We're fairly new to the realm of kids podcasts. In fact, I'd never even thought to explore them until about 6 months ago when I finally upgraded my Spotify account from the free version ha! Reminiscent of the cassette tapes you could buy in the 90s that discussed all sorts of topics and stories (tell me you remember those - sometimes they would come with a book and a bell would chime when it was time to turn the page!), the short episodes are perfect for a car ride or just hanging out at home.
We've barely scratched the surface, but here are a few we have enjoyed. I have tried to include a few educational, bedtime and music/story options. They are all available free on nearly any podcast app too.
1. Circle Round
Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.
2. But Why?
It's a big interesting world out there. The public radio host Jane Lindholm helps answer kids’ most burning questions. On But Why, they tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.
3. Bedtime Explorers
Slow down and snuggle down with Kinderling's relaxing meditation series, specially designed to soothe kids to sleep.
4. Peace Out
Mindfulness stories that help children calm down and learn social-emotional skills by guiding them through visualisation and breathing exercises focused on kindness and fun science facts.
5. The Music Box
Each episode is a lesson about a musical concept featuring interactive activities. The current season is hosted by music educators Kiana Del and Fiona Palensky. Each episode gets listeners involved in making music!
6. YourClassical Storytime
A sneaky way to introduce your kids to classical music, with the help of children’s stories like Hansel and Gretel.
Do you have any recommendations? Would love to know.
Tania of LMB.x