Show with Jedda Bradley
Giving your middle-grade child a rich inner life
with warm, funny, smart bedtime stories
let's be real
By bedtime, your creativity is underneath the laundry pile.
All you want to do is flop, face first, on the couch.
Heck, you’re so cranky... you just want to be left alone to binge on Netflix….
Of course, you still want your children to have stories.
You want to offer them warmth and fun.
You also want bedtime to be a special time to connect.
And it still can be.
Flop down next to your child. Switch on a story podcast.
You light up your child’s imagination
And a place in their heart for stories.
Plus...you're giving yourself a break.
Caring for you gives you room to have a bigger life.
Sinking into a story, your child feels seen and heard.
Their empathy for others grows bigger.
They become storytellers too, confidently expressing their uniqueness.
And you’ve had a warm, fun, lazy time together.
created for you
The Egbert, Margaret & Stephen Show
(Because I want you to feel good about being you)
Three quirky super-nerdy kids.
Who leap into peculiar ideas that lead into wacky adventures.
Of course they get angry with each other, fight, plot revenge and make up.
They're funny, amusing, and slightly eccentric.
Sometimes they're just downright weird.
Because we all are. Right?!
When you're with them, the world is a better, more curious, unique place.
at the end of your day
Cuddle up with your kids.
Listen to a story.
Fall asleep with them!
Because middle-graders deserve
created just for them.
I love them because they are funny and the characters get themselves into all sorts of trouble.
My favourite bit is when Stephen glues a parrot to Egbert's head.
I laughed so much I vomited, not literally.
10/10 from me.
Julie, Sunshine North Primary School
I've been playing my Year 5/6 students your stories on zoom. The kids really love them. The humour is funny and edgy! When we listened to EMS and The French Teacher, one kid gasped - "she's going to kill the teacher!".
I loooooove your stories but especially EMS and The French Teacher. When the waitress hit the French teacher with the baguette I laughed
very, very hard.
Everyone should be
listening to these.
Warm. Smart. Funny.
Egbert thinks he can prank Margaret & Stephen and they won't get him back, but he is dead wrong and now he has met his match.
MORE FEATURED EPISODES
Jedda is a dyslexia practitioner turned podcaster for middle-grade kids. The kids she's worked with call her 'silly', pretty much the best compliment she could get. She's warm, hugely talented at storytelling and she believes in stories that bring us together.
TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS ROCK
To all of you teachers who plant seeds of curiosity in students to open books and find new worlds in stories (not to mention teaching them to read in the first place).
To all of you librarians who direct students to books they would never have thought about reading.
Here's a video on helping kids with storytelling in the classroom. Plus more video tips on the Teacher's Resource page.