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Welcome to the Pinna blog - where we'll share the latest news, tips, and insights to help you seamlessly weave audio into your daily routines (and quite possibly rely less on screens).
Pinna's 2023 Parent Advisory Board and Teacher Advisory Board
Help us support our mission by joining the Parent or Teacher Advisory Board. Read on to learn more.
How to Incorporate Fairy Tales on Pinna Audio Into a Classroom Unit Study
Fairy tales also offer many opportunities for discussion and learning. Read on to find 5 ways to incorporate Pinna fairy tales into a classroom unit study.
Pinna's Fan Club: Most Valuable Pinners
Apply to join our Most Valuable Pinners Fan Club! Get involved behind the scenes with all your favorite shows. Learn more about the program and how you can participate.
Pinna's Refer a Friend Program
Refer a friend and get $10! Learn more about the Pinna referral program.
Your Next Family Game Night Made Better With Pinna
Did you know that Pinna can jazz up your weekly game night ritual? There are many game shows on Pinna that the whole family can play together.
Below, we’re sharing how you can shake up your next family game night — no new game purchases required.
7 Screen-Free Gift Ideas For Kids
Want to be intentional about giving your kids screen-free gifts this year? Read on to check out these 7 screen-free gift ideas for kids.
6 Teacher Gift Ideas in Time For the Holidays
Wondering what to give your child’s teacher this year?
We’ve got you covered.
Check out our blog post where we’re sharing 6 clutter-free gift ideas for teachers this holiday season.
What's Leaving Pinna in 2022 (And What to Listen to Next!)
With the new year comes all new content on Pinna!
Sadly, that also means some of our podcasts and audiobooks are leaving the platform.
While this is a totally normal occurrence, thanks to licensing agreements, we know it can be disappointing to devoted listeners.
We’ve got a blog post for you below outlining what’s leaving and our top picks for what to listen to instead.
5 Creative Ways to Give the Gift of Pinna Audio This Holiday Season
Are you hoping to buy your kids a Pinna subscription, but not sure how to make it fun to unwrap? If so, we’ve got your answer.
6 Cozy Winter Stories Perfect For the 2022 Holiday Season
Are you gearing up for the holiday season?
To get you in the Christmas spirit, check out 6 of our favorite holiday-themed podcasts and audiobooks on Pinna.
A Collection of Pinna Podcast Recommendations Based On Popular TV Shows Kids Love
A practical way to reduce screen time is by giving kids an off-screen entertainment option they’ll love. That’s where Pinna comes in. Pinna podcasts and audiobooks give parents a tool to keep kids engaged and having fun without the need for screens.
Below, we’re sharing Pinna podcast recommendations based on popular TV shows for kids — broken down by age.
7 Creative and Fun Ways to Celebrate National Novel Writing Month This November
Every child is a writer. You may not realize it. They may not realize it. But it’s true. Each individual has something of value worth sharing.
Read on for tips to encourage your young writers this November.
Why Podcasts and Audiobooks are an Incredibly Useful Tool For Kids With ADHD
One reason podcasts and audiobooks work really well for kids with ADHD is that movement is key for busy bodies and brains.
For kids who have trouble with sitting still or focusing for longer periods of time, reading can be a challenge. Podcasts and audiobooks allow kids to take in information through their ears while doing other things.
Learn more about why podcasts and audiobooks are a handy tool for kids with an ADHD diagnosis.
20 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Kids (and How Pinna Can Help!)
Reading with our kids is so incredibly important.
While nothing can replace snuggling up in a loved one’s lap for a story, sometimes parents are tired and need a break. That’s where audiobooks come in handy.
Pinna has a massive library of podcasts and audiobooks that can be easily accessed from any smart device, day or night. The content on Pinna is categorized by age, genre, topic of interest, and more. It’s a snap to find what you’re looking for on the Pinna app.
8 Spellbinding Stories on Pinna to Celebrate Halloween in 2022
To get the whole family in the mood for Halloween, check out the spooktacular list of podcasts and audiobooks we’ve put together!
How to Teach Almost ANY Subject With Pinna: Part 3 — Science
Looking to supplement your science curriculum?
Pinna has a plethora of engaging audio content that will make learning fun. This works for both teachers and homeschool parents — and kids of all ages.
See what podcasts and audiobooks we have about science.
The Pinna Origin Story — How We Got Started, What We're Up To Now, And Where We're Headed
Pinna has always been way ahead of the curve when it comes to audio entertainment for kids.
Are you a longtime listener? Or maybe you only recently subscribed? Either way, you may be wondering how Pinna got its start.
Today, we’re sharing where Pinna began, what they’re up to now, and a few things they hope to accomplish in the future.
How Auditory Learners Can Benefit From Listening To Podcasts
Thanks to today’s technology, auditory learners have so many resources at their fingertips - including podcasts. Read on to find out how auditory learners can benefit from listening to podcasts at home and at school.
Let's Chat With Lindsay — Q&A Session With Lindsay Leiviska, Homeschool Mom of 3 and Founder of A Heart For All Students
Meet Lindsay Leiviska, brilliant educator and homeschool mom of 3.
She’s also the founder of A Heart For All Students, a site dedicated to helping homeschool families with neurodiverse kiddos.
Lindsay shares how podcasts fit into her home education plan and why Pinna is an excellent choice for every family — especially those with learning challenges.
8 Podcasts and Audiobooks With Mood-Boosting Benefits
Too much screen time can lead to symptoms of anxiety and depression in kids and teens so read on for creative ways to keep kids entertained without screens with Pinna.
Let's Chat With Sam Nisson — An Interview With Talented Pinna Podcast Creator And The Brain Behind Fan Favorite, The "Totally Unauthorized" Series
Back with another behind-the-scenes interview, let’s hear from podcast creator Sam Nisson.
A true creative at heart, Sam has helped put together fan favorite Pinna Original podcasts like Kyle’s Wild World and the Totally Unauthorized shows covering topics like Pokemon, Minecraft, and video games.
Fan Art Feature: Pinna Listener Violet Creates Dream Breachers Island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and You've Gotta Check it Out!
Have you ever dreamed you could visit the world of Dream Breachers? Well, dream no more! Dream Breachers and Pinna superfan, Violet, created “Breachtown,” an Animal Crossing island based on the Pinna Original podcast that recreates the world of Dream Breachers. You can visit Evan’s house and say hello to Dot and Sigmund, play games in the Arcade, camp out in Evan's backyard, and so much more! See if you can spot Nia, as well — but watch out for Henry! He’s lurking somewhere on the island...
Let's Chat — A Q&A Sesh With Talented Pinna Creative, Holly Gregory
Meet Holly Gregory! Pinna creator and collaborator on many Pinna Original shows and audiobooks!
Hear about her career prior to joining the Pinna family, the work she’s done with Pinna, her childhood aspirations, her travel goals, her current playlist, and so much more!
10 Purr-fect Pinna Picks For The Coolest Cats In Town (And Their Humans Too!)
If you have a kiddo that loves their kitty, you’re in for a treat. We're highlighting 10 podcast and audiobook titles for kids ages 3-12 featuring cats.
5 Playroom Decluttering Tips (And Why Pinna Audio Is The Perfect Choice For Minimalist Family Entertainment!)
Minimalism isn’t a new concept, but it’s becoming more well known with the recent release of bestselling books and popular TV shows touting its benefits.
Pinna is an awesome resource for keeping kids busy without acquiring more stuff to maintain. It's the perfect entertainment option for those in search of a clutter-free lifestyle!
7 Pinna Original Podcasts to Listen to With Kids When You're Looking to Beat the Heat This Summer
Whether you’re trying to beat the summer heat or keep kids entertained on a rainy day, we’re sharing 7 podcasts to listen to with kids when the weather keeps you stuck indoors.
10 Super Fun (And Low-Cost!) Playdate Ideas For Kids Of Any Age
Looking for new playdate ideas to refresh your kiddo’s social calendar?
We're sharing 10 low-cost playdate ideas for kids of any age — including some creative ways to incorporate your favorite Pinna podcasts into playdates with friends.
Pinna - Take 5: How Incorporating the Body's Five Senses Can Prevent the Dreaded 'Summer Slide' and Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long
How can you help keep your kids engaged and learning over the summer months and prevent the dreaded ‘summer slide’?
We've got you covered.
We're on a Roll — 6 Terrific Transportation Stories For Little Movers
Planes, trains & automobiles! For kids who like anything that goes, we've rounded up some great podcasts and audiobooks on Pinna to check out!
How Pinna's Innovative Audio Technology Gives Families a Truly Immersive Listening Experience
Learn how interactive stories encourage kids to play independently, giving parents a much needed break.
Plus, discover voice-activated interactive audio titles on Pinna!
How Parents And Teachers Can Teach Little Ones Their Alphabet With Podcasts, Audiobooks, And Music On Pinna
The ABC song…it’s a classic. And it’s a classic for a reason.
But you need more than that when your kiddo is ready to learn the alphabet.
In the blog post below, you’ll find a roundup of podcasts, audiobooks, and music to help your preschooler learn their ABCs.
Bonus: check out the educator section on the Pinna site for additional resources!
How To Nurture Your Child's Creative Writing Abilities With Resources From Pinna
Looking to give your kids a boost in the creative writing department? Check out this round-up as a great starting point!
Celebrate National Zoo and Aquarium Month This June With On-Theme Podcasts and Audiobooks Perfect For Your Next Summer Road Trip
June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month. It’s time to celebrate by planning your next family road trip – let Pinna keep you company on your drive. Check out our roundup of podcasts and audiobooks all about animals and life under the sea.
The Importance of Mindful Meditation for Kids and 4 Podcasts on Pinna to Help You Get Started
The practice of mindful meditation is something that we don’t often think about when it comes to our kids.
However, more and more research is coming out every day showing the benefits of implementing this important habit.
Why is meditation beneficial for kids?
Read on to find out!
3 Calming Stories For Kids Who Are Feeling A Bit Under The Weather And Need A Rest
When our kids wake up with a sick tummy or the sniffles, we want to encourage them to rest. Snuggling up with a good story is a wonderful solution.
Below, we’re sharing 3 funny and sweet stories for sick days — and all of them can be found on the Pinna platform with your subscription.
Let's Chat With Carly — One of the Co-Creators of Popular Pinna Original Hey Story Go!
Check out our behind the scenes interview with one of the co-creators of Hey Story Go, Carly Ciarrocchi. She talks how the show came to be, other Pinna projects she's worked on, and you can learn some fun facts about her and her co-creator Marc!
All About Teaching Kids Social Skills With the Princess Heart Series on Pinna
Learn how to help your kids work through their feelings! There are many effective ways to teach social skills, but a tried-and-true method is learning through stories. Check out the new audiobook series on Pinna that will help kids identify and work through challenging emotions.
Podcasters U: How to create a podcast at home featuring advice and resources from Pinna
Are your kids podcast listeners who want to become podcast creators? This is the place to start! We’ve got tips, tools, and tons of inspiration for them to make great podcasts.
Celebrate National Pet Month This May With Our Collection Of Delightful Stories For Dog Lovers
Celebrate your favorite furry friends for National Pet Month! Here are 10 Top-Notch Titles on Pinna for Dog Lovers!
10 Nature-Themed Stories The Whole Family Will Enjoy
We’re sharing 10 delightful stories with a nature theme for kids who love the great outdoors.
7 Garden Stories To Celebrate Springtime With Your Kids
Discover 7 delightful audiobooks and podcasts to offer encouragement to you and your kids as you start your springtime garden.
How Million Bazillion Can Help You Teach Your Kids About Money
We all want to raise financially literate kids. It’s one of the best ways we can give them a solid foundation for the future.
Below, we’re going to share a little bit about what topics are covered on Million Bazillion as well as 8 of our top tips for teaching your kids about money.
Looking for Spanish content? Check Out Our 20+ Spectacular Stories in Spanish on Pinna!
We're highlighting some of the Spanish content available on Pinna - with so much to choose from, there's definitely something for everyone!
In Need Of A Good Laugh? Celebrate National Humor Month With April's Episode Of 'One Small Act' And 30 Kid-Friendly Jokes To Share With The Fam!
What do you call a really sad strawberry? - A blueberry.
A laugh a day is the perfect way to put a spring in your step this April – while spreading kindness through humor!
6 Simple Strategies to Reduce the Effects of Blue Light Exposure Without Giving Up Screentime
Screens are an inevitable part of our everyday lives. So, how can we protect our kids and ourselves from the harmful effects of blue light exposure?
We’re sharing 6 ways to reduce the potentially harmful effects of blue light on their - and our - brains and bodies
Hear tons of new audiobooks On Pinna — Spring 2022
Pinna has tons of new audiobooks for you to listen, including standout series you will love. Check out the highlights and full list below!
Hear from the creator, Anne Richards, of Quentin & Aflie's ABC Adventures
Hear how Anne took the alphabet and turned it into an audio adventure that helps grow kids phonological awareness of letters and letter sounds!
Charge into Women's History Month With the Brand New Pinna Audiobook Series, Women Leading the Way
Celebrate the strong women who have made their mark on our nation’s history with the brand new Pinna Original interactive audiobook series, Women Leading the Way.
All About Sports: A Parent's Guide To Sports-Themed Content On Pinna
Whether your kiddo is a baseball legend or a soccer star, we’ve got you covered. Pinna has a ton of sports-related content geared towards your young athlete.
35 Encouraging Quotes On Education For The Teachers In Your Kid's Life
The educators in our children’s lives work tirelessly to inspire a love of learning that will last a lifetime. The next time you see a teacher, tell them thank you.
In the meantime, check out our roundup of 35 encouraging quotes for teachers.
Cats Knocking Things Off Tables: How Podcast Premises Can Come from Anywhere
Coming up with podcasts for Pinna is a family affair. Find out how the quirky podcast Cats Knocking Things Off Tables came about!
A sit down with Ash & Matt, Creators of Food Crimes on Pinna
Join us in our exclusive behind the scenes interview with Creators of the Pinna Original podcast, Food Crimes!
Celebrate Valentine's Day: 10 Pinna Stories Showcasing Love And Friendship This February
February is right around the corner and Pinna has exactly what you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids. ❤️
Active Listening: What It Is, Why It's Important, And How Pinna Can Help Foster This Key Life Skill
Effective communication is one of the most important life skills you can teach. Part of being an effective communicator is knowing how to listen with both your body and your brain.
22 Ways To Listen To More Audiobooks (or Podcasts) In 2022
If one of your goals is to read more with your kids, Pinna’s here for you. With an extensive — and growing! — library of audiobooks and podcasts, there’s always something new to pique your child’s interest.
10 Cozy Winter Listens Perfect For The Whole Family
Winter is here and with this time of year comes cold days and long nights. One way to beat the winter blues is to snuggle up with your kids and enjoy a good story.
A sit down with Natasha Tarpley, creator of the Pinna Original podcast Opal Watson: Private Eye
Join us in our exclusive behind the scenes interview with popular author and Pinna contributor, Natasha Tarpley. Creator of the Pinna Original, Opal Waston: Private Eye!
5 Easy Low-Cost (And Screen-Free!) Ways To Keep Kids Busy While They're Home For Winter Break
Looking for screen-free ways to keep your kids engaged and entertained while they’re out of school? Look no further. We’ve got 5 easy, low-cost, screen-free activities to try with your kids this winter break.
How Are Holidays Celebrated All Around The Globe? Celebrating Holidays Is A New Audiobook Series You'll Want To Check Out!
Discover Pinna's Celebrating Holidays audiobook series that teaches the traditions and cultures of different holidays celebrated around the world. Plus, you can listen alongside Pinna’s FREE teaching resources complete with activity sheets and other fun ideas to enhance your knowledge of each holiday.
25 Fun New Holiday Traditions To Start With Your Family This Year
‘Tis the season — Christmas is coming soon!
In preparation for the big day, we’ve rounded up 25 fun traditions you can start with your family this year.
Food Crimes Season 2 Appetizer — Was Justice Served in Season 1?
Food crimes are once again on the rise... will Judge Foodie and the kid-jury be summoned back for another season? Let's check in with our season 1 participants to confirm that's what's needed.
What's Leaving Pinna in 2021 (And What To Listen To Next!)
Looking for a new listen? We’ve got plenty of new material coming your way in 2022!
In the meantime, catch up on programs leaving the Pinna platform and see our top picks for what to listen to next.
Celebrating World Kindness Day: How 'One Small Act' Of Kindness During the Holiday Season Can Make A World Of Difference
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" - Aesop
To celebrate World Kindness Day, we’ve put together 25 simple ways your family can share kindness this holiday season - and beyond!
A Sitdown With Shira Ackerman, Educator And Children's Media Expert, On Developing Curriculum For The Pinna Platform
To extend the learning experience, Pinna works directly with educators to put together resources for the classroom that are aligned with national standards and adaptable for kids of varying ages and abilities. Hear from Shira Ackerman, a seasoned educator and curriculum developer, about the process that goes into creating teaching materials for the Pinna site.
Shake Up Your Listening Routine With Theme Weeks
From pop culture to dinosaurs, November is jam packed with podcasts, audiobooks, and more your kids will love!
An Exclusive Interview with the Star of Pinna Original Mystery Series, Opal Watson Private Eye— Let's Chat with Maya Graves!
To gear up for the second season of this exciting mystery series, Pinna sat down for a chat with the star, Opal Watson herself; or as family and friends know her, Maya Graves. In this candid interview, Maya shares how she got her start as Opal Watson, a bit about the recording process, what she has in common (and what she doesn’t!) with her character, and more.
The Ultimate Spooktacular Collection of (Screen-Free) Halloween Podcasts & Stories for Kids and Families
Halloween is just around the corner!
Check out our collection of spooktacular Halloween audio content that will keep you and your kids entertained all October long.
How to Teach Almost ANY Subject With Pinna: Part 2 — Writing
Are you a teacher or homeschool parent looking to supplement your curriculum with awesome audio?
We’re producing a series for educators showing you how it’s possible to teach almost ANY subject with Pinna. In today’s post, we’re breaking down how you can teach writing with Pinna.
Kid participation for our Pinna Original podcasts!
We have a bunch of opportunities for your kids to be on upcoming shows, and we’d love to hear from you! It’s easy, and you can record right from your computer.
9 Podcasts With a Focus On Literacy + Bonus Extension Activities
Looking to encourage a love of reading in your home or classroom?
Check out Pinna’s collection of podcasts with a focus on literacy + bonus extension activities!
How to Teach Almost ANY Subject With Pinna: Part 1 — Reading
Check out our series for educators showing you how it’s possible to teach almost ANY subject with Pinna. In today’s post, we’re breaking down how you can teach reading with Pinna.
FREE Teaching Tools and Extension Activities Available to Pinna Subscribers
If your students have enjoyed the wide range of audio content available on Pinna, it’s time to check out the educator resource section.
Keep Kids Entertained — Sans Screens — On Your Labor Day Road Trip This Weekend
We’re offering a fresh take on the topic — low-prep, easy, screen-free entertainment in the car.
A sit down with Sharon Bilman, founder of Monkey Bar Collective
Sharon is the face behind much of the Pinna content you and your kids listen to every day. She’s worked on productions like ExtraBLURT, ExtraBLURT Jr., Story Time with Benny and Buddy, A to Z Mysteries: Clue Club, Discover the Forest, and SO many more.
Why You Should Listen to Audiobooks With Your Kids — And a Booklist (Broken Down by Age!) to Get You Started
The benefits of listening to audiobooks include increased word exposure, improved comprehension, expanded vocabulary, exposure to new genres and styles, and access to entire libraries of content from any smart device.
How @FancyNancyin5th Uses Pinna in the Classroom - and Other Advice
Back to school is right around the corner - or already here for many of us - so we wanted to take a moment to connect with teachers to find out how they are using Pinna in the classroom!
Pinna for Parents: Parents Share Their Top Pinna Picks!
Pinna isn't just for kids – parents love it too for various reasons.
An Epic Collection of Classic and Reimagined Fairy Tales on Pinna
Fairy tales are classic stories told again and again, perfect for kids of every age. Check out Pinna’s collection of classic and reimagined fairy tales on the app today!
A sit down with Tara Altebrando, creator of Dream Breachers
Join us in our exclusive behind the scenes interview with popular author and Pinna contributor, Tara Altebrando. Creator of the Pinna Original, Dream Breachers and author of The Battle of Darcy Lane, and My Life in Dioramas, which can also be found as audiobooks on Pinna!
A sit down with Ron Roy on all things A to Z Mysteries!
Ahead of our Season 3 launch of A to Z Mysteries: Clue Club, we gave listeners the chance to Ask Ron Roy Anything! Here are some of our favorites from the interview.
Teach Your Kids All About Money With Million Bazillion on Pinna
Listen and learn where the concept of money comes from, why negotiation is an important skill, what effect advertisements have on the human brain, and how to save money when the temptation to spend is staring you in the face.
Drawing Inspiration From the Day to Day
Get a behind the scenes look into the inspiration for some of the most beloved characters or stories in the Pinna Original podcast Dream Breachers
6 Reasons Audiobooks are an Awesome Teaching Tool For Struggling Readers
Do you have a struggling reader? Keep reading for one simple teaching tool that is highly underrated, yet enormously effective.
Pinna Staff Summer Picks Are In - Hear What We Are Listening To... and Why!
The dog days of summer are upon us and we're sharing our favorite listens, perfect for the season!
Mealtime Moments: How Pinna's 'Daily Starter' Playlist Can Help You and Your Kids Bond Over Breakfast
While eating breakfast nourishes our bodies, sitting around the table together nourishes our hearts and minds.
Road Trip Picks: Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Music Perfect For Your Summer Vacation
If screens are your go-to choice for road trip entertainment, we’ve got an alternative the whole family will love — podcasts and audiobooks!
Listening to podcasts improves listening comprehension, literacy, and academic language
The truth is podcasts can also be a powerful tool for sparking joy and learning at home.
20 Ways Parents Can Prevent 'Summer Slide' With a Little Help From Pinna
Summer slide is a term coined for the weakening in academic performance that tends to occur when kids are out of school for 2-3 months on break.
Awesome Audio to Keep You and Your Kids Company While Exploring the Great Outdoors
If you’re itching to get outside, let us offer you the perfect summer soundtrack. Keep reading for our must-listen collection of outdoorsy podcasts, perfect for kicking off the season.
10 Super Simple Ways Teachers Can Fund a Pinna Subscription for The Classroom
Are you a teacher loving Pinna in your classroom? And are you looking for ways to fund a subscription? If you answered yes to both questions, keep reading!
We’ve got 10 ways teachers can fund a Pinna subscription for the classroom.
Kid involvement and participation on Pinna!
We're looking for your kids help with some of our Pinna Original podcasts.
Keep Kids Busy and Engaged This Summer With Theme Weeks From Pinna
Each week of summer, Pinna is highlighting content surrounding a particular theme.
For ten weeks, families can listen to a curated selection of audiobooks and podcast episodes handpicked by Pinna staff.
How Pinna's 'Decision Tree' Can Help You and Your Kids Choose What to Listen to Next
What do you do when you finish an awesome podcast? When there are no more episodes left and the next season isn’t out yet? Check out the Decision Tree!
Pinna Playlists: What They Are and How to Entertain and Educate Kids With Them Both at Home and in the Classroom
Learn how parents and teachers can use playlists both at home and in the classroom – as well as 37 primo Pinna Playlists worth checking out today!
Art Imitates Life in the Cover for My Life in Dioramas
Go behind the scenes to learn how the artwork for My Life in Dioramas was made. Hint: It's an actual diorama!
Why Music is Beneficial For Studying (and how Pinna can help!)
When your child is supposed to be paying attention to their assignments, it can be hard to tune everything out and get the work done.
Pinna has the solution!
The Definitive Guide to Listening to Audiobooks With Kids — all your questions answered!
If you’ve ever wondered how to listen to audiobooks with your kids, we’ve got your go-to guide right here
Hear What Pinna Staff are Listening for Spring - and Why!
With spring in the air and earbuds in our ears, we’re sharing our favorite listens for the season.
A sit down with Adam Gidwitz on all things Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest
Ahead of our Season 3 launch of Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest, we gave listeners the chance to Ask Adam Anything! Here are some of our favorites from the interview.
5 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fun for Kids!
22 Kids Podcasts, Audiobooks, & Music for Earth Day - or Any Day
Celebrate Earth Day every day by listening to these great podcasts, audiobooks, and albums about Mother Earth, recycling, nature, and all things green!
A Practical How-To Guide For Adding Podcasts to your Preschoolers Daily Routine
Attention parents of preschoolers! If you’ve got kids between the ages of three and five, you’re probably on the hunt for ways to keep them engaged and entertained. Podcasts are a great way to do that. Read on for our guide to implementing podcasts into your preschooler’s daily routine.
The Great Big List of Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Music your Tween Can't Resist
Tweens can be a hard-to-please crowd. We have, however, taken that to heart in the content we create. When we say we have awesome audio for kids ages 3-12, we mean it. Check out our top picks for tweens.
20 Funny Podcasts and Audiobooks to Get The Whole Family Laughing
Looking for a guaranteed laugh? You've come to the right place. Laugh along to this collection of funny podcasts and audiobooks guaranteed to make your kids (and you) LOL!
The Ultimate Playlist All About Animals - "Perrfect" for Kids 3-8
Check out our paws-down best playlist featuring animals - perrfect for any fan of our furry, feathered, or scaled friends!
Podcasts Are Making "World Storytelling Day" More Accessible for Parents and Teachers
Nowadays, podcasts have narrators that draw you in. They have realistic sound effects. At times, they even have a full cast of talented actors playing each part to perfection. Check out our list of podcasts to celebrate the power of storytelling all year round.
Celebrate Pi Day With These Fun Podcasts, Audiobooks, And Albums All About Math
Pi Day is right around the corner and not only do we celebrate with free pie but we also mark the occasion by listening to fun audio about math, money, and more!
6 Spring Break Staycation Ideas You Won't Wanna Miss
Spring break is upon us. If you’re choosing not to travel this year, don’t despair. There’s still plenty of fun to be had in or around your home! We’ve got 6 staycation ideas to make your 2021 spring break an experience you won’t wanna forget.
Women's History Month Resources on Pinna for Parents and Teachers
Read all about Pinna’s resources for celebrating Women’s History Month with your kids.
How to Adapt Podcasts to Work With Any Learning Style (and why parents need to know about this underrated teaching tool!)
Podcasts provide an awesome screen-free educational activity for kids of all ages. They’re engaging, entertaining, and cover a multitude of topics. Read on to find out how you can adapt podcasts for any learning style.
Why Emma-Made Lemonade is the Perfect Intro to Entrepreneurship for Kids
Introduce financial literacy and entrepreneurship to your kids with 25 business ideas they can try out!
The Truth About Food Crimes: What They Are and How to Spot Them
What is the Food Court? What is a Food Crime? We've got all the delicious answers!
8 Pinna Podcasts Perfect for Young Sleuths
Do you have an amateur detective on your hands? Maybe you’re one yourself. If your kids — or you — love to curl up with a good mystery novel, then keep reading. We’ve got just the thing for you.
Screen Fatigue in Kids: What it is, how to recognize the signs, and how to prevent it from happening
Many parents are working remotely while kids are home doing virtual school. On top of using screens for learning, often we need to rely on them to keep our kids entertained too. Enter screen fatigue. We've compiled a quick guide on what it is, how to recognize the symptoms, how to prevent it in kids, and how else you can keep them entertained screen-free!
The Learning Benefits and Pleasure of Listening to Podcasts and Audiobooks
Celebrate the power of reading aloud, or in our world, listening, with your kids on World Read Aloud Day (February 3rd) with a podcast or audiobook. Plus, with so many benefits of audio, you'll want to keep the fun, and learning, going every day!
Celebrate Valentine's Day with these Fun & Sweet Audiobooks
Share the love with these Valentine's Day audiobooks — perfect for teaching the importance of love and kindness.
Black History Month Resources on Pinna for Teachers and Homeschoolers
February is Black History Month, when achievements and contributions of African Americans to U.S. history are honored. We've compiled a comprehensive listening guide to cover this important topic both at home and in the classroom.
New Year, New You: How vision boards can help you and your kids set your intention for 2021
Vision boards are not only a fun art project, but they’re a great way to introduce the skill of goal-setting to kids of all ages. And there’s no better time to set goals than the new year!
How to Use Podcasts in Your Classroom and Curriculum
Podcasts provide great learning benefits to students but if you are not currently using them in your classroom, it may be hard to think of a good place to start. Here are some ideas from one of our curriculum experts!
Martin Luther King Jr Day Activities & Resources for Teachers and Homeschoolers
Check out our curated collection of lesson plans, curricula, and multimedia resources for teaching the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
31 Classic Children's Picture Books You Can Listen to With Your Kids
We've rounded up some classic tales you may remember from your childhood that your kids will love too!
Pinna staff share their favorite winter listens - and why!
Ever wonder what we, at Pinna, are listening to? We're sharing our current picks for the season. So snuggle up, and take a listen to these suggestions!
Using podcasts, audiobooks, and music to engage kids in STEM
How do you instill a love of science, technology, engineering, and math in your kids? With audio!
Bringing Dreams to Life: Behind the Scenes of Dream Breachers
How we made this: Get behind the scenes of the Pinna Original podcast Dream Breachers to learn how a global pandemic and innovative solutions created two worlds.
Fun & simple activities to engage your kids during and after listening to podcasts this winter break
Keep little hands busy over the winter break - or anytime - with fun activities the whole family can enjoy together.
32 screen-free ways to entertain your kids this winter break
At this point in the year, you may have run out of ideas to keep your kids entertained. Luckily, we've come up with a great list - all screen-free!
How homeschool families can use Pinna to jazz up their routine and make learning fun
Whether you’re a veteran homeschooler or new on the scene, podcasts and audiobooks are great resources and will quickly become a staple in your learning toolbox!
14 Christmas-Themed Audiobooks to Listen to this December
We’re officially 24 days away from Christmas and now is the perfect time to turn on anything holiday themed to get you to the big day!
How to Keep Your Kids Entertained on a Rainy Day - No Matter Their Mood
It's raining and you are out of ideas on how to keep your kids busy
The Origins of Dream Breaching and Why Some Stories are Just Better with Audio
Tara Altebrando, acclaimed middle-grade and young adult (YA) author shares how she decided to make Dream Breachers an audio-first story, and why it makes for a better podcast than a novel.
How listening to audio can spark a conversation with your kids
We've shared some tips on fostering an open line of communication with your kids - finding common ground through audio.
4 Sanity Savers for Road Tripping with Kids this Holiday Season
Wether it's a short or long trip, traveling with kids can be daunting. Fortunately, we've rounded up just 4 simple tips to make your next trip a positive one!
Fall Round Up: New and Noteworthy Podcasts & Audiobooks on Pinna
We've got new podcasts, episodes, and audiobooks that your kids are going to love!
15 podcasts that will engage your kids when you need time for yourself
We all need a break once in a while. Whether it's only for a few minutes or for a longer stretch of time, these podcasts will keep your kids entertained when you need it the most!
29 Things Kids & Families can do While Listening to Podcasts
Podcasts aren't just for car rides anymore! We've come up with 29 tasks and activities your kids - and family - can do solo or together while listening to podcasts. Who knows, maybe your kids will even start asking to do the laundry!?
Take the stress out of bedtime with a routine you can stick with
Bedtime with kids doesn't have to be a chore. We've laid out some expert tips and advice on how to get your kiddos to wind down for the night and look forward to bedtime.
Get in the Halloween spirit with these spooky podcasts & audiobooks for kids 3-12!
Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to set the mood than with spooky tales? From the not-so-scary to the true spine-chilling stories, we have your family covered with these spooktacular listens!