These days it seems like everyone is listening to podcasts, so why shouldn’t kids be included in that? In fact, while they can be a little bit difficult to find there are some really amazing kid-focused podcasts out there. I’ve put together a list of some of the best educational podcasts for kids for you below, enjoy.
The Big Fib
Your kids will learn from an early age how to identify fake news, a tool that is vital in today’s world and will only get more important as they grow older. The Big Fib is a game show format podcast that will teach kids how to identify truth from fiction in a way that they understand. It’s never too early to get started on teaching them this valuable lesson.
What if World?
What if World will help your child’s imagination thrive as they explore fun topics like what if clouds were made of cotton candy? The podcast follows through the idea, creating a fun and entertaining story that will answer all of life’s silly questions. Though this podcast should come with a warning. Your kids are guaranteed to start asking silly questions even more than they already do if they listen to this podcast.
Brains On is a science-based podcast that is aimed at slightly older kids and even offers a little something for adults. The people behind Brains On have also created the next podcast in the list; Smash, Boom, Best.
Smash, Boom, Best
Smash, Boom, Best is the perfect podcast to teach kids how to debate. They take two things that kids love like Pizza and Tacos and put them up against each other to see which one is the best. Along the way, kids learn how to give compelling arguments in a debate and they learn how to express themselves. They will also learn how to defend their ideas. All of these things will help them as they grow into adults.
But Why is an educational podcast from NPR that answers interesting questions from all parts of life and for a wide range of ages. They go from explaining how we taste food to things like what happens if a president gets impeached. While not every topic will be for every age group, I still wanted to add this excellent resource because they do such a good job with every podcast. This is one you will need to listen to before your kids do, however. Just to make sure it is something they will understand and not end up being bored with.
Finally, I wanted to end on Kidnuz, a podcast that is produced 5 days a week and is exactly what it sounds like, news for kids. The podcast is by two moms who also happen to be broadcast journalists. They present news stories in a kid-friendly way that helps kids stay in touch with what is going on in the world around them without having to worry about them seeing the more adult news topics that they would end up being exposed to if they watched the normal news. Each podcast is only 5 minutes long, so it’s a great way to start your child’s daily podcast time.
These are just a few of the amazing educational podcasts for kids that are out there and more are being started all the time! Do you know of one that isn’t on the list? Leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to add it!