Living 2 hours from a major city we spend a wee bit of time in the car. Windshield time conversations with the kids are awesome, but after multiple weekend soccer games in Denver we needed something to occupy our time.
My husband and I both listen to a number of podcasts. The thought struck me, “Do they have podcasts for kids?” Well, yes, the podcast folks make all kinds of podcasts for kids. Here are our current favorites.
Brains On A podcast about kids and science produced by MPR and Southern California Public Radio explores kid listener science questions. As the mom of two boys, the gross ones are our favorites.
These people are serious about being curious, they answer listener questions and even have a kid co-host the show from their world wide audience.
The mystery sound in each episode lets all family members hazard a guess as to what the sound might be as it relates to the topic. Who knew a cow chewing its cud could sound like the opening of candy wrappers.
Well produced, this podcast will be enjoyed my multiple generations in the family car and spark discussion afterward. In fact, Why couldn’t rain lemonade?
The other one we really like is Stories Podcast, created to provide family friendly content to families on the go. Amanda Welldon’s perky voice reading any given story, be it a fables or an original work by Daniel Hind, just makes you want to smile.
This wonderful story is perfect for a bed/nap time lesson.
After we enjoyed the stories Amanda read we stumbled upon Max Goodname. This is a dramatized reading that captured the boys attention, and mine, immediately. A hero’s series, where good triumphs over evil and 3 young teenagers complete astonishing quests.
While the Goodname stories are for a little older elementary audience there are plenty for the preschool age such as Goldie Locks and the Three Bears.
Podcasts bring the whole family into one expereince while traveling. Sure you can listen to them by yourself, but why not use them for family time and disscussions?
Download a few to your phone and the next time your in the car and hear “I’m bored,” get serious about being curious!
Other Podcast For Kids:
Storynory Myths, Fables, and Original Stories
Tumble Science Podcast for Kids All Life is an Experiment – a podcast for the whole family
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids A Show Lead by Kids Curious Questions
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