Let the Game Shows Begin | Kidcasts

These podcasts keep kids guessing and give families fodder for debate.

Does your family love playing or watching game shows? Try a kidcast game show. Here are five shows to get you started—or, as they say on Who Smarted?, to get you smarted! All offer great fun for families with elementary school students, whether you’re embarking on a road trip or just sitting around the kitchen table.

The Big Fib by Gen-Z Media
Two are telling the truth, one is lying. Your challenge: Figure out who is fibbing!

Don’t Break the Rules by Pinna
Voice actors compete to become improv champions. They must think quickly and can’t break the rules.

Smash Boom Best by American Public Media
This is the ultimate debate show, where listeners hear two sides of an all-important debate, such as Bigfoot vs. Mermaids: Who is better?

Who Smarted? by the Atomic Entertainment Network
Interactive games about mind-blowing topics such as, “Why do babies have more bones than kids or adults?” Each episode is 12 ­minutes, the ideal length to hold kids’ attention.

Yak Talk Back by Reel2Media
Three short conversation starters—such as “If you could do anything to change the world for the better, what would you do?”—are shared in a game-show–style format.

Anne Bensfield is an educational consultant focusing on librarians and new media. Pamela Rogers is a children’s librarian and the creator of the podcast Buttons & Figs.

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