CP-Podcast-Ep03-WhatisYourFamilyCulture

Podcast Episode #3 – What is Your Family Culture?

Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting and now The Book Fairy Pantry Project, joins Rebecca Thompson Hitt for this important conversation about WHAT it looks like in real life to make reading, singing, and storytelling a way to connect with our kids. In our third and final conversation in our series with Pam Leo, we explore ways we can explore literature and expand literacy without even picking up a book. We invite the question: How can what you love be turned into a way to connect with your kids? You’ll end this episode with many great ideas for connecting with your kids and what it can really look like in your family, whether you like reading to your kids or not and you’ll learn why every interest your child has is a doorway to literacy.

CP-Podcast-Ep02-ChocolateNotMedicine

Podcast Episode #2 – Chocolate, Not Medicine

Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting and her new love, The Book Fairy Pantry Project, joins Rebecca Thompson Hitt to explore WHY reading, singing, and storytelling is SO important for our kids. In our second conversation in our series with Pam Leo, we explore what connection through singing, storytelling, and reading can look like in our daily lives with our children. We explore what we can do with our kids when they’re little to integrate literacy into our daily care-giving activities, as well as what it looks like as they grow older. We talk about how the most important part of these activities is connection. This may require us to set aside our own adult ideas about what things like reading look like. This episode is full of lovely ideas to connect in real life with our kids!

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Podcast Episode #1 – The Oasis of Literacy

Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting and her new love, The Book Fairy Pantry Project, joins Rebecca Thompson Hitt to explore WHY reading, singing, and storytelling is SO important for our kids. Before our kids even go to school, they’re learning the skills that lead to reading and we’ll be talking about what you need to know to give your kids a good start. We’ll also be talking about older children, too, and you’ll learn WHY it’s so important to connect through literacy. If you’re one of those parents who doesn’t like reading to your kids, we have some ideas for you, too! You’ll learn why it’s so important to talk to your kids and narrate your day, even when your kids are teens!

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“Mama, will you read?”

We read during easy times when things are going smoothly and everyone is happy. But more and more, as he gets older, we have moments of misunderstanding, disagreement, and frustration. We feel disconnected and it can be hard to come back together. So often it’s those times where he asks me to read because he knows it will recenter us both.