If you are a parent, there is a pretty good chance you have found yourself looking for something to occupy the kids while you are on your morning commute, on a long car trip or waiting at the doctors office. Although most people think of adults listening to up to five podcasts a week, there are a number of family-friendly podcasts that can keep your children’s attention and can be fun the parents too. Here are some family-friendly podcasts to get your kids interested in podcasting and to help them learn.
Story Pirates: Using stories written by kids that have been adapted into sketch comedy and musical theater by a group of actors, comedians improvisers and musicians, the Story Pirates podcast also features highlights from the weekly Kids Place Live on SiriusXM. Stories include, “Kids Riding Ponies,” “Monster Broke” and “The Captive Princess.” Find it: http://storypirates.libsyn.com/.
Saturday Morning Theatre: Using an old-time broadcast theme, the Saturday Morning Theatre podcast features short stories with superheros, western themes and mysteries. The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd creator Grant Baciocco put together the drama anthology with stories going back to 2013. The newest adventure is entitled “The Mysterious Mysteries of Toby Taylor The Fruit Magician.” Find it: http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com/category/shows/saturday-morning-theatre/.
The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel: Geared toward middle-grade children, The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel podcast that is a serial mystery in the style of “Goonies” and “Stranger Things.” Mars Patel and his friends are on a quest to find their missing friends. Find it: http://www.marspatel.com/.
Tumble: For kids that are into learning about the world around them, the Tumble podcast is for those who enjoy science. Tumble uses stories about science discoveries with the help of scientists. The podcast is hosted by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) and Marshall Escamilia (teacher) and includes topics such as, “The Call of the Antarctic Dinosaur,” “The Voyage of the Ocean Trash” and “The Case of the Invisibility Cloak.” Find it: http://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/.