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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).

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.

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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 "Edutain" 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.

5 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fun for Kids!

Spring has sprung, and it's time for the annual spring cleaning. Here are some tips to get your kids involved and make it fun!

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.

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!