Audiobooks and podcasts activities

The school holidays are coming, which means your children are about to have a lot of free time. To support our parents and carers, we’ve compiled a list of audiobooks and podcasts to stimulate minds and keep your children busy and engaged during this period.

Audiobooks for kids

There’s nothing like an audiobook to reduce screen time, spark your child's imagination and and give you a break. Here are just a few:

Story Time From Space: Why listen to an ordinary audiobook when your child can listen to an audiobook read by an astronaut from the international space station?

Audible: Just like for adults, Audible caters to children, pre-teens and teens to keep them engaged and busy over the school holidays.

Kids podcasts

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity around the world, so why not get your kids hooked on one that interests them? Here are a few podcasts you can incorporate into their daily or weekly schedule:

But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids: For those insatiable learners that always have a dozen questions waiting.

Smash, Boom, Best: This is a debate podcast, which is both entertaining and will teach your child how to construct a good argument.

This Kids Life - The Sydney Opera House: This podcast from the Sydney Opera House explores what children think about science, resilience, diversity and accessibility.

Tumble - A Science Podcast for Kids: This science podcast for children has episodes of around 15 minutes, covering a variety of science topics.

ABC Kids listen: This platform is a dedicated radio station and on demand app for kids and their grown-ups, brought to you by the ABC.

Kids Story Room: Wonderful, wacky and original story podcasts for kids of all ages.

The activities in this list are general suggestions. You will know which audiobooks and podcasts are best suited to your child and their interests.

Find some more recreational activities and ideas to try in our helpful guide.

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