Listening to podcasts is a great way to engage with your kids, and it can also build a relationship
between you and your child and improve their vocabulary. Listening to podcasts for kids may
mean listening on the phone, iPod, tablet, or computer. Many podcasts are available, including
educational stories and musical play times. Not only is podcasting a great way to entertain
children, but studies show that it can also help improve your child’s vocabulary skills.
Below are some of the ways listening to podcasts can actually be of benefit for kids.
Podcasts help kids with language development
Podcasts teach kids the importance of listening and how to use words correctly. For example, a
podcast like ‘The Moth’ is perfect for teaching your child about different stories people tell, how
they vary depending on who’s telling them, and what makes each unique. Learning about these
topics can also help children understand why it’s essential to listen carefully when someone tells
you something—an anecdote or a personal story—so you can fully appreciate what they’re
Additionally, podcasts are great at helping kids learn how to speak clearly and confidently in
different situations (like monologues). This is because many podcasts allow listeners to hear real
people speak openly about their experiences with topics like love or loss while also providing
examples of how others have overcome similar challenges in their own lives.
Podcasts improve reading comprehension and vocabulary
Kids need to begin reading on their own as soon as they can. Podcasts are a great way to
introduce your child to new words and phrases, helping them get used to reading out loud. As
they grow older, you can even use podcasts as an opportunity for your kids to practice speaking
in front of an audience.
Podcasts can also improve the vocabulary skills of children learning English as a second
language (ESL). These students need to understand what they’re hearing without having to
translate it into their native tongue before they speak back or write down what they’ve heard.
Podcasts are a great way to introduce kids to diverse topics like science, history, and culture.
The best podcasts cover a wide range of topics that can teach kids about the world around them.
They can be used as a springboard for further research or as an introduction for children who
may not have had much exposure to these topics before. For example, podcasts about climate
change are an excellent way to teach children about how our planet changes over time and how
different areas will be affected by these changes. By listening to podcasts on this topic, you can
help your child learn about climate change from experts in the field rather than relying solely on
textbooks or classroom lessons that may give them only some of the necessary information.
Listening to podcasts together encourages conversations about important topics
One of the great things about podcasts is that they encourage conversation. Rather than just
listening to something independently, kids can listen and discuss it with you. You can use this
information to teach your children about different topics, whether as serious and important as
politics or culture or something as lighthearted and fun as pop music or movies.
While it’s never too early for your child to learn about current events, some topics should be
discussed with young children. For example: if you don’t want your child being exposed at such
a young age—or ever—to certain types of media content (like violence in video games), then it
may be best not to let them listen until they’re older than five years old.
Podcasts are a valuable learning tool for kids of all ages
Podcasts can be used to teach kids about science, history, and culture. They provide an
opportunity for children to develop their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills by
listening to stories that are told uniquely; they also introduce them to diverse topics.
Podcasts are an excellent resource for children of all ages. They’re a fun way to learn new things
and can help kids improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary.
If you still need to start listening to podcasts with your child, now’s the time.