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NowThis Kids, presented by Cheerios, is an original podcast by NowThis that spotlights uplifting news and important issues for children and their families. Each episode is dedicated to exploring the world around us and helping kids quench their curiosity. Through positive news stories of courageous kids, we unpack the complex news cycle and give parents the tools to talk with their children about the stories that matter most today. Look out for new episodes every Wednesday, hosted by activist Naomi Wadler and NowThis correspondents Luria Freeman and Alejandro Alba.

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    • 2.9 • 229 Ratings

NowThis Kids, presented by Cheerios, is an original podcast by NowThis that spotlights uplifting news and important issues for children and their families. Each episode is dedicated to exploring the world around us and helping kids quench their curiosity. Through positive news stories of courageous kids, we unpack the complex news cycle and give parents the tools to talk with their children about the stories that matter most today. Look out for new episodes every Wednesday, hosted by activist Naomi Wadler and NowThis correspondents Luria Freeman and Alejandro Alba.

    Protecting Our Planet: Learning from Indigenous Culture

    Protecting Our Planet: Learning from Indigenous Culture

    Like all homes, the earth we live on needs taking care of and protecting – but sometimes we can get so used to things that we take them for granted. If we forget to show the necessary attention and care, then who’s going to protect the things we love most? This week on NowThis Kids we’re talking about environmental conservation.

    Host Naomi Wadler teaches us about how we can learn from Indigenous Peoples and cultures. We speak to Michaela Goade and Carole Lindstrom, about what inspires their activism, how families can get involved in preserving our planet, and their book, We Are Water Protectors. 

    What does it mean to be Indigenous? Correspondent Luria Freeman explains, as well as why conservation is so important.  

    We want to hear from you! Send us an email at kids@nowthismedia.com

    Links:


    Naomi Wadler  

    Luria Freeman

    Michaela Goade

    Carole Lindstrom

    We Are Water Protectors

    • 7 min
    Take What You Need, Share What You Can: How to support your community

    Take What You Need, Share What You Can: How to support your community

    Chores can be boring, but what if we all stopped doing them? That house would be pretty messy! So what would happen if we all stopped contributing to our community? This episode of NowThis Kids, host Naomi Wadler is talking about being an active part of your community and why it’s important. 

    We speak to Emma MacDonald, an active member of the Fort Greene Community in Brooklyn, New York, who tells us about The Fort Greene Community Fridge: an outdoor refrigerator full of free food for families in need. Plus, how she got into volunteering and the importance of helping her community. 

    You don’t have to do huge things to help your community – Correspondent Luria Freeman explains how even small acts of kindness can go a long way. 

    We want to hear from you! Send us an email at kids@nowthismedia.com

    Links:


    Naomi Wadler  

    Luria Freeman

    Clinton Hill/Fort Greene Mutual Aid

    Fort Greene Community Fridge

    Tiffany Baker - the artist who painted the fridge

    • 7 min
    A House Is Not A Home: how we can fight homelessness

    A House Is Not A Home: how we can fight homelessness

    We often take a lot of things for granted because we’re so used to them, like the food we eat or even having a roof over our heads. But too many people lack access to these basic essentials, and it’s time for that to change. That’s why on this episode of NowThis Kids, host Naomi Wadler is talking about homelessness, and how we can all come together to fight it.

    We talk to Jakhil Naeem Jackon who at 8 years old, created “Project I Am” – a nonprofit organization that spreads awareness of homelessness and helps those in need. 

    What is a “home” to you? Correspondent Aljendo Alba explains that it’s a lot more than just four walls and a roof, plus different ways you can help fight homelessness.

    How can you make a difference? Let us know by sending an email to kids@nowthismedia.com

    Links:


    Naomi Wadler  

    Alejandro Alba

    Project I Am

    Jahkil Naeem Jackson

    • 8 min
    Take A Deep Breath: How to talk about your feelings and emotions

    Take A Deep Breath: How to talk about your feelings and emotions

    Do you ever feel like you have thoughts overflowing in your head? Do you ever take a moment to pause and think about how you’re feeling in that moment? 

    This week on NowThis Kids, host Naomi Wadler is talking about identifying our emotions, and how to share our thoughts and feelings in a positive way. 

    Have you ever tried mediation? We spoke to Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation about how people can use meditation to help them understand what they’re thinking, and why emotional health is so important.

    Sometimes it can be tricky to give what you’re feeling a name, so correspondent Alejandro Alba breaks down some emotions you may be feeling and what they mean. You can also join in with our 5-step exercise to help you feel less anxious and reconnect with your surroundings. 

    We want to hear from you! Get in touch by sending an email to kids@nowthismedia.com

    Links:
    Naomi Wadler  
    Alejandro Alba
    Bob Roth
    David Lynch Foundation

    • 11 min
    Every Vote Counts: How voting works and why it matters

    Every Vote Counts: How voting works and why it matters

    Can’t agree on what movie to watch or what to have for dinner? Voting among friends and family is a great way to decide those small things, but it’s also the way most places choose their leaders like mayors, senators, and even the president!
    This week on NowThis Kids, host Naomi Wadler is talking about voting: how it works, why it matters, and how we can make sure that everyone has their voices heard. 
    We speak to Ashley Jorgensen who is a part of Kids Voting USA an organization that teaches kids all about voting, all about the importance of getting involved in your elections. You may have heard of democracy – but what is it? Correspondent Alejandro Alba explains how democratic elections work. 
    We want to hear from you! Get in touch by sending an email to kids@nowthismedia.com
    Links:
    Naomi Wadler  
    Alejandro Alba
    Kids Voting USA

    • 7 min
    Reach For The Stars: why biases shouldn’t stop you from chasing your dreams

    Reach For The Stars: why biases shouldn’t stop you from chasing your dreams

    Sometimes, people get stuck thinking that only one type of person can do something. These biases can make you think you can’t be who you want to be when you grow up. 
    This episode of NowThis Kids, host Naomi Wadler is talking about bias and diversity in one of the most important fields there is: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
    We speak to Yamilée Toussaint Beach, founder of STEM from Dance, which encourages Black and Brown girls to get involved with STEM, and Makeda Neavill who is pursuing her passions in the program. 
    Correspondent Alejandro Alba explains why assumptions aren’t always helpful, and why having people from all walks of life working together can create better solutions to the world's problems. 
    Do you know what you want to be when you’re older? Get in touch by sending an email to kids@nowthismedia.com
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    Naomi Wadler  

    Alejandro Alba

    STEM from Dance

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

connor j nezz ,

It’s all right

More libs sorry but it’s ..ok ? But keep up the good work though

anonymous,.;:' ,

Ignore the one star reviews!

All the one star reviews are extreme Republicans who don’t know what they’re talking about. This podcast is wonderful and teaches kids lots about kid friendly politic ideas, and is very good for kids.

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It’s amazing

My kid loved this podcast

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