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My favorite podcasts

Unlike children’s books, the podcast market is wide and varied.  You can find a podcast for almost any topic.  While I believe there are a variety of ways you can listen to them, I personally have only used iTunes.  I’ve only been listening to podcasts for about a year – I was first introduced to them by my husband.  And it took him bugging me to listen to one of his before I finally had a listen.  I found I was pleasantly surprised.  I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts.  Some of the ones I’ve tried I’ve ended up turning off about 5-10 minutes into them because they just didn’t work for me.  In this post, I will share with you the ones that I do listen to, and why.

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My Favorite Children’s Books

I’m not ashamed to admit that I am a bibliophile.  I love books.   I’d like to say I’ve never met a book I didn’t like, but I had to read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair when I was in middle school.  To be fair, maybe I would enjoy it now… but my vague recollections of the book make me think probably not.  I don’t have nearly as much time to read books these days, at least not books without pictures.  Having spent a decent amount of time with children’s books, I thought I would give my 2 cents on my favorite children’s books of late. – several of which have come via Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  If you aren’t familiar with this program and have children between 0 and 5 years of age, please look it up and see if it is available in your area (availability is only in Australia, Canada, United Kingdoms and the United States of America).  Each month they send your child a new age appropriate book, free of charge.  My girls get excited when their monthly book comes in (ok, Mom gets excited too).  I’m actually going to be a little sad when they end up aging out of the program.  But back to the books…

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