The Best Spanish Podcasts for Kids (Spanish Learners and Bilingual Kids!)
Spanish podcasts for kids

Publication: Sep 16, 2020

Inside: A guide to the best Spanish podcasts for kids. 

Podcasts are exploding in popularity now. This means lots of new Spanish podcasts for kids are coming out too!

Whether you are trying to learn “un poquito de español” with your kiddos, or have bilingual kids and want to enrich their language skills, I’ve got something for everyone.

In our house, the balance naturally veers towards English. Even though we live in Peru, we’re mostly home (thanks to quarantine!) and English is the language my kids use when playing with each other.

We know that reading and listening are the foundation to language learning, even before speaking and writing. According to Stephen Krashen,

Real language acquisition develops slowly, and speaking skills emerge significantly later than listening skills, even when conditions are perfect. The best methods are therefore those that supply “comprehensible input” in low anxiety situations, containing messages that students really want to hear. These methods do not force early production in the second language, but allow students to produce when they are “ready,” recognizing that improvement comes from supplying communicative and comprehensible input, and not from forcing and correcting production.

Because of this, whenever I notice some lag in language, my go-to is providing more input. Recently, I’ve been turning on Spanish podcasts during lunch, quiet playtimes, or bedtime, to sneak in a little more Spanish input.

Read on for some great suggestions to develop those listening skills through podcasts we enjoy in our home!

Spanish podcasts for kids

Related: Top Spanish Podcasts for Teens and Adults

TOP SPANISH PODCASTS FOR KIDS

If you type something like “cuentos infantiles” into a Podcast app, you’re going to get a ton of results. My kids and I have been busy checking out different podcasts to create this list of recommendations, so you don’t have to sort through it all yourself.

Please do remember that I haven’t vetted every single episode on every Podcast and recommend you check them out yourself before using them with your family. In one Podcast, for example, the story about Cinderella went on and on about the stepsisters arguing over being “gordita” and measuring their waists. Not really something I want my kids to be listening to, even if it’s rated G! 

This is an extensive list, so if there’s something specific you’re looking for, click on that section below. Otherwise, take your time and browse these suggestions!

If you find any information here is outdated or incorrect, please let me know in the comments so I can keep everything up to date. Let’s get started!

PODCASTS FOR SPANISH LEARNERS

These are podcasts specifically designed for children and teens still learning Spanish.

eat your spanish podcast

1. EAT YOUR SPANISH

Level: Beginners
Ages: 3-8

This is one of the few podcasts I’ve come across specifically for Spanish learners who are beginners. The audio is a mix of both English and Spanish, and introduces small bites of Spanish through music, games, and conversation. One of the hosts has a background in Montessori-based teaching, so the show has a gentle feeling and flow to it. Kids can listen, repeat, and sing along. So far, there are two seasons with 40+ episodes and all can be found on Spotify.

Eat Your Spanish on Android
Eat Your Spanish on Apple

Spanish stories for kids podcast

2. SPANISH STORIES FOR KIDS

Level: Intermediate 
Ages: 4-9

You can find many Spanish podcasts based on classic stories and fairytales, but this one is the best I’ve found for Spanish learners who aren’t 100% fluent. The audio is clear and spoken more slowly than lots of other options, and each episode is introduced in English by the storyteller’s son. You can listen to 22 episodes so far, and they are all available on Spotify too.

Spanish Stories for Kids on Android
Spanish Stories for Kids on Apple

3. DUOLINGO PODCAST

Level: Intermediate 
Ages: 13+ (depending on the episode- not all are school-friendly)

This Spanish learner podcast is hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of Radio Ambulante, and carries the same excellence in quality. Though several episodes are not kid-friendly (you’ll have to take a look and see if each episode is a good fit for your kids/students), I’m including it here because it’s hard to find podcasts older bilingual kids or Spanish learners would enjoy. The narrative goes back and forth between English and Spanish, and average about 20-25 minutes long. All episodes are on Spotify as well.

DuoLingo Podcast
DuoLingo Podcast on Apple

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    CLASSIC STORY PODCASTS FOR SPANISH SPEAKING KIDS

    These are podcasts specifically designed for bilingual kids and based on classic fables, fairytales, legends, and stories.

    cuentos encantados podcast

    1. CUENTOS ENCANTADOS

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 5-10

    I really like this collection of “magical stories,” which contains a mix of the classic tales like Ricitos de Oro and a few new stories too. You can find most of the famous fairytales and fables, here, with really nice audio and music (I’m picky about the background making the narration hard to understand!). The podcast features two storytellers and most of the episodes last 10-20min. So far, there are 50+ episodes and all can be found on Spotify.

    Cuentos Encantados
    Cuentos Encantados on Apple

    cuentos infantiles podcast

    2. CUENTOS INFANTILES POR ANDRÉS ESCOBAR GARCÍA 

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 4-8

    This podcast for bilingual kids featured dozens of classic fairy tales, fables, and some more modern stories. Each brief episode (most are less than 10 minutes) features a short telling of a famous story, which creator Andrés Escobar García recorded for his son “and anyone else who would like to listen. All can be found on Spotify.

    Cuentos Infantiles
    Cuentos Infantiles on Apple

    spanish podcasts for kids

    3. CUENTAS AVENTURAS

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 5-10

    This long-standing podcast is a huge collection with over 80 stories, fables, and jokes for kids to listen to in Spanish (so far). It includes everything from classic Aesop’s fables to Beatrix Potter to fairy tales and biographies.

    Cuentas Aventuras
    Cuentos Infantiles on Apple

    erase una vez podcast

    3. ÉRASE UNA VEZ…/ CUENTOS INFANTILES BY ONÍRICA

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 7-10

    This is another collection of famous stories, mixed in with a season of “spooky tales” that were produced as a series. The podcast features high-quality audio and beautiful music as a background in the later stories. So far, there are 20+ episodes and all can be found on Spotify.

    Érase una vez
    Érase una vez on Apple

    tres cuentos

    4. TRES CUENTOS

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 7-12

    Tres Cuentos is a wonderfully-produced podcast for kids that narrates traditional folk tales and legends from all across Latin America. According to their site, they are “dedicated to the historical, literary and traditional narratives of Latin America.” The Spanish version is definitely best for advanced Spanish speakers/listeners, but get this: it’s bilingual, so intermediate listeners could always listen first in English and then practice with the Spanish version!

    Tres cuentos
    Tres cuentos on Apple

    MORE PODCASTS FOR SPANISH SPEAKING KIDS

    These are podcasts for bilingual kids that aren’t just classic stories.

    allegro mágico podcast

    1. ALLEGRO MÁGICO

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 4-10

    Allegro Mágico is a beautiful podcast in Spanish that introduces kids to classical music. Each episode is designed to expose children to famous classical pieces and tell the story behind them, and more recent episodes introduce music from different countires. The creator is a native speaker from Mexico who wanted to have something to play in the background while her children played or rode around in the car. This one is perfect for families to listen to together, and best for bilingual kids. There are currently 75+ episodes.

    Allegro Mágico
    Allegro Mágico on Apple

    minuto y medio

    2.  MINUTO Y MEDIO DE PAZ PARA NIÑOS Y FAMILIAS

    Level: Intermediate 
    Ages: 3-10

    These are 1.5-minute guided meditations for kids to help them relax and take a moment to breathe deep. This would be a nice addition to bedtime or even as a brain break. All the episodes are available on Spotify.

    Minuto y medio de paz para niños y families on Apple

    3. RADIO AMBULANTE FOR KIDS

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 9-15

    These are 10 special episodes produced by Radio Ambulante for kids, though I think it would appeal most to middle or high school age listeners. The episodes are true stories about different topics like sports, history, music, and more.

    Radio Ambulante para niños
    Radio Ambulante para niños en Google

    4. SESAME EN LA COMUNIDADES

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 2-5

    This podcast features audio content from Sesame Street videos in Spanish, designed to help families address themes like health and emotions. According to the podcast, “Algunos de los temas y el contenido presentados en los videos son delicados por lo se recomienda que usted vea estos videos antes de verlo con un niño.” There are 26 episodes so far, and all are under 5 minutes. There are more Sesame Street podcasts for kids in Spanish, with varying themes, and I’ll link to them below!

    Sesame en la comunidades on Apple
    Sesame en la comunidades on Google

    Listos para la escuela on Apple
    Listos para la escuela on Google

    Las aventuras de gastar, ahorrar y compartir con Elmo on Apple

    rescate podcast

    5.  CUENTOS INFANTILES AL RESCATE

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 5-9

    These stories are unique in that each is designed to help kids work through a specific emotions like shyness, frustration, or adapting after a move.

    Cuentos Infantiles al Rescate
    Cuentos Infantiles al Rescate on Apple

    6. TUMBLE EN ESPAÑOL

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 7-12

    There are only 6 episodes so far (and three of them are only available on the free app Himalaya currently), but this is a really well-done science show my kids love, so I’m including it. Hopefully they will continue translate more! The first three episodes are on Spotify.

    Tumble en Español
    Tumble en Español on Apple

    7. COMETA COLÍN

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 7-12

    Cometa Colín answers questions about different themes like how the Ancient Egyptian pyramids were built and how humans first went to the moon. There are 16 episodes so far, and all are available on Spotify.

    Cometa Colin
    Cometa Colin on Apple

    la estacion azul

    8. LA ESTACIÓN AZUL

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 3-8

    La estación azul de niños is a family radio show created for children 3 and up. The episodes center on children’s literature, conversation, play, music and imagination. For me, the overall sound is a little bit chaotic, but for kids who are 100% fluent and looking for a radio show that’s more than a simple story or read-aloud, this could be a good alternative!

    La estación azul

    READ-ALOUD PODCASTS IN SPANISH FOR KIDS

    Here you can find read-alouds from books, for kids to listen in in Spanish! If you have some of these picture books and would like to hear the read-aloud by a native speaker, be sure to search these podcasts!

    hoy quiero

    1. HOY QUIERO CONTARLES

    Level: Intermediate – Advanced
    Ages: 5-10

    These read-alouds are selected and presented by Anya Damirón, “una escritora y cuentacuentos Dominicana.” The quality and sound effects on this show are great, and included many titles that were new to us. There are more than 27 episodes and you can find them on Spotify.

    Hoy Quiero Contarles
    Hoy Quiero Contarles on Apple

    me lees un cuento

    2. ¿ME LEES UN CUENTO?

    Level: Intermediate – Advanced
    Ages: 6-10

    Created by the Editorial Hola Monstruo. this podcast is based on read-alouds of their books, along with some retellings of movies. The episodes range from 10 -30 minutes and can be found on Spotfiy.

    Hola Monstruos
    Hola Monstruos on Apple

    3. PURO CUENTO

    Level: Intermediate – Advanced
    Ages: 5-9

    This is a delightful story-based podcast with high-quality music and stories that range between 2-10 minutes. It’s a mix of favorite books and many that are new to us. All the episode are available on Spotify.

    Puro Cuento
    Puro Cuento on Apple

    4. CUENTOS INFANTILES CON LA TÍA BOTAS

    Level: Intermediate – Advanced
    Ages: 4-8

    This podcast is a mix of stories and songs, which also happen to be available on YouTube with the text visible for reading along. The first four seasons are comprised of original stories by La Tía Botas, and beginning in the fifth season, read-alouds are included.

    Cuentos Infantiles con La Tía Botas
    Cuentos Infantiles con La Tía Botas on Apple

    RELIGIOUS PODCASTS FOR SPANISH SPEAKING KIDS

    Here are Bible stories and other religious-based podcasts for bilingual families!

    biblia podcast para niños

    1. LA BIBLIA PARA TODOS LOS NIÑOS

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 4-10

    This Podcast tells Bible stories in short episodes that are usually 10 minutes or less. Though there are 60 episodes so far, only 20 are on Apple and you have to go to their site (below) to listen to all 60.

    La Biblia Para Todos Los Niños
    La Biblia Para Todos Los Niños on Apple

    spanish kids podcast

    2. TORÁ TO GO KIDS

    Level: Advanced
    Ages: 4-10

    These “Cuentos con mensaje” The podcast includes more than 300 episode and can be found on Spotify as well.

    Torá To Go Kids
    Torá To Go Kids on Apple

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    1. This is awesome! Thank you for putting this list together. I can’t wait to start listening to these with my son.

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