Podcast – Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

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The name says it all – it’s a science podcast for kids!

Tumble is another excellent free podcast for the young scientist. Hosts Lindsay and Marshall interview guest scientists on each episode, in a fun way that brings each topic to life. They cover many a kid-friendly subject. Like poop and ninjas.

If you like Radiolab, you just might love Tumble for your children. Wonderful listening for the whole family!

Podcast – Storynory

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Storynory is a popular free podcast that is wonderful for bedtime or quiet time. Main host Natasha has the most soothing British voice ever! Almost puts me to sleep.

This one has been around for years, and though I haven’t counted, I’m sure there are hundreds of stories in their collection, ranging from fairy tales, fables, and myths to original works. It will definitely keep your young child entertained for a long, long time.

Podcast – The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

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Got older kids who would enjoy a serialized mystery story? Performed by kids? Check out this award-winning free podcast! It’s about an Indian-American boy named Mars Patel and his misfit band of buddies who go on the hunt for their missing friends. (Stranger Things anyone?)

I can already envision listening to this when my girls are older, maybe as we take a nice long family road trip somewhere. The recommended age is 8 to 12, so we have a few years, but I even enjoyed listening to it by myself!

Podcast – NPR Wow in the World

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If you and your kids like science, check out Wow in the World from National Public Radio. NPR makes dozens of different podcasts (I wish I had time to listen to them all), and have recently put out their first ever family-friendly podcast looking into different stories in science and technology.

Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz are the two funny and fully-experienced podcast hosts. And the podcast is definitely free!

Recommended for ages 5 to 12. I’ve checked out a few episodes and think my daughter (at age 4) is just slightly young for it right now, but I can’t wait to start listening with her soon!

Author – Robert Munsch

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There is no kid on earth who can resist Robert Munsch. He’s one of those delightful authors who reads his own stories. If your kids have never heard the audio versions of his classic books, they are in for a treat! And you can listen to many of them free on his website!

Our favourites are:

If you have the physical books, you can definitely read along too. I found these to be great listen-in-the-car stories, as they are nice and short. I sometimes risk a tantrum if I try to turn the car off mid-story.

Two collections are also available if you want to listen to them all in a row. Check if there’s a copy in your library!