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Best Podcasts For Kids: Children’s Stories, Science, History and more

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Headphones at the ready for these kids’ podcasts! Whether you’re looking for the best podcasts for children’s stories, science or entertainment, these podcasts are sure to keep your kids entertained.

We’re always trying to get the kids away from screens, whether that’s through art classes, taking them on hikes or enrolling them in extracurricular activities. At the same time, it’s important to make sure that they keep up with modern life and don’t fall behind because of our own outdated parenting notions. Enter podcasts! They’re all the rage and yet, don’t involve kids getting glassy-eyed staring at a screen (all you’ll need to do is monitor the volume!). We’ve lined up some of the best podcasts for kids of all ages to help inspire your little ones.

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Greeking Out – Best podcast for Greek mythology storytime

Does Greek mythology tickle your kids’ fancy? Greeking Out is a National Geographic Kids podcast that retells some of the best stories from Greek mythology. Kids aged 8 and over will love the adventures of Zeus, Ares, Poseidon and more!

Greeking Out, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher

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Story Pirates – Best podcast with stories from kids around the world

Who doesn’t love pirates? Story Pirates is a collection of stories sourced from all around the world written by kids themselves and brought to life with the help of talented actors and performers. Perfect for ages 3 and up.

Story Pirates, available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

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Wow In The World – Podcast that discusses important topics

Us mamas know the importance of talking to your kids about serious topics such as climate change. Wow In The World from National Public Radio (NPR) in the US takes complex topics like climate change and black holes and explains it in a way that’s easy for kids (and parents) to follow! Highly recommended for all curious young learners.

Wow In The World, available on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and Spotify

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Tumble Science – Science podcast perfect for the entire family

Looking to foster a love of science in your kids? Tumble Science is perfect for the entire family! You’ll learn about everything from spiders to space telescopes to life on mars from a science journalist and a teacher.

Tumble Scienceavailable on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

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Lingokids: Stories For Kids – Best podcasts for problem-solving

Perfect for the littles, Lingokids combines traditional learning with modern skills where they’ll enjoy puzzling out problems through entertaining stories, loveable characters and lots of laughs! You can even download the Lingokids app and play along for a more interactive experience.

Lingokids: Stories For Kidsavailable on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

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KidNuz – Daily news for kids

We know that no child is going to want to listen to boring, monotonous news so if you’re looking to keep the kids on top of current events, KidNuz is a good start. Each episode is only about 7 minutes long and the hosts speak in an amusing tone that will keep the kids engaged!

KidNuz, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts

Circle Round – Kids’ podcast for encouraging good values

While Circle Round is great for storytime, the emphasis is always on an important message – often kindness, honesty and hard work. Each episode ends with an activity for parents and kids, which encourages deeper discussion and understanding of the topic.

Circle Round, available on Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music

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Rebel Girls – Tales of extraordinary, real-life women

There’s no better way to break out of the “pretty princesses in pink and purple” mould than by reading these bedtime stories of real-life women who overcame adversity and achieved something extraordinary. Put on the kids’ volume-controlled headphones and let them enjoy these stories as they wind down for the day.

Rebel Girls, available on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and Spotify

The Past And The Curious – Best history podcast for kids

The more we forget history, the more likely we are to repeat it! Founder of The Past and The Curious, Mike Sullivan, is on a mission to share true stories of inspiration, humour and the incredible (but under-shared) achievements of diverse people. It is sure to spark curiosity in both you and your child.

The Past and the Curious, available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

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This American Life – Increasing empathy and awareness in teens

This American Life discusses thought-provoking topics with refreshingly honest views. You should monitor and listen to these with your teen (a word of caution – there is frequent swearing so it’s best for balanced and mature teens) to get them to increase empathy and awareness.

This American Life, available on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and Spotify

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Editor’s Note: Best Podcasts For Kids: Children’s Stories, Science, History and more was most recently updated in January 2023 by Najuka Redkar.

  Main image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of National Geographic Kids, image 2 courtesy of Story Pirates (art by Camilla Franklin), image 3 courtesy of Tumble, image 4 courtesy of KidNuz, image 5 courtesy of Rebel Girls, image 6 courtesy of This American Life, image 7 courtesy of Getty.

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