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

Joyful! This podcast is filled with life and joy. My almost-4-year-old, who is new to podcasts, sat, rapt, for the full recording! We love to hear from the kids on the show and how the host, Todd, responds to their thoughts and feelings. Can’t wait for the next one!
Simply Fantastic! I wish I could give this podcast 10 stars! My children and I thoroughly enjoyed and can’t wait for another episode. Todd is so gifted at discussing tough topics in age appropriate and entertaining ways...LOVE MANGO!! Bravo!!
I LOVE this podcast! As a clinical social worker I particularly appreciate Todd’s approach, mindful of social-emotional needs and empowering kids to share big feelings... bravo and thank you! Am sharing this.

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