I sometimes feel like my kids and I live in our car. Between drop-offs and pickups at two schools, shuttling to extracurricular activities, errands and just plain sitting in traffic, we log a lot of miles — and a lot of time — in our car each week. Keeping everyone happy and entertained is tough, but my girls and I love to listen together to music, audiobooks and podcasts.
Podcasts are a great medium for exploring new topics and interests, relaxing together and having a shared experience of learning. There are so many high-quality podcasts being produced for children right now, you can find a podcast for pretty much any topic your kids are into.
If you haven’t experienced the wonderful world of podcasts, here’s what you need to know: Podcasts are essentially on-demand radio programs. They can range in length from a few minutes to an hour or more, and they have multiple episodes organized around a topic or theme. Most podcasts are available for free via iTunes, GooglePlay or apps like My Podcasts or Stitcher.
Ahead, we’ve pulled together a rich and varied list of some of the awesome podcasts out there for kids of all ages — that even parents will enjoy.
See the whole Great Kids’ Podcasts playlist and save to a free SmartFeed Library