The Children’s Literature Podcast is a grown-up discussion of children’s books, aimed not at kids but at grown-up book lovers, teachers, parents, and maybe even a few savvy teenagers. This podcast looks into the background and cultural context of a story, helping educators and parents to deliver deeper understanding to the kids they teach. With each episode you’ll find lessons, activities, and fun that can bring a story to life whether it’s being read at home or taught in the classroom.
Each episode is targeted to be 40 to 45 minutes, about as long as a high school class period’s instruction time, and could be used as a Language Arts or Literature class for a high school aged student, or as preparation for a parent or teacher about to introduce a work to students. The accompanying activities could fill one or more class periods and are cross-disciplinary, reaching into STEM activities as often as possible. The Children’s Literature Podcast will always be free to listeners.