Another throwback to my childhood!
These are not your typical audiobooks. But if you want a great way to introduce your kids to classical music, look no further than Classical Kids.
These stand-alone stories weave together storytelling with musical excerpts by famous classical composers. The result is kids discovering the beauty of classical music and a fun history lesson to boot.
My favourite is Mozart’s Magic Fantasy though that Queen of the Night role is not an easy one to sing! The rest are:
Ah, the one that started us on this journey! Stories Podcast is pretty beloved in our house. At this point, I have listened to some of the episodes a hundred times. They are that good! The main narrator, Amanda Weldin, is one of the best. She’s funny, does multiple voices, plays musical instruments, sings, and even harmonizes with herself. If you’re looking for a place to start, I would definitely recommend this podcast. It’s free! There are new stories almost every week. You can download from or listen on the website, or use a podcast app.
Here are a few of my daughter M’s favourite episodes:
Being a free podcast, I will tell you now that there are ads. And I do feel like they have gotten longer in some of the newer episodes. We enjoy this podcast so much though that we subscribe to it through Patreon. You can donate as little as USD $1 per month, and access the same stories ad-free.
And of course, we don’t love all the episodes. Some of the different guest narrators aren’t quite as entertaining. But we do enjoy the majority of them. And I hope you do too!