Somewhere in the middle of the technical jargons and the rush to update our software versions and downloading application, we have lost a time when family entertainment meant sitting near the fireplace and kids listening to the parents or grandparents reading to them or even the grand old radio days!
I remember loving the time just before dinner was to be served when mum used to on the radio or the podcast and we would all go about our routine with the sound and the songs in the backdrop.
I miss those days and the fun we had. I was feeling sad for my children that they were missing out on so much fun. The nostalgia was one day so unbearable that I started looking out for alternatives.
So, both the children love to get on to Youtube and watch videos away whether they make any sense to them or not at all. However, I must concur that some videos there are really well made and can be unhesitatingly used as a tool for education.
In a bid to not make them passive technology junkies I have begun ordering toys from starwalkkids. The toys are so good that they engage them albeit even using creative technology. I am totally for such good technology you see!
Here is a list of the top five podcasts that I think kids in this nations must absolutely listen to:
- Story Pirates:
Such imaginative stories can only come from kids. All the stories ooze creativeness and cuteness. I am so sure your child will be hooked from day one.
- Little stories for tiny people:
All the stories are ten minutes or less. The best part of this podcast is their goodnight tales that ca lull the child to bed in minutes.
- Peace out:
Do you have trouble calming your children just before bed? This podcast uses tales to make sure that the child calms down before it hits the bed.
- What if the world!
My favorite this! It answers the whimsical questions children all the time have on their mind. Hilarious and fun, parents are going to love this too!!
- Sesame Street:
This is the classic one that we grew up watching on television. Now in the podcast and it is better and bigger. Go check out!