Podcasts are a quick and easy way to get kids interested in new topics. They are a great way to entertain your kids in the car or when you are looking for something new to do! Listening to podcasts has the additional benefit of giving kids good examples of narrative that can help them develop their own storytelling skills.
Barefoot Books Podcasts
Enjoy classic children's stories, fairytales, poems, and music from around the world! The collection includes 135 podcasts ranging from 5 to 25 minutes long. Listen to stories like "Grandmother Spider," a Native American tale that takes place when the world was still in darkness or "Children of Lir," an Irish folktale about four children who are transformed into swans. You might listen to "La Cenerentola," an Italian operatic version of Cinderella or sing along with "Rhyme Combo." Wonderful entertainment for the entire family!
Did This Happen?
Did the Wright brothers really try to jump off their roof and fly when they were kids? Did Annie Edison Taylor really go over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Listen every week to these one-minute episodes developed to encourage dialogue between kids and teachers about famous historical figures and events. These well-written and enjoyable podcasts also promote research and discussion skills. Fun for all ages!