This week's episode takes a look at tactical ways parents can use this time at home to help nurture a love of reading in their children. Our guest, Alison Green Myers, is program director for the nonprofit Highlights Foundation, which supports children’s book writers and illustrators. She’s served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, curriculum writer, and school director. She is a National Writing Fellow, an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and has a tower of TBR books, always!
For the Love of Reading Podcast
Our second episode of For the Love of Reading podcast discusses how reading and storytelling can be both fun and therapeutic for children, especially in this time of COVID-19. Our guest is Jennifer Miller, EdD, author of the book and site, Confident Parents, Confident Kids. Miller, whose expertise is the social and emotional development of children, is a regular expert contributor to NBC Education Nation’s Parent Toolkit and has contributed articles or interviews to popular publications such as the Washington Post and Parents magazine.See this booklist of picture books and first chapter books that foster social and emotional development she shared with us.
Our guest for the third episode of our For the Love of Reading podcast is Emily Arrow, a popular children’s musician who inspires kids to read by writing and performing her songs about her favorite picture books. She even sings for us! You can catch her each Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am on her You Tube show.
Our host, Christine French Cully, talks with Dipesh Navsaria, M.P.H., M.S.L.I.S., M.D., about the importance of reading to babies and young children in our fourth episode of For the Love of Reading podcast. Dr. Navsaria, father of two, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health who holds a graduate degree in children’s librarianship. In addition to practicing primary-care pediatrics, he is the founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin and the founder and director of the Pediatric Early Literacy Projects at the University of Wisconsin.
In this episode, join host, Christine French Cully, as she speaks with guest, Christina Sharkey Geist, children's author and mom, about her family's love of reading. During this time in quarantine, Christina and her kids are closing out each day by reading their favorite books aloud to friends and family (and anyone who chooses to tune in) via Facebook live, all from the comfort of their living room. As one fan says, "it's a daily dose of goodness."