Podcast Episode #1 – The Oasis of Literacy


Connecting Through Reading, Storytelling, and Singing

It’s today! We’re launching The Consciously Parenting Project’s new podcast! We couldn’t be more excited to start off with one of our favorite parenting authors, Pam Leo. We really enjoyed this conversation about connecting through reading, storytelling, and singing and we hope you will, too.

I love having deep and meaningful conversations with people who really care about children. That’s just one of the reasons why I’m so pleased to announce the launch of my very first podcast episode with my friend and colleague, Pam Leo. Pam is the author of Connection Parenting and founder of her new love, The Book Fairy Pantry Project. You’ll get a sneak peek into her new passion and why literacy makes such a difference in the lives of all families. Together, we explore WHY reading, singing, and storytelling is SO important for our kids. Most of us know that our kids are learning essential pre-reading skills before they even go to school, but we don’t necessarily really understand what those really are. We’ll be talking about what you need to know to give your kids a good start.

Don’t have little ones? We’ll also be talking about older children, too, and you’ll learn WHY it’s so important to connect through literacy. When Pam and I had younger children, we knew reading was important, but we really didn’t get the WHY. We’d like to share some ideas with you. And 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!

This is part of a 3-part series, so you’ll have access to the first 20-minute episode right now, then Part 2 will be available next Friday, May 12, 2017 and Part 3 will be available the following Friday, May 19, 2017. Let us know what you think of this conversation and be sure to share it with your friends if you find it helpful!

Resources from this episode:

Connection Parenting BookBook Fairy Pantry Project

Connection Parenting Book on Amazon

Connection Parenting Audiobook on downloadable MP3

Talk with Me Baby

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Rebecca Thompson Hitt

Rebecca is the founder of The Consciously Parenting Project, LLC, and author of 3 books (Consciously Parenting: What it really Takes to Raise Emotionally Healthy Families, Creating Connection: Essential Tools for Growing Families through Conception, Birth and Beyond, and Nurturing Connection: What Parents Need to Know about Emotional Expression and Bonding), numerous classes and recordings, and the former co-host of a radio show, True North Parents.

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One thought on “Podcast Episode #1 – The Oasis of Literacy

  • June 14, 2017 at 8:53 am

    I just heard your first podcast on reading, and it was great. I saw you years ago at a La Leche League conf in FL, and enjoy getting all of your info, but I haven’t been too good keeping in touch with you. I apologize. This podcast really hit home. I just brought my 89 yr old mom to my home in FL (from PA), and I am so grateful to her for all of her stories, conversations and singing that she continues to do for me and my family!


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