As mentioned in the introduction to this series, I’m a huge fan of podcasts even though I only started listening to them in the past year. Last week I shared my list of
The hidden world of podcasts for children
It had not even occurred to me to look for podcasts for children, especially in the target language. However, it seems like it’s a thing. For example, radio channels and other media outlets often repurpose their programmes as podcasts. Others are just stories, like
It can be a good alternative to TV and tablets, to have
How to find podcasts in your
Below are some podcasts I found in our target language: Portuguese. Most are in European Portuguese, two in Brazilian Portuguese.
You too can try to search in your own target language. I made some suggestions at the end of my last post as to how to find podcasts in your target language. Not all of them apply to podcasts aimed at children as often they have unexpected, less descriptive titles. It helps to know what you’re looking for.
Try to think of media outlets back home that produce content for children and search their website for podcasts – there is often a menu at the top or bottom of the page that includes ‘
Podcasts in Portuguese for children
Pequenas historias de grandes músicos
Very short stories about the lives of well-known musicians. Each episode is only three minutes long. The voices are very clear and it has a good pace so that the children can understand. It includes music excerpts and it’s a nice introduction in Portuguese to music education. It can also be listened to on a browser
There is also a version of well-known films (image below) called Grandes Fitas. It follows the same three-minute format but it’s a lot more animated, with
You can find these and many more different podcasts from Zig Zag on the browser, or search for ‘Zig Zag’ on your podcast platform (e.g. Pocket Casts or iTunes).
Histórias de Ninar para Garotas Rebeldes
I cannot tell you how happy I was to have found this podcast in Portuguese! We’re huge fans of the best selling book
When I first found this podcast I was overcome with nostalgia. Uma Aventura was THE book collection we used to read when I was a child in Portugal. Unfortunately, the voices in the podcast are too animated and fast so my girls can’t appreciate it just yet – but it may be enjoyed by others.
P de Porque
Short episodes where three children answer questions in a child-friendly way. The questions are ‘real’. For example: “what is
It’s a great concept but
I couldn’t find it on a browser, but if you search for the title on your podcast platform, you should find it easily.
Coisa de Crianca
Coisa de Crianca is a science podcast in Brazilian Portuguese. Short five minute episodes, where two grown-ups explain concepts such as why does it rain, why is the sea water salty or where does the sun go at night?
This one is told by real children. Radio
I’m a huge fan of Radio Miudos, a Portuguese browser-based radio station for children. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find
Also of interest
…. Radio stations in various languages
A while ago I wrote a post about radio stations for kids which includes a link to another great blog which lists a huge number of radio stations in different languages:
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Do you have any podcasts for children you can recommend? Drop it on the comments below.