Have you ever wondered what are the best podcasts for kids? Look no further than these great suggestions!
Are there any other people out there who absolutely LOVE listening to a good podcast? For me, they are a great way to occupy my mind while I’m on the go. I also love the variety of them. There are ones I listen to learn about different topics, ones I turn to for a bit of inspiration, ones that help with personal development, and ones that are purely entertaining.
The other day I was thinking to myself “What are some good podcasts for kids?”. Preferably ones that I wouldn’t mind listening to as well. So off I went to do some research. I wanted to share what I found with you guys!
Best Podcasts for Kids
Of course, I had to start off with this one! Sesame Street has a cool video/audio podcast that young fans of the TV show will love. It is perfect for when you are on-the-go and need something to keep them occupied. The downloadable episodes feature Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, and more of your kids (and maybe your own) favorite Muppets. Kids can sing along with the character, learn valuable life lessons, and more.
This podcast focuses on bringing life to family-friendly stories – including retellings of fairytales, classics, and even original works. With a lineup that includes titles such as “Three Little Pigs”, “Paul Revere’s Ride”, and “The Princess and the Pea” next to titles like “The Peanut Butter and Jelly War”, “The Proof of Mermaids”, and “Dropping the Ball”, you are sure to find something to fulfill your kids’ needs for imaginative storytelling.
If you need another great option for beautifully read stories Storynory is another highly rated podcast. Download and tune in to the narrator, Natasha, as she reads classic fairy tales, new children’s stories, poems, myths, adventures, and even romance. The lineup includes stories such as “Sleeping Beauty”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Cinderella”, and “The Voyages of Sinbad”. The mix between classic and original stories, combined with Natasha’s excellent character voices make it a wonderful way to pass the time with your kids.
If you are looking for a podcast that makes science interesting and accessible for the entire family, you should tune in to Tumble Science. Hosted by science journalist, Lindsay Patterson, and science teacher, Marshall Escamilla, this podcast offers nearly 50 episodes. With guest speakers discussing topics involving bats, ants, black holes, bacteria, parasites, stars, dinosaurs haunted houses, vomiting robots, and even poop, the choices are pretty interesting whether you are 5, 10, or 30 years old.
This weekly science podcast is co-hosted by kid scientists and reporters from public radio as that ask questions about a wide variety of topics (such as “what do cat purrs mean?” to volcanoes in space) and have lively discussions. With over 90 episodes, there’s a lot to choose from!
I couldn’t help adding this one. In this story-based podcast, a collection of top-notch actors, comedians, improvisational artists, and musicians come together to adapt stories written by children into sketch comedy and musical theater. How cool is that?! The episodes range in length from 7-21 minutes so you can choose which one you need while out and about.
If you have a reader who loves discussing books, this is a great podcast. Featuring a celebrity reader and an interview with the author this award-winning podcast is top-notch. Renowned public radio journalist, Kitty Felde does a wonderful job of directing the discussing as reader delves into the materials and how the stories have impacted them. This is a great example of how to get your kids to think about what they are reading.
If you have a middle grader who loves a good mystery, this serial mystery story could be just the thing. Described as a combination between Goonies, Spy Kids, and Netflix hit Stranger Things, you and your kids can listen along as 11-year-old Mars Patel and his three friends Jp, Toothpick, and Caddie head off on an adventure to find two of their missing friends. This podcast is described by listeners as a family favorite.
Don’t worry – I haven’t forgotten about the elementary age thrill seekers. This serialized sci-fi podcast is perfect for the younger crowd. It stars 8-year-old Finn Caspian and his friends Abigail, Elias, and Vale as they travel throughout space exploring planets, helping aliens, and solving mysteries. Think “the Scooby Gang”…in space. The episodes are 15-20 minutes long, so they are perfect for long car rides or bedtime stories.
If you have a child that loves Superman, give them a treat by tuning in to this podcast. Featuring 300 episodes, this one rebroadcasts episodes from the 190s Superman adventures. It could be interesting for them to hear the history of their favorite superhero.
See how fun and different podcasts can be? And honestly, I would listen to all of these myself! The next time that you’re in the car or traveling somewhere with your little one, give these best podcasts for kids a try!
Do you have any podcasts for kids that you’d recommend?