About This Show
A weekly program for grownups who care about children, with topics that will help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Hosted by children's literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. New episodes Saturdays at 1:30 pm Eastern.
Most Recent Episode
Moms’ Influence on Kids’ Reading, Author Ann Martin
4 days ago
Moms’ Influence on Kids’ Reading (3:20)
Parents often feel pressure to have a mastery of phonics or other elements of reading as they strive to turn their own children into readers. But according to one mom, Wendee Wilcox Rosborough, what has worked best for her children has been her visible example of reading on her own, as well as reading aloud to them and exposing them to libraries and book stores. She talks to Rachel on Worlds Awaiting today. Wendee’s father Brad Wilcox is an educator at BYU with an emphasis on literacy and also offers his insights.
Author Ann Martin (13:33)
Up next on Worlds Awaiting, author Ann M. Martin talks with Jessica Verzello of the Worlds Awaiting team about The Baby-sitters Club, a series she originally planned to have 4 volumes which grew to 35 books over a 15 year period. She also mentions other books she’s written since her Baby-sitters Club series and how some of her characters are based on personal experiences from her youth. Ann M. Martin is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Baby-sitter’s Club, Rain Reign and many other award-winning novels and series. She lives in upstate New York.
Personal Reading Journey (20:39)
We finish up the show today with Reed Wolfley, sound engineer and producer at BYU Radio, who talks to me about his current passion for reading that grew out of special challenges he had as a young child.