8 Interesting Canadian Podcasts for Your Kids

Podcasts can be a great way to learn! They can be useful for time spent on the road or travelling, to listen to over lunch or to take a break or anytime! Below we have compiled a list of Canadian podcasts for kids from elementary age through to high school. As with any media, its best to listen along with your child to make sure the podcast fits with your family values or to have a discussion with your child!

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Canadian Podcasts for Your Kids- Elementary years

CBC’s The Story Store.

This podcast for kids appears to no longer be running, however there are plenty of episodes available from the past. Run by CBC Kids hosts Mr. Orlando the Moose and Gary the Unicorn, THE STORY STORE took orders from real kids across Canada and turned their suggestions into hilarious, fun-filled adventures for kids, grandparents and everyone in between. Every episode featured a new customer ordering a new story. A group of seriously silly performers brought that order to life with fresh takes on genres, sweet songs and celebrity cameos sprinkled in. No order is too big, too small, too hairy or too slimy (but please, do keep your pet octopus outside.)

Tales from the Lily Pad.

Tales from the Lily Pad’ is a podcast by Marlene Wurfel, a Canadian writer and performer. Bedtime Stories such as Fairytales and Folk Tales are the stories for kids & families.

Sleep Tight Stories

From Prince Edward Island, Canada. Sleep Tight Stories, a podcast for kids, brings you new and captivating stories every week. The stories range from retellings of fables, fairy tales, folk stories, classic Canadian works, and original stories written by guest authors. Each episode is beautifully read by Sheryl MacLeod and friends and is usually less than 20 minutes long. Sleep Tight Stories is suitable for kids of all ages.

Earth Rangers

Earth Rangers is a Canadian environmental education and conservation non-profit aimed specifically at youth. Note: contains a variety of topics about animals from all over the world, not just Canadian animals. “Hi kids, if you think that animals are amazing, this is the show for you! Join host Earth Ranger Emma as she travels the world to discover the wildest animal facts out there and solve nature’s biggest mysteries. With top ten countdowns, an animal guessing game, conservation conversations, and epic animal showdowns, this is a journey you won’t want to miss!

Sharing Stories Book Reviews by Kids for Kids by Dyslexia Canada

Sharing Stories is our first-ever podcast. In each episode, guests of the show share their latest book recommendations and tell us about their reading journey. If you love books and want to know what to read next, you’re in the right place!

Canadian Podcasts for Your Kids- High School Years

Explore Canadian Geographic

Suitable for older kids/high school/adults.

Interviews of Canada’s greatest explorers about their adventures and what inspires their spirit of discovery. A Canadian Geographic podcast, hosted by David McGuffin.

Canadian Outdoor Survival Podcast by Bruce Zawalsky

Suitable for older kids/high school/adults.

The Canadian Outdoor Survival Podcast is a Monthly Podcast created to help explain Outdoor Survival, as well as highlighting some of the real challenges we face learning, practicing, and teaching in the Canadian Wilderness. Each seasons will be a mixture of overview episodes, specific skill based podcasts, and interviews with Survival Instructors and experts in various aspects of Outdoor Survival & Outdoor Education in Canada.

Today in Canadian History by Marc Affeld

Suitable for older kids/high school/adults. It appears this podcast might no longer be in production, but there is plenty of content available.

From day one the goal of our series has been to present Canadian history in an interesting and accessible manner. We work to excite and inspire Canadians to learn more about our unique and complex past. Each episode uses a specific event or date from Canada’s past to launch a larger discussion on an issue, individual, or moment in Canadian history. To date we have produced over 220 individual episodes and have spoken with over 200 Canadian historians, journalists, authors, and “everyday” historians. We have collaborated with contributors from all corners of Canada and are regularly contacted by listeners and supporters worldwide.

Are you looking for podcasts for yourself as an adult? Check out our post for parents! 7 Helpful Canadian Podcasts for Homeschooling Parents

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