A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Each episode focuses on one topic and one profession. Learn about what an x-ray is from a nurse practitioner, what a prescribed burn is from a prescribed fire manager, and how to teach Mandarin from a language teacher. There's also detailed explanations for each thing learned as well as repetition to help it sink in. Episodes are infused with Spanish words and phrases.
Strong messages of empathy, perseverance and curiosity. Encourages kids to explore different careers and lets them know they can be whatever they want to be. Teaches young listeners to ask for help when they need it and that a problem can actually be an opportunity with the right mindset and outlook.
Positive Role Models
Hosts Andrés and Christina are musicians and emphasize their love for music. This pod has a positive role model in every episode with many different guests who share their careers like a nurse practitioner, prescribed fire manager, language teacher, and a wind turbine service technician.
Colombian Andrés Salguero and Colombian-American Christina Sanabria are the hosts who also make up 123 Andrés, a Latin-Grammy Award winning band. This pod includes many Spanish words and phrases throughout each episode. Nurse practitioner Marco is Latino, language teacher Huang Iaoshi is Chinese, and prescribed fire manager Leslie is part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jamming on the Job is a kids podcast from PBS Kids that explores different careers throught music from hosts, Christina and Andrés. With the help of their Boom Box voiced by Pierce Freelon, a Grammy nominated artist, the gang learns what it takes to be a nurse practitioner, a prescribed fire manager, a language teacher and more. Along the way they learn valuable life lessons like how a problem can become an opportunity or how to persevere when something gets hard. Christina and Andrés -- native Spanish speakers -- incorporate Spanish words and phrases throughout each episode. This podcast does a great job at making each episode interesting and fun but also packed with educational and inspiring content for younger kiddos.
Is It Any Good?
This is a fun and interesting weekly podcast filled with fun facts about interesting jobs and tons of great music. From everything to catchy upbeat songs to learning what a nurse practitioner does, kids of all ages will love Jamming on the Job. If kids can't get enough of this upbeat pod, the show's website offers coloring activities and transcripts for each episode. It's a fun and exciting introduction into finding your passion and doing what you love.
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