Podcasts for Parents

We are big supporters of podcasts and for good reasons. We get to hear so many experts sharing real stories and advice. And the best part is that you can listen anywhere. On a walk, in the car, on an airplane, getting ready for work, or driving in your car. We know when it comes to parenting and raising children time is precious. We don’t always have time to pick up that book or read that article. Podcasts can be a great resource for getting parenting tools and advice on the go. 

We have picked out some of our favorite parenting podcasts that you can listen to while doing one of the many things on your to-do list! 

Life Kit Parenting: An NPR show that gives great advice on how to navigate raising children and how to talk to kids about various topics. From the birds and the bees to the tooth fairy! This show has wonderful experts that share real tools to use. 

It Takes a Village: A show that focuses on listening and well being of children vs. lecturing children. Gives various strategies to take the conflict out of discipline. 

Raising Good Humans: Trustworthy and realistic advice from a developmental psychologist, who is also a mother of two trying to raise good humans herself. 

Unruffled Respectful Parenting: Each episode addresses a different reader’s parenting issue and Janet Lansbury tackles the challenge through her respectful parenting philosophy.

Ready, Set, Play: A podcast all about child development, play, parenting, and toys. Experts discuss the importance of play and how different toys can with developing your child’s mind.

Family Confidential: Experts and educators give 21st century parenting advice to help strengthen your family.

Parenting on Purpose: Relevant and practical advice for parents, especially relating to developing character.

Not Just Cute, the Podcast:A podcast where the conversations center on whole child development and intentional parenting

The Brain Architects: Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child explores what we can do in the developing years to make sure that all children have a successful future

Raising children is no easy task. It can help to hear stories of others who have walked in your shoes. Besides experts and psychologists, many podcasts offer real stories as a way to connect with the listeners. Whatever you may be dealing with in your child rearing journey, just know there are resources to help support you and people who can relate. 

Podcasts for Kids

Podcasts have grown exponentially in the last few years. Including the amount of shows made for children. Podcasts are a great way to engage children in conversation and learning. They can spark new interests and curiosities. Many are interactive and children can write in to ask questions or even submit their own stories. They are great for road trips, long flights, or even just driving around town on short errands. Some are great right before bedtime. Many podcasts are created to be enjoyed by the whole family!

Here are a few to check out with your children:

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids Great for all ages. You can even record your child asking a question and send it into the show!

Ear Snacks A show about music, science, art, and culture that is made for kids and enjoyed by the entire family. 

The Past & the Curious Little known stories from history. Each episode has a silly song that goes with it!

Story Time Great for bedtime, these stories are short and comforting stories. 

Be Calm on Ashway Island This one is great for teaching mindfulness and breathing techniques.

What if World This takes listeners “what if” questions and turns them into wacky stories. 

Wow in the World NPR discusses the latest news in technology and science in a way that makes it enjoyable for kids!

Brains On  This series takes kid submitted science questions and answers them with experts.

Tumble Another science podcast that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Story Pirates All the episodes in this series have been written by real kids!

Little Stories for Tiny People Stories and poems written for toddlers and preschool children.

Six Minutes Each episode is six minutes long, hence the title It tells the story of a girl named Holiday who was pulled out the ocean and does not have a memory.

Young Ben Franklin This podcast tells the escapades of a boy named Ben, who will one day become Benjamin Franklin.

The Alien Adventure of Finn Caspien This podcast tells about the adventure of Finn Caspien in outer space as he and others try to discover a place for humans to live.

We love podcasts for ourselves and our students too. There are many other podcasts for children, these are some of our favorites. Listening to podcasts with your child is a great opportunity for spending quality time together. They will also allow for discussions and conversations after listening.