Okay, friends, I have a new obsession: podcasts. Some of you know that I recently launched a podcast called Distilled Parenting. I am excited, like ridiculously excited for the podcast and have some amazing interviewees (like Dr. Steve Hodges author of It's No Accident, Shawn Fink of The Abundant Mama, and Amanda Morgan of Not Just Cute) lined up beginning this week! So, be sure to subscribe to the podcast.
My purpose for writing this post is to give you a few awesome ideas for Podcasts for Kids. My sons and I commute a lot, many, many miles each day. I actually look forward to the commute for many reasons. One reason is to spend time with my sons. We listen to stories often. I love audible, but cha-ching, the cost was adding up. So, I went in search for other options. I was pleasantly surprised at what I discovered out there! So, I had to share with you (of course!)
6 Awesome Podcasts for Kids
Brains On! is an incredibly well done podcast for curious kids. The presenters weave in content from the audience and have actual kids on the podcast as presenters. Super creative episodes teaching kids about science and having loads of fun while doing it. They discuss everything from the international space station to the science of baking to spider sense to translating the barks & growls dogs and cats. My boys can't wait to hear each episode's mystery sounds! (Ages 5+)
Tumble is another rock solid science podcast for kids. Lindsay & Marshall, the hosts , make each episode not only fun for kids but entertaining for adults! They incorporate kids into the episodes, invite the kids' questions, and, better yet, encourage the kids' thinking in coming up with possible reasons why bats might hang upside down, for example. Lindsay & Marshall wrote a manifesto stating that one reason they created this podcast is because they believe “If kids understand how science works, the future will be a better place.” (Ages 7+)
Barefoot Books' podcast tells stories old and new. The story telling is lovely, engaging, and does a fantastic job weaving in life lessons and culture. The podcast is extremely well done. A child introduces and closes each podcast, and there are a variety of story tellers. My boys always ask if there is a new episode.
Storynory is another story telling gem. The various narrators tell us myths, fairy tales, and several original works! These stories have a timeless twist to them, classic in their story telling and life lessons. The audio is engaging and they use various music tracks to make the story telling come alive. Extremely well done.
Sparkle Stories is a unique story telling podcast. Each story is told by the same narrator and he does a good job. I love this podcast because the stories are all originals, include lovely music (there might just be a ukulele), have a moral, and take us all over the world. The stories are heart felt and heart warming.
The Story Home Children's audio stories is another amazing story telling podcast for kids. Another original series told by Alan Scofield, who truly enjoys his life's work. The Story Home stories open children up to a world of hope, inspiration, and imagination. Alan also reads classic tales by authors such as Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll and fairytales by Hans Christian Anderson and Brothers' Grimm.
I continue to explore podcast for kids every day. I will be sure to share my discoveries with you. Subscribe to my Weekly eNewsletter and join my Facebook community to catch all the latest!