If your children have filled their coloring books, re-watched all their favorite movies and cleaned their room to no end, it might be time to get in on podcasts. Whether you want to limit your child’s screen time, keep your kids learning during the summer or pick out a new story for bedtime, there is a podcast for that. Here are 10 family-friendly podcasts to get you started.
Harry Potter At Home
Enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter with a special reading of the books from the actors of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, the Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and other celebrity fans. With two new chapters released each week, listeners can follow along to the beloved story chapter by chapter. Once you’re finished for the week, head over to the podcast’s website for some fun challenges and Harry Potter-themed activities.
Julie’s Library: Story Time with Julie Andrews
Everyone’s favorite actress, Julie Andrews (aka Mary Poppins), has started a podcast to help children and parents get through these difficult times. Cuddle up on the couch each week to escape the world and to hear a new children’s story read by Andrews and her daughter.
Let your little foodies explore the kitchen with Mystery Recipe. This podcast is released three times a week, with a new theme each week. Make sure to listen to the podcast from the beginning because the ingredients from each week leads to a surprise recipe at the end of the season.
Wow in the World
Keep your kids entertained during your home-school lesson with NPR’s Wow in the World podcast. Join your kids as they learn about new stories dealing with the science and technology world, including colors, the solar system and hair.
The Big Fib
Did you know Disney+’s The Big Fib started out as a podcast? Just like the show, this game show podcast challenges kids to find the truth as they interview two experts, one of which is lying and one that is the true expert.
Actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians join forces to perform funny stories written by children. Winners of the 2020 iHeartRadio award for Best Kids and Family Podcast, the podcast helps adapt these crazy stories into funny sketch comedies and musical theater performances for lots of laughs.
Having trouble getting your kids to brush their teeth? Then turn to Chompers. These short episodes are perfect for keeping your little ones entertained while getting in those full two minutes of brushing. With two episodes released each day, your kids will be building good habits in no time.
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
Help answer all your kids’ questions with the help of this podcast. From lighthearted episodes looking into why people dream when they’re sleeping to more serious topics like the coronavirus, this podcast makes all topics easily accessible and understandable to children while also keeping parents informed.
Keep your children up to date on the latest news with KidNuz. This five-minute podcast, produced by Emmy-winning journalists, keeps kids informed while delivering age-appropriate stories that deal with politics, entertainment, sports and more.
Smash Boom Best
Let the family debates fly with Smash Boom Best. This show debates everything from “Ice Age vs. Jurassic,” “Cats vs. Dogs” and “Unicorns vs. Dragons.” Use the podcast to teach the whole family how to debate with facts and persuasion before season three is released this summer.
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