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.