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Guaranteed happy listeners with these kids podcasts
We love a good podcast recommendation here at Green + Simple HQ, and that goes for our kids too. Whether it’s a very long car trip, a rainy weekend afternoon or something to change the energy of the house, a good podcast can keep the whole family entertained for a solid chunk of time. Here is our latest top three that have kept us enthralled from beginning to end.
The Grow Your Mind podcast is a show where kids teach kids about their mental health and learn ways to be resilient. Primary school kids are the hosts and they are brilliant. Each episode spotlights a key part of the brain and uses stories and music to bring to life topics that would otherwise run the risk of being a little dull! Yes it is made for kids – but adults will learn wellbeing hacks too. As you listen you can colour in one of Grow Your Mind’s free themed colouring-in sheets. And there are free podcast journals full of activities to complete after listening to each episode. Each journal has find-a-words, crack the codes, drawing challenges, reflection questions and more.
A wonderful ABC podcast that can be listened to alone or as a family. Short and Curly is a fast paced podcast focussing on ethics that are applicable to both kids and parents. It asks curly questions about animals, technology, school, pop culture and the future. Great for for boosting curiosity, sparking conversations and putting ethics into action.
Age: 6-12 years
A spinoff of the television program Dirtgirl, this podcast connects our senses with nature. From seeds to trees, butterflies to chickens, clouds to rainbows – Dirtgirl wants to share the little things that make a big difference to our planet. Each episode is a bit different using a variety of storytelling techniques to keep young minds engaged, from poems to impressive facts, the real life sounds of nature, songs and more.
Age: 3-6 years
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