Sunday, October 16, 2011

RTEjrs. Little Pages Programme

A brand new radio programme is on this interether this morning. (In fact, I'm listening to it as we speak.) This programme, presented by Grainne Clear, shares children's books, old and new, with its' listeners. Beginning with The BFG by Roald Dahl, the listener is treated to readings and poignant discussions, geared towards children of all ages, some of which are read by children! It's just brilliant to hear children in discussion about children's books. They explain what they want and expect and perceive out of books/literature with such clarity. Refreshing and wonderful, this show is scheduled for every Sunday morning at 9am, then repeated each Friday at 5pm. And it's 15 minutes well spent, I assure you!!!

Also, there is a series of podcasts aimed at parents in the works to discuss such topics as:
"how picture books work, why children like to be scared, the childhood love of the grotesque and bizarre, and many other themes which will help parents understand the workings of children’s books".

http://www.rte.ie/digitalradio/player/liveplayer_av.html?http://dj.rte.ie/vodfeeds/feedgenerator/videos/live/?id=20&source=rte.ie,http://dj.rte.ie/vodfeeds/feedgenerator/videos/live/?id=20&source=rte.ie,flash,200 

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