Podcasts That Help Kids Talk About Feelings

Emotions are an inherent part of being human, but since kids are still growing and learning about the world, it can sometimes be hard for them to find the right words to express what they're feeling. When that happens, the result can be tantrums, shutting down, or withdrawing altogether. Don't worry: It's all part of growing up! To help, we've rounded up the best podcasts that prompt kids and families to have healthy conversations around emotions, offer ideas on how to identify moods, and teach how to celebrate and accept feelings instead of hiding them. Big feelings won't ever go away, but building skills for voicing them in productive ways will help kids feel validated and heard while maybe avoiding some meltdowns. (Spoiler alert: Those will still happen, but maybe you'll have a better understanding of why). You might even find some tools for helping you communicate your own emotions more effectively. For more ways to build your kids' empathy and emotional regulation, check out Kids' Podcasts for Social-Emotional Learning and Best Mindfulness Podcasts for Kids.

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Be Calm on Ahway Island

age 3+

Bedtime stories and meditations with positive messages.

Host: Susie Perkowitz (2021)
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Little Kids, Big Hearts

age 3+

Helps younger kids develop social and emotional skills.

Host: Todd Loyd (2021)
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Good Morning, Good Night

age 3+

Mindfulness, affirmations, movement for morning and night.

Host: Taes Leavitt (2022)
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The Emotion Motion Podcast

age 4+

Underwater adventure teaches social-emotional learning.

Host: Megan MacPhee (2020)
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Mini Meditations for Kids

age 5+

Short mindfulness practices in English and Ukrainian.

Host: Tara Segree (2022)
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The Imagine Neighborhood

age 5+

Emotional learning in imaginative world; wacky characters.

Host: Scotty Iseri (2020)
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A Kids Book About: The Podcast

age 8+

Important relevant topics tackled, some difficult content.

Host: Matthew Winner (2021)
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Music Blocks

age 10+

Bite-sized episodes explore how music conveys emotions.

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Mostly Mindful for Teens and Tweens

age 11+

Quick mindfulness practices to build resiliency.

Host: Dominique Sullivan (2020)
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