COMMUNITY & RESOURCES FOR NEW & EXPECTING MAMAS!
With the social distancing rules during coronavirus, we are all looking for ways to pass the time. Or maybe we just need a half hour when our kids can be entertained without a screen, amirightladies?
We’ve compiled a list of podcasts that are fun for the whole family ranging from science to storytime that will be great to keep your littles entertained.
Aaron’s World is a fun and imaginative science-themed audio drama for kids. If you like adventures with dinosaurs, time travel, robots, and plenty of SCIENCE… then this podcast is definitely for YOU!! ~by Kids Listen
Brains On! is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, they ask questions and go wherever the answers take them. ~by Minnesota Public Radio
But Why is a show led by kids! You ask the questions and they find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, they tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. ~by NPR
Eleanor Amplified is an adventure series for the whole family. Listen together as the hero, the world-famous radio reporter Eleanor Amplified foils devious plots and outwits crafty villains, all in pursuit of the big story… Eleanor Amplified is entertaining and informative. Eleanor will spark laughter and conversation the whole family will enjoy while preparing kids to appreciate journalism and make smart media choices in the future. ~by WHYY in Philidelphia
KidNuz is the brainchild of four veteran broadcast journalists who believe that kids deserve a newscast all their own; one that delivers current events in a kid-friendly package, sparks curiosity, and gets them asking critical questions. Together with parents and teachers, KidNuz engages kids on issues that are relevant to them. Or soon will be. ~by KiDNuZ
In the era of fake news, kids must be able to tell what’s true from what’s false. And what better way than with a game show? Each week, a kid faces down two grown-ups, one an honest-to-goodness true expert, the other, well, a dirty, rotten liar! Featuring real kid contestants and a hilarious sound-effects-generating robot, Pants on Fire teaches kids to ask insightful questions, weigh the evidence in front of them, and trust their gut. ~by Gen Z Media
Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Cats versus Dogs. Pizza versus Tacos. Super Speed versus Super Strength. Who will be crowned the Smash Boom Best? The debaters use facts and passion to make their case…teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way. ~by Minnesota Public Radio
Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is beautifully read by Natasha and friends. Let Natasha’s voice beguile you with classic fairy tales, new children’s stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance. ~by Storynory
Story Pirates is a group of world-class actors, comedians, improvisers, and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater. Visit www.storypirates.com for more information on Story Pirates and how you can bring our live show to your school or town! ~ by Gimlet Media
Let’s fly! Every episode is a new adventure, so hop into the Reading Bug’s magic book bag with us and explore new books, new concepts, and new worlds. Don’t forget to bring your crayons and paper along so you can color your own illustrations, too. ~by The Reading Bug
Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We’ll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. ~ by NPR