By Kids For Kids
“Dream Big Podcast” — The show’s 10-year-old host, Eva, aims to “inspire her listeners to believe in their potential to achieve their biggest dreams in life.” She does this through interviews with motivational speakers, authors and athletes, and she shares her own experiences and tips for overcoming challenges.
“At Your Level” — After his school shut down last spring, Ari Kelly, who was 10 at the time, launched this podcast with an episode about the coronavirus. Now, with a full year of podcasting behind him, he covers everything from video games and superheroes to heady concepts like time, soliciting audio recordings from kids, interviewing his friends, and letting listeners vote on the next episode’s theme.
“Cool Facts About Animals” — Ali Wilkinson and her kids explain what makes the coolest animals (Colossal squids! Bird-eating tarantulas! Honey badgers!) so unusual. They also interview scientists and other animal-obsessed kids.
“The Show About Science” — The show’s 10-year-old host, Nate, skillfully interviews scientists about everything from insects to nanotechnology.
“You Must Know Everything” — Jeremy Smith and his daughter, Rasa, started co-hosting this podcast when Rasa’s school shut down. They take turns leading the show, sharing personal theories or lessons, explaining a poem, and challenging each other to answer “vexing questions,” like “How many people have ever been alive?”
Now that you’ve just plowed through a long list of podcasts, start expanding your kid’s audio diet by working them into your daily life: during morning commutes, after school or as part of bedtime routines. I usually load up a kids’ podcast for my 7-year-old while I make dinner or while we do a craft or puzzle together. Whatever we listen to, I always feel good that I’m not just entertaining him in the moment, but cultivating a habit that will benefit my kid for life.