A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
KIDS LISTEN: PODCASTS FOR KIDS is a collection of 38 podcasts from content producers who believe in creating quality content for kids. There are stories, science snippets, history lessons, interviews, and current events discussions. Kids can browse by suggested age, alphabetical name or curated suggestions from the publisher. They can also save their favorites for offline or repeat listening. Kids will need to be able to read or have an adult present for browsing.
Is it any good?
Podcast content is a matter of personal preference, but there are plenty of choices here to meet the needs/interests of a wide variety of kids. Kids Listen: Podcasts for Kids isn't an app with a lot of bells and whistles, but it does what it's supposed to without any drama. It's easy to browse a few different ways, and the suggested podcasts are helpful for kids who are just getting started. The content is hit or miss, as you'd expect in this type of medium, and some episodes might appeal more to parents than to their kids. With a few quirks, this is still a great way for kids to access podcasts, whether they prefer fiction or facts. And parents can opt for the free version while they make up their mind about a subscription, especially since the monthly fee may feel somewhat hefty.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the stories in Kids Listen: Podcasts for kids. What kind of stories do you like best? Why?
Talk about media balance. How do you like this app in comparison with other apps you could play? As you balance your time with devices and without, would this be an app you'd choose to use? Why, or why not?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: storytelling
Science: engineering, biology, ecosystems
Social Studies: cultural understanding, events, history
- Skills: Communication: listening
- Price: Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to Try ($3.99 for full access)
- Subscription price: $3.99/month
- Release date: May 13, 2018
- Category: Entertainment
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Book Characters, History, Music and Sing-Along
- Size: 43.20 MB
- Publisher: Kids Listen
- Version: 1.0.9
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
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