24 episodes

The Kids Are All Right! is a weekly podcast specially for kids that is all about Health, Happiness and Wellness!

Michelle and her comical puppet sidekicks, Buster & Buddy are on a mission to help kids Feel Great and Live Well!
Each week they feature a different topic speaking with experts who have the best advice and tons of experience to share! Covering everything from Coronavirus, to how to get to sleep easier, from dealing with their worries to the importance of eating healthy and physical exercise, from building self-confidence to bullying…basically Anything and Everything that affects their sense of happiness and wellness.
Buster and Buddy question the guests from the kids’ perspective; asking the kinds of questions that kids want to know, with helpful takeaway ‘Tools’ they can use in their everyday lives.
And there’s plenty of other fun stuff too like Joke Time, Fun Time News…and Super Kids! where we celebrate super kids doing super things with a fantastic secret surprise planned for them…
...As well as our MIND YOUR HEAD! segment, which is all about minding your Mental Health! We chat with people who have done brilliant things in their lives about what they do to feel well and happy!

This is a podcast specially for kids, so whatever is on their minds the team want to hear as the kids record and send in their opinions, questions, stories to be included and featured in every episode!
With a combined 50years working with kids the team are passionate it’s a powerfully positive podcast which not only inform but encourages physical and mental health and well-being in kids by creating a unique Audio-Community where kids feel heard, empowered and supported to take real actions to mind themselves and their friends. www.TheKidsAreAllRight.ie
“We encourage parents to listen to The Kids Are All Right! with their kids in the car as a handy conversation starter and so they can pick up valuable advice to support their kids build a happy and healthy life and develop a resilient mindset to negotiate their way through the unavoidable bumps in the road.” Michelle Connolly Reaper, Host The Kids Are All Right! Podcast.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The Kids Are All Right! is a weekly podcast specially for kids that is all about Health, Happiness and Wellness!

Michelle and her comical puppet sidekicks, Buster & Buddy are on a mission to help kids Feel Great and Live Well!
Each week they feature a different topic speaking with experts who have the best advice and tons of experience to share! Covering everything from Coronavirus, to how to get to sleep easier, from dealing with their worries to the importance of eating healthy and physical exercise, from building self-confidence to bullying…basically Anything and Everything that affects their sense of happiness and wellness.
Buster and Buddy question the guests from the kids’ perspective; asking the kinds of questions that kids want to know, with helpful takeaway ‘Tools’ they can use in their everyday lives.
And there’s plenty of other fun stuff too like Joke Time, Fun Time News…and Super Kids! where we celebrate super kids doing super things with a fantastic secret surprise planned for them…
...As well as our MIND YOUR HEAD! segment, which is all about minding your Mental Health! We chat with people who have done brilliant things in their lives about what they do to feel well and happy!

This is a podcast specially for kids, so whatever is on their minds the team want to hear as the kids record and send in their opinions, questions, stories to be included and featured in every episode!
With a combined 50years working with kids the team are passionate it’s a powerfully positive podcast which not only inform but encourages physical and mental health and well-being in kids by creating a unique Audio-Community where kids feel heard, empowered and supported to take real actions to mind themselves and their friends. www.TheKidsAreAllRight.ie
“We encourage parents to listen to The Kids Are All Right! with their kids in the car as a handy conversation starter and so they can pick up valuable advice to support their kids build a happy and healthy life and develop a resilient mindset to negotiate their way through the unavoidable bumps in the road.” Michelle Connolly Reaper, Host The Kids Are All Right! Podcast.

    Exciting News Listeners!

    Exciting News Listeners!

    Listeners, we have some very exciting news to tell you!
    We have partnered with RTÉjr Radio for our new series!
    Listen to the new series on:
    https://www.rte.ie/radio/podcasts/series/37217-the-kids-are-all-right/

    • 46 sec
    Ep. 12 Mind Your Head! with The Happy Pear!

    Ep. 12 Mind Your Head! with The Happy Pear!

    In today’s show we start a brand new segment to the show called ‘Mind Your Head!’ which is all about minding your head, as in looking after your head…you know, minding your Mental health!
    And we talk to people who have done amazing things in their lives or have fantastic stories to tell about what they do and about what they do to feel well and happy!
    Our very first Mental Health Ambassadors are The Happy Pear, otherwise known as twin brothers Dave and Steve who are well-known faces on TV and online for their absolute passion for vegetables and healthy living!
    They talk to us about why vegetables are so good for us, how it’s the oxygen we breath when we’re out and about in nature that gives us energy, even more energy than the food we eat….and how our Gut Health is absolutely crucial in our overall health and wellness!
    Buster and Buddy learn so much about how to look after and mind their Gut Health and promise Dave and Steve that they will join them soon for one of their fabulous sunrise sea swims!
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    Michelle and her team have a collective 50years experience working with kids as
    teachers, entertainers and parents!
    Thanks to Zapsplat, Audio Jingle and Alexander Korotkoff for the sound effects and
    music.
    Check out our social media to see more about the team, our guests, the topics we talk
    about, our competitions AND how to send us in your stories, jokes, comments or
    ideas for the podcast!
    Social media:
    Instagram:
    thekidsareallrightpodcast
    Facebook: @thekidsareallrightpodcast
    GUESTS OF THE DAY
    Dave and Steve Flynn aka The Happy Pear
    The Happy Pear started out back in 2004 with Steve, Dave, a tiny shop and a dream
    of helping people to eat more veg!
    Fast forward 15 years, The Happy Pear now consists of 4 cafes, 40 products, 6 online
    courses, 4 cookbooks, a farm, a roastery, hundreds of amazing employees and a
    community of over 1 million people living healthier!
    All that said, the mission is still the same, to help everyone to get healthier and
    be happier!
    Founders of The Happy Pear, Dave and Steve are plant-based chefs with over 20 million
    views on their recipes on YouTube. They are bestselling authors with restaurants, shops and a wide range of vegan products on sale across Ireland.
    They believe that our minds have so much power, they hold the key to achieving our goals. But to access this power we need to tap into what makes our minds tick and, in a sense, become its master. This is where a plant-powered, health-driven lifestyle comes to play.
    Website: http://www.thehappypear.ie/ (www.thehappypear.ie)

    • 25 min
    A Teachers' Advice on Back to School!

    A Teachers' Advice on Back to School!

    BONUS EPISODE: A TEACHERS ADVICE ON BACK TO SCHOOL!
    GUEST and SHOW DETAILS
    So with Season 1 of The Kids Are All Right! podcast completed and Season 2 coming up very soon, we decided to put out a special Bonus Episode today where we speak with a primary school teacher who has some brilliant advice for kids on what they should do to get themselves ready for back to school!
    We talk with primary school teacher Áine Murray from Ashbourne Educate Together school who has also written a book called ‘The Pain in the Chest’ which helps kids understand and manage their worries.
    With a background in psychology, Áine understands that most kids will have some worries about going back to school; whether it’s about losing their summer freedom, getting back to daily homework and routines, or more severe separation anxiety about leaving the comfiness of the family home and loved ones to spend large amounts of their time in school.
    Áine encourages any kid that has any kind of worries about going back to school….or in fact any kind of worries at all, to speak with a trusted adult about these. Her motto is ‘When we Talk, our Worries Walk!’ Taking our worries out of our heads and talking about them with a trusted adult, stops them growing and takes their power over us away.
    The girl who features in her book has lots of worries as she grows up, but at the end of the book she decides to talk to her Mom about her anxiety that’s she been carrying along for years and then she feels so much better.
    Áine also gives us her top tips as to what kids can do to help them prepare themselves for back to school. Buster and Buddy have never been so ready for the new school year!
    Michelle and her team have a collective 50years experience working with kids as teachers, entertainers and parents!
    www.TheKidsAreAllRight.ie
    And if you enjoy our podcast we would be delighted if you could search The Kids Are All Right! podcast on Podchaser.com (or use the link below) to give us a review and a star rating. These reviews mean so much, Thanks!
    https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-kids-are-all-right-1797447


    Check out our social media to see more about the team, our guests, the topics we talk about, our competitions AND how to send us in your stories, jokes, comments or ideas for the podcast!
    Social media:
    Instagram: thekidsareallrightpodcast
    Facebook: @thekidsareallrightpodcast
    Thanks to Zapsplat, Audio Jingle and Alexander Korotkoff for the sound effects and music.


    GUEST OF THE DAY
    Áine Murray
    Áine is a young Primary School Teacher and Children’s Book Author from Navan, Meath. She is currently teaching 4th class in Ashboune ETNS – and loves it!
    As well as teaching, Áine has an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology. She is passionate about her teaching and has a particular interest in young mental health, which can be seen in her new picture book. It is called “The Pain the Chest” and it tackles the issue of anxiety through rhyme and beautiful illustrations. The book reaches all primary school ages from 4-12years, and is an excellent resource for teachers and parents to start the conversation about mental health with their young person.
    It introduces the language of anxiety, allows for reflection on what anxiety might look like, and normalises talking about our feelings in a child friendly way. It is engaging, inclusive and most of all, important.
    Áine believes it is important to learn about your own Mental Health from a young age, and she really loved chatting to Buddy and Buster all about it!
    HOW GET THE BOOK:
    The new edition of the book is currently in print with O’Brien Press. Once this is ready for the public, we’ll let you know!

    • 17 min
    Out of the Studio for a Beach Clean! Part 2

    Out of the Studio for a Beach Clean! Part 2

    EPISODE 26: OUT OF THE STUDIO FOR A BEACH CLEAN! PART 2
    GUEST and SHOW DETAILS
    Today’s show is the last show of Season 1 of The Kids Are All Right! podcast and we are back on the beach again!
    Once again we have left the studio and are spending time with 14year old Flossie Donnelly for a beach clean with her environmental charity ‘Flossie and the Beach Cleaners!’
    Last week we went searching for plastic rubbish on a local beach and learned about how over time plastic breaks down into tiny pieces of plastic called microplastic – we couldn’t believe when Flossie told us that this microplastic is literally everywhere AND is in every scoop of sand on every beach in the world! Wow!
    This week Flossie and her Mum Harriet got us and the other volunteers to use the plastic rubbish we had collected to make Beach Art which they call a ‘Flanksie’ in honour of the British street artist Banksie!
    Buster and Buddy took part with the other kids in a cool recycling quiz to test their knowledge of how to Recycle Right!
    And we also learned about the problem of plastic rivers in some parts of the world where so much plastic is used and thrown away that the rivers become so full of it that they look like rivers of plastic.
    But their main message is that if we all do our own little bit to help the environment, by us all working together then the planet will be just fine and we have a bright and happy future living on this green Earth!
    Listen in and join us on the beach!
    www.TheKidsAreAllRight.ie
    Michelle and her team have a collective 50years experience working with kids as teachers, entertainers and parents!
    Thanks to Zapsplat, Audio Jungle and Alexander Korotkoff for the sound effects and music.
    Check out our social media to see more about the team, our guests, the topics we talk about, our competitions AND how to send us in your stories, jokes, comments or ideas for the podcast!
    Social media:
    Instagram: thekidsareallrightpodcast
    Facebook: @thekidsareallrightpodcast
    And if you enjoy our podcast please give us a review on Podchaser using the link below. These reviews mean so much, Thanks!
    https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-kids-are-all-right-1797447
    GUEST OF THE DAY
    Flossie Donnelly


    Flossie Donnelly is a secondary school student and an enthusiastic and engaged climate activist. Her passion is the sea and protecting the marine environment works to reduce the plastic pollution in our seas.
    She has been dubbed ‘Ireland’s Greta Thunberg.’
    Her activism first began on a family trip to Thailand when she was eight years old. Whilst on holidays she was taken aback by the amount of plastic pollution she observed on the beaches she visited and when swimming in the sea. She spent a considerable amount of time on that trip collecting rubbish from the sea and bringing it back to the hotel where her family were staying. On her return to Ireland, she noticed more and more rubbish being washed up on local beaches and knew she had to share her passion around protecting marine life and to educate others about plastic pollution.
    She set up her environmental charity ‘Flossie and the Beach Cleaners’ when she was 11years old, organising beach clean-ups in Dunlaoire and Sandycove near her home. However, recently she has expanded the charity and now has over 7 Flossie and the Beach Cleaner groups dotted around Ireland!
    Flossie regularly engages in climate strikes either outside her school or the Dáil.
    She is the first person to have brought seabins into Ireland after raising €4,000 for the two binns herself. These devices can remove up to 83,000 plastic bags or 20,000 plastic bottles from the sea in one year!
    Her work also expands internationally, having connected with villages and plastic charities in Indonesia to help them fight against their plastic pollution problem which is so bad, they suffer with plastic rivers.
    She remains positive that if we work together we can alleviate many of our environmental challenges and...

    • 15 min
    Ep 25: We're out of the Studio for a Beach Clean!

    Ep 25: We're out of the Studio for a Beach Clean!

    EPISODE 25: OUT OF THE STUDIO FOR A BEACH CLEAN!
    GUEST and SHOW DETAILS
    Today’s show is very special because for the very first time we get to leave the studio and go out and about as we join last weeks guest, 14year old Flossie Donnelly for a real-life beach clean!
    We loved chatting with Flossie about the work she does to fight plastic pollution in our seas and rivers with her incredible charity, ‘Flossie and the Beach Cleaners’!
    So we wanted to go out and do a beach clean with her to see first hand how bad the plastic pollution is on our beaches and to learn what we can do….AND have some fun along the way!
    Buster and Buddy got very competitive during the beach clean as they tried to fill their bag with the most plastic rubbish….while Michelle had a go at a simple but brilliant science experiment showing the stark reality of how much microplastic is in the sand on our beaches!
    Listen in and join us on the beach!
    www.TheKidsAreAllRight.ie
    Michelle and her team have a collective 50years experience working with kids as teachers, entertainers and parents!
    Thanks to Zapsplat, Audio Jungle and Alexander Korotkoff for the sound effects and music.
    Check out our social media to see more about the team, our guests, the topics we talk about, our competitions AND how to send us in your stories, jokes, comments or ideas for the podcast!
    Social media:
    Instagram: thekidsareallrightpodcast
    Facebook: @thekidsareallrightpodcast
    And if you enjoy our podcast please give us a review on Podchaser using the link below. These reviews mean so much, Thanks!
    https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-kids-are-all-right-1797447
    GUEST OF THE DAY
    Flossie Donnelly


    Flossie Donnelly is a secondary school student and an enthusiastic and engaged climate activist. Her passion is the sea and protecting the marine environment works to reduce the plastic pollution in our seas.
    She has been dubbed ‘Ireland’s Greta Thunberg.’
    Her activism first began on a family trip to Thailand when she was eight years old. Whilst on holidays she was taken aback by the amount of plastic pollution she observed on the beaches she visited and when swimming in the sea. She spent a considerable amount of time on that trip collecting rubbish from the sea and bringing it back to the hotel where her family were staying. On her return to Ireland, she noticed more and more rubbish being washed up on local beaches and knew she had to share her passion around protecting marine life and to educate others about plastic pollution.
    She set up her environmental charity ‘Flossie and the Beach Cleaners’ when she was 11years old, organising beach clean-ups in Dunlaoire and Sandycove near her home. However, recently she has expanded the charity and now has over 7 Flossie and the Beach Cleaner groups dotted around Ireland!
    Flossie regularly engages in climate strikes either outside her school or the Dáil.
    She is the first person to have brought seabins into Ireland after raising €4,000 for the two binns herself. These devices can remove up to 83,000 plastic bags or 20,000 plastic bottles from the sea in one year!
    Her work also expands internationally, having connected with villages and plastic charities in Indonesia to help them fight against their plastic pollution problem which is so bad, they suffer with plastic rivers.
    She remains positive that if we work together we can alleviate many of our environmental challenges and problems.
    www.flossieandthebeachcleaners.com

    • 17 min
    Ep 24 SOS! Save Our Seas from Plastic Pollution Part 2

    Ep 24 SOS! Save Our Seas from Plastic Pollution Part 2

    EPISODE 24: SOS! SAVE OUR SEAS FROM PLASTIC POLLUTION!
    In today’s show we speak once again with Flossie Donnelly an incredible 14year old who set up an environmental charity to fight against plastic in our seas called ‘Flossie and the Beach Cleaners.’
    As the name suggests, she organises beach cleans where plastic and other polluting rubbish is collected so it doesn’t end up in the sea where it damages the marine environment and hurts or kills the marine animals that live there when they eat it or get trapped in it.
    Today she talks to us about how during the Covid crisis they moved their educational workshops for school kids onto the beaches. She talks about why it’s so important to make working to protect our environment fun for kids and to make sure they know that it isn’t all doom and gloom, that the positive message is that if we work together we can really can solve many of our environmental problems.
    She tells Buster and Buddy why she trains secondary school teens to do some of these workshops as she is passionate that “Little kids learn best from big kids!”
    We chat about the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – and she gives us some brilliant ideas about ways to reuse waste plastic – including how she recently built a paddleboard out of plastic bottles, some bamboo and rope! Now that is an ingenious use of waste plastic bottles Flossie!
    www.TheKidsAreAllRight.ie
    Michelle and her team have a collective 50years experience working with kids as teachers, entertainers and parents!
    Thanks to Zapsplat, Audio Jungle and Alexander Korotkoff for the sound effects and music.
    Check out our social media to see more about the team, our guests, the topics we talk about, our competitions AND how to send us in your stories, jokes, comments or ideas for the podcast!
    Social media:
    Instagram: thekidsareallrightpodcast
    Facebook: @thekidsareallrightpodcast
    And if you enjoy our podcast please give us a review on Podchaser using the link below. These reviews mean so much, Thanks!
    https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-kids-are-all-right-1797447
    GUEST OF THE DAY
    Flossie Donnelly
    Flossie Donnelly is a secondary school student and an enthusiastic and engaged climate activist. Her passion is the sea and protecting the marine environment works to reduce the plastic pollution in our seas.
    She has been dubbed ‘Ireland’s Greta Thunberg.’
    Her activism first began on a family trip to Thailand when she was eight years old. Whilst on holidays she was taken aback by the amount of plastic pollution she observed on the beaches she visited and when swimming in the sea. She spent a considerable amount of time on that trip collecting rubbish from the sea and bringing it back to the hotel where her family were staying. On her return to Ireland, she noticed more and more rubbish being washed up on local beaches and knew she had to share her passion around protecting marine life and to educate others about plastic pollution.
    She set up her environmental charity ‘Flossie and the Beach Cleaners’ when she was 11years old, organising beach clean-ups in Dunlaoire and Sandycove near her home. However, recently she has expanded the charity and now has over 7 Flossie and the Beach Cleaner groups dotted around Ireland!
    Flossie regularly engages in climate strikes either outside her school or the Dáil.
    She is the first person to have brought seabins into Ireland after raising €4,000 for the two binns herself. These devices can remove up to 83,000 plastic bags or 20,000 plastic bottles from the sea in one year!
    Her work also expands internationally, having connected with villages and plastic charities in Indonesia to help them fight against their plastic pollution problem which is so bad, they suffer with plastic rivers.
    She remains positive that if we work together we can alleviate many of our environmental challenges and problems.


    MINI MINDFULNESS MOMENT
    Louise Shanagher
    Louise Shanagher is a children’s therapist, mind

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Teachersgift ,

Excellent resource

These podcasts are an excellent resource for parents and teachers. They explain the coronavirus and the vaccines in a child friendly and fun way. Would highly recommend to all educators and parents.

Skodagold ,

Amazing!

A fantastic podcast for any child who has questions, and needs answers to any worries they may have. Put together in a really child centred way. I love it! And my son loves Buster!!

mammyshouse ,

Fantastic for kids

This podcast is great in explaining things to kids and helping them in mindfulness and health

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