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.