Welcome to The Center! This podcast delves into a real preschool to find stories and interviews from tiny humans to professional grown-ups alike. Together, we’ll investigate questions about childcare and being a child. Come on in!
What Is The Mayor's Youth Commission?
In this episode, we step into a Zoom conversation with the Tacoma Mayor's Youth Commission, a group of high school students that act as youth council to the city government. They talk about youth issues, concerns, how adults can help, and how quarantine has impacted their lives.
To find out more about the Youth Commission, check out www.cityoftacoma.org/government/committees_boards_commissions/mayor_s_youth_commission
How Do We Speak With Children?
From the classroom, to the household, to the community at large, speaking with children can feel complicated. Why are so many phrases that teachers use so specific, and what can we learn? We invite childcare professional Alyssa Tongue to help us find out the best ways to communicate with our smallest citizens.
Music this week was by Nate Keefe & Beatmower and Doug Maxwell.
Find out more about Carol Dweck here.
Episode Transcription: https://playtacoma.org/how-do-we-speak-with-children-podcast
What Is It Like To Be A Bat? (Spooky Story Special)
This week, Dr. Frankenstein takes over the podcast, and we hear spooky Halloween stories improvised by preschool students.
Why Do We Sing?
This week, we talk with music therapist Jocelyn Manzanarez and look at the benefits of singing to children, the importance of play, and how to get over stage fright.
To find out more about Jocelyn and Musically Minded, please visit www.musicallyminded.net, or facebook.com/musicallymindedseattle.
Episode Transcription: https://www.playtacoma.org/why-do-we-sing-podcast
What Does It Mean To Be A Friend?
In this episode, we the adults go to children for advice on what it means to be a friend, how to make friends, and how to keep them.
How Do We Pretend?
First episode y’all! We interview a Tacoma teacher who created a modified version of Dungeons & Dragons for preschoolers.