I am your kid lit tour guide around these parts and the author of The Intentional Bookshelf. I believe we all have the power to be incredible, impactful parents if we simply look to our bookshelves!If you crave to raise children that love to read, build a library of resources that help you take purposeful action as a parent & connect with your children unlike ever before - I encourage you to listen to the Addison Reads audio blog. Build your intentional bookshelf & learn to parent with literature in these uplifting, positive, pragmatic & bite-sized audio episodes.+ Read actionable, motivating blog posts: www.addisonreads.com/blog+ Join The Book Club: www.addisonreads.com/bookclub+ Read my Book: www.addisonreads.com/theintentionalbookshelf
Episode 11: Announcing | The Intentional Book Club!13/07/2018 Duração: 13min
The Intentional Book Club doors are OPEN for you to start your free account & in this episode I walk through all the ins and outs of this space. The intentional book club is: * a resource for finding books that align with your bookshelf (through automated, curated book recommendations) * a vault of inspiration for parenting with literature * a diverse, rich community of other parents doing life like YOU. Start your free account: https://www.intentionalbookclub.com
Episode 10: How to Save Money on Books06/07/2018 Duração: 16min
No one ever said building an Intentional Bookshelf would be cheap - especially considering children's books are quite expensive. In this episode we walk through 6 different ways to save money on books (and why you should always apply a filter, even when you're searching for books on clearance). Read the blog post: https://addisonreads.com/episode10 Start your free book club account: https://intentionalbookclub.com
Episode 8: Why I get Vulnerable & Admit Mistakes to my Child09/05/2018 Duração: 24min
It's not easy admitting you are flawed and imperfect or that you've made a mistake. It's even harder for me to admit mistakes to my child but I do it because it brings us closer & shows her it's okay to be imperfect. I invited you to listen in to this raw podcast episode.
Episode 7: How to Thrive During Seasons of Solo Parenting15/04/2018 Duração: 33min
Solo parenting: when you are the sole parent in the house & your parenting partner is away. Learn 9 different practical, actionable ways to thrive during seasons of solo parenting. > Read the full post & grab the book list: https://addisonreads.com/?p=4491&preview=true > Join the Intentional Book Club: https://addisonreads.com/bookclub
Episode 6: The Intentional Bookshelf Explained12/04/2018 Duração: 16min
You may have heard me say that we are "Building our Intentional Bookshelf" a lot either here on this podcast or within the community - but what IS an intentional bookshelf? Learn what an intentional bookshelf is, why your family needs one AND the history behind the brand Addison Reads and the book, The Intentional Bookshelf, that started it all. Grab the book: www.addisonreads.com/theintentionalbookshelf Join the book club: www.addisonreads.com/bookclub
April 2018: Giraffes Can't Dance, A children’s book about self love & the power of music29/03/2018 Duração: 10min
Being afraid to be ourselves is something many of us struggle with as children, but it often also extends into adulthood as well. Help your children process the idea of self love, confidence and dancing to the beat of their own drum through this incredible book, Giraffes Can’t Dance - a story about how the power of music can help you unleash your true self.
Five Clues that you’ve Found a GREAT Children’s Book for your Intentional Bookshelf22/03/2018 Duração: 10min
It's not too hard to spot a bad children's book - but how do you know if you have a good one? Five clues that you've found a GREAT children's book.
March 2018: Using SOUND to Make Reading FUN for Kids21/03/2018 Duração: 13min
There is so much value in a reading session with your kids - both from a learning and a connection perspective. In order to gain even more out of this time, you can use sound to make reading fun for kids and the reading experience much more exciting.
Value Modern Parenting Roles? Beware of These Two Children's Books12/02/2018 Duração: 19min
If you value modern parenting roles, you might want to stay clear of these books. Listen in as I discuss the 2 books I found on our bookshelf that opposed our viewpoints, but also learn about how children's books aren't always as they seem. Unfortunately, these 2 do a disservice to all sides of the parenting roles debate!