“I don’t care a button, I don’t care a fig.” This line from an Edward Lear poem caught my attention as I listened to the Buttons & Figs podcast intro. I knew I was in for some clever creativity.
If you’ve been looking for a show that inspires kids to think critically and express themselves creatively, check this one out.
Have you ever heard kids having fun with figurative language? Amazing! You can’t help but be drawn in.
Having taught English in the past, I’m sure the short wordplay challenges from “Wacky Wordplay Wednesdays” would capture the interest of kids. They’re ideal for parents who are helping their children with their schooling from home.
You’ll also find teachable moments, like the episode featuring poems from the book Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice. This episode is crafted specifically to inspire a family discussion about social justice.
The occasional weighty topic is balanced by much lighter content. From superhero jokes to comedy sketches, most episodes will make you smile and encourage your kids to be imaginative and fearlessly try out new ideas. It doesn’t get much better than that!
The concept of playing with words and sounds is a novel way to spread some joy. The Buttons & Figs team says, “A bit of nonsense each day, goes a long way.” I couldn’t agree more.
March 2021 Issue