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Reading With Your Kids is all about encouraging parents to read with their kids, and cook with their kids, and do activities with their kids, and experience tv, movies and music together. In other words, our podcast is all about helping parents build stronger relationships with their kids.

Apr 23, 2024

This episode of Reading with Your Kids featured conversations with several authors celebrating books and literacy. Jenna James discussed her Mozzarella book series, which draws inspiration from her travels between Ireland and Italy. The stories follow cheese-named characters on adventures throughout the world in search of happiness. James emphasizes exposing children to other cultures through her bilingual books and interactive activities.

Jenny Murray joins us from the International Children's Book Festival in Bologna, Italy. She has been attending the festival for over twenty years, representing Children's Books Ireland. She shared insights on encouraging literacy. Her organization educates adults about the wide range of books available and promotes Irish authors. Jenny discussed the importance of cultural exchange and language learning. We also have a listen back to an interview with Jane Yolen. Jane, who is the author of over 400 published books, reflected on her writing process . She emphasized the power of paying attention to find story ideas everywhere and letting children's imaginations flourish. You can hear the entire interview with Jane, which was originally published on April 1, 2021 on our website.

All of the guests discussed challenges like engaging parents who struggle with reading themselves. Ideas included modeling reading behavior. The episode celebrated diverse voices in literature and empowering children through stories.

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