Podcasts have become one of the fastest-growing, low-cost formats to educate and entertain listeners. According to some studies, nearly 40 percent of Americans have listened to at least one podcast. The majority of podcast listeners are between the ages of 18-34, but there is an increasing number of children listening to podcasts now as well. The benefits for children to being introduced to podcasts is that it helps boost learning, reduces screen time and lets kids have fun. Here are some of the top podcasts to kids to listen to.

Dream Big: Hosted by 7-year-old Eva Karpman and her mother Olga, the two are hoping to inspire kids to pursue their passions in life and take action of make their dreams come true. The pair interview celebrities, award winners and experts in a range of fields. Find it: http://dreambigpodcast.com/

Wow in the World: Wow in the World is a podcast aimed at bringing parents and kids together through the wonders in the world. Hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas guide listeners on a journey using a combination of careful scientific research and fun. Some topics include going into space and going inside the human brain. Find it: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510321/wow-in-the-world

Story Time: The Story Time podcast is helpful when trying to get the little ones to sleep. Each episode features a 10-15 minute kid-friendly story read by a soothing narrator and is updated every other week. The stories are for toddlers, preschoolers and the whole family. Find it: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bedtime-fm/story-time

What If World: The What If World podcast lets kids direct the action with their questions. Using questions submitted by kids, host Eric O’Keefe spins those questions into wacky stories. Some examples of questions are “What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet?” or “What if cats ruled the world?” Find it: http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/