Podcasts for Kids 

With kids staying home from daycare and school for the foreseeable future, it can be hard to come up with ways to keep them entertained. Fortunately, podcasts provide a stimulating alternative to sitting in front of a TV screen all day. Here are some of the top podcasts that will help your kids unleash their imagination. 


Stories Podcast

Billing itself a podcast suitable for car rides, bedtime routines, and kids of all ages, Stories Podcast features everything from classic retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to original works. Each free episode is around 10 to 20 minutes long, so it’s the perfect amount of time to keep your kids occupied when you’re busy making dinner or checking emails. One podcast is released every week, so your child will have a creative new podcast to listen to on a regular basis. 


Story Pirates

Like its name implies, Story Pirates promises a swashbuckling good time—but instead of searching for treasure, the founders are looking for the most imaginative kids’ stories around. The podcast features stories, songs, and special guest voices like John Oliver and Claire Danes. The podcast is affiliated with a website where kids can purchase themed T-Shirts and middle-grade books as well as learn more about upcoming live shows.


Fierce Girls

Encourage your daughter to tap into her inner girl power by listening to Fierce Girls, which recounts the story of strong women—from athletes and aviators to scientists and spies. Showcasing historic figures and present-day heroes alike, each episode tells the story of a fierce woman who made a positive difference in the world.


But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

If your child has an unquenchable curiosity, introduce them to this podcast. Hosted by Jane Lindholm, the podcast answers questions asked by real kids. Recent episodes range from “Do Animals Get Married?” to “How Do We Fall Asleep?”


What If World

What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? Every week, the What If World podcast host Mr. Eric spins an innovative tale inspired by kids’ craziest questions.