Podcasts for Children

As we look to enrich instruction with technology, one thing we might not think of is podcasts. These can be used in classrooms or combine learning models in the exact way you might use videos, which is to provide enrichment and content. Or, describe topics in a diverse way for students who don’t get the idea the first time around. As podcasts become a more common medium, a rising number of them are being created just for kids. Today, we’re going to look at a couple of them that you can use with your young students.

TUMBLE
tumblepodcast.com
Age Range: Best for ages 6-12, suitable for any age

Tumble is a science podcast that reveal the stories behind scientific discoveries. It shows how science really works as a process. With stories from touching the deepest part of the ocean to looking for black holes in distant galaxies, Tumble is co-hosted by a teacher and science journalist.

BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS
bookclubforkids.org
Age Range: Best for ages 9-14, suitable for any age

In each episode of this podcast, a different group of children discuss a young adult book. Every episode also has an interview with the book’s author and a celebrity reader.

SHORT & CURLY
abc.net.au/radio/programs/shortandcurly
Age Range: Best for ages 7-12, suitable for any age

From Australia, Short & Curly is an ethics podcast. The hosts examine problems relevant to children, such as whether you have to love your sibling or whether Pokemon Go is really playing you.

THE SHOW ABOUT SCIENCE
soundcloud.com/the-show-about-science
Age Range: Best for ages 3-9, but fun for curious minds of all ages!

This science interview show is hosted by 6-year-old Nate. While it has some serious science topics, it’s also just really adorable. Nate talks to scientists about anything from radiation to vultures to alligators in his unique interviewing style.