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Podcasts make story time fun for kids

Toddlers, silence, sitting, and listening are words rarely used in the same sentence - unless, perhaps, a negation or joke is involved. As the mother of a three-year-old girl and 20-month-old boy, silence is something I rarely encounter these days. Throughout the day they exercise and build their vocabulary through play, songs, squabbles and (endless) questions. My husband and I read to our children daily, encouraging them to use their imaginations and learn new phrases. Our children, however, belong to the generation of digital natives. Learning through multimedia platforms such as tablets, smartphones and computers comes naturally to them, having been exposed to technology since birth.

8 Jun 2015 - 6:14AM

Toddlers, silence, sitting, and listening are words rarely used in the same sentence - unless, perhaps, a negation or joke is involved. As the mother of a three-year-old girl and 20-month-old boy, silence is something I rarely encounter these days. Throughout the day they exercise and build their vocabulary through play, songs, squabbles and (endless) questions. My husband and I read to our children daily, encouraging them to use their imaginations and learn new phrases. Our children, however, belong to the generation of digital natives. Learning through multimedia platforms such as tablets, smartphones and computers comes naturally to them, having been exposed to technology since birth.

Podcasts make story time fun for kids
The bitter emotional legacy of boarding school
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