Podcasts for Kids
I am a Podcast addict, not just for my own listening pleasure but I also love my kids listening to podcasts I have had a shortlist of my favourite Podcasts for kids for quite some time, but just recently I crowdsourced (ie I asked the amazing followers I have on Facebook and Instagram what their favourite Podcasts for kids were and I compiled the list below!
We came up with 21 Podcasts that cover all the genres.
How do my kids listen to Podcasts?
We typically use my phone for podcasts, I have an iPhone so I have subscribed to a number of the kid-friendly podcasts on the Apple podcast app and on the Spotify app. We tend to listen to them either in the car or via a blue tooth speaker at home.
When do my kids listen to Podcasts?
- Long car trips
- Quiet times at home
- When my youngest bub was a newborn and the bedtime routine was a little tricky I would pop on a podcast for the kids to listen to while I settled bub and then came to finish off with some book reading before they went to bed
- In the morning if they are up, but I'm not quite ready to start the day, they listen to them and hopefully stay quiet. lol
Podcasts for Curious Kids
Podcasts 1-10 in the list below are Non-fiction podcasts covering all sorts of interesting topics. Science, Technology, Ethics, Nature, Music, definitely 10 of the most interesting podcasts for kids around.
A number of them are by ABC (Australian Broadcasting, they are brilliant and have their own kids' podcast app that is worth downloading)
Mindfulness, Mindset and Relaxation Podcasts.
Podcasts 11-14 below are great podcasts for kids that don't focus on the facts, but more on the state of mind.
Non-Fiction Tales For Kids
Podcasts 15 and 16 are non-fiction stories of incredible women, but they are told in a fairy tale type manner
Fiction Stories For kids
Podcast 17-20 in the list are fictional podcasts including some classics from Rudyard Kipling and Enid Blyton
And last but not least a handy little podcast that is designed purely to encourage kids to brush their teeth for the full 2 minutes 2 times a day
On top of podcasts, I also love some types of screen time that are a little more interactive than simply staring at a screen, like yoga for kids and learn to draw shows, you can check out my favorites here.
Podcasts for Kids
A collection of 21 great podcasts for kids. Including Podcasts for curious kids that answer all the questions they may have about the world around us. Mindfulness, mindset and relaxation podcasts. True stories about amazing people in history, and lovely fictional tales to spark the imagination
Short & Curly | Programs
Fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents
Perfect for school-aged kids
But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids
You ask the questions and they answer them, all sorts of things covered from 'Why do lions roar?" to "Why are some words bad?"
A podcast for parents and kids that's loaded with incredible facts and the most amazing stories about the incredible world we live in. School-aged kids
Wow in the World
The podcast for curious kids and their grown-ups, brains, science, space, technology it's all covered. 4y+
Imagine This | ABC KIDS listen
A kid-friendly podcast that delves into all the interesting questions about the world around us, such as - Why is the sky blue? Nice short 10 minute episodes
Nanogirl's Great Science Adventures
My kids are huge fans of Dr Michelle Dickinson and her Nanogirl live performance science shows. She also has an amazing science Podcast for Kids via Radio NZ. Perfect for school-age kids.
Brains On presents Forever Ago, a history show for the whole family! Every episode explores the origin of just one thing — like sandwiches, video games, clocks and more — while teaching listeners to think critically about history
David Williams Marvellous Musical Podcast
An interesting funny musical podcast
Pants on Fire — Best Robot Ever
A really clever concept for a Podcast. Kids are challenged to determine who is telling the truth and who is not. A podcast that teaches kids to ask insightful questions weigh up the evidence and decide what is the true news and what is false.
Smash Boom Best
Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Cats versus Dogs. Pizza versus Tacos. Super Speed versus Super Strength. Who will be crowned the Smash Boom Best? Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case... teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way.
A collection of short stories designed to help children practice mindfulness and relax with visualization and breathing exercises.
Big Life Kids Podcast - a growth mindset podcast for kids
From the creators of the Big Life Journal, a Podcast on growth mindset and building confidence. 5-10 yr olds
Bedtime Explorers on acast
Guided meditations for kids at bedtime. 3y+
Sleepy stories and soundscapes for kids. Children are taken on an imaginative journey full of sleepy little creatures perfect bedtime listening
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls - The Podcast
A podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us told as fairytales. Based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book series inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder. 3yrs to 15yrs
Fierce Girls | Programs
A podcast that tells the inspiring tales of some of Australia's most extraordinary women.
The Radio NZ Children's Story Podcast, all written and produced in New Zealand, for kiwi kids,
Podcast — Story Pirates
Kids submit their own original stories which are then transformed into Podcast performances!
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi By Rudyard Kipling
Riki Tiki Tavi - The classic Rudyard Kippling Story on Spotify
The Magic Faraway Tree
Not a podcast, but the Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton is now an audiobook read by Kate Winslet. It's great.
A short fun Podcast designed for kids to listen too when brushing their teeth! New episodes come out twice a day! Brilliant way to encourage kids to brush for the full 2 minutes
This is awesome, thank you Stacey. I have never thought about podcasts. Yet had been thinking I would like to introduce my 3yearold to mindfulness and meditation.
Should also be beneficial for me to restart my practice.
I will be exploring them on Spotify and sharing your list with family.
Thank you very much
Thanks for the great list Stacey! I'll be adding a few of those to my collection to help Hannah manage between seasons of Story Pirates.
Thanks so much. We love podcasts and I’m always keen on recommendations to try.