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booksthatspark's podcast

Discussing books that spark imagination, emotion questions, and conversations with our kids. Using books to create teachable moments for life lessons and discipleship.

Oct 19, 2021

In this episode we discuss books appropriate for children who are grieving the loss of a sibling through miscarriage or infant death. We also have some special books for the parents and family to use in creating remembrances for the baby that was lost. 

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Oct 12, 2021

In this episode we take a break from our usual format to discuss pregnancy loss and infant loss with Rachel Lewis. This week we look at books and information for the parents and those who want to minister to families who are grieving. 

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Oct 5, 2021

In this episode we continue our interview with Nadia. She shares some encouraging insights for helping our children become more compassionate toward others and some great books to bless your kids. 

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Sep 28, 2021

In this episode, we get to hear from Nadia Swearingen-Friesen, a speaker, writer, and teacher who shares some great information for parents. We discuss her system for helping our children internalize discipline, making memories at Easter and Christmas, and the importance of getting our kids outdoors. 

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Sep 21, 2021

In this episode we share several resources and some great books for supplementing and teaching Language Arts education with your children and having fun with language. 

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