Seasonally themed episodes to help you get in the spirit of whatever the current spirit is! What is Kids Listen Sweeps? We take a common theme and present it in our diverse podcasts from several different angles. Think of it as the most enjoyable unit study you’ve ever heard.
It's bedtime and Mia has a question for her mom. She wonders what love is, and how she can share her love with others. Find out what she learns. The post Love Is…: a soothing bedtime story and relaxation appeared first on Ahway Island.
How are babies made? We speak with Cory Silverberg, author of What Makes A Baby, for answers to questions about how we all come into the world.
Alexandra Billings (Transparent, Paddleton) stars in this Indian/Persian/Tunisian/Siberian/Iraqi/Uzbekistani folktale about the power of a keen eye and a quick mind.
It’s our newest segment, Nova’s Lab! Nova is a kid scientist who time travels to exciting moments in history where she becomes different objects as a scientific experiment. This month, she’s traveling to the Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco 1978 where she will morph into the very first Pride flag! Discover with Nova how our eyes know the difference between each color in the rainbow flag and learn how you can make your very own rainbow at home! Written, Produced, ...more
Issue 28: Whatever It Takes Listen Now! Happy Pride, Weirdos! This episode is the culmination of our 2019 Pride Month story arc! As Dagney's plan transforms from "I bet there's going to be a cool twist" to "Holy cow, she's acting like a supervillain," Ameenah "Graphene" and Kirby "Baninja" are prisoners on the back of Mrs. Pawnson's invisible plane. How are they going to get out? And what are they going to do once they're out? We're excited to be part of the Kids Listen Pride Sweep...more
It's an encore airing of a fan favorite episode with a bonus segment about rainbows. Rainbows? Yup! Rainbows for Pride month as part of the Kids Listen Pride week! This episode also features our ode to diverse families called "A Family Can Be" AND has a gust appearance by Adam from Guster. Guster? Yup! Guster! So spread the love and noodle your loaf along with us. A Family Can (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Trivia: Instrument or Animal w/Adam Gardner (Music Appreciation) ✪ Clap It Back - Put ...more
Stevie is disappointed when he finds out he’ll have to go to camp this summer. He thought he’d finally have a chance to relax and be himself, but now he’ll have to go on living a “double life”, just like he does during the school year. It’s exhausting! Will this summer be the catastrophe that he’s imagining, or will it finally be the one where Stevie gets his wings? Listen in to this Pride Month story to find out!If you would like to support Stories Podcast, you can subscribe and give us a five ...more
This episode for Kids Listen's Pride-themed sweeps is full of collaborations with other KL podcasts! Miss Lynn explains the word, "squelch" with help from Little Stories for Tiny People's "Tad and Fish," a poem read by What If World's Mr. Eric, and a "Do Over" about "The Boob Tube," with Circle Round's Rebecca Sheir. Also a discussion with family therapist Emily King, and "Say What?" about the phrase, "Wear your heart on your sleeve." Show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/...more
Alley-Oop, is a basketball through and through. The only trouble is, she was born looking like a baseball! But when she finds the magic to look like her true self, will her community understand and celebrate Alley-Oop’s transformation? What If World is celebrating Pride with a story about love, identity, and understanding. You can catch a slew of other Pride-themed episodes produced this month as part of the Kids Listen Pride Sweeps by the following shows: Be Calm on Ahway Island, But Why, Circ...more
Cthunkle, Squiderella, and Scully think they have to scare chickens in order to get eggs from them. Could there be a better way? Find out in this EXTRA whacky April Fools’ story. Lessons include: Kindness and cooperation can be a lot more effective than being loud and scary; Messing with technology you don’t understand can be dangerous. Today’s episode was part of the Kids Listen April Fool’s Sweeps! Here some handy links to The Good Words Podcast and Cool Facts About Animals. I hope you enjoy t...more
John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino (HGTV’s “Cousins on Call) co-star in this story about a man who gets a very tricky lesson about the dangers of gossip.
Do you like falsehoods and fallacies? How about music and games? A touch of tomfoolery? We've got it all folks in this April Fools themed episode we call Poodle Poaf. It's part of the #KidsListen April Fools Sweeps event along with other fine shows like Multiverse and Good Stuff Kids. Press play and brace for giggles and rhymes. Pizza Penguin (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Kids Talking About Stuff - Steel Pan Trinidad Carnival Edition (Music Appreciation) ✪ Dance Dance Noodleution (Creative...more
Very special Kids Listen Sweeps "April Fool's" episode! Host Lynn Hickernell introduces the theme word, "verisimilitude." Features an excerpt from the podcast, "How Do We Fix It?" on the topic of confirmation bias, a "Do Over" with Emily King about "The Bully," "GET IT?!?!?" and the debut of a new segment, "Say What?!?" about the phrase, "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing." The episode concludes with an original poem, read by Tara Bahna-Outman. Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.pat...more
Obnoxious Alexa schools SG on April Fools, in every sense of the word! • Backwards talking! • Outraged Puritans! • A burning at the stake! • Giant commemorative whoopee cushions! • Plus: Ginormous pt. 4!
Let’s celebrate April fools day with a special all jokes episode hosted by Digger the Dog. You will hear silly jokes from Tilde, Birdie and even our real life listeners Aoife, Cecelia, Lincoln, Luka and Mason. We will also hear some up-roar-ious Ani-Mail from Evangeline, twin brothers Felix and Ross, Juniper and Vivien. - - - Story Spectacular is written and hosted by children’s book author Angela Ferrari. To learn more about the show and to purchase original children’s books go to: http://story...more
Alexa and Beni research the comic book Take Back Time (TBT) and its mysterious creator. Creator / writer / director: Dania Ramos Sound designer / audio engineer: Michael Aquino ”In the Timestorm” written & performed by Michael Aquino ALEXA VENTURA: Leilany Figueroa BENI VENTURA: Claudio Venancio MYSTERIOUS VOICES: ? ? ? Full episode credits, scripts, and resources available at CocotazoMedia.com/timestorm Twitter: @CocotazoMedia Facebook: facebook.com/CocotazoM Instagram: @CocotazoMedia Suppo...more
Nonsense appeared to be on a collision course with reason...presenting Buttons & Figs and the Oyster Actors on the Air in The War of the Fools. It was on this day, April 1st, in which weird happenings began to happen. Reporters began to report reportable events, reportable strange happenings, reportable odd sightings - a meat shower, a weird alphabet song, odd creatures sailing in a sieve making demands...what if it were all true?! Featuring voices from the pod-o-sphere, including The Past & ...more
Jonathan has something to say, but will BeeBop get the last word? This April Fools’ Day episode is in partnership with Kids Listen, with special shout-outs to Good Words Podcast and Cool Facts About Animals!
Happy April Fool’s Day! This year I pranked myself by skipping episode #189 and going straight from episode #188 to episode #190. Absent mindedness in episode numbering aside it was a pleasure to welcome Sonia De Los Santos to the Good Stuff Kids podcast. “Sonia was born with a smile on her face (that’s what her mom always says) and she can easily find the things in the world that bring her joy. On ¡Alegría!, a bilingual album for families, Sonia thought deeply about the elements of her life tha...more
Why do we laugh? Why do you feel ticklish when someone tickles you? Why can't you tickle yourself? We learn about how humor develops with Gina Mireault of the Infant Laughter Project at Northern Vermont University.
We looked high and low for the information we needed to research our episode on unicorns. But try as we might, we could not find even basic facts like what unicorns eat, what the horn is for, and what their favorite jokes are. Luckily, Professor Abacus P. Grumbler, resident What If World unicorn expert, was able to answer all our questions. Special thanks to Prof. Abacus and Mr. Eric for this episode! And special thanks to Xia for the request. And of course, as always, thanks to Andrew of Ear ...more
Blobby pictures, a cast of bizarrely shaped screws and a book that makes as much sense read backwards as forwards? The Power kids may be facing their biggest challenge ever as they take a break from respectable literature and review the Fjällbo instruction manual from Ikea! Fjällbo instruction manual reviewed by Chaska, Leilani and Mirabel. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.p...more
I’m so excited to have a Halloween Story for you today called "The Which Witch and the Goblin", it is Episode 32! Story 1 : On Halloween night, all goblins gather at Great Goblin Hall to share their tales of the gobliny deeds they've done throughout the year. But Gilbert Goblin doesn't want to - it's too scary! Gilbert goes to the tricky Which Witch for advice. Will she and her cat Jinxy help him or trick him? A special Halloween story about following your heart and honoring your own voice. Web:...more
Story 2: A goblin, a witch, and a muddy white cat walk into a Goblin Gathering... A shy young goblin named Gilbert looks for help from the dreaded Which Witch and her cat Jinxy to speak before the Goblin Council at the Great Goblin Gathering on Halloween night. A delgithful story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time, and family time. Web: aprileight.com Kids Listen: app.kidslisten.org Insta: instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories Facebook: facebook.com/aprileight Get your Reward! pat...more
Our dragon hears a lot of commotion and peeks out of the forest. Lots of strange monsters and creatures are out wandering through the streets. Dragon feels a little frightened until the creatures begin to laugh and Dragon realizes it just the kids trick or treating. The post Monster Masks: a kid’s bedtime, nap time story and relaxation appeared first on Ahway Island.
Writer Ronald L. Smith takes us on a trip down south, to the backwoods of Alabama, where a young boy was born with a heart-shaped birthmark, the mark of magic, or Hoodoo, according to his grandmama. Hoodoo must learn to tap his inner powers of magic to battle evil. Veteran public radio journalist Brian Watt is celebrity reader. Ron Smith just won the Corretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award from the American Library Association for "Hoodoo."
Lucy Carlyle is a certified ghost hunter who can take down a specter with a steel nerve and a silver rapier. But an evil talking skull in a jar with a smart-aleck sense of humor might be too much even for her! Chaska, age 11, reviews The Whispering Skull: Book 2 of Lockwood and Company by Jonathan Stroud. To see all of the Halloween Sweeps episodes got to: https://medium.com/@brennenpower/trick-or-treats-for-your-ears-kidslistensweeps-podghasts-7d5e78784361 For que...more
Sail in our way-back sieve to visit the ghost of Halloween past with a listener favorite from 2016 - Halloween Nonsense with the Kit-Kats! This was a special Halloween episode hosted by the Kit-Kats, Mr. Kaegi's 2nd grade class in Oak Park, IL. Be sure to download our spooky activity sheet filled with ideas for the season....and stay tuned....we will have more spooky stories heading your way...Bawhahahahaaaaaa! #kidslistensweeps #podghasts
Why do we celebrate Halloween? Who created this holiday? Where do pumpkins come from and why do we carve them? This week we're answering your Halloween questions with a professor of all kinds of scary and creepy things, Regina Hansen of Boston University.
Tamlyn Tomita ("The Good Doctor") and Hudson Yang ("Fresh Off The Boat") star in this Japanese story about a mother and son team with a seriously good sense of humor. Download a coloring page for this episode here: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages
It's our first Halloween episode! To celebrate this spooky holiday, we are bringing you a rather creepy animal - the vampire bat. Because the mom on this show does not much like vampire bats, the kids on this show try to convince her (i.e., me) that vampire bats are more cool than creepy. Do they succeed? Listen to find out! This episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps. Make sure you check out some of the other awesome podcasts taking part in this, including The Alien Adventures of ...more
Kitty’s band with her friends Turtle, Birdie, and Rabbit are practicing for Battle of the Bands at their school but when her grandpa moves in, they lose their rehearsal space! Practicing at the abandoned house on Maple Street is their only option to win but there’s a chance the house might be haunted. What will they do? by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk Adapted from Town Musicians of Bremen by the Brothers Grimm Starring: Chad Chenail, Rebecca Cunningham, Polina Ionina, Gulshan Mia, Rebeca Rad, and...more
Mr. Singer is back to talk about his brand new album ‘Happy Haunted Halloween’. It’s perfect for little ears who are going to go out on a trick or treating adventure! Make sure that your little ghosts and goblins feast upon this very sweet ear candy. You can also go back and hear Mr. Singer’s first time on the podcast, episode #136. Happy Halloween! Be sure to listen all the way through the episode to hear the brand new song ‘Ain’t Scared of Nothin”.
Issue 8: The Secret Origins of Graphene Listen Now! Not every superhero has powers that come from a science experiment or nuclear accident. Sometimes, an origin story is more unusual. More illogical. More… spooky. On this episode, we’ll travel back in time to the moment when Ameenah Amparo received her superpowers. These powers have made her into the superhero known as Graphene. But the powers did not come for free. BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode...more
My first PICTURE BOOK, Little Fox Can't Wait to Dream, will be on sale November 4th! Take a moment to sign up for the email list at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com to be the first to hear about the book's release! And take a look at my social media pages to stay informed, too. Happy Halloween, friends! I'm here to share a VERY SILLY Halloween story, featuring mistaken identities, bad jokes, and a sweet friendship. ENJOY! Many other members of Kids Listen are releasing Halloween episodes...more
Ever wonder what it sounds like when a tiny dog knocks on a door and asks for candy? Finding out has never been easier thanks to today's edition of Name That Sound. Plus! Let your inner and outer children be inspired by Saint Saens' Danse Macabre as you paint an imaginary bubble from the inside. Also!!! An echo song about the joy of making your own costume. Name That Sound (Listening Skills) ✪ I Made a Costume (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Bubble Painting (Creative Movement) ✪ SURVEY: https:...more
Private and Skipper discuss the realities of the Loch Ness Monster, and Ghosts.
Periwinkle "Wink" Mackenzie excitedly waits to purchase the next book in her favorite series, The Windward Chronicles, early on the morning of its release. She never suspects that receiving the new book will be only the beginning of an unforeseen adventure. This story is a part of the Windward Ho! Collection. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! email@example.com
You're invited to an enchanting Halloween bash with Wanda the Witch and her silly cat Jinx. Wanda can't wait to impress all of her guests with her magic dance shoes. But oh no! Wanda's shoes won't stop dancing!!! Who will save the day? Digger the Dog will also stop by and tell us some funny Halloween jokes. It's gonna be a "SPOOK-Tacular" Time!!! Story Spectacular is written and hosted by children’s book author Angela Ferrari. To learn more about the show and to purchase original children’s book...more
Written by Pepper Springfield and narrated by Rob Griffiths Lou Tweet and Dean Bob can't wait to go trick-or-treating on Bonefish Street on Halloween. This year, they're entering the Best Halloween Block contest, which means they need to visit every house and mark down each delicious treat that they receive. But with spooky houses, a power outage, and another big Tweets and Bobs family feud, will Lou and Dean be able to accomplish their task and win the contest? Find out in another spooky instal...more
Some people just can't be honest, and some try to pass off something phony as something real. This episode is about a would-be Shakespeare named William Henry Ireland, and a gang of body snatchers who try to pilfer a president's dead body - gross! Featuring Rhea Pechter, Jonathan Messinger, and more. Written and produced by Mick Sullivan.
Piercing the barriers of the multiverse to bring you: • Dracula, Wolf-Man and Frankenstein on a monster-bro fishing trip! • SG ODs on gillyweed, becomes fishman! • A musical number! • Worst horror story ever: "The Vampire's Eternal Kiss!" • Vengeful ghost salmon! • Invisible man pranks! • Pitchfork-wielding angry villagers!
Earth 13: the creepy world where scary highway stories come to life! • The Hook-Handed Killer by the Side of the Road Preparatory Academy! • Ghost Truckers! • Haunted CB Radios! • The Ghost Trucker Ghost Stop! • Scary Monkeys with Clown Faces! • Cursed Sloppy Joes!
Not a true crime story, but a true science story! Starring a murder of crows, a person in a creepy mask, and one very curious scientist named Kaeli Swift. We unravel the mystery of what appears like scene from a Halloween fright night, but is actually an experiment designed to reveal the reasons for some very weird crow behavior. Turns out, you can get a lot of strange looks on the road to science discovery. NOTE: This episode is about the scientific study of death in animals. No animals die in...more
Mr. Eric is joined by young listener named Sloan who will help him tell a totally improvised Halloween special! Can Sloan the Little Unicorn find JFKat after he is scared out of their spooky house by an unapologetic Skeleton Ghost?Lessons include: It’s important to express even the less popular feelings, like guilt and fear; it’s easy to forgive others when you’re able to see from their perspective.This week’s episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps! Take minute to check out the fun ...more
Mr. Eric teams up with Rhea Pechter of Little Stories for Tiny People this week. Fair Elise and Pixacato are fed up with work and school, respectively. Good thing it’s Freaky Friday! Can Fair Elise survive a day in ballet school? Can Pixacato solve the mystery of the missing robot brains? Did Alabaster Zero also get Freaky Friday’d, or does the grizzled cop just really love ballet?Lessons include: both work and school take a special kind of endurance, we should respect each other’s efforts; pare...more
You’ve never heard of a summer camp like this before. It’s a science camp, but the campers ARE the science! Imagine playing volleyball with electrode helmets, going to bed attached to sleep machines, and having scientists study popsicles made of your spit (“spitsicles”). We talk to the scientist who started Sleep Camp, a study that’s been going on for over 30 years. Join us as we learn what Sleep Camp has taught us about why sleep is so important for kids and teens. Our question from JoJo is, “W...more
The history podcast for kids and adults joins the Kids Listen Sweeps party and tells two stories about two great adventures. Melinda Beck tells the tale of Horatio Jackson and the first drive across the country (and his dog Bud), while Will Oldham/Bonnie Prince Billy shares the story of John Ledyard - who would've made it around the globe if it wasn't for that touchy queen, Catherine the Great. Also features quiz time and a performance of "Long Journey Home" by Mick Sullivan. Stories written b...more
The bay is a hustling bustling place. Everyone loves to play in the water. Everyone but Lawrence that is. Lawrence is a Lighthouse who is afraid of the ocean. He never wants to leave his lookout perch. Until one day Lawrence falls into the water! Find out what silly shenanigans are in store for Lawrence the Lighthouse. Then Tilde the Tortoise is back to tell us some fun facts about lighthouses. http://storyspectacular.com/
So, schools out and summer is here and no doubt there are a lot of listeners who are excited that they’re not sitting in a classroom or doing homework. Well, Shabam! is here to explain why doing homework and going to school is a luxury. Before 1938, if you were a kid who didn't have super wealthy parents, you’d probably be working…all day. Shabam will take you back less than a hundred years so you can appreciate last month.
When was the last time you clapped the rhythm of ice cream flavors? Has it been awhile? Well the long wait is over! Also, to celebrate the transition from school year into summertime we have a special Echo Song and Name That Sound to get your music brain beach ready. Clap It Back ✪ Echo Song (School's Out Soon) ✪ Name That Sound ✪ More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :) ALSO! Add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir. The echo song and instructions are here. Plus! You ca...more
LITTLE HEDGEHOG T-SHIRTS are now available! OMG. Big people, don’t worry - I speak in code about this in the actual episode. I’m fairly certain your tiny people will not know the words ‘merchandise’ and ‘protagonist’. If they do, I am super impressed! Go to the new ‘Shop’ tab at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com or you can head over to my threadless store at http://littlestoriestinypeople.threadless.com to choose from two adorable designs. Little Hedgehog is BACK for a school’s out episode...more
Nate has lost his old good friends and his new fake ones. All on his onsies and wondering how he got here, he sits in class listening to his boring history teacher drone on about the American Revolutionary War and Nate's imagination fuses with the lesson to create a war time hideout where he'll wrestle with reality. Literally.
Get the scoop behind the podcast with the greatest name and it’s creator, Mick Sullivan! Mick produces the outstanding The Past and The Curious podcast which is all about history and is designed for kids. We talked about music, the podcast, and Louisville among other subjects. Be sure to check out Mick’s podcast and our other friends at kidslisten.org Follow the Hashtag #kidslistensummer to see what all of your favorite family friendly shows are up to! It was great to catch up with ...more
Bea is an aspiring young botanist, whose studies get sidetracked when she’s voted “Prettiest Girl in School”. Her new friends are all about looks, but when a magical new student joins her class, Bea is forced to rethink just how important her looks might be. Find out what happens as the Science Fair approaches in this month’s episode of Girl Tales! Beauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs – Starring Gina DeMay, Tessa Flannery, Alex Mesaros, and Maria Ortiz-Marquez – Directed and Hoste...more
Alice and Anora decide to explore the edge of the forest where they discover an old sign! What does it say?
We are bringing you this bonus episode as part of the #kidslistensweeps for #schoolsalmostout! In keeping with the school theme, we are talking about schools of fish. You'll learn about the difference between a shoal and a school, how schools form, why they do, and, the age-old question - are fish in schools smarter? Check out the other participating Kids Listen participants here - you'll find some of our very favorite podcasts on here, and we can't wait to check out how they handled the theme!...more
School's almost out, summer's almost here, let's sail away in our sieve to the land of....oh no, I think we're lost! Quick, IMAGINE a place - a castle, a cabin, a resort or an inn! Wait, no worries, no fear, Nancy Willard is here and William Blake's Inn is just beyond that bend. On this episode Nancy Willard inspires us to let our imaginations soar, Buttons & Figs kids imagine places for summer fun, and we'll share ways for you to have summer reading and listening fun at your library. For mo...more
A group of friends, an abandoned castle, a talkative parrot and a spooky mystery! Leilani reviews the classic summer vacation story “The Castle of Adventure” by Enid Blyton. Check out all of the #kidslistensummer Sweeps episodes at: https://medium.com/kidslisten/schools-almost-out-for-summer-kidlistensummer-675714d0af93 For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podo...more
An episode for animal lovers and fantasy fans. Readers from the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library in Broomfield, Colorado discuss Bryan Chick's novel "The Secret Zoo" with host Kitty Felde. Haley Creamer from the Denver Zoo is celebrity reader. It's part of the Kids Listen School's (almost) Out Summer Sweep!
Aaron’s Dad travels to the past to bring kids several recommendations from the future for GREAT podcasts to enjoy while school is out! View full episode show notes at www.MyDogRocket.com