I Wonder... Are There Podcasts for Kids?
If you're looking for ways to learn together as a family, but need a break from books and videos, try a podcast. Just like a radio show, you can listen to ideas, music, and stories while you drive, at home, or at bedtime. How can you find the right starting place? Read on.
Kids Listen. Have you ever searched for a podcast that your children might enjoy? If so, be sure to check out "Kids Listen," an aggregator for kids' podcasts. In addition to an activity-based podcast of its own, this site shares links and descriptions for dozens of kids' programs all in one location.
Circle Round. Does your family enjoy folk tales from around the world? A staple on "Best Of Kids' Podcasts" lists, Circle Round is an entertaining dive into storytelling, produced by WBUR public radio in Boston. If you like stories told with pizzazz, this is a good starting place for podcast listening.
Buttons and Figs. What's a mnemonic? Would you like to go Jabber-Walking? If you have some silly folks at your house, you might enjoy this podcast featuring kids across the country learning about the joy of language. The project title comes from "The Jumblies," a nonsense poem by Edward Lear. Enjoy wordplay, nonsense, and fun with language as you listen.
Ear Snacks. What are you curious about? Do you enjoy learning interesting bits and pieces about how the world works? Join Andrew and Polly for "Ear Snacks," an award-winning expedition into music, science, art, and culture.
Short & Curly. If your family enjoys thinking big thoughts, discussing ethics, and asking questions, "Short and Curly" might be just the podcast for you. Produced in Australia, this project explores why we do what we do, and whether our choices are the best ones.
The Past and the Curious. The story of the world is often more astonishing and fantastic than the fantasy we read in books. Historian and museum curator Mick Sullivan chooses a different theme for each episode. From spies to funny food, and from trains to basketballs, history is fun when told as a story.
Go with Nugget, Podcast for Kids. Can you travel somewhere just by listening? Maybe! Hearing the sounds and music of another country, talking to someone who lives there, and exploring the best of what it has to offer can be exciting! The 'Go with Nugget' podcast features virtual travel either for parents (what to do in Sweden with your family, for instance) or kids (example: hear from a boy who lives in India), depending on what you'd like to hear.
Brains On! Whether you're inspired by tiny robots, fabulous felines, or good old gas (eew, yuck!), there's so much to learn about why the world is how it is. Science is a big part of that. The host of 'Brains On!,' Molly Bloom, is joined by a different kid co-host for each episode as they consider the 'why?', 'how?' and 'then what?' of this big world of ours.