The variety of podcasts seems unlimited these days, and they’re not just for adults. They can hold tremendous benefits for your kids by promoting listening skills, giving them a break from illuminated screens, enhancing knowledge, and entertaining them on trips. Here are seven great options for your kids that you’ll enjoy with them. (See also: 10 New Podcasts That’ll Improve Your Money Mindset)
1. But Why? A Podcast for Curious Kids
Every kid’s favorite question is “Why?” and we love them for it. They want to understand every part of the world around them. And you can leverage that natural curiosity with the But Why? podcast’s wide variety of content. Recent episodes include “Where Do Hurricanes Come From?”, “How is Glass Made?”, and “How Do Bees Make Honey and Why Do They Sting?”
2. Wow in the World
Another podcast for curiosity seekers, Wow in the World shares the coolest stories in science and technology explored and told by Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas. They just completed the first season, so you have plenty of content to keep you and your kids occupied until they return for season two.
3. Eleanor Amplified
New to the podcast scene, Eleanor Amplified combines adventure, storytelling, and timely news stories. Eleanor, a clever reporter, takes you along her journey through Hollywood, into haunted mansions, and even down the halls of Congress.
4. Brains On!
If you were a fan of Mr. Wizard growing up, then the Brains On! podcast is perfect for you and your kids. Recent episodes explore why sea turtles live so long and where thunder comes from. Best of all, each episode is hosted by a kid scientist, which may just inspire your little one long after each episode is over.
Your bedtime story companion, Storynory tells tales new and old that are just right for your kids. From Alice in Wonderland to Aesop’s fables and some original stories, too, this podcast will make bedtime something your kids look forward to. It also has children’s author interviews as well as music, poetry, and stories from history.
6. Stories Podcast
Like Storynory, the Stories Podcast on Wondery features a new story every week. It’s suitable for all ages and specifically focused on stories that are best enjoyed on car trips and during bedtime.
7. Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
For music lovers and their music-loving kids, Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child selects a weekly indie playlist that you and your kids will love. From Quincy Jones to They Might Be Giants to Ella Fitzgerald, this podcast will be music to everyone’s ears.