Best podcasts for kids of all ages

The best podcasts for kids are great ways to discover new stories. They're perfect for bedtime, road trips and more.

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If your young'uns are looking to go on a journey, make sure they have headphones at the ready. The best podcasts for kids will take them into a new world without moving a muscle! 

No matter their interests, there's something they'll be able to enjoy. From mysteries and comedies, to fairy tales and science explorations, these podcasts provide an opportunity to learn, explore and have fun. Chances are, mom and dad will want to get in on the action, too! 

The next time you're traveling in the car or can't find a tale that sends them to bed peacefully, check out these amazing audio opportunities—you won't be disappointed! 

After you've listened to Tumble, Story Pirates and Peace Out and the rest of the best podcasts for kids on our list, check out the best children's booksstorytimes for kids in NYC and museums for kids

Best podcasts for kids


Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl

When it’s time to boogie, start up this musical show for fun tunes that’ll have kids shaking out the sillies. Each playlist contains two hours of music, which is also perfect come birthday party time.

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Circle Round

Consider it story time all the time. Part of NPR's Boston news station, Circle Round takes folk stories from across the world and adapts them to a modern tale for little listeners. Get ready to swoon: This podcast has recorded with Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp, among other notable entertainers, so you know you're going to be in good company.