The Ten News
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What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Ten News is a podcast that aims to inform kids about current events and topics that are relevant to them. It touches on important topics such as equal pay, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, improving carbon footprints, and the war in Ukraine. Episodes run around 15 minutes long and are designed to be informative by introducing facts, context, definitions, and enthusiasm for world news. News is presented is a fun and informative way that won't provoke fear, so it's great for parents to listen to with kids in the morning getting ready or at night while making dinner. Investigative content features diverse views from kids, experts, and contributors alike.
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What’s It About?
THE TEN NEWS is a kids news podcast that features 10 minute bite-sized episodes with relevant news and current events happening in the world. New episodes premiere every Tuesday, Thursday, and sometimes on Saturdays. Friendly comedian host, Bethany Van Delft, is joined by kid reporters, experts and other correspondents to speak about news topics and to highlight the achievements of kids around the world. Topics and perspectives are diverse and include gender equity, LGBTQ+ rights, social justice activism and more. The show is full of facts about sports, science, gaming, pop culture, entertainment, and many other topics that are relevant to kids. Each episode features fun segments like rapid fire questions and news trivia, which make it both informative and engaging for kids and adults.
Is It Any Good?
Informative, compact, and kid-friendly, this podcast delivers news in a fun and approachable way. The Ten News breaks down the news into a digestible format that helps kids understand the context behind current events. News and social issues are made relevant by showcasing how kids are involved in social movements and media. Kids get examples of great role models, important issues that are relevant to their communities, and fun facts about a variety of topics. The audio quality and production are crisp and clean and the fun segments allow kids, teens, tweens and even adults to engage. It's a great way for families to listen to the news together and to talk about current events and how they shape each others' lives.
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- Release date: September 29, 2020
- Genre: News
- Average Run Time: 15 minutes
- Website: https://www.thetennews.com/
- Host: Bethany Van Delft
- Publishers: Small But Mighty Media, iHeartPodcasts
- Pricing structure: Free
- Topics: Activism, Sports and Martial Arts, High School, Middle School, Science and Nature
- Award: Common Sense Selection
- Last updated: October 11, 2022
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