A new podcast has been launched for parents and children to listen to together. The new podcast is called Imagine Neighborhood and is hosted by Scotty Iseri. I was able to listen to the first two episodes early to see what I thought. The episodes are geared to children from 3-6 years old and is part of getting them ready for school. Each episode touches on different topics that can spark conversation between parents and children.
In the first episode where we meet Count Vacula we talk about feeling anxious and scared. I thought that the way the episode presented this was very interesting and could have been great for my own kids early on. Not only did the episode talk about feeling scared but it related how your body actually feels when you are scared or anxious or worried. Relating that feeling to parts of a song was very helpful. That was something I had never thought of before.
In the second episode we talk about being excited. Part of the episode talked about active listening and being engaged with each other. We then learn more about how your body can get too excited. Being too excited where you can’t control yourself. Definitely something that parents can relate to regarding kids bouncing off the walls. I do like how the shows ask parents and kids how their bodies feel in relation to the topics. If kids can be aware of how their body is responding they can better identify how they are feeling.
The nice thing about these episodes is that they identify feelings and have good strategies to deal with them. Calming techniques, techniques to feel braver and more. You can listen to Imagine Neighborhood on many platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and Stitcher. Continue reading The Imagination Neighborhood Podcast is a Podcast for Parents and Kids