We looove the But Why podcast. My family always love listening to Jane and Melody. Their guests always have an amazing way of explaining to kids (and even adults) why things are the way they are. My daughter's favorite episode so far is Why dogs have whiskers. If you haven't listened to this podcast yet, you definitely have to start already!
My 4 year old loves this podcast. He asks questions constantly so this is perfect for him. He asked how babies get in the mommy's tummy and all I had to do was look up that episode and play it for him in the car. He was enthralled, and we had to pause multiple times while he asked me follow up questions. I love that it got him thinking and asking even more questions! I also love how inclusive it was. My son will surely encounter children of gay couples, adopted children, and transgender people in his lifetime and this was a great introduction to all three. He also loved the episode about how chocolate is made. That's a question he asked me just last week! It's like they build the topics after the questions my son asks. I can't wait to hear more!
This podcast is so well done, informative and entertaining. My kids (5 and 8) love it and I do too!
Found this podcast while searching for more science related shows for my 7yo. Have been listening for a while now. Love it!
I'm so excited to have found a podcast to listen to with my very curious six year old. The answers are thoughtful, simple but thorough, and entertaining for both of us.
We love it!
I just listened to this podcast for the first time. It was the episode about how babies are made. It was perfect. Seriously. Geared to young children, like 7 and under, it was inclusive of assistive reproduction technology, adoption, transgender parents and kids, not jargony, just totally warm and brilliant. Thank you, Vermont Public Radio!
This podcast is exactly what my kiddos and I always wanted, without knowing we wanted it. So much information in manageable nuggets. My 4 and 7 year old love learning new things and wait eagerly for new episodes! Highly recommend for any families who love science and learning! Thank you VPR for this little slice awesomeness!
My 7yo loves this show! Wonderful conversation starter.Fun for all. Smart and funny.
This podcast is recommended for anyone who is curious and this podcast is great. Keep going strong. I'm a 9 year old boy and I love this podcast.
This wonderful podcast has brought a whole new dimension to our car rides. Not only do we get the pleasure of listening, but it always sparks fun and interesting conversations as well.
My second-grader loves listening to this podcast, and her fifth-grade brother enjoys it well enough that for 20 minutes or so they can agree on something. I find it completely fascinating. Stuff is explained clearly and age-appropriately, it's well edited, everything. Worth your time.
Terrific! My 10 and 11 year olds love it, and I do too.
Vermont Public Radio's podcast for curious kids is great because I love hearing kids ask their questions. My favorite episode is the popcorn one. I like learning new stuff every day.
I thought the podcast was good. I thought that it gave a good explanation for why people like the foods that they do. I learned a lot about it and I love how much information it gave.
Always fantastically entertaining for all!
My 4-year-old loves it!
Thanks for creating a community of curious and scientifically minded children. Our children benefit from knowing their questions and interests are shared by other children around the globe. Great show.
We homechool our kids and this is one of our favorite breakfast science resources. It's a great way to start a school day and jumpstart the kids curiosity.
We listen to it every day on the way to school. It's terrific.
I listen to with my kids. I learn a ton and they stay tuned in and quiet:)
I love your podcast! I've learned so much!From: Charlotte
But Why is an fantastic addition to our homeschool curriculum! Our kids love it, and it entertains us during our drives to different activities. It has created fantastic conversations within our family!
There's a number of science podcast for kids out there, but not all of them find a balance between being being able to hold child's attention, being informative, and not patronizing. But Why accomplishes all of these expertly!
We love it.
I love this podcast. I found this to be a must-have companion on many road trips with my boys, 9 and 6. I love the calming and reassuring voice of the host and high-quality experts on the show. I highly recommend this podcast! The only thing I would suggest is to not make it a hard requirement to send it a voice recording of a question.
It is great to have a podcast that we can listen to as a family and learn so much along the way!
My five year old says "I love listening and learning about lots of different things. I was born in Maine, so my favorite episode has been about the tide pool on the coast of Maine."
The tone of this podcast is so perfect. It takes kids' questions seriously and gives them answers they can understand. I really appreciate having it has a resource for my curious son.
Great show! Super conversation starter and provides a platform for teaching kids how to listen. We are using this as an old fashioned radio hour style pre-bedtime family routine to assist in unwinding. Kids can't wait to hear more!
My kids LOVE this podcast. I love listening to it as well. My kids actually ask how many more days until the next episode airs.
My 5 year old always asks if we can listen to this program. Interesting, and thought provoking. Only wish there were more episodes!
I downloaded a bunch of episodes for an extra long car ride I took with my twin 8-year olds and six year old. It captured their attention for a few hours, sparked conversation, and they even learned a bunch along the way! I highly recommend this gem.
Looking for non-video entertainment for my kids on long road trips, I downloaded this on a whim. What a treat! A great, engaging podcast that provides interesting information for kids and adults. I was surprised about how much I learned! The best part about the pod is that it doesn't condescend to children and explains things to them in a straightforward and engaging manner. Tough questions are not avoided and things aren't "dumbed down." Love it and will continue listening.
Excellent podcast, thank you VPR. My four year old really enjoyed these and I know that we will be able to listen again to the same episodes as he gets older and he will learn more and more.
Thank you so much for this episode. This is such an important issue and a hard one to explain to small children without taking away their precious innocence. I also learned a lot. Thank you for helping to teach to respect diversity.
Great way to get the kiddos to listen to a podcast that they can relate to.
Super topics and wonderful host.
Vermont Public Radio has done a great job designing a podcast for younger audiences. Our seven year old is already hooked!
Finally, a podcast for kids thatâs educational and interesting and fun for kids, but wonât make parents want to jump out the window of their moving vehicle! Vermont Public Radio host Jane Lindholm applies her mad interviewing skills to answer questions curious kids are always asking, like how bears sleep all winter, or why invented words? The answers are explored in a way kids can understand, without talking down to them. Canât wait until my kids are old enough to enjoy this podcast, but until then Iâll be a faithful listener!
Our family is really enjoying this podcast. We listen with our kids; itâs great to see them get slowly sucked in by the stories, sound effects, and clear explanations. The topics have instigated great conversations over dinner or in the car. If you have âcurious kidsâ this is a must-listen podcast!