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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.

May 14, 2024

This episode of Reading With Your Kids featured several authors discussing their children's books and the importance of social emotional learning. The show began by introducing Brian Nolet and Dave Mossman, authors of the "Jungle Buddyz" book series. They discussed writing their first book together and touching on themes like believing in oneself

Brian and Dave discussed using children's books to develop resilience. Brian Nolet practices self-awareness with his sons to help them manage emotions. Dave Mossman, a teacher in a remote First Nation community, has observed rising anxiety in students and incorporates social emotional learning. Technology was noted as both helping and hindering children's development.

Lydia Lukidis returned to the show to celebrate her latest book "Dancing Through Space". This book tells the story of astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison. Lydia worked hard to get this story published as she believes it is a powerful way to celebrate the connection between art and science.

To wrap up this episode we speak with Angelica Streeter who is passionate about spreading her love of hummingbirds and her book "Hum Hum Hummingbird". She discussed the tiny birds' abilities like long-distance travel and pollination. Authors encouraged developing friendships through shared understanding.

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