Kids' Podcasts That Promote Learning

We know how hard it is to find entertainment for your kids that's educational but not preachy or too "teachy." Podcasts offer a fun, unique perspective on learning, often teaching about things kids may not hear about in the classroom. From preschoolers to teenagers, kids of all ages will be engaged and learning while listening to the podcasts on this list. Think of it like sneaking veggies into their favorite smoothie: They get all the good stuff -- from language and finance to music and cooking -- without complaining. The best part? Adults might learn something new, too. Once you're done here, don't miss our recommendations for Fun Podcasts for Curious Kids and Kids' Podcasts for Social-Emotional Learning.

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Lingokids: Stories for Kids

age 3+

Short and sweet educational stories; diverse topics.

Host: N/A (2021)
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Eat Your Spanish

age 2+

A musical introduction to Spanish perfect for little ones.

Host: Evan Blum, Vanessa Blum (2019)
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Meet the Alpha Beats

age 3+

Little ones learn ABCs through fun and silly music.

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Noodle Loaf - Music Education Podcast for Kids

age 3+

Bite sized music education is both inclusive and playful.

Host: Dan Saks (2018)
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The Emotion Motion Podcast

age 4+

Underwater adventure teaches social-emotional learning.

Host: Megan MacPhee (2020)
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Tumble en Español

age 6+

Spanish-language science podcast empowers curious kids.

Host: Nuria Net, Álvaro Ramos (2022)
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The Children's Hour

age 6+

Radio variety show is educational, musical, inclusive.

Host: Katie Stone (2015)
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The Story Seeds Podcast

age 6+

Creative kids work with authors to craft diverse stories.

Host: Betsy Bird (2020)
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Allegro Mágico

age 7+

Informative kids intro to classical music in Spanish.

Host: Claudia Ortiz (2017)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

age 7+

Inspiring tales of diverse women who persevered.

Host: Various Hosts (2018)
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Million Bazillion

age 7+

Answers to kids money questions, lacks financial diversity.

Host: Jed Kim, Bridget Bodnar (2020)
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The Past and the Curious: A History Podcast for Kids and Families

age 7+

Fun and engaging history podcast for the whole family.

Host: Mick Sullivan (2016)
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Time for Kids Explains

age 7+

Weekly news by kid reporters teaches media literacy.

Host: Various Hosts (2020)
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Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

age 7+

Fascinating stories of science in action.

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Who, When, Wow!

age 7+

Diverse heroes of history come to life.

Host: Rebecca Sheir (2021)
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Wow in the World

age 7+

Science-based kids' sitcom makes STEM fun.

Host: Guy Raz, Mindy Thomas (2017)
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30 Animals That Made Us Smarter

age 8+

Smart, complex BBC show about animal-inspired STEM advances.

Host: Patrick Aryee (2019)
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Brains On! Science Podcast for Kids

age 8+

Science-based pod invites kids' curiosity; science jargon.

Host: Molly Bloom (2013)
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Buttons & Figs

age 8+

Wacky, silly use of language to teach literary nonsense.

Host: Pamela Rogers (2016)
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Greeking Out

age 8+

Greek myths packed with action, humor, and lots of battles.

Host: Kenny Curtis, Tori Kerr (2019)
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