Are you looking to beat the heat this summer?
Many families are opting to stay indoors where it’s cool, but then fall into the dreaded trap of too much screen time.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with letting your kids enjoy a favorite TV show or video game. But as with all things, balance is the key.
As a matter of fact, if you want to reduce the harmful effects of too much blue light from screen time, check out this post before you scroll any further.
Now, onto today’s topic…is it possible to keep your kids entertained indoors without resorting to screens all day?
Below, we’re sharing 7 podcasts to keep your kids busy when it’s too hot to play outside.
7 Podcasts to Listen to When You’re Looking to Beat the Heat This Summer
1. If you've got little ones on the move, check out Hey Story Go!
When it’s too hot to go outside and your tiny tots are climbing the walls, Hey Story Go! will encourage them to move their bodies and release all that pent up energy. Hey Story Go! is a fantastic way to engage both bodies and brains.
2. If you want a brain bender, check out all three titles in the Escape series.
Pinna’s first foray into voice-activated interactive storytelling, the Escape series provides kids with an immersive audio experience unlike any other. The three titles in the Escape series — Escape the Marshmallow Dream Forest, Escape the Haunted House, and Escape the Sinking Ship — will keep you guessing ‘til the very end.
3. If your kiddos are looking for a fun summer project, check out Podcasters U.
Do your podcast listeners hope to one day be podcast creators? If you’re looking to provide your kids a constructive (and screen-free!) way to beat the summer heat, producing their own podcast is an excellent choice. Check out Podcasters U and our blog post with resources and printables, free to subscribers.
4. If your kids have dreams of starting their own business, check out Emma Made Lemonade.
Are your kids looking to make some quick cash while out on school break? If so, Emma Made Lemonade is an awesome motivator. Let your kids listen to Emma Made Lemonade and then brainstorm their own summer business plan.
5. If you have animal lovers at home, check out Kyle’s Wild World and Hamster Hot Takes.
Who says you can’t learn anything while on summer break? In fact, if you’re hoping to help prevent the dreaded ‘summer slide’, then audio entertainment is a fantastic resource — especially Kyle’s Wild World and Hamster Hot Takes where your kids will learn all sorts of fun facts about animals!
6. If you’re looking to encourage imaginative play, check out The Start.
The Start is the perfect start to any creative pursuit. If you’re looking to encourage screen free fun at home this summer, play your kids a soundscape from The Start and see where it leads. Think of each episode as a fun twist on the traditional writing prompt — except, your kids aren’t limited to writing. Maybe they’ll make up a new game, write a poem, or draw a picture. We don’t know, but no doubt it’ll be good!
7. If you’ve got a budding artist in your midst, check out Anytime Art.
Anytime Art offers ten creative projects you can do at home guided by a kind and helpful teacher taking you step-by-step from start to finish. Each project has five episodes — allowing you to do one each weekday — perfect for a project per week throughout the summer.
Pinna is an excellent tool for screen-free learning and fun all year round. Keep your kids engaged and entertained with Pinna’s comprehensive and growing library.
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