No screen required! Just find a cozy spot, pop in your earbuds (or turn it up loud on your speaker) and enjoy funny, interesting or inspiring podcasts for kids. They're shorter than a book and pack just as much entertainment.
History: A local Monroe family has created a very fun and informative podcast called Know Your History. Listen to, "Apollo 11" which includes space-themed jokes. History podcasts for kids are hard to come by, they explain, and that's why they started their own!
Music: The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl is hilarious and full of music you didn't know you needed to hear. Music featured includes Caspar Babypants and They Might Be Giants.
Stories: Beware! These stories are scary! The Creeping Hour is best for kids ages 8-12. For stories hat aren't scary at all and are actually just plain funny and sometimes ridiculous, check out What If World, a podcast that takes a question submitted by a kid and weaves into a fantastic story. One such question? What if squids squirted out jello instead of ink?
Science: This is another podcast where kids can submit their questions, but this time the answers are anything but fiction. Kids around the country co-host, like Violet, in the latest episode who wants to know, "Why is poop brown?" Listen to find out why on the podcast, Brains On, that answers all your science questions!