Get your kids off screens and learning by listening with these entertaining (and educational) audio options. See our favorite kindie music for more listening options.

Wow in the World

Join hosts Guy Raz and the hilarious Mindy Thomas on a journey into the wonders of the world. Go inside brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology - with lots of wacky fun along the way. One of our family's faves.

 

LISTEN: WOW IN THE WORLD

Story Pirates

This absurdist sketch comedy show based on stories written by kids features original music and celebrity special guests. Young listeners are invited to submit their own stories that might be brought to live in the podcast or a future live show.

 

LISTEN: STORY PIRATES

Circle Round

Hear sound- and music-rich radio plays geared towards kids ages 4 to 10 based on folktales from around the world. Explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity with guest stage and screen stars. Each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.

Ear Snacks

Kindie musicians Andrew & Polly and their friends consider music, science, art and culture in a fun-filled family-friendly podcast enjoyable for kids and grown-ups. Developmentally appropriate & absurdist but never untrue.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Learn about extraordinary, inspiring women women in a podcast based on global best-selling book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (a great purchase for indoor days). Features famous leaders like Harriet Tubman and RBG as well as lesser known heroes from around the world.

 

AUDIBLE KIDS

Find hundreds of free audio books handpicked by Audible editors. Choose from a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18. Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian selections also available.

 

Storyline Online 

Watch videos of celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

Also watch astronauts on the International Space Station read stories to and conduct science experiments at Storytime from Space.

 

STREAMING STORYTIMES

Goodnight with Dolly

Superstar Dolly Parton reads select books from her international book gifting program Imagination Library.

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Josh Gad Storytime

Join actor Josh Gad (aka Olaf) for a nightly storytime of favorite books.

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Rockefeller Center’s Spring Sunday

Rockefeller Center presents a curated program of free family-friendly entertainment and art-making. Participate in art workshops with Art Production Fund, live music from Rock and Roll Playhouse, puppet theatre from…

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Draw Every Day With JJK

With Jarrett J. Krosoczka, creator post daily videos with drawing, writing, art games and read alouds. Star Wars fans can get step-by-step instructions on making characters from his Jedi Academy…

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Parents Magazine Celebrity Storytime

Join celebrities and authors for daily storytime. Hear a new picture book, read live on the featured reader’s social account from fan favorites. Presented by Parents with Penguin Kids and…

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Pinkalicious Author Story Time

Join author Victoria Kann  on both Instagram and Facebook for a special reading of a story from her beloved Pinkalicious series.

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Mac Bennet Storytime

One of our favorite authors Mac Barnett reads his picture books in chronological order. Daily on Instagram live; the recordings will be up in his instagram stories for 24 hours…

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Dav Pilkey Storytime & Drawing

The Library of Congress presents weekly short videos of Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey drawing, reading aloud, and following his mantra—Always Be Creative. Activities include tips for creating your own…

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