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Listenwise News Bites is a current events podcast for young listeners featuring fun, interesting, relevant news stories that keep kids engaged, informed, and entertained. Veteran public radio journalist Monica Brady-Myerov poses thought-provoking questions following each news story that listeners can ponder or discuss with family members, teachers, or classmates. News Bites is produced by Listenwise, an award-winning learning platform using podcasts to improve students’ listening and literac ...
 
Goop Tales is a favorite storytelling podcast among parents. Visit gooptales.com and discover over 70 original audio stories for kids filled with whimsy and wonder for young listeners ages 3 to 9, but fun for curious minds of any age! This podcast for kids is a great way to engage the other senses while escaping the screen zombies and experiencing entertainment and education in a new way. Let Maria's clear and slow voice beguile the youngsters with age appropriate stories for kids, songs and ...
 
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Do you know a child who thinks they know EVERYTHING, all the time? If someone came to mind, head over to Goop Tales, an amazing podcast for kids. Join Knowitall on his journey through Indonesia to find out what happens! To see all the photos that go with this story visit http://gooptales.com/episode87 By listening to these great family-friendly pod…
 
Is there a child in your life who just loves to whine, moan, and complain? They are a joy to be around...until something doesn’t go quite their way. If a little one just floated into your mind’s eye, drop them into Goop World, where the playful Goops will teach them how to confront challenges without complaints as they travel in time and meet new f…
 
The Behind the Story Series was designed to accompany the regular story episodes and provide more information about the places the goops travel to. While writing for Episode 85 - Illdoit and the Street Signs of Tokyo, I found out so many interesting things about the billboards that ornate the city Tokyo and the Japanese alphabet, also known as Hira…
 
Do you know a little one who is eager to do just about anything? They are always willing to help out and want to be the first to complete something, no matter the task. If a child just popped into your head, send them to Goop World, where the fun-loving Goops will teach them how to make the most of this trait as they explore the world and meet new …
 
The Behind the Story Series was designed to accompany the regular story episodes and provide more information about the places the goops travel to. While writing for Episode 84 - Playalina and the Vulcan of Roma, I found out so many interesting things about THINGS. Are you curious to find out what I learned? If you haven’t already listened to Episo…
 
Do you know a child that wants to play all the time, even when it’s time to do chores or homework? They are creative and can turn anything into a game, but when it comes time to settle down, they aren’t sure what to do. If a youngster is coming to mind, send them over to Goop World, where the adorable Goops will teach them how to handle this habit …
 
The Behind the Story Series was designed to accompany the regular story episodes and provide more information about the places the goops travel to. While writing for Episode 83 - Fixem and the Red Sand Dunes of Saudi Arabia, I found out so many interesting things about sand cats and deserts in general. Are you curious to find out what I learned? If…
 
Do you know a child who is always fixing something...even when it’s not broken? They’ll take something apart and put it back together in a matter of minutes! If a little one just popped into your head, send them over to Goop World, where the fun-loving Goops will teach them how to handle this habit as they travel around the world in one of the best…
 
The Behind the Story Series was designed to accompany the regular story episodes and provide more information about the places the goops travel to. While writing for Episode 82 - Sweettoothia and the Egyptian Pharaohs, I found out so many interesting things about Mummies, Pharaohs and Egypt in general. Are you curious to find out what I learned? If…
 
Do you know a child who can’t keep their hands off sweets? Then it’s time to introduce them to Sweettoothia, who will teach them how to improve this habit as they learn about history, culture, and the environment all around the world in one of the most entertaining fiction story podcasts on the web. Sweettoothia’s journey through the Egyptian Museu…
 
The Behind the Story Series was designed to accompany the regular story episodes and provide more information about the places the goops travel to. While writing for Episode 81, I found out so many interesting things about the Ghan Luxury Train, the Australian Outback and wildlife in the area. Are you curious to find out what I learned? If you have…
 
Is there a child in your life who gets mad at just about everything? If so, send them on over to Goop World, where the Goop kids will help them learn important lessons as they travel and meet helpful animal friends in one of the best podcasts for kids. Madam and Madatem’s experience on the Ghan train teaches kids to appreciate what they have and no…
 
While I get inspiration from real places, I do take some creative liberties compared to real life. For example, while writing the story for episode 80 - Sarcasta in the Belly of a Whale, I ended up doing quite a bit of research about the seas around Thailand, whales, seafoam, and other facts related to marine biology. Are you curious to find out wh…
 
Do you know a child who can’t get one sentence out without being sarcastic? If a youngster in your life just came to mind, it’s time to send them into Goop World, where the Goop boys and girls will help them learn important moral lessons as they travel and meet many animal friends in one of the best educational podcasts for kids. Sarcasta’s experie…
 
Join Afraido as he takes a trip to the Devil’s Cauldron in Ecuador. He meets a group of alpacas on his search for a quiet place and instead ends up on a wild adventure. He is forced to face down his fears in the middle of a rushing waterfall? Will he be able to? Will his fears disappear or overtake him? Find out at http://gooptales.com/afraido…
 
Come along with Mischiefa as she gets herself into mischief. Mischief is quite naughty and after tricking her friend, Afraido, she ends up sledding all the way to the Blarney castle in Ireland. She is immediately surrounded by seven mysterious stones. Two of them are under a curse. Will Mischiefa be able to break the curse and set the stones free? …
 
Come along with Yuckadoo as he makes notes of all the foods he doesn’t like before he even tastes them. He decides he doesn’t like a beignet that is offered to him and thus begins his journey down a beignet and into the Dead Sea. In the Dead Sea he encounters salty salty water and the curse of the three mummies. Will he escape their curse? Find out…
 
Come along with Icantdecida as she battles a gummy worm and ends up going to one of the largest candy stores in the world, Candylicious. There she meets a helpful cinnamon bear who helps her navigate the do's and don'ts of Candylicious. When Icantdecida absentmindedly bites the head off a gummy worm she finds herself chased by an army of worms. Wil…
 
Come along with the very first set of Goop triplets as they travel to Northeastern India. Stareoffintospacer, Compeeta and Remindo find themselves traveling Cherrapunji and discovering ancient bridges made of roots. The roots are alive and they have feelings. After being disrespectful Compeeta finds herself hanging from a root bridge with a raging …
 
This week we look at how a COVID-19 superspreading event seems to have created a cluster of COVID cases at the White House, including President Trump and the First Lady. Also board games are surging in popularity as people have more time at home. For student reflection: What can you do to stay healthy and keep those around you safe?…
 
Come along with DrawUm as he draws his way into Buenos Aires where he is met by a pack of stray dogs. The strays infuse some magic into DrawUm’s chalk and he ends up going on a wild ride all over the streets of Buenos Aires as he is chased by a dog catcher. Will he elude the dog catcher? Can he draw his way out of this dilemma and save the strays? …
 
This week we look back on the 57th anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington at a time when marches for racial justice are demanding change. We learn about zoos reopening from the pandemic and 11-year-old Gui Khury who became the first skateboarder to land a 1080-degree spin during quarentine. For student reflection: Do you think public m…
 
Come along with Dilly Dally as she journeys to Alexandria Bay, New York, the land of a thousand islands. Along the way she meets a beautiful old steam yacht named Kestrel. Kestrel is full of grace and mystery but she may have a ghost. Dilly Dally doesn’t believe in ghosts and isn’t afraid but will her views be changed? Find out at gooptales.com/dil…
 
Come along with Bragger as he travels to the Thorne Miniature collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Bragger ends up meeting a lovely American painting of a woman named Emily, a French orange, and a beautiful French painting of a woman named Sophie. He is pursued by a small human girl named Amelia who wants him for a pet and a determined secur…
 
This week we hear about how masks can protect you and others in this pandemic. Also, we revisit the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC. As Confederate statues and other symbols of racism are being dismantled around the country, some people are calling for this statue’s removal, too. For student reflection: Do you think learning that masks prot…
 
Join Bossylina as she bosses her way right through a hole in the forest floor and lands at the bottom of a crater in Java. Can Bossylina climb her way out of a tall, steep crater? or will she keep falling right back down to the bottom? She is going to need help to get out but she may just scare off the help with her bossiness. Find out what happens…
 
This week's news showcases Mississippi's flag, the last state flag with the Confederate emblem, which is now being removed. And some NBA teams are stepping up to help with voting during the pandemic. For student reflection: What can be done to make voting accessible, especially during a pandemic?
 
Come along with Fallo on a trip to Chile. Fallo falls into a mirror lake and ends up in the Atacama Desert of Chile, which looks like the moon. He befriends a funny flamingo named Pink Lemonade who tells him all about La Fuerza, who keeps intruders out of the desert. Will La Fuerza come for Fallo and will he escape? Find out at gooptales.com/fallo.…
 
Come along with Ignora as she ignores the rules and finds herself in the Starfield Library in Seoul, Korea. She meets a book on happiness that teaches her a survival skill she must use in order to combat the book of black magic and save the other books in the library. Will she make it to the very top shelf of the library and find the hidden book th…
 
This week news is about how systemic racism is driving thousands of people across the country to protest for change. Also, the lock down during the pandemic has meant fewer cars on the road, which means it's safer for bikes, especially women on bikes in Pakistan. For student reflection: What do you think can be done to create positive change where …
 
This weeks news focuses on protests happening in cities around the country following the death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody. And we hear from a grocery store cashier who is on the front lines of the pandemic. For student reflection: What can you do to protect essential workers? For more current events go to Listenwise.com…
 
Come along with Pushem as he travels to an icy lake in Siberia. His entire world freezes over and he gets stuck inside an ice block and is swatted around by an angry tiger. Will the tiger, Darkhaan, break through the ice and get to Pushem? Find out at gooptales.com/pushemBy Maria Calanchini
 
This week's episode looks at how school leaders are looking for alternatives to traditional, in-person high school graduations. And dogs and their incredible sense of smell are being trained to detect COVID-19. For student reflection: What other ways do you think dogs might be trained to help humans? For more current events go to Listenwise.com…
 
This week's episode looks at why farmers are throwing away food during the pandemic. And we hear how students in one community are helping their elderly neighbors. Also in Florida, cold weather means falling iguanas. For student reflection: What can you do to help people during the coronavirus pandemic? Listen to more current events at: listenwise.…
 
In this week's news we'll explore how contact tracing works. And a new toilet paper company in Maine stepped up production just as the coronavirus crisis hit. And do you miss your school building? One student did so he recreated it on Minecraft. For student reflection: What other skills, other than being a good listener, do you think are important …
 
Come along with Forgetta as she travels to the sea of red lotus in Thailand. Forgetta has an awfully hard time remembering important things so she ties string around her fingers. One day she sees a fuschia string on her finger and can't remember why it is there. She ends up at a rice paddie that turns black due to her touch. In order to avoid the c…
 
In this week's news we'll explore what going to school might look like in the fall. And will you be shaking hands once social distancing ends? A look at the history of the handshake and why it may become "history". Also, a lonely dog radio show. For student reflection: When school starts again in the fall what are some ways you think schools can ke…
 
This week in the news we look at how shortages of protective gear for health care workers is putting them in danger. And we visit some animals at the zoo, who are lonely without visitors. And you will learn what alligators can teach us about social distancing. For student reflection: reflect on what zoo animal you'd want to take care of and why. Fo…
 
Are you a teacher with students who have limited access to wifi or laptops? Are you running out of ideas to keep your kids engaged in high quality, fun learning? The Listenwise News Bites podcast combines NPR news stories selected for young listeners with instructional activities. Listen on wifi, or download for an easy, offline way to engage young…
 
Come along on an adventure to Uganda. Join Hogger as he travels to Uganda and meets with a kob, hippos, a baby gorilla, and thousands of bees. Who will become his friend and who will chase him across a tea plantation? Find out at https://gooptales.com/goop-boys/HoggerBy Maria Calanchini
 
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