April Eight Songs & Stories: Gnomes at Home

Willowwood and her brother Scritch are all stuck inside. But they are not just kids, they are also  gnomes! So what do gnomes do for fun? You’ll find out!   After you listen to the story, there’s an activity for you to do that’s just like the gnomes in today's tale. There is a link in the show notes to download the materials to get you started. If you like today’s activity, you can find all sorts of fun projects and stories for your little gnomes at https://aprileight.com/ 

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Published: April 24, 2020, 2 a.m.

Hello Family: Super Hearing or Super Sight!

In this episode we talk about if your family would like to have super hearing or super sight and give you a Superhero Creation worksheet to do together!

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Published: April 23, 2020, 2 a.m.

The Good Words podcast: EDIFYING

In this episode, specially updated for the Covid-19 pandemic, Miss Lynn talks about, "edifying." Includes recurring segments, "Ads that Subtract," "Say What?!?" about the expression, "A rising tide lifts all boats," and a "Do Over" discussion with family therapist Emily King about, "The Special School."

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Published: April 22, 2020, 2 a.m.

Book Power for Kids: Book Reviews Good Enough to Eat!

"What if you had the power to bake your feelings into a cookie? It would be wonderful! Unless you were having a bad day... Leilani reviews Bakers Magic by Diane Zahler Plus, our foolish pancake episode and instructions for making your own pancake masterpieces!"

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Published: April 21, 2020, 2 a.m.

Cool Facts About Animals: Earth Day!

Join Cool Facts About Animals for this special Earth Day episode about extinct animals! Learn about two animals that have gone extinct, one that is close to extinction, and one that scientists thought was extinct, but isn't! The CFAA Crew also give you lots of great ideas for how kids can help protect animas and the earth. After the episode, head to KidsListen.org for activities you can do at home, including measuring your yawn gape and making a maze out of straws. 

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Published: April 20, 2020, 2:01 a.m.

Activist, You! - Environmental Activism with Ryan's Recycling

Today, we join Lindz Amer, Host of Activist, You! and 10 year-old environmental activist Ryan Hickman of Ryan's Recycling! They talk about proper recycling technique, Ryan's favorite kind of donut, and how we can get rid of the big trash island in the ocean! After Lindz talks to Ryan, we're going to collect all of the recyclables we have at home, sort them, and make them into a robot!

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Published: April 16, 2020, 5 p.m.

Be Calm on Ahway Island: Hello!

Tanner toad greets a new friend with the customary "Hello!" Since the other toad doesn't respond, Tanner tries a different approach.

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Published: April 15, 2020, 5 p.m.

Little Stories for Tiny People: The Moon's Side of the Story

The Moon's Side of the Story is an original story that tells the long history of human technology, up to and including the moon landing. All of this is told from the MOON'S perspective. How will the moon react when the creatures that have been doing all the weird stuff down on the blue planet finally make their way to his surface? Listen and find out. After the story, engage your own imaginations with related activities!

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Published: April 15, 2020, 2 a.m.

Story Spectacular: Myrtle Goes Outside

Myrtle is a houseplant. She lives on a shelf and spends her days looking out the window, longing to go outside. One day Myrtle’s wish comes true! Let’s tag along with our foliage friend on this tree-mendous adventure. Then afterward we have an EPIC Nature Scavenger Hunt!!! Get the printable activity page from today's episode and more fun activities for kids here: http://storyspectacular.com/story-squad

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Published: April 14, 2020, 2 a.m.

Girl Tales: Nova's Lab! Meeting Katherine Johnson

In this Girl Tales episode, kid scientist, Nova turns into a moon rock and meets the real life NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson! Learn about how the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission were able to enter the moon’s orbit and how Katherine Johnson helped successfully land their rocket ship on the moon. Plus! There's an activity to learn more about orbital mechanics.

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Published: April 13, 2020, 2 a.m.

Buttons & Figs: Gorey Nonsense with author Lori Mortensen

On this episode we sail in a sieve to the land of Edward Gorey, with author Lori Mortensen to show us the way. Ms. Mortensen just released a biography of Gorey titled, "Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey." On this episode you'll get to hear about Gorey's life, his unique style and his love of anagrams! Join Buttons & Figs listeners as they come up with silly names using the letters of their names, just like Edward Gorey did. You'll also get to hear how Lori Mortensen does research for her biographies, along with some great advice for how YOU can write a biography too. Now go write!

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Published: April 10, 2020, 2 a.m.

Be Calm on Ahway Island: Magical Chair

After moving to a new home, Winfield the wheel chair decides to help Brian find new friends. Will the magical chair find them at a colorful park? Find the activity for this episode at Kidslisten.org/activity-podcast

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Published: April 9, 2020, 2 a.m.

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Solo Robo

On today's episode, two robots travel to a planet to explore, but end up confronting a strange alien who lives there. The problem is: The story cuts off before the robots can figure out what to do! It's up to you, the listener, to finish the story! Send in your endings to earth@finncaspian.com.

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Published: April 8, 2020, 2 a.m.

Noodle Loaf: Fortress of Groovitide

A series of interactive music themed games to get you singing, moving, drawing and laughing.

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Published: April 7, 2020, 2 a.m.

Girl Tales: Nova's Lab! Becoming Malala Yousafzai's Microphone

In this episode, kid scientist, Nova travels to Norway in 2014 to become Malala Yousafzai’s microphone as she accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. Learn all about how microphones work and Malala’s fight for girls’ education. Plus! Make your own megaphone with just paper and tape!

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Published: April 6, 2020, 2 a.m.

This Week In the Multiverse: Video Games from Other Earths

This Week in the Multiverse is a podcast of skits and stories that aim to find laughs and thrills in the idea of alternate Earths. Recommended for the middle-grade set, ages 8+. More info at multiversethisweek.com. This special Kids Listen Activity edition of the show takes clips from past episodes to help set up a guided lesson in creating your very own parallel Earth! After you give it a listen, head to http://www.kidslisten.org/activity-podcast for the step-by-step instructions laid out in the podcast. Also check out sgwilson.net for printable alternate Earth worksheets!

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Published: April 3, 2020, 2 a.m.

Unspookable: The Black Plague

On this episode of Unspookable we look back at The Black Plague and other historical pandemics to see how working together and trusting science can help in times of confusion. Recommended for middle graders ages 8+.

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Published: April 2, 2020, 2 a.m.

Story Spectacular: April fools Day

Today we will celebrate April Fools Day by telling jokes, playing pranks, singing a song and even hearing some foolish "fake" facts. There will be lots of fun friends stopping by, including real-life listeners just like you. It's sure to be the best April Fools Day ever!!! NO FOOLIN'

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Published: April 1, 2020, 2 a.m.

Curious Kid Podcast: Lightning and Thunder

In this episode, we learn about lightning and thunder.  What causes lightning?  How hot is lightning?  Can you have lightning without rain?  Can you have thunder without lightning?  Olivia interviews Greg, a meteorologist, to ask him some questions about lightning and thunder and see if some of the things we've heard about lightning and thunder are true.   Find supplemental activities at KidsListen.org/Activity-Podcast  

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Published: March 31, 2020, 1:24 a.m.

Best Day Yet

Today we're teaching you a 20 second hand washing song that you can sing every time you wash your hands. This song was inspired by the ancient practice of loving kindness, and it reminds us to take a moment to wish ourselves and our worlds kind thoughts.

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Published: March 30, 2020, 2 a.m.

Aaron’s World - Origin of Dinosaurs

Aaron’s World is a fun and imaginative science-themed audio adventure for kids. It’s a 50-episode story that follows the time-traveling adventures of a little boy and his trusty computer companion, as they explore the prehistoric world. In this sample episode, Aaron and FLASH must figure out why they have been teleported to a Mesozoic jungle where dinosaurs are just beginning to evolve. To learn more about the Aaron’s World podcast visit www.MyDogRocket.com You can find the Dino Doodle activity mentioned in this podcast at the link below. https://www.kidslisten.org/activity-podcast

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Published: March 27, 2020, 2 a.m.

What If World: What if Dinosaurs Were Alive Today

The episode is a fun story-telling activity, and there’s even a What If Story tossed in as a demonstration. Lessons include: we are all capable of telling each other fun stories; even the greatest treasure in the world can’t replace all of life’s simple joys. If you want some questions to use as story prompts, try our What If Question Generator!

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Published: March 26, 2020, 2:04 a.m.

Timestorm: The Storm

  Timestorm is a serialized audio fiction podcast about time-traveling twins from Newark, New Jersey. In this episode, Alexa and Beni Ventura are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history.This episode was originally released on 8/1/19. Credits and show notes are available at: timestormseries.com/episodes/episode-1-the-storm-s1!86963  For accompanying activity, visit: https://www.kidslisten.org/activity-podcast

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Published: March 25, 2020, 1:30 a.m.

Tumble: The Case of the Sparkly Minerals

Today, Tumble is sharing their episode, The Case of the Sparkly Minerals. In this episode, we take a trip to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, where we get special behind-the-scenes tour of their mineral collection. Plus, we learn what makes rocks sparkly. This episode comes with an activity to make your own classification system. We have a step-by-step description and printable guides available on kidslisten.org/kids-activity.

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Published: March 24, 2020, 12:25 a.m.

Little Bedtime Stories

A special Kids Listen Activity Podcast Episode of Little Bedtime Stories! Check KidsListen.org for more, and accompanying activities!

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Published: March 23, 2020, 2 a.m.

Book Club for Kids - The Crossover

Khalil, Novaun, Kyle, Kofi, and Joseph from Watkins Elementary on Capitol Hill discuss Kwame Alexander's Newbery Award winning novel about brothers and basketball "The Crossover" with host Kitty Felde. The fifth graders speak frankly about their own relationship with siblings and even admit to a tear or two when an older sister went away to college. Our celebrity reader is LA Laker Tarik Black. Kwame Alexander joins us as well.     

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Published: March 20, 2020, 1:30 a.m.

Good Words Podcast: Fungible

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell explains the word, "fungible" with excerpts from the book Henry Ford's Own Story by Rose Wilder Lane, a "Do Over" about "The Popular Girls," and concluding song, "Black Socks."  As always, it also includes, "GET IT?!?!?"

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Published: March 19, 2020, 12:07 a.m.

Cool Facts About Animals: Tarantula Hawk Wasps with Dr. Justin Schmidt

We are coming up on our 100th episode, and this one is one of our most popular of all time, and for good reason. We get to speak with Dr. Schmidt, who invented the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. Do you kow how he invented that index? He got stung. A lot. And then told people about how much each one hurt on a scale from 1 to 4. It’s a really fun episode, filled with lots of animal facts from a super cool scientist. After the podcast ends, it’s time to get started on the activity! Head to http://www.kidslisten.org/activity-podcast to find activities relating to this podcast, including inventing your own index, drawing your defensive superpowers, doing in-depth bug observation, and lots more. Share your activities with us with help from your adult! Use the hashtag #kidslistenactivitypod to post a photo on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook .

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Published: March 18, 2020, 12:56 a.m.

The Past And the Curious - Bridges!

Two tales connected by bridges. First, Emily Roebling winds up as a lead engineer in the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the first American woman to find herself in such a position. Second, Sonny Rollins, one fo the greatest saxophonists in history isn’t happy with his playing, despite the fame he receives. His days on a bridge change his life. Also quiz time, and a visit from Dr. Awkward, the Palindrome Professor. Featuring Mick Sullivan, Meg Samples, Graeme Gardiner, and Lani Powers. Originally released April 2018 Activity recommendations at www.KidsListen.org

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Published: March 17, 2020, 12:47 a.m.

Introducing the Kids Listen Activity Podcast

For years Kids Listen has been the leader in kid-focused podcasts, and over the next little while we're coming to a podcatcher near you with an extra layer of engagement. As parents and kids adjust to spending more time at home, we'll be offering some favorite member episodes, in addition to supplemental activity suggestions. Join us for learning and fun!

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Published: March 15, 2020, 7:02 p.m.

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