Kid-Friendly Podcasts: Screen Time Alternatives for Kids

By Megan Shadrick, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Jefferson City, MO July 5, 2017

Long car rides, lazy afternoons, bedtime routines -- I've got you covered! These are some of my favorite podcasts for children. If you haven’t delved into the world of Podcasting…now’s the time!

Disney Story Central Podcast
By Disney Electronic Content, Inc.
This podcast brings your favorite Disney and Pixar stories to life with great storytellers, sound effects, and music. This is probably my toddlers' favorite right now, especially when it's time for bed.

Wow in the World
My boys are a little young for this podcast, but for those of you with older children, it is worth checking out! Through stories about science and technology, NPR provides a way for families to connect and discover the wonders in the world around them. Topics are presented in a fun and entertaining way that all family members will enjoy. 

Stories Podcast - A Free Children's Story Podcast for Bedtime, Car Rides, and Kids of All Ages!
By Stories Podcast / Wondery
The Stories Podcast performs a new story every week, ranging from retellings of fairy tales and well-known classics, in addition to original works. These well-performed stories can be enjoyed by children of all ages. 

Sesame Street Podcast
By Sesame Street
This podcast doesn't have new episodes as often as some of the others, but there are lots of old episodes to check out. This is the one podcast that is also a video, but my boys think it is just audio, as I have not allowed them to see the screen while it is playing. Learn some important lessons, meet some new people, and sing along with your favorite furry and lovable Muppets of Sesame Street. 

Storynory - Stories for Kids
By Storynory
Every week Storynory puts out a new classic fairy tale, new children's story, poem, myth, adventure, or romance for you and your children to enjoy. A wide variety of stories for all ages!

Sparkle Stories Podcast
By Sparkle Stories
Sparkle Stories Podcast is the place to find Original Stories never heard before. Each story comes from one of the Sparkle Stories’ original Series. Each week a new entertaining story can be found here!