Listen Up! Perfect Podcasts for School Aged Kids
Listen Up! Perfect Podcasts for Kids
Book Club for Kids – Miss talking to your friends about your favorite books? Try listening to Book Club for Kids! Each episode features kids just like you talking about books like The Girl Who Drank the Moon, The War That Saved My Life and The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. For all of us learning at home, there is free curriculum for selected books. Give it a listen at http://www.bookclubforkids.org/, on Stitcher or on Apple Podcasts.
The Past and the Curious – History is way cooler than I ever thought it could be. When I was in school, it was just about dates, people and places that didn’t relate to me. Now I realize that history is the story of actual people and how they interact with others. There are stories on the history of the Harlem Globetrotters, stinky Paris sewers and a chess playing robot that beat Napoleon! Find out more at http://thepastandthecurious.com/. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher[E1] .
Brains On! – Jr mad scientists will want to check out this fascinating and informative podcast. The most recent episodes are about how scientists are working to fight COVID-19, how social distancing help fight COVID-19, understanding how germs spread and nervous feelings. Try it out at https://www.brainson.org/, Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.
But Why – What is the most common question that parents are asked by their kids? “But why?” Now parents and kids can have the answers together in an entertaining way. Recent episodes include a special on COVID-19, the science of soap and why baby teeth fall out. Check out their website at https://www.vpr.org/programs/why-podcast-curious-kids.
KidNuz – Sometimes listening to the evening news is scary and unsettling, especially nowadays. KidNuz gathers snippets of news from politics, sports, science and general interest into a bite-sized podcast with a fun quiz at the end. The resource section is fantastic with link to virtual field trips, free learning sites and the blog has tips from a pediatrician about how to talk to kids about the coronavirus. Here is the link to the website: https://www.kidnuz.org/
Pants in Fire – My tween son gives this podcast two thumbs up. We just discovered this quiz show style podcast that encourages kid contestants the opportunity to discover which subject expert is telling the truth. Recent episodes include stories about rabbits, demin jeans and anime. Find out more at https://www.bestrobotever.com/pants-on-fire