Additionally, unlike TV or other forms of screen time that can overstimulate and waste so much of our time and thoughts, Biblical podcasts help us to engage our minds in a useful and edifying way. We can listen to them while we get ready in the morning, in the car, while we do other daily tasks around the home, and even when we are unwinding and relaxing at the end of the day.
Recently, it dawned on me to search out theologically sound and instructive podcasts for my daughter. No matter how much we try to avoid overuse or dependence on screens, the temptation is always there. That’s why I am glad for a better alternative to offer my daughter when she needs direction for something to do. And yes, kids still have to use a device to listen, but because they are listening rather than watching, they are actively using their minds and imaginations!
I also love that someone else is speaking into my child’s heart and mind. This may sound weird at first, but my husband and I don’t want to be the only ones speaking into my daughter’s life. She needs a multitude of teachers — Godly men and women speaking the same truths to her heart! The more people and places she can hear the truths of God’s Word shared with her on her level of understanding, the better!
So, I’d love to share with you five of our favorite Bible podcasts for little children! This isn’t just for parents. Grandparents, aunts and uncles, babysitters, Sunday school teachers, or anyone who regularly interacts with kids — these podcasts are great resources for children themselves and you too! They are a great reminder of how to share big truths in a simple way.
2. Tiny Theologians Podcast
Created by Amy Gannett, Tiny Theologians is an incredible source of Bible study tools for children. When Amy noticed the lack of resources for teaching children the rich truths of God’s Word, she decided to make them herself. She had produced numerous theologically rich study tools for children, starting at age 2 and going all the way to age 14! Because we’ve used many of these resources with our daughter in the past, we were ecstatic to find they have recently created and released a Tiny Theologians Podcast!
Each episode lasts about 15 minutes and is told from the viewpoint of two children, Tory and her younger brother TJ, as they discover the attributes of God. The first two seasons of the podcast plan to follow and correspond to Tiny Theologians the ABCs of God Attributes Card Set, one of the site's best sellers.
One of the many things we love about this podcast is that each episode includes a little song to help children learn and remember each attribute. My daughter loves music, and we use it often to help her memorize Scripture and other truths we want her to remember. This podcast is perfect for kids in preschool and early elementary and can be found on Apple, Spotify, Google, and Amazon podcast platforms.
3. God’s Big Story
God’s Big Story is a ministry of The Village Church near Dallas, Texas. Each 15-20 minute episode teaches stories straight from the Bible or instructs children on Biblical topics like worship, confession and repentance, prayer, the Church, and more. There are a few things I really love about this podcast. First, I love that every episode points children to God’s Word through reading it. Second, I like that this podcast communicates a high view of God and the local church to children. Additionally, I appreciate that it is very interactive, using games, music, and questions to cement these truths into little hearts and minds. You can find God’s Big Story on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
4. Kids Bible Stories
With almost 300 episodes, the Kids Bible Stories Podcast is a wealth of stories from God’s Word tailored to instructing little children. Each 5-15 minute episode creatively presents a narrative from Scripture or a lesson from the Bible. I would liken the format to a Sunday school-style instruction.
The lessons engage kid's attention by asking questions, presenting various Scriptures, and fun sound effects. I also appreciate that parts of some Bible stories that might be too graphic or not age-appropriate for little ears are edited without detracting from or altering the meaning of the passage. This is a great podcast to listen to as a family because it gives a lot of future talking points between parents and kids. Additionally, I would recommend this to children’s church teachers as a resource and example of how to clearly present the deep truths of the Bible in a simple way. Kids Bible Stories is available on Spotify, Anchor, Apple, Google, and Radio Public platforms.
5. Knowing God Podcast
Knowing God Podcast is a production of Hide and Seek Ministries, started by husband and wife team Bob and Erin Greenfield. After immersing themselves in discipleship training and personal Bible study, they came away with a heart to create resources for children to help them develop deep roots of faith and personal growth in Christ at an early age. Their website provides a variety of Bible Study tools, Scripture memory cards, journals, and more.
The Knowing God Podcast has a very casual, conversational format and involves children in its production. For our daughter, hearing other children talk or sing really catches and holds her attention, so this podcast is very engaging for her. Another added bonus for this podcast is that there are free worksheets and other printables like coloring sheets that correspond to the lessons. While most of the worksheets are geared toward children who are readers, they can be adapted to be used for little ones with assistance from a parent or another adult. Additionally, if you are a homeschooling parent, I encourage you to check out their homeschool resources section for very useful tools.
At an average of 15-20 minutes, the Knowing God Podcast is one of the longer podcasts we listen to, but it is still short enough to hold our daughter’s attention. You can find it on Spotify, Apple, Google, iHeart Radio, Tune In, Stitcher, Podbean, Instagram, and Castbox platforms.
The truths of God’s Word are deep and profound. But sometimes, I think we are tempted to act in such a way that betrays we don’t think children can understand what the Bible has to say. This simply isn’t true. We don’t have to dumb down theology for kids. At its core, the Scriptures are simple, clear, and accessible. This is why Jesus welcomed time in His earthly ministry spent with children (Matthew 19:13-15) and even rebuked His own disciples by telling them they needed to have faith like a child (Matthew 18:1-4).
Theology is for everyone, and that includes children! Whether you are a parent, grandparent, family friend, teacher, or just plain anyone — we all ought to equip ourselves to teach the Scriptures to the next generation. There is no greater topic we can discuss with kids than the Gospel, and Biblically sound and enriching podcasts are a great tool for both kids and adults! I hope and pray that you will find these and other podcasts a blessing to you and the children in your life!
What are your favorite tools for sharing the Gospel with little hearts and minds?
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