5 Educational Podcasts Your Kids Should Be Listening To

  • Posted By: Erin Lynch
  • October 10, 2018

Students learn best when they absorb information in multiple ways! Have your child take a break from screens and engage their senses by integrating podcasts into their daily routine. The following podcasts are fantastic opportunities to get your child thinking about ideas and topics that can increase their knowledge base and thinking skills!

  1. Short and Curly:

Short and Curly is an ethics podcast for kids—fast-paced and fun, it asks questions, presents dilemmas, and prompts discussion between children and parents. This is a great way to foster critical thinking skills in your child!

  1. Freakonomics Radio

This podcast explores “the hidden side of everything.” Host Stephen J. Dubner gets your kids interested in economics, sports, government, entrepreneurship, and more!

  1. The Allusionist

The Allusionist is a podcast dedicated to the oddities of the English language, exploring the roots of common words and idioms. Listening to this podcast increases your child’s vocabulary, making it excellent preparation for the verbal sections of the ISEE and SSAT.

  1. Wow In the World

In this science podcast from NPR, hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz explore both popular and obscure science topics with humor, wit, and abundant cultural references. Learn about solar eclipses, 3D printers, the aurora borealis, and more.

  1. Stuff You Should Know

“Stuff You Should Know” is a great podcast for kids who are unendingly curious. This podcast gives the backstory behind common objects and phenomena, such as the grandfather clock, colorblindness, and alternative fuels!


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