Another hot summer weekend, another chance to cool off inside. With temperatures in New York City climbing into the high 90's, I plan to retreat indoors to cook, read, and catch up on podcast episodes I might've missed this week. If you're doing the same, try some of our favorite Scholastic Reads episodes from weeks past.
Here are a few recommendations.
Listen to Sharon Robinson share stories about her father, baseball great Jackie Robinson.
Sharon joins us to talk about her new book about her legendary father, The Hero Two Doors Down: A Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend. Plus, we hear from filmmaker Ken Burns about his new documentary, Jackie Robinson, coming this April.
Listen to Episode #6: Breaking Barriers.
See the upcoming presidential election from a kid's perspective.
The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is the country’s oldest and largest student reporting program. This year, our team of young journalists is out on the campaign trail; they've met candidates, covered caucuses, primaries, and debates, and will be attending the upcoming conventions. In this episode, we talk with two Kid Reporters about their experiences reporting on the election so far.
Listen to Episode #7: Kids on the Campaign Trail.
Learn why summer is a crucial time for kids when it comes to learning.
In this episode, literacy expert Pam Allyn joins us to talk about summer learning and how we can turn the dreaded “summer slide”—the learning loss children experience when they’re out of school—into the “summer leap,” a time filled with opportunity and joy around reading.
Listen to Episode #14: Making the Summer Leap.
Browse our full archive of podcast episodes at scholasticreads.com.