1) WOW IN THE WORLD

Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz host NPR's first podcast for kids (and their grown-ups!). The podcast explores the wonders of our world, outer space, science and technology.  Recent episode topics include the musical taste of cheese, singing mice, the mystery of zebra stripes, and how all kinds of animals use their facial muscles to communicate in the wild.

2) KIDNUZ

KidNuz keeps kids in-the-know. This weekday, non-partisan, five-minute podcast presents the news in a kid-friendly format. It covers current events, entertainment, sports, science, politics and more.

3) WHAT IF WORLD

If your child is full of "what if?" inquiries, this podcast is for him. In this weekly storytelling podcast, Mr. Eric takes real "what if?" questions from kids and spins them into stories. Recent episodes include "What if worms wore pajamas and played with toys?"; "What if my lunch lady was an octopus and the sky had a mouth?"; and "What if kids love chores?"

4) BRAINS ON!

This weekly science-themed podcast is co-hosted by a different kid each week along with a public radio reporter. Together, they explore a variety of thought-provoking topics evident in recept episodes like "Thinkin Stinkin: Why We Smell," "Forever Echo: Can a Sound Wave Go On Forever?" "Why are Smartphones so Hard to Put Down?" and "Flush! Where Does our Poo and Pee Go?"

5) LITTLE STORIES FOR TINY PEOPLE

This podcast features original audio stories for young children with particular attention given to the wonderfully whimsical sense of humor little kids possess.

6) THE ALIEN ADVENTURES OF FINN CASPIAN

This serialized science-fiction story for kids currently boasts 154 episodes (start at the beginning). Each installment is 15 - 20 minutes long. The story focuses on an 8-year-old boy aboard an interplanetary exploratory space station. Together with his friends, Finn Caspian explores unchartered planets, encounters occasional aliens and solves mysteries.

7) BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS

Award-winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde hosts this podcast where young readers can enjoy book readings and discussion. The podcast includes a celebrity reading from each episode's featured book. In addition, the author joins the show to answer kids' questions.

8) THE PAST & THE CURIOUS

This fun podcast explore the histories behind a cornucopia of topics, including inventions, toys, shipwrecks, spies, the Statue of Liberty, the "Happy Birthday" song and lots more.

9) BUT WHY?

This podcast aims to answer the curious questions kids have about the world around them. Recent episodes include "Why is Sugar Bad for You?" "Do Skunks Like Their Own Smell?" "Who Makes the Laws?" "Why do Giraffes Have Purple Tongues?" and "Why Don't Spiders get Stuck in Their Webs?"

10) DREAM BIG

Nine-year-old fourth-grader Eva Karpman and her mom, Olga, host this podcast aiming to inspire kids to pursue their passions in life and to take the action necessary to make your dreams come true. The 15- to 20-minute episodes include interviews with world-class performers who are living their dreams.