Podcasting is just becoming more and more popular! There’s a podcast out there for almost every topic you can possibly think of. Each of these topics has its own target audience; there are even podcasts out there to help educate and entertain your kids.
Besides the educational benefits, it’s great to introduce a new medium for children to learn from and keep them entertained, especially on long road trips! But finding a podcast that your kids can enjoy isn’t always the easiest task.
So, in this post we’ve decided to help you out a little by sharing our 17 favorite educational podcasts that your kids will love!
The Show About Science
The Show About Science is hosted by Nate, an adorable kid that loves all things science, whether it’s chemistry, climate change or even human brains.
Nate created this podcast when he was only 5 years old and it has definitely become a success. He interviews a fun new guest with every episode.
Listen here: The Show About Science
Hosted by a Dad who specialized in music education and his two Children. Every episode is only around 10 minutes long but is more than enough to provide a little entertainment.
Tune in so you can enjoy episodes such as “Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape”, “Turtle Table” and “Poodle Poaf”.
Listen here: Noodle Loaf
Pants On Fire
With more than 70 episodes, it’s no wonder Pants On Fire is so many kids favorite podcast. We learn from a young age that people lie, whether it’s a small lie or a really big one. This podcast helps teach kids how to recognize lies by making a fun game out of it. Each week they have a kid face down two adults, one a true expert and the other a lair whose pants are on fire.
Listen here: Pants On Fire
Storytelling is the best way to educate young kids, they’re learning something without even knowing that they are learning. They use magic and quests to help children with growing up and conquering any fears they might have. Tune in and start from season one where they tell the story of a young boy being bullied in school but then finds a magical book that transports him.
Listen here: Flyest Fables
Short & Curly
Teaching your kids about what is right and what is wrong isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Short & Curly are a fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcasts especially made for kids and their parents.
Hosted by resident ethicist Matt Beard answers questions about animals, technology, school, pop culture, and even the future.
Listen here: Short & Curly
Created and hosted by a 4 Emmy winning journalist, Stephanie Kelmar. KiDNuZ is a daily podcast, each episode is only 5 minutes long but is filled with the top stories of the day. Although they discuss the daily news it’s important to remember that they created this podcast for kids, this means no murder talk, terrorism, assault, or any other gruesome stories that might haunt the kids afterward.
Listen here: KiDNuZ
Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
We all have that one song that gets played on repeat every time the kids gets into the car. So changing the songs up a bit is always a welcome tune. For nearly a decade this podcast has been providing families with just that, new songs to listen to as a family. They have a few playlists ready for you to download for free from Apple Podcasts, that your kids will love.
Listen here: Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
If you’ve been looking for a podcast to help with bedtime stories or just something for your kids to listen to while you drive too or from school then this is the perfect podcast for you. Storynory offers a variety of stories kids can enjoy. They will be able to enjoy fairytales, classic tales, and educational stories as well as a few songs and poems. Each story is around 15 minutes, some longer and some shorter.
Listen here: Storynory
Classics For Kids
This podcast is suited for anyone wanting to learn about composers especially for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. Episodes are short enough so can enjoy them with your kids on their way to school. This is a fun way of introducing your children to classical music and providing them with a little entertainment at the same time.
Listen here: Classics For Kids
The hosts of SHABAM are a group of interesting people; an emergency medicine physician, a science journalist and a filmmaker. They create a unique and different take on learning about science. SHABAM teaches their listeners about real science by telling fictional stories, sound effects, and music. You’ll also enjoy interviews with tons of cool scientists.
Listen here: SHABAM!
WOW in the World
WOW in the World Podcast is hosted by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz who guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them.
They go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.
Listen here: WOW in the World
Brains On! is an award-winning audio show for kids and families. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world. Their mission is to encourage kids’ natural curiosity and wonder using science and history…but there’s no age limit on curiosity, and episodes of Brains On can be enjoyed by anyone.
Listen here: Brains On
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
But Why, is a show led by kids! They ask the questions and they find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, they tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone and send the recording into the show to have your question answered!
Listen here: But Why
Book Club For Kids
The Book Club for Kids is a podcast where young readers meet to talk about a book. The show includes a celebrity reading from the book. Plus, the author joins us to answer your questions.
The host is award-winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde. Book Club won the Literacy in Media Award.
Listen here: Book Club for Kids
The Past and The Curious
The Past & The Curios is a history Podcast for Kids! Parents love them, Teachers love them, and most importantly, kids do too! History can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone. On the show, they love to share the stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington’s foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning and much more! A professional music score and important songs accompany nearly every themed episode.
Listen here: The Past and The Curious
The Dream Big Podcast is a family-friendly podcast inspiring kids (and adults!) to pursue their passions in life and take action to make their dreams a reality. The Dream Big Podcast’s short 15-20 minute format makes for the perfect length to listen to an episode in the car with your kids. The hosts, Eva Karpman (currently 7-years-old in 2nd grade) and mom Olga Karpman interview world-class performers who do what they love and live their dreams each and every day.
Listen here: Dream Big
Tumble Science Podcast
Tumble is a science podcast created to be enjoyed by the entire family, exploring stories of scientific discovery.
Each episode is hosted and produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) and Marshall Escamilla (teacher) and is filled with great educational content.
Listen here: Tumble Science Podcast
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