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Clowns Without Borders

Reading With Your Kids Podcast

Release Date: 09/20/2023

The Cloud Story show art The Cloud Story

Reading With Your Kids Podcast

Elliot Herland is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his debut children's book "The Cloud Story". Elliot explained how the book came about through his daughter Katie Marquardt who illustrated it for her college portfolio. The book uses descriptive imagery of nature to teach children mindfulness techniques like breathing exercises. It takes readers on a journey through different landscapes while cueing them to breathe. Elliot discussed how he would tell the story to his kids as they fell asleep and how Katie encouraged him to write it down. He went through several revisions...

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Rice To The Rescue! show art Rice To The Rescue!

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Etaine Raphael returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new children's book series called The Rumbly Tummy Adventures. The first book is called Rice to the Rescue. Etaine explains that the series was created in partnership with Edmundite Missions to teach children about nutrition in a fun way through stories featuring fairies, dragons, and adventures. Each book also includes easy recipes. Etaine discusses working with the community in Selma, Alabama to ensure the books and recipes are culturally relevant and use affordable ingredients. She acknowledges criticism may come...

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Tuxedo Baby Spreading The Love show art Tuxedo Baby Spreading The Love

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Victoria Smith returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new book "Priscilla and Tux", the third book in her Tuxedo Baby series. She discusses the plot of the new book, which focuses on sibling love between Tuxedo Baby and his new sister Priscilla. Tux wants to be called Tux now that he has a sister. The story follows Priscilla bringing Tux to show and tell at school. Jed and Victoria discuss some of the themes in the books like learning limitations and accepting who you are. They also talk about Victoria's experience visiting classrooms to discuss the books. Victoria...

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Sally Alexander returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her latest books: "The Missing Cats" and "The Wild Turkeys." The series follows the adventures of Caitlin and her Ragdoll cat, Rio, who gained superpowers after the world lost its colors. Each book presents standalone adventures while maintaining an overarching storyline. "The Missing Cats" involves a mystery about missing blue-eyed cats, drawing inspiration from lost pet notices in the suburbs. Sally emphasizes teamwork and friendship as themes throughout the series. The upcoming book, "The Wild Turkeys," is inspired by...

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Who Will Accompanyiny You? show art Who Will Accompanyiny You?

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The conversation between Jed Doherty and Meg Stafford explores the enriching experiences of travel and its impact on personal growth, family dynamics, and the connections between parents and children. Meg shares anecdotes about her daughters' transformative journeys to Nepal, Bhutan, Colombia, and beyond. These experiences encouraged independence, mindfulness, and cultural understanding, shaping her daughters' perspectives and life choices. They discuss the importance of travel in broadening horizons, fostering openness, and strengthening family bonds. The conversation touches on the...

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We Belong To Each Other show art We Belong To Each Other

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Gareth Higgins is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his book "Cory in the Seventh Story Place," Gareth tells us this book was inspired by conversations on 'us versus them' mentality and unnecessary conflicts. Rooted in Gareth's experiences in Northern Ireland, he and his co-author aimed to address dehumanization and marginalization, especially for bullied or marginalized children. In their conversation on the podcast Gareth and Jedlie highlight the impact of words, advocating against the belief that names can't hurt. They discuss how societal conflicts often stem from a lack of...

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A Most Prolific Author show art A Most Prolific Author

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Kelly Anne Manuel, an uncommon author,is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her remarkable journey in creating 31 children's books in a mere six months. Her prolific burst of creativity astonished the host, especially considering the typical years-long process of traditional publishing. Kelly's background in child development and diverse professional experiences laid the groundwork for her writing journey. She revealed her writing process, emphasizing the natural flow of creating nursery rhymes. Kelly shared how achieving internal quiet by silencing self-doubting voices enabled...

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Scott Emmons, the creator of Brainytops Press, is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his innovative line of coloring and activity books. Brainytops Press books blend rhyming stories with engaging activities, aiming for an interactive experience that goes beyond typical coloring books. Scott shared insights about the challenge of merging storytelling with activities, facing occasional pushback, but generally receiving positive responses when people experience the books firsthand. He highlighted titles like "Dinosaur Day," "Unicorn Party," "The Magnificent Monsters of Creeping...

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Jackie And The Books She Loved show art Jackie And The Books She Loved

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Author & retired school librarian Ronni Diamondstein is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #Debut #ChildrensBook, "Jackie and the Books She Loved." The book explores the life of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, focusing on her love for literature and how it influenced her and her family. Diamondstein shared her journey from a teacher to an author, highlighting the importance of persistence in pursuing one's passion. She also discussed the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival, which she co-founded and where she had the opportunity to be an author, connecting...

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Beautiful El Salvador! show art Beautiful El Salvador!

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Our host Jedlie recently had the honor of touring the beautiful nation of El Salvador with Clowns Without Borders. Sit back and enjoy some of he beauty, and some of the beautiful smiles, Jedlie encountered in El Salvador. Click here to visit the Clowns Without Borders website -   Click here to learn more about visiting El Salvador -   Click here to visit our website -  

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Naomi Shafer is on the #ReadingwithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate Clowns Without Borders, a nonprofit organization that sends professional circus performers and clowns to perform in refugee camps, conflict zones, and areas affected by natural disasters. Naomi explains the organization's mission to bring laughter and play to children in distressing situations, emphasizing the importance of play and joy in a child's development. Naomi shares her personal connection to clowning and how she got involved with Clowns Without Borders. She also discusses their upcoming tours to Guatemala and El Salvador, where they will be performing for migrants, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people in partnership with UNHCR. She invites listeners to support the organization through financial donations, becoming "joy makers" by contributing $11 per month, or participating in their "Fill Our Tank" campaign to cover travel expenses. Additionally, Naomi encourages people to follow Clowns Without Borders on social media and explore volunteer opportunities, especially if they have skills in graphic design or video editing. The interview dispels common misconceptions about clowns and highlights the organization's child-centered approach, where children lead the interaction during performances.

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