That said, it helps to have some tricks up my sleeve for when things turn south. One trick: Wow in the World, an NPR podcast designed especially for kids. Each episode takes a fun dive into an interesting topic, usually on science or technology.
We discovered Wow in the World when it launched at the beginning of the summer and look forward to new episodes every Monday and Thursday. What I like about the podcast is that it is both entertaining and educational. It may be targeted at grade-schoolers, but I find myself every bit as engaged in the show as our 6-year-old.
The episodes are short -- 15-20 minutes -- which is good for the kids' attention span. And also just long enough to reset the mood in the car when bodies get wiggly and the end of the ride is not yet in sight. Then we can get back to “I spy. . .” and “I’m thinking of something. . .”
You can subscribe to Wow in the World though Apple Podcasts or listen on the NPR One app. In honor of eclipse day, I recommend you start with the August 14 episode ("When the moon photobombs the sun"). Happy driving!
We love this podcast too! And loved the eclipse episode. Great post Lauren!ReplyDelete
This is Kate Dailey by the way!Delete