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A Practical How-To Guide For Adding Podcasts to your Preschoolers Daily Routine

Are you the parent of a preschooler?

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.

They’re screen-free, accessible from any smart device, and there’s something for every age group — little ones included.

Do you like the idea of podcasts, but wonder where they actually fit into your routine?

If that’s you, read on. We’ve got a preschool parent’s practical guide to implement Pinna audio at any time of day.

Let’s get started.

How Parents of Preschoolers can Add Pinna Audio to their Daily Routines

Morning Routine

  • Listen to a song from an album like Mixie’s La-La-La-Letters during teeth brushing time. It makes the perfect timer.
  • Play an episode of Mother Tongue or Eat Your Spanish while your child eats breakfast for a little language learning.
  • Start your day with a laugh by listening to a HiLL-LaRRy-uS Joke of the Day.
  • Listen to an episode of Noodle Loaf in the car on the way to school to learn all about music fundamentals in a way that is interesting and engaging to the littlest learners.
  • Work through big emotions with episodes of Daytime Explorers. The episodes are under 10 minutes and perfect for listening to while helping your child get dressed.
  • If you’re doing any preschool learning at home, listen to one episode of Quentin and Alfie’s ABC Adventures a week. It’s a great way to supplement your letter curriculum.

Afternoon Routine

  • Play an episode of Julie’s Library during lunch. Food always pairs well with a story. And there’s no better storyteller than Julie Andrews.
  • Listen to an episode of Sarah and Duck on the way home from school. These sweet, short stories encourage creativity and teach important problem-solving skills.
  • Molly and the Sugar Monster has short episodes that are perfect for afternoon snack time. Bonus: this podcast encourages healthy eating habits!
  • Get your kids up and moving to release some energy with Hey Story Go! – especially great when stuck indoors.
  • Take a moment out of your day to teach mindfulness with Relax and Be Happy.
  • A song from any of the They Might Be Giants albums is the perfect length for a two-minute toy pickup. (Hint: they also sing the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme song and Hot Dog Song so you know your kids are gonna love ‘em!)
  • Play an episode of Dirt Girl’s Nature Academy in lieu of your afternoon story time once or twice per week. Fun science lessons ftw!

Evening Routine

  • Gather the family for meal prep and listen to a story together — something episodic like Piper and the Dots will be fun for everyone and give you all something to look forward to each night.
  • Listen to any of Pinna’s upbeat albums for some fun mood music during dinner.
  • Turn on Kid Wash during bath time
  • A two-minute episode of The Ballad of Phineas McBoof or The Return of Phineas McBoof is the perfect length for brushing teeth before bed.
  • Play an episode of Bedtime Explorers or Peace Out each night to help your child wind down from the day.
  • Give your voice a rest and let Pinna take over the bedtime story once in a while with sweet stories from Mr. Poggle and Scamp.

The Wrap-Up

We’re all ears!

How will you add podcasts to your preschooler’s routine? We’d love to hear from you! Find us on all our social platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest – or email us at

Amy Thetford

Amy Thetford

Amy is a freelance writer and homeschooling mom to her tribe of tiny humans. She's fueled by coffee and the desire to do ALL. THE. THINGS. She blogs about all things motherhood at