Episode 66: Jeff Kinney Wants Your Kid To Be A Storyteller

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Thanks for listening to Parenting Bytes! We’re in the studio today with Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith, talking about the point of preschool crafts, plus a special interview with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney and president of StoryArc Media Jen MacLean. And of course, our Bytes of the Week, including some great Mother’s Day picks from Andrea!

Plus, don’t forget to enter our great giveaway at the bottom of the page for a prize pack from StoryArc media, including a subscription to Poptropica!

Special guests Jen MacLean and Jeff Kinney with co-hosts Amy Oztan and Rebecca Levey of Parenting Bytes
(l-r) Jen MacLean, Amy Oztan, Jeff Kinney, Rebecca Levey

Following are all of the links and books that we talked about in this episode, and more. If there’s anything you’d like us to talk about it a future episode, please let us know in the comments!

Why Typical Preschool Crafts Are a Total Waste of Time, by Melissa Dahl – Science of Us

Child Artwork Frame

Jeff Kinney with a Poptropica blimp
StoryArc Media Creative Director Jeff Kinney

The Diary of a Wimpy Kids books, by Jeff Kinney



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The Essential Guide to ‘Game of Thrones’ Character Betrayals, Alliances, Schemes, and More – Vulture

Beyoncé’s Lemonade and the Undeniable Power of a Black Woman’s Vulnerability – Vulture

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