Creativity

151: The Alphabet Rockers with Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 20, 2022

The band The Alphabet Rockers consists of lead members Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd, and a multi-racial group of children who are also involved in writing and performing.  They write about their real lived experiences and their desire to live in a world where everyone belongs. Kaitlin and Tommy are actually fellows at the Othering…

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RE-RELEASE: Why storytelling is so important for our children

By Jen Lumanlan | Jan 2, 2022

“Storytelling? I’m already reading books to my child – isn’t that enough?” Your child DOES get a lot out of reading books (which is why we’ve done a several episodes on that already, including What children learn from reading books, How to read with your child, and Did you already miss the boat on teaching your toddler how…

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120: How to Raise a Child Who Uses Their Uniqueness to Create Happiness (RE-RELEASE)

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 20, 2020

I’ve heard from listeners that what they call “The Dark Horse Episode,” the interview with Dr. Todd Rose, that this is one of their favorite conversations on the podcast, and for this reason I’m doing something I’ve never done before: reissuing that episode.  Dr. Rose and I discussed ways to personalize children’s learning to help…

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112: How to Set up a Play Room

By Jen Lumanlan | May 10, 2020

One of the things people email me wanting to know about most often is “what does the research say about how to set up a play room? What toys should I buy that will have the greatest benefit for my child’s learning and development?” I’d actually been putting off doing this episode for a while,…

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065: Why storytelling is so important for our children

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 3, 2018

“Storytelling? I’m already reading books to my child – isn’t that enough?” Your child DOES get a lot out of reading books (which is why we’ve done a several episodes on that already, including What children learn from reading books, How to read with your child, and Did you already miss the boat on teaching…

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