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    Anyone got some good podcasts to recommend for kids (up to age 12ish)? We have recently listened to "Young Ben Franklin" and are working our way through "Six Minutes". Thinking of having DD10 listen to some podcasts (science, history, language etc.) regularly through the week as a way for us to find new things for her to do unit studies on. But really anything fiction or non-fiction would do as long as it is interesting and fun.

    It is our first day back for the new school year (DD10's last of primary/elementary and DD5's first full year at primary in public school) and I am wanting to make things a bit more fun for DD10 at home this year. Our house is pretty empty and quiet without DD5 here, as she is the family joker and was always doing silly things to make us laugh during the day. So I thought having some fun interesting podcasts to listen to each day together could break the sad, quiet cloud that seems to have descended over our house today.
    New Zealand-based. DD 10 (year 5 [NZ system]) homeschooled, and DD 5 (year 0 [NZ system]) who is currently trying out public school.

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    If you haven't heard them already, consider these two:

    Shabam (science & more wrapped in a fiction story):


    Short & Curly (ethics):

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    Have you tried Penn’s Sunday School? (He’s atheist. And that magician from Penn & Teller.) I havent listened, but Ive liked his tv shows. And hes a vegetarian for better health reasons.

    Sorry you dont like your house feeling too quiet!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


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    NPR has lots of great podcasts covering topics from science to music.

    Minute Earth and Minute Physics are good ones.

    I will have to look at our list. We have a few.
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    Thanks all. We tried one of Short and Curly this morning, and it was good. Will add the others to our list.

    Ha, its such a balance, was too noisy before and now its too quiet! Although not sure how long DD5 will stay at school. She asked me yesterday "does school have a finishing classroom?" and I could not quite get out of her what she meant, but I told her that you get a new classroom each year and you go to primary school for 6 years, then intermediate for 2 years, and finally highschool for 5 years and then you are finished. She did not seem so impressed with that and was like "oh...well I don't want to do that".
    New Zealand-based. DD 10 (year 5 [NZ system]) homeschooled, and DD 5 (year 0 [NZ system]) who is currently trying out public school.

    Freelance copyeditor, specializing in scientific text, who will make mistakes in my posts (I don't self-edit).

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