6 Educational Podcasts for Kids

Keep your kids' brain sharp this summer and beyond with these educational podcasts for kids.

If your child spends too much time in front of the screen, podcasts are a great option to showcase other forms of entertainment. They can be enjoyed in the car, while doing chores and as a family before bed. Whether your children are interested in reading, science or animals, there’s a perfect podcast out there for them. Find these titles where you listen to your own podcasts.

A Kids Book About: The Podcast

The Kids Book About series doesn’t shy away from important topics like racism and cancer. Now the company has launched a new podcast to help kids understand things that matter. Recent episodes cover anti-Asian hate, mindfulness and sexual abuse.

Animal Sound Safari

Discover the weird and wacky histories humans have with animals, as each episode of Animal Sound Safari is jam-packed with cool stories, kooky facts and ‘pawsome’ puns. Kids will learn the tales of celebrity sloths in Costa Rica, camel beauty queens in Saudi Arabia and more.

Bedtime Explorers

If you feel like you’ve tried everything under the sun to get your child to sleep with no luck, Bedtime Explorers is worth a shot. Designed to soothe kids to sleep, mindfulness coach Amy Taylor Kabbaz guides kids on wonderful, imaginative journeys to magical places, visiting animals with superpowers and meeting up with some very friendly dinosaurs.

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

Are your kids constantly asking you questions that you struggle to answer? Tune into this VPR podcast that tackles topics large and small about the world around us. Why do we fall asleep? Why do lions roar? Why is ice slippery? Get the answers to these and other mind boggling questions in this weekly podcast.


Tooth brushing can be a challenge for kids and frustrated parents. Fortunately, Chompers is a twice-daily podcast designed to make the time pass by quicker. It’s chock full of jokes, riddles, stories and fun facts that’ll keep your kids entertained while they brush for the full two minutes that dentists recommend.

Dream Big

How do you make your childhood dreams a reality? Join 7-year-old Eva Karpman and her mom Olga as they interview world-class performers about how they made their dreams come true. Past guests have included Taylor Swift, Scott Hamilton and Oprah.

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Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky is an award-winning journalist and bestselling children's book author. She is the mom of three little ladies who keep her on her toes.


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