Bite-sized chunks of practical parenting advice, in an interview style- this is why I love listening to [tag]The Parent’s Journal[/tag] with Bobbi Conner.
I first became a fan when I listened overseas on AFN, every Friday morning after the the 9am news. Unfortunately, I could only get reception on one radio and if I had errands to run would miss the show. I was very excited to read later that they produce [tag]Podcasts[/tag]. First, it was just one of the interviews. Now you can choose a which ones to download from the current show.
” The Parent’s Journal with Bobbi Conner is a weekly national [tag]radio[/tag] series for parents which provides practical parenting advice on topics about [tag]babies[/tag], [tag]toddlers[/tag], [tag]preschoolers[/tag], [tag]preteens[/tag] and [tag]teens[/tag]. This is not a program that dispenses “quick-fix” solutions on child rearing, but rather a program that is designed to help parents understand how children develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.”
I was really struck by a recent podcast by Cindy Aillaud a teacher from Alaska talking about how they go out to play during [tag]Recess[/tag].
On the day I listened the temperature was only freezing and my kids looked at the little snow outside and opted to play in the basement instead of going outside. I listened to her talk about how the kids would be outside in all kinds of weather all bundled up as mine turned their nose up at a chill- in comparison.
This is our first winter in this state so we’re getting used to what to do with icy wind, snow and chilly temperatures. We’ve adapted some outside [tag]activities[/tag] to be inside ones…….
- like sand pit play . More on that another time.
- I back the car out the garage and they ride in circles for a good amount of time.
- I found they made an obstacle course out of all the leftover paraphernalia on the floor ( Dog food box, grocery bags, knee guards, recycling bins)
The show made me think of those kids who live in colder climates than mine- like Alaska. What [tag]play[/tag]-activities do they do?…..How do they keep the kids active and not stir crazy from being inside?….well you’ll have to listen to the edition to find out more.
I find Podcasts are like audio magazines. I don’t have as much time as I did to read magazines but I have plenty of time to listen during my day whilst I’m around the home I plug my ipod in listen. I have the car jack so can listen on the move as well.
The beauty of podcasts are that you can stop and start them as you choose. The websites have all the information so I don’t need to be reaching for scraps of paper to write down information I hear on the program.
I always find the words of the contributors ring in my ears for a long while after listening to The Parent’s Journal. I hope you go check out this great show. For other great podcasts see this recent entry.