We’re huge fans of podcasts – there are so many different topics, styles and people spanning the space, anyone can find that perfect kind of audible entertainment!
Today’s shows can often draw images of pop culture hosts, technology enthusiasts or news anchors; styles ideal for adults. In reality, however, there’s a growing catalog of podcasts made specifically for children — and family time — that can bring the wonder of radio to kids everywhere.
Listening to kid-friendly podcasts is a great way to spend quality, engaging family time (especially away from the TV) and expand learning with new forms of media that cover a variety of topics. Below you’ll find a smattering of our absolute best finds – use the Media Guide in Replay Radio to subscribe to, schedule, record and save them all!
1. Fergus Ferry
Based on the kids book series of the same name, Fergus Ferry is a podcast full of wonderful, enriching messages and lessons for young children — all with Dr. Seuss style rhyming that kids can’t get enough of! Following the journeys of a willful ferry boat, this podcast is as adorable and endearing as it is educational.
Planning a family road trip this coming summer vacation? Stock up ahead of time on Storynory, a wonderful podcast that combines the magical forces of children’s stories, fairy tales and professional storytellers and actors. Each story told in every episode is a true adventure that will keep younger kids and families entertained for hours!
3. Brains On!
Kid (co-hosts) teach kids in this awesome podcast that shares a different science lesson in each and every episode. From creepy-crawling spiders to the origin of boogers, the mission to Pluto to beginner’s meteorology, the amazing folks at Brains On! cover topics that are as cool as they are informative for kids.
4. Story Time
Bedtime stories take on a whole new meaning with this podcast perfect for putting your toddler, preschooler or young child to sleep. Ideal for ages 2-12 years old, Story Time (by Bedtime FM) has amazing, engaging stories that are the best length for entertaining and relaxing small children; 20 minutes or less and they’ll be on their way to nap time!
5. The Thrilling Adventure Hour
Meant to replicate classic, old-timey radio shows, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a throwback podcast for the modern family. With a stage, 6-piece orchestral ensemble and guest stars like Jon Hamm and Patton Oswald, this podcast is a musical, fun-filled exploration any family can enjoy. Warning: may contain some strong language.