About This Show
Topics that help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Worlds Awaiting is a weekly program for grownups who care about children 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.
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Kids and Finance, Broadening Kids’ Book Interests
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Kids and Finance (3:42)
We all need money just to get along in the world, then hopefully, a little more to do some fun things. Can money ever last? Can we really control our money, rather than it controlling us? Our first guest, financial planner Gregg Murset, helps us think about our own financial skills and emphasizes the importance of teaching these skills to children. Murset is co-creator of Busy Kid, a website that aids parents and adults in teaching kids how to manage money. A father of six, Murset is a Certified Financial Planner and consultant who has become a leading advocate for sound parenting, child accountability, and financial literacy.
Broadening Kids’ Book Interests (15:51)
Next, Rachel welcomes BYU Reading Pedagogy teacher, Dawan Coombs, who discusses how we can help young readers develop a broader interest in books. The first step – surprise of all surprises – is focusing on books with subjects they actually like. Coombs is an assistant professor who teaches in the BYU English Teaching Program. Her research examines the role of identity in the struggles of adolescent readers and seeks to identify best classroom practices in support of these students.
Book Review (25:03)
We finish up the show with a book review from Mindy Hale, Teen Literature Librarian at the Orem Public Library in Utah. Hale introduces a young adult novel entitled Blue Screen by Dan Wells.