Debi Novotny on “My Magic Hat Rules!”

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Meet Debi Novotny, an educator, children’s art teacher and the author of My “Magic Hat Rules!”

Welcome to the Reading with Your Kids podcast with children’s author and educational performer, Jed Doherty!

Today we have a special episode that features former Kindergarten Teacher and Arizona Author, Debi Novotny. In our exciting interview, you’ll get a sneak peek at her debut children’s book series “My Magic Hat Rules!, illustrated by Thea Schaeffer.” Debi has written this book to help children learn how to read!

She wrote My Magic Hat Rules! to engage her students in daily reading activities. Her magic is to create a fun and interactive learning experience for early readers. This book includes familiar text, rhyming, repetition, and groups of words with the bossy ‘e’, three different vowel teams, and short vowels. The perfect book for anyone looking to teach children how to read, spell, and identify rhyming words.

So tune in and let this magical conversation get started!

About the Author

Finally, where can you find DebiNovotny on the internet?



My Magic Hat Rules!

My Magic Hat Rules!Follow a magic hat to school where you will learn new reading rules!

This delightful book will charm and delight with rhythmic narration and whimsical illustrations that are perfect for early readers. You will surely be inspired to use your own magic hat to create and read new words together.



My Magic Hat Rules is available on Amazon!



In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll hear:

  • Introduction to DebiNovotny, author of a debut children’s books series, My Magic Hat Rules
  • How magic can spark kids imagination?
  • What kind of discussion families can have after reading My Magic Hat Rules?
  • How can parents use My Magic Hat Rules as a tool to suit their family-style to express all the teaching moments to their kids?
  • What’s next for Debi Novotny, some fun facts about her books, her future plans and much more.



A big thank you to Debi Novotny for joining us and for sharing her wonderful books with us!


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