College Bridge Program, Hard Stories, Picture Books
Worlds Awaiting - Season 4, Episode 10
- Mar 16, 2019 4:00 pm
- 56:52 mins
College Bridge Program (3:15) Here on Worlds Awaiting, we care about the literacy and success of every child. Some children have more challenges than others from elementary school through college. Rachel is in studio with Viki Ehlen, an author and founder of the Wonderwood Academy, a school for children with Down Syndrome. Storytime (14:49) Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of picture books or poetry. Today we have an extended storytime with Randy Evensen telling a true story about a run in with an alligator. Hard Stories (21:19) Books are crucial to the development of the child. They can introduce concepts that reflect reality and help our children understand issues of everyday life in a safe environment. Rachel is in studio today with Ann Dee Ellis, an author who writes realistic stories for children, to talk about why these stories are important. Picture Books (37:42) Books come in many forms, from simple to complex. The first books our kids encounter are picture books. But what makes a picture book a good book for kids and parents alike? Today Rachel is in studio with Amy Johnson, a mommy blogger, avid reader, and book lover. School Musicals (47:48) Today we are around the Librarians' table with Kirsti Kirkland of the Provost Elementary school to talk about school musicals.