If you think that great podcasts are just for grownups, think again. Kids love storytelling in all formats; podcasts give kids the chance to chill out, sit still (imagine that!), be entertained, and learn something in a stress-free zone. Not only is radio listening a great rainy day activity, but it’s a great alternative to traditional screen use when kids need to relax or when the whole family wants to be in on the experience. Hear us out:
“Listen Out Loud”
What It’s About: Fans of The Loud House are already well-acquainted with 11-year-old Lincoln Loud and his ten zany sisters. The family hosts its own podcast, with each sibling getting their turn on the mic to share stories and personalities, solve mysteries, tell jokes, and dish family gossip. Think of episodes as snack-size sound bites good for kids new to the listening format. Best part? An all new season starts May 4th with new episodes weekly!
Episode Run Time: 10 minutes
Start With: Loud House Sisters
“The Casagrandes Familia Sounds”
What It’s About: If your kids want to know more about what it’s like living in a big city with Ronnie Anne’s big, loving, multi-generational Mexican-American family, you’ll hear it firsthand on her very own podcast. In each episode, listeners hear funny anecdotes, pranks and interviews, and go on mini adventures – exploring the family’s big apartment building, the zoo, even Carl’s new dog-washing business.
Episode Run Time: 12 minutes or less
Start With: Meet the Casagrandes
“Nickelodeon Animation Podcast”
What It’s All About: Creators and artists from the Nickelodeon universe share their stories, experiences, and inspiration behind some of the best, funniest, innovative, and iconic cartoons in TV history. From your favorite voice actors (i.e.: Michelangelo, of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fame), to expert animators, to the musical directors behind some of the catchiest theme songs, kids and kids-at-heart will like the deep dive into the world of cartoons.
Episode Run Time: 25-45 minutes
Nickelodeon podcasts are available everywhere you listen to podcasts (including YouTube!).