Podcasts 🎙 can be a great addition to the ‘things to do’ box for parents, especially when trying to be happy at home in the current situation. They can be engaging just because they are so different at first listen (“what do you mean there’s no pictures?” ) and they can let a child’s imagination take flight which leads to their own stories coming together, and you can engage them further with drawing activities based on what they’ve been listening to. We’ve put together a list of a few podcasts to try out below, and we’ll probably do another round up down the line as there’s quite a few.

You can listen to Podcasts via Apple’s Podcast app, and independent apps like Overcast. The websites below can also direct you to ways to listen, some you can listen right there on the site. Happy listening! 🎧 🐣🐥😊

Stories Podcast

The stories available range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White and classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is safe and engaging for all ages.

Visit their website here – http://storiespodcast.com


What if World

What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? 🐉 What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? 🍨 What if cats ruled the world? 😸 Join Abacus P Grumbler, Randall Radbot, and Whendiana Joan as they help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by your questions sent in by listeners!

Visit their website – http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com

Circle Round

This is a podcast by and for kids looking at the coolest facts about the coolest animals. They research their subjects carefully, distilling the information into manageable segments, and focusing on the things that really make pets and animals unusual!

Visit their website – https://www.wbur.org/circleround

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

One for the slightly older kids but still able to be enjoyed by the whole family Finn Caspian is a serialised (so start with episode 1) science-fiction story for kids, told in 15-20 minute episodes. Loosely described it as a “mystery gang” story, sort of like Scooby-Doo meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in space. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard the famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe.

Visit their website – http://www.finncaspian.com