The best podcasts for kids these holidays

Aussie parents and carers from Parramatta to Perth and Townsville to Tassie will be breathing a sigh of relief!

From a hilarious podcast about the human body, a detective series that investigates killer butterflies and glow worms, to art-curious kids who study what freaky snakes have to do with art, an age-appropriate news podcast, Dads reading fabulous books and The Beanies learning how teeny tiny spiders learn to be brave – LiSTNR has just released the top eight podcasts for kids entertainment this Easter, and you are very welcome!

So, charge your device and prepare to download because these podcasts are perfect for car trips, camping, bedtimes, quiet times, giggle times and everything in between!

Here’s the ultimate (updated) ten for the Holidays…. ENJOY!

Storytime by Fifi Box
LiSTNR Podcast

Brought to life in colourful sound design, Fifi invites children into the magical worlds of two curious and courageous girls – Minty Mae Gray and Posey Pearl – as they each learn to recognise and celebrate all the things that make them, and the people around them, unique and special. Through these playful and thoughtful narratives, kids are encouraged to feel conformable in their own skin, celebrate their differences, and to be full of love as they explore their feelings.

Wow in the World
Hosted by  Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz here

Wow in the World is a family podcast that explores the wonders of science, technology and innovation, or as hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz call it, the “Wows” that power the world around us. Through rich storytelling, interactive activities, and a whimsical, kids-first focus, Mindy and Guy encourage listeners of all ages to journey away from their screens and into a world of imagination.

The Conversation’s Curious Kids

Kids ask the coolest questions! And on The Conversation’s Curious Kids, we get the brainiest people we can to answer them! Every week, a curious kid joins host Eloise to ask the world’s top researchers their burning question – whether it’s about space, dinosaurs, trees or even why their dog is just sooooo cute.

Busy Bodies
Busy Bodies – Body Parts – LiSTNR Podcasts

The award-winning Busy Bodies with Mr Snotbottom is a hilarious podcast all about the human body! Hosted by the famed children’s entertainer and comedian, Mr Snotbottom, each episode focuses on a part of the human body, from the brain (did you know the human brain is more powerful than any computer ever invented!!), to the heart (it’s about the same size as your fist BTW), to bones (yep, all 206 of them). It even explores kids’ emotions – one very special episode is all about YIKES …. anxiety! The new series, Healthy Habits, is the perfect (and funny) way to engage kids.

The Fact Detectives
The Fact Detectives – LiSTNR Podcasts

Meet two curious kids on a mission to discover all the cool facts about, well, EVERYTHING! In this award-winning podcast, hosts Anika and Esther take their very big questions to some very smart grown-ups who know lots of very interesting stuff… like, do killer butterflies really exist? Why do we fart? Did monster kangaroos really hop all over Australia? Is it ladybirds, ladybugs or ladybeetles? What’s the difference between a glow-worm and a firefly, and where does light come from? PS – parents, carers and teachers everywhere are also hooked on this one!

Morning Kids
Morning Kids – LiSTNR Podcasts

This daily five-minute podcast dips a toe into the world of news in an age-appropriate way, intending to contextualise life for little ones, from gently explaining something they may have heard in the news to what feelings are and why they may be experiencing them. One morning the episode talked about whether all animals have belly buttons and raining worms, and the next day looked at how students in Victoria are wearing special backpacks to measure the air! Created in partnership with Australian primary school teachers, Morning Kids is designed to give five-to-seven-year-olds a safe listening space each weekday, whether in the car or around the breakfast table.

The Beanies
The Beanies – LiSTNR Podcasts

The award-winning LiSTNR podcasters and ABC Kids stars, The Beanies, bring a combination of joy, song and education wrapped up in a glorious rainbow!
Each week, LauraMim and Michael share a special new episode – it may be a fun and silly adventure or a Show and Tell. They’ve met a teeny tiny spider who learns how to be brave; visited the superhero training Academy; met a very royal puppy, and discovered how unicorns get their horns! They also welcome questions from little podcast listeners!

PLUS – they have just released seven brand new bedtime routines to help young listeners transition from playtime to sleepy time – called Beanies Dreamies. Listen here: Beanies Dreamies Bedtime Routines – LiSTNR Podcasts.

art podcast for kidsOutside The Lines
Outside The Lines: A QAGOMA Kids Podcast About Art – LiSTNR Podcasts

What do slimy frogs and freaky snakes have to do with art? How do you make art that you can’t even see? Outside the Lines is a fun and imaginative podcast for kids, hosted by some art-curious kids as they travel across the country to scratch the surface, peek behind the canvas, open the sketchbook, and dive into the creative minds of some of Australia’s most inspiring artists. One episode is all about colour, with Gemma Smith, one of Australia’s most acclaimed abstract artists! This particularly excellent podcast is produced with the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art’s Children’s Art Centre.

Dadtime Story Collection
Dadtime Story Collection – LiSTNR Podcasts

A podcast featuring famous Dads and Uncles reading children’s books, making bedtime a breeze and sharing great voices and stories. There’s Andy Day, an English actor, comedian, singer, dancer, songwriter and television presenter, reading Bush Magic; best-selling children’s book creator Scott Stuart reads his own work My Shadow is Purple; and journalist, TV presenter and musician Waleed Aly, reads The Month That Makes the Year – a beautiful book about Ramadan told through the eyes of a child by Inda Ahmad Zahri.

Bedtime Explorers
Bedtime Explorers – Magic Glasses – LiSTNR

In exciting news, there’s a new season of the beloved children’s meditation podcast, Bedtime Explorers Magic Glasses! The podcast help children see the world through a positive lens of hope. With their imaginations and ‘magic glasses’, little explorers discover wonderful possibilities in a magical garden, a flying car and a hidden door to another world. The multi-award-winning podcast, renowned for helping children drift into a peaceful night’s sleep, has been downloaded more than 23 million times and is loved by children and families all around the world. (PS, more new episodes are coming on April 5!).

Fun Fables
Fun Fables – LiSTNR Podcasts

It’s the world’s favourite fairytales, remixed for today’s little dreamers – a clever, funny and engaging reimaging of the fables and tales we all grew up with! Rediscover the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, The Goose that Laid Golden Eggs and more, with a cheeky modern twist.
It’s a super fun distraction for parents too!