Little Voices, Big Ideas
PRIME TIME hits the airwaves
DeBacher leads the discussion, joined by Helen Taylor, Provost at LSU-Shreveport; Thomas E. Wartenberg, who has taught philosophy to children through picture books; and Freddi Williams Evans, an independent scholar and children’s book author. Together, the group employs humanities-centered methodology to explore the story, asking questions of one another and the text. This approach is proven to help children develop critical thinking skills and the foundational skills necessary for a lifelong love of learning. The episodes offer deep dives into individual texts like The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Fanny’s Dream, The Giving Tree, and more while modeling PRIME TIME methodology for parents, caregivers, and anyone interested in making the most of their reading time with children and having meaningful conversations about big ideas in little books. In addition, episodes also include excerpted recordings of families discussing the featured book, adding real PRIME TIME participants to the discussion.
Made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with PRIME TIME Family Reading, WWNO New Orleans, and WRKF Baton Rouge, full episodes for Season 1 are available at wwno.org and on Apple Podcasts.