I've only recently discovered the world of podcasts - and I won't be turning back anytime soon! Since we can't find "books on tape" very often around here, podcasts have been a great substitute for the kids. I thought I would share the best podcasts for kids - ones that promote truth and knowledge. (We found all of these via iTunes, but be sure to check out the links too. All except Odyssey are absolutely free!) So, without further ado...
Podcasts for Faith:
Karen and Kids
This is an excellent podcast/radio show that incorporates original music, Bible stories and conversation between Karen Mortimer and a group of great kids from 2nd grade to high school. We listen to this all the time - bedtime, nap time, anytime! This is by far our favorite podcast (and most often listened to).
Paws and Tales
Dramatized Bible stories and life lesson stories brought to you buy a cast of animals. A parent's study guide is also available for each story. It's geared more toward elementary aged children. It's produced by Insight for Living and Chuck Swindoll.
Faith Comes By Hearing - Kidz Audio Bible
This brief podcast (about 7 minutes) is perfect for younger, short-attention-spanned children. It incorporates music and Bible readings. The girls listen to this for their Quiet Times.
Adventures in Odyssey
In iTunes, this is categorized as an audiobook, but since it is originally a radio show program I’m including in this list. Adventures in Odyssey follows the township of Odyssey through important lessons and other story adaptations including Pilgrim’s Progress and stories about the Underground Railroad. It’s produced by Focus on the Family and each show is available for purchase via their website (or iTunes).
Podcasts for Education:
Classics for Kids
Though this is for older children, this podcast provides interesting facts about classical composers and introduces kids to classical music.
They Might Be Giants
A super fun video podcast created by the music group They Might Be Giants. It features two puppets, John and John, who teach kids about letters and numbers in a really fun and entertaining way. This is one of our favorites. (Thanks to Tiff for introducing it to us!)
Also a video podcast, brought to you by the letter A and the number 1, the Sesame Street podcast will improve your child’s vocabulary, and probably yours as well! Did you know that the difference between a xylophone and a glockenspiel is that a xylophone’s keys are made of wood while a glockenspiel’s keys are made of metal?
A podcast of “classic fairy tales, new children’s stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance”. Stories from Hans Christian Andersen, Aesop, Korean folktales, and even the Bible are what compose this paperless book.
Big Story Time.com - Bedtime Stories for Kids
A cute podcast of a little boy reading kids books including Goodnight Moon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The girls follow along in their books when they listen to this one.