Best Pods & Apps for Kids

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We’re all in ... because it’s time to up your kids’ games with their headphones!

Here are just the right amount of notables to get kids started!

PODCASTS

Word of mouth is your best source for kids’ podcasts since they are always changing, but we’ve curated a list of our faves of the moment.

HOW TO DO IT?

Download the Podcast app from the iTunes store or Google Play for Android. Start searching podcasts!

• “Stories Podcast” – Classic and original tales.

• “Molly of Denali” – Eight episodes based on the PBS series.

• “Wow in the World” – Science and silliness.

• “But Why?” – Answers to kids’ questions.

• “Pants on Fire” – Kids have to find the liar on a game show hosted by a robot.

• “Unspookable” – Scary stories, myths, clowns and more for kids 8 and older who like that sort of stuff.

• “LIttle Stories for Tiny People” – A very-sweet bedtime podcast.

• “Dream Big” – A mother-daughter duo interview celebrities each week.

• “Sesame Street” – Littles will hear about caring, friendship and lots more.

APPS

ABCMOUSE.COM
AGES 2 – 8 | $10 A MONTH
Available as an app and a website, kids enjoy videos, quizzes and activities.

EPIC !
AGES 2 – 12 | $8 A MONTH
A top reading app, the library contains more than 35,000 titles plus a read-to-me feature.

HUNGRY CATERPILLAR PLAY
AGES 1- 5 | $6 A MONTH
Little ones learn skills they will need like numbers, colors, puzzles and more.

QUICK MATH JR.
AGES 4 – 8 | FREE
Features 12 different games and fundamental math skills.

LIGHTBOT: CODE HOUR
AGES 8+ | FREE
Introduces the basic concepts of coding without overwhelming.

SWIFT PLAYGROUNDS
AGES 9+ | FREE
Learn the basics of coding languages through lessons and awesome visuals.

YOUTUBE KIDS
AGES 2 – 12 | FREE
This app screens content and shows what’s OK for kids.

GOODNESS SHAPES
AGES 0 – 4 | $1
Shapes, sorting and fun.

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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