Storytelling Podcasts

Listening to stories is an important part of literacy. It can improve vocabulary, pronunciation and fluency. Kids can also learn the structure of stories through listening so they can begin to create their own. Podcasts are a free and easy way to get your students listening to more stories. They are great for car rides, bedtime and lazy weekend mornings. Try out a few of our favorites!

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Story Pirates Podcast

Time: 15-20 Min

Kids write the stories and adults perform them. The Story Pirates are a group of improv actors and comedians who are dedicated to bringing kids' stories to life. This podcast is a high-quality production full of music, funny voices, sounds and everything you need to feel like you are listening to an old-time radio show.

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What If World

Time: 15-20 Min

What if princesses rescued knights? What if cows made money by mooing? What if you were raised by dragons? Mr. Eric knows. Mr. Eric, the host of What If World, answers kids' burning questions about the world by making up stories on the spot. Your kids can even ask Mr. Eric questions by leaving him a message at 205-605-WHAT (9428).

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Story Time

Time: Under 20 Min

Created for bedtime and hosted by parents around the world, Story Time features original stories read for kids. Story Time is the perfect podcast to help your kids wind down for the day and fall asleep. New episodes are released every two weeks, and they have an extensive back catalog as well.

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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

Time: 15-20 Min

If science fiction is more your speed, then The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is for you. This show tells the stories of Finn and his friends, living aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. The adventures are told as a series, so be sure to start at episode 1.

Happy listening!