Limiting kids screen time. Sigh! Oh the negotiation, the fighting, the whining that lies in my future.  The thought literally gives me indigestion and makes me want to check the wine fridge is stocked!  Now before you panic, we do have a solution!  Below, we breakdown some of the best kids podcasts to make the screen time discussion a little easier!

If you new to podcasts, it is an absolutely wonderful way to entertain your kids and allow them to immerse themselves in their imaginations!  From history to science to the latest current affairs we have you covered.   Let us know what your kids think!

If your kids are into history this is hands down amazing!  Sophie, Ellie and their dad recite history stories from all around the globe in the most entertaining way!

“Henry VIII, the Tudors, Romans, World War 2, George Washington, Columbus and more. Even amazing stories of animals in history like elephants, dogs, cats and pigeons. Stirring stories of love and betrayal. Strong women and how they changed history. Real life narrative history as it should be told.“

An absolutely wonderful way to introduce your kids to Greek Mythology!  Thoroughly entertaining, so much so that I may have heard each episode a billion times!  But let me tell you, it beats me having to hear that they bored a billion times!

It tells stories of gods and goddesses, monsters, and heroes! Enjoy this kid-friendly retelling of classic ancient Greek myths for the whole family.

Wow in the World

Guy Raz and Mindy take kids on a journey in every episode.  Teaching them all about science whilst keeping them thoroughly entertained and wanting more!  Science never seemed so easy!

Story Pirates

The Story Pirates take real stories written by real kids and turn them into the most entertaining podcast this side of the equator!

Winner of the 2020 iHeartRadio award for Best Kids and Family Podcast, The Story Pirates Podcast is one of the top three kids and family podcasts in the world.

Brains On

Another great kids science podcast.  They have a more conventional approach to their podcast than ‘Wow in World’ but still a great way of educating kids through their imaginations

Kids Nuz

Why should it only the adults who stay up to date on current events?!  Here’s a news round up for kids (episodes tend to not be much longer than 5/6 minutes)

The Two Princes

The only fantasy podcast currently featured but my boys were spellbound and calm for hours while listening to season one of this adventure.

Season 2 and Season 3 go on to deal with topics of same sex marriage and love which in todays society needs to be discussed and normalised.

Becoming Mother Nature

When Chloe is sent off to live with her mysterious and eccentric grandmother, she learns an unbelievable secret. Grandma Ivy is none other than Mother Nature herself! And Chloe is next in line to assume the power and responsibility of the job.

Can a 12-year-old learn to balance the entire world’s ecosystem while just trying to fit in at her new school? Only Mother Nature knows. Becoming Mother Nature: the first show in the Natureverse Series.

Be Calm on Awhay Island

I use this for my kids to relax and fall asleep in the evening.  A fantastic introduction to meditation for the next generation.

So whilst you may be stuck at home for now, don’t despair!  In our quest to keep our own kids entertained whilst limiting their screen we will continue to look for great kids podcasts  So, leave the research stuff to us and we will find ways to make life and entertaining your kids easier for you.

Stay Tuned for more ideas!