Summer road trips are quickly approaching and I’m desperately searching for entertainment for the kids, but not of the DVD variety.. the whole time anyway. Listening to podcasts is a great way to entertain the kids without having to play a movie, car bingo, or I spy for the millionth time. What I love about audio podcasts is that just like when reading a book, they require a bit of imagination. After the podcast is over I’ll ask them what they think the characters look like, what they are wearing, how old they are.. etc.. That gets them engaged in conversation and usually makes for some pretty good laughs.
The links below will open the podcast page in iTunes.
Land of Nod Nodcast Podcasts – Free. Videos and Audio. Length varies.
Notable: Podcast by Bare Naked Ladies
Nick Jr. Podcasts – These are free video podcasts each about 2 minutes in length.
Characters: Dora the Explorer. Diego. Blue Clues.
Sesame Street Podcast – Free video podcasts about 6 minutes long.
Characters: Cookie Monster.. and you know the rest. 🙂
StoryNory Podcasts – Free audio podcasts. These vary in length with some being about 20 minutes long.This is one of my kid’s favorite podcasts.
The Story Home – Free audio podcasts. Stories include The Velveteen Rabbit, The Little Red Hen, and Pinocchio.
I hope you enjoy these podcasts and if your kids have a favorite podcast tell me what it is in the comments below!