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Gathering around radio for evening entertainment can sound antiquated but the truth is there are a lot of great podcast out there for families to enjoy together.
Screen time challenges, bad lyrics in music and bad news on NPR can be frustrating. Podcasts offer a great alternative that educates, stimulates and entertains kids of all ages in a positive way. In our fast paced society, listening to a story helps kids focus. It also provides families with a fun shared experience and new ideas to talk about. So whether you’re on the road or at home, here are some fun podcasts to check out.
GET INSPIRED – Dream Big – 7-year-old Eva Karpman and her mom interview celebs, award winners, and experts in a range of fields each week, with a hope of encouraging young people to find their passion and follow their dreams.
GET TO BED – Peace Out – Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises.
GET CREATIVE – What If World – “What if Legos were alive?” and “What if sharks had legs?,” this series takes ridiculous “what if” questions submitted by young listeners and turns them into a new story
GET CURIOUS – Tumble – Often compared to a kid-friendly Radiolab, this podcast not only addresses fascinating topics but also tries to foster a love of science itself by interviewing scientists about their process and discoveries.
GET BRAINY – The Past and the Curious – Another kid friendly version of an adult favorite, this podcast shares little-known stories from history (ala Drunk History) with an emphasis on fun and humor – there’s usually a silly catchy song at the end too.
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..