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Parents from Parramatta to Perth and Townsville to Tassie can breathe a sigh of relief – with LiSTNR’s round up of must-listen-to podcasts, the kids will be entertained all Easter holiday long.

Busy Bodies

The award-winning Busy Bodies with Mr Snotbottom is a hilarious podcast all about the human body! Hosted by the famed children’s entertainer and comedian, Mr Snotbottom, each episode focuses on a part of the human body, from the brain (did you know the human brain is more powerful than any computer ever invented!!), to the heart (it’s about the same size as your fist BTW), to bones (yep, all 206 of them). It even explores kids’ emotions – one very special episode is all about YIKES …. anxiety! The new series is called Healthy Habits and is the perfect (and funny) way to engage kids.

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The Fact Detectives

Meet two curious kids on a mission to find out all the cool facts about, well, EVERYTHING! In this award-winning podcast, hosts Anika and Esther take their very big questions to some very smart grown-ups who know lots of very interesting stuff… like, do killer butterflies really exist? Why do we fart? Did monster kangaroos really hop all over Australia? Is it ladybirds, ladybugs or ladybeetles? What’s the difference between a glow-worm and a firefly, and where does light come from?

P.S. Parents, carers and teachers everywhere are also hooked on this one!

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Morning Kids

This daily five-minute podcast dips a toe into the world of news in an age-appropriate way, with the goal to contextualise life for little ones, from gently explaining something they may have heard in the news, to what feelings are and why they may be experiencing them. One morning the episode talked about whether all animals have belly buttons and raining worms, and the next day looked at how students in Victoria are wearing special backpacks to measure the air! Created in partnership with Australian primary school teachers, Morning Kids is designed to give five-to seven-year-olds a safe listening space each weekday, whether in the car or around the breakfast table. 

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The Beanies 

The award-winning LiSTNR podcasters and ABC Kids stars, The Beanies, bring a combination of joy, song and education wrapped up in glorious rainbow! Each week, Laura, Mim and Michael share a special new episode – it may be a fun and silly adventure, or a Show and Tell. They’ve met a teeny tiny spider who learns how to be brave; visited the superhero training Academy; met a very royal puppy, and found out how unicorns get their horns! They also welcome questions from little podcast listeners!

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PLUS: They have just released seven brand new bedtime routines to help young listeners transition from playtime to sleepy time – called Beanies Dreamies.Listen here:

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Outside The Lines 

What do slimy frogs and freaky snakes have to do with art? How do you make art that you can’t even see? Outside the Lines is a fun and imaginative podcast for kids, hosted by some art-curious kids as they travel across the country to scratch the surface, peek behind the canvas, open the sketchbook, and dive into the creative minds of some of Australia’s most inspiring artists. One episode is all about colour, with Gemma Smith, one of Australia’s most acclaimed abstract artists! This pARTicularly wonderful podcast is produced with the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art’s Children’s Art Centre.

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Dadtime Story Collection 

A podcast featuring some famous Dads and Uncles reading children’s books, making bedtime a breeze and sharing great voices and stories. There’s Andy Day, an English actor, comedian, singer, dancer, songwriter and television presenter, reading Bush Magic; best-selling children’s book creator Scott Stuart reads his own work My Shadow is Purple, and journalist, TV presenter and musician, Waleed Aly, reads The Month That Makes the Year – a beautiful book about Ramadan told through the eyes of a child by Inda Ahmad Zahri.

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Bedtime Explorers

In wonderful news, there’s a new season of the beloved children’s meditation podcast, Bedtime Explorers Magic Glasses! The podcast help children see the world through a positive lens of hope. With their imaginations and ‘magic glasses’, little explorers discover wonderful possibilities in a magic garden, a flying car and a hidden door to another world. The multi award-winning podcast,renowned for helping children drift into a peaceful night’s sleep, has been downloaded more than 23 million times and is loved by children and families all around the world. (PS, there’s more new episodes coming on April 5!).

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Fun Fables

It’s the world’s favourite fairytales, remixed for today’s little dreamers – a clever, funny and engaging reimagining of the fables and tales we all grew up with! Rediscover the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, The Goose that Laid Golden Eggs and more, with a cheeky modern twist. It’s a super fun distraction for parents too!!

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