning slide’, which adds to the stress of a return. But, is that really how we should be framing this? There’s another way to think about all this. Boston Public Schools Principal Julia Bott, and Helen Westmoreland, the Director of Family Engagement at National PTA, join us to share how parents and caregivers can recalibrate their expectations through a focus on nurturing human connections.
Detoxifying Stress: Resiliency, Relationships, and Reading Together
“Toxic stress defines the problem. Relational health defines the solution.” This is the core of the recent revision to the American Academy’s policy statement on toxic stress, and co-author Dr. Andrew Garner joins us to explain how we need to move beyond adverse childhood experiences to discuss and support positive childhood experiences. The number one element? The presence of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships, which proactively build the resilience needed to cope with future adversity
Best Beginnings: Book Sharing from Birth
A baby’s brain is forming thousands to millions of neuronal connections per minute, absorbing new information in the first six months. This is the perfect opportunity to start a shared reading routine, right from birth. But are overwhelmed, sleep-deprived parents ready to add one more thing to their plate? Dr. Anna Miller-Fitzwater joins us to talk about Reach Out and Read’s “Back to Birth” program, and how to make reading with infants practical and achievable for new parents.
Sometimes You Have to Lie
‘Ole Golly says there is as many ways to live as there are people on the earth’. So says Harriet in “Harriet the Spy”, the brainchild of author Louise Fitzhugh. Today we dive in deeper with one of literature’s most beloved ‘quirky’ kids, with a discussion of how Harriet and Louise broke the mold of children’s literature. Guest host Dr Perri Klass speaks with Leslie Brody, author of the acclaimed biography “Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of
Wonderful discsussions with inspiring guests!
Great podcast for everyone who cares about children (i.e. all of us). Inspiring guests with great discussions!
Looking forward to mor podcasts.
Wonderful inventive and needed
Love these podcasts and recommend everyone to listen.