The Little Kids, Big Hearts Podcast
Little Kids, Big Hearts is a new podcast that can help parents and educators introduce big topics in social and emotional learning to their children. The podcast, which is hosted by an early childhood educator, explores what it means to have a big heart and how to grow one with episodes focused on identity, friendship, and standing up for what’s good.
"Hi" from the Host
The host of Little Kids, Big Hearts, Todd Loyd, has worked in education for 26 years. Todd started his career as an actor, director, and artistic director. He became a teacher after the life-changing experience of working one-on-one with a child living with autism. He currently teaches in New York City, where he also serves as the Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator for the Early Childhood Division. “Children can experience the same kinds of crazy-mixed-up-scrambled-egg emotions and feelings as the adults in their lives,” says Todd. “It has never been more important than it is this year, to help and support children in identifying and expressing what they are thinking and how they are feeling.” Todd holds an M.S in Early Childhood & Special Education. He’s pictured here with his friend Rayas!
Little Kids, Big Hearts Trailer
Episode 1: What's in Your Heart?
Episode 2: What Makes YOU Special?
Discussion Guide for Families and Educators
Listen and discuss the Little Kids, Big Hearts podcast with children (aged 3-8) to explore what it means to have a “big heart.” You can use the podcast to support social and emotional learning and spark conversations at your home or in your classroom.
What Listeners are Saying
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