Parent Trapped
Julie Andrews and Raising a Reader
Jun 3, 2020 · 25 min
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Reading, writing, and storytelling can be a creative first aid kit for families stuck at home during the pandemic. But where do you begin if your kid says they don't want to read or write? Today we've got some strategies for making reading and writing exciting. 

First, we'll hear some games dreamed up by the one and only Julie Andrews. She and her daughter, children's author and educator Emma Walton Hamilton, have started a new project to spark kids' imaginations: It's a podcast we adore called Julie's Library.

Then, Sierra Filucci from Common Sense Media joins us to discuss how to get your kid busy reading this summer, even if they're reluctant. Is any reading better than no reading?

Plus, a parenting win: We'll hear the story of how a college soccer star turned a kid who hates writing ... into a kid who likes it.

After the show:

And we want to hear your tips and suggestions! Send your questions and tips—especially the strange ones—to parenttrapped@commonsense.org, and we might invite you on the show.

Parent Trapped was brought to you by founding sponsor First Republic Bank. To learn more about their services, visit http://firstrepublic.com.

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