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Eclectic, entertaining, educational public radio for kids of all ages on every topic under and beyond the sun. The Children's Hour radio show includes kids in every production, and our themes focus on civics, STEM, culture and performance, filling educational gaps. High quality children's media that keeps everyone in the family engrossed, with great music and subjects that will teach every listeners something new, regardless of age!

Podcast – The Children's Hou‪r‬ Katie Stone

    • Education for Kids
    • 4.5 • 33 Ratings

Eclectic, entertaining, educational public radio for kids of all ages on every topic under and beyond the sun. The Children's Hour radio show includes kids in every production, and our themes focus on civics, STEM, culture and performance, filling educational gaps. High quality children's media that keeps everyone in the family engrossed, with great music and subjects that will teach every listeners something new, regardless of age!

    Read & Ride

    Read & Ride

    This time on The Children's Hour, we meet Ms. Caitlin Gooch from Saddle Up And Read, an organization that motivates kids to read with horses.Ms. Caitlin Gooch from Saddle Up & ReadEvan Daitz reviews My Life In The Fish Tank, and Maya Falcon gives us her review of PANDEMIC 2020: A 9 Year Old's Perspective by Prisha Hedau.The kids in the Extinction Diaries teach us about why some zebras are being born with bizarre stripe patterns, and what that means.We've got great music on this show, too. Learn with us!


    The Git UpBlanco BrownHoneysuckle & Lightning Bugs03:192019 TrailerTrapMusic LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC/BBR Music Group

    So Crazy for BooksThey Might Be Giants (For Kids)Why?02:102015 Idlewild Recordings

    Pony BoyRalph's WorldHappy Lemons02:032002 Waterdog Records

    Giddyup! (With Trout Fishing In America)Buck HowdyGiddyup!02:102005 Prairie Dog Entertainment

    Galloping HorsesAnda UnionThe Wind Horse02:502011 Hohhot Records

    In a BookAaron Nigel Smith & One World ChorusWelcome to the Village!01:442012 Aya World Productions

    Love to ReadMister GThe Bossy E02:192014 Mister G

    Horse Back RiderKeller WilliamsKids00:482010 KW Enterprises

    Nothing Is ImpossibleThe Story PiratesNothing Is Impossible05:292018 Gimlet Media

    Good ThoughtsLobo LocoMy Favorite Sweet Home Tracks02:162020 Sandsofa Studios

    Chicken DanceJack Fetterman and the in Hi-Fi Music DirectionInterplanetary Materials01:502020 Jack Fetterman

    Live Your Life (feat. Etcetera, Irie Goose, Lucy Kalantari, Danni Ai & David Allan Rivera)Father Goose MusicLive Your Life (feat. Etcetera, Irie Goose, Lucy Kalantari, Danni Ai & David Allan Rivera) - Single04:032021 Carol Rhoden

    Grey ZebraRecess MonkeyAminal House02:232011 Recess Monkey

    Bye ByeCrowanderSweet and Joyful01:322019 Crowander

    The Books I Like to ReadThe HipwadersYear-Round Sounds02:222014 The Hipwaders

    Little Pony HooGreen Chili Jam BandStarfishing03:371996 Green Chili Jam Band

    Read a BookThe Schmooney & FriendsThe Schmooney & Friends Music Show02:222007 Muse

    • 58 min
    Black History is American History

    Black History is American History

    Dr. Marsha Hardeman

    We explore Black History through stories from Dr. Marsha Hardeman, Professor of Africana Studies at the University of New Mexico.

    From innovations we use every day to settling of the American West, Dr. Hardeman gives us good reason to wake every day and say "Thank you Black People!" Find the pictures Dr. Hardeman talks about by scrolling down on this page.

    We also learn about Civil Rights from our friends at the Earthseed Black Arts Alliance.

    Miles from the Earthseed Black Arts Alliance

    And, the kids in the Extinction Diaries let us know what's happening with the world's rarest bear, the Gobi Bear.

    Gobi Bear

    Just a few of the important black inventors mentioned in our show. Find out more about the significant creations black inventors have brought to life to make our lives modern-day easy HERE

    Thomas Elkins designed a device that helped with the task of preserving perishable foods by way of refrigeration. Elkins patented this refrigerated apparatus on November 4, 1879. and had previously patented a chamber commode in 1872 and a dining, ironing table and quilting frame combined in 1870.

    "Stagecoach Mary,” Mary Fields was the first African-American woman mail carrier in the United States

    Willie M. "Bill" Pickett was a cowboy, rodeo, Wild West show performer and actor. In 1989, Pickett was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

    Sarah Boone was an African American dressmaker who made her name by inventing the modern-day ironing board. In her patent application, she wrote that the purpose of her invention was "to produce a cheap, simple, convenient and highly effective device, particularly adapted to be used in ironing the sleeves and bodies of ladies' garments.

    Alexander Miles was an American inventor and business person, best known for being awarded a patent for automatically opening and closing elevator doors. He was awarded U.S. Patent 371,207 on October 11, 1887.

    Madame C.J. Walker, the First Black American Woman to Be a Self-Made Millionaire. She invented the world’s first hair-straightening formula and/or the hot comb.

    Nathaniel Alexander invented and patented the folding chair. According to the history books, Mr. Alexander invented and patented the chair for use in churches and school and group gatherings, including a pocket/holder on the back for people to store their hymnals, school books, etc.

    Dr. George F. Grant, an African American dentist and inventor. Dr. Grant received a U.S. patent No. 638,920, the world’s first patent for a golf tee – a wooden spike with a flexible rubber peg for the ball.

    Sarah Goode was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was the ... Goode invented a folding cabinet bed which helped people who lived in tight housing to utilize their space efficiently.

    Philip B Downing is best known for his patent on the modern day letter box & a mechanical device for operating street railway switches


    Stand Up for Something (feat. Common)Andra DayMarshall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)03:442017 Marshall Film, LLC, under exclusive license to and compilation (c) Warner Records Inc.

    Beautiful WelcomeAshebaIn the Kid Zone03:252009 DAVID ASHEBA WILSON ,COV PROD

    I Love EverybodyBunny Hull & FriendsThis Little Light01:182010 Dream A World/BrassHeart Music

    Mamizolo (feat. Women of Mambazo)Ladysmith Black MambazoLadysmith Black Mambazo & Friends00:38GALLO RECORD COMPANY

    I'm ProudAlphabet RockersRise Shine #Woke03:182017 School Time Music LLC

    • 55 min
    Sing & Learn

    Sing & Learn

    This time on The Children's Hour, we visit with acclaimed children's musician Susie Tallman, whose music makes everyone want to sing along. From the classics to her original work, her music enables kids of all ages to sing and learn.

    Then, our Kids Crew co-host Zen Menendez introduces us to a newly discovered ancestor of the dinosaur, the Kongonaphon kely. Though it may have been tiny in stature, this creature had a big impact on the dinosaurs of today.

    Kongonaphon kely, as imagined and drawn by Zen Menendez

    This show is mixed with excellent music.

    Learn something new with us!


    Get Up and Get GoingMusic With Michelsingle02:18Michel Bush 2020

    Monkeys on the Bed (feat. Peter Maslen)Susie TallmanChildren's Songs - A Collection of Childhood Favorites01:342011 Susie Tallman Yarbrough

    Cancion de Color (feat. Tom Petersson)Susie TallmanSpanish Songs for Children Learning Spanish03:122019 Rock Me Baby Records

    Bought Me a CatSusie TallmanAnimal Songs02:282012 Rock Me Baby Records

    Claire de LuneSusie TallmanClassical Baby00:532005 Rock Me Baby Records

    De ColoresSusie TallmanSpanish Songs for Children Learning Spanish02:172019 Rock Me Baby Records

    Rock-A-Bye BabySusie TallmanLullabies for Sleepy Eyes01:022000 Rock Me Baby Records

    Dino Dance (feat. Jordan O'Connor & Greg O'Connor)Susie TallmanAnimal Songs02:432012 Rock Me Baby Records

    Domina TransitBlue Dot SessionsPecan Grove - EP03:132015 Blue Dot Sessions

    Ta-Da!Siddhartha CorsusRasa Lila02:472018 1076171 Records DK

    We Are the DinosaursThe Laurie Berkner BandSuperhero02:582016 Two Tomatoes Records, LLC., Distributed by Razor & Tie Recordings via Concord Music Group, Inc.

    King of Favelas MixPiero UmilianiMah Na Mah Na - The Complete Remix Project01:172007 Easy Tempo

    Dinosaur At HeartRussA Whale of a Time03:142002 Claytunes Music

    If You're Happy and You Know ItSusie TallmanChildren's Songs - A Collection of Childhood Favorites01:532011 Susie Tallman Yarbrough

    Throw It Out the WindowSusie TallmanLet's Go! Travel, Camp & Car Songs02:002007 Rock Me Baby Records

    Suspended AnimationLivio AmatoSo Much Love To Give00:472019 Livio Amato/Sarah Flint

    What Can You Learn (From a 300-Year-Old Goose)?The Re-BopsWHAT IS IT? Musical Math & Science03:072003 Re-Bop Records

    Hulululu BusFaluFalu's Bazaar03:392018 Falguni Shah

    Take Time In LifeFox and BranchTake Time In Life02:112009 Doodleywag

    • 58 min
    Pandemic Schooling With Dr. Fauci

    Pandemic Schooling With Dr. Fauci

    This time on The Children's Hour, the kids want to know more about school in the middle of a pandemic. To learn more, the Kids Crew talked with New Mexico Public Education Secretary Dr. Ryan Stewart.

    New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Dr. Ryan Stewart

    We find out what it will take to allow all schools to open for in person education.

    Then, Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Health sat down with the Kids Crew to explain why Covid-19 is so dangerous, and when kids can expect they will be getting the vaccine.

    Dr. Fauci talking with the Kids Crew on Zoom

    This show is packed with great information! Learn with us!


    The Children's Hour is in production of a musical based on kids' experiences during the pandemic.

    We are having an art contest for kids 17 and younger to express what their pandemic experience has been like.

    Send us your art! Find all the info at this link. 

    The New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently announced that schools may open again at 50% capacity on February 8th. The ultimate decision is up to the individual school districts. Learn more from the NMPED by clicking here. New Mexico's largest school district, Albuquerque Public Schools, has opted not to re-open in person for most students. The pandemic is still raging out of control in most of New Mexico, and the United States as a whole.

    Official Statement from NIH about Covid-19 and Kids

    Click to Learn about clinical studies with children

    Do you know myth from fact? Take this quiz to see if what you believe is actually factual.

    Download this! Here is a poster to help kids understand Covid-19 precautions, why we are doing them, and what it means for kids.


    Little HandsThe Cuddly KoalasLittle Hands - Single02:212020 The Cuddly Koalas

    Mask-UpWendy and DBMask-Up - Single02:242020 Wendy Morgan

    Virtual SchoolMarsha and the PositronsVirtual School - Single03:102020 2510757 Records DK

    My First Multiverse (Instrumental)Secret Agent 23 SkidooInfinity Plus One01:002016 Underground Playground

    Virtual SchoolZuke & LackSmiling with My Eyes: Songs About Covid-19 Safety - EP02:202020 Zuke & Lack

    Heroes and AngelsSilly BusHeroes and Angels - Single03:392020 Silly Bus

    The Health and Happiness ShowChumbawambaWYSIWYG00:492000 Chumbawamba

    My ShotLin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Leslie Odom, Jr. & Original Broadway Cast of 'Hamilton'Hamilton: An American Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)00:282015 Hamilton Uptown, LLC under exclusive license to Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

    Together We CanTree Tree 123Together We Can - Single02:342020 Tree Tree 123

    • 55 min
    Games People Play

    Games People Play

    What games do you play, and why do you love to play them? This time on The Children's Hour, the Kids Crew share some their favorite games, and Katie reviews the card game, The 5 Second Rule. We also get riddled with questions from our puzzle maker, Riya Joshi, and we hear from the kids in the Extinction Diaries about the hottest year on record. Mixed with great music! Play along with us!

    Photo by Hakan Nural on UnSplash


    Play My GamesRhythm ChildKindie Reggae04:312014 The Rhythm Child Network

    Let the Games BeginThe Not-Its!Ready or Not!02:472018 Little Loopy

    PalindromeDog On FleasBuy One Get One Flea02:402014 Dog On Fleas

    !Salta, Salta!123 Andres!Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andres! En Espanol Y En Ingles02:382015 Salsana Records

    Games I Like to Play (Athlete)Geof JohnsonSongs from the Big Hat01:502001 Geof Johnson

    Willie and the Hand JiveTaj Mahal & Linda TilleryShakin' a Tailfeather03:051997 Music For Little People

    I Like to PretendAudraRoxI Can Do It By Myself02:152006 AudraRox

    Have a Little Fun With MeGlen PhillipsFor the Kids02:282002 Nettwerk Productions

    I'm Doing the HamboneUncle DevinBe Yourself!02:562018 Uncle Devin

    Thinking Theme from JeopardyJ.P. MusicThinking Theme from Jeopardy - Single00:292017 BSXRT

    Apples Peaches Pumpkin PieBrave ComboPolkasonic02:301999 Cleveland International Records, LLC

    Lake VictoriaPodington BearCurious00:542014 HUSH

    The Tag GameJonathan Richman & The Modern LoversJonathan Sings!04:301983 Warner Music Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Co. A Warner Music Group Co.

    House of CardsRecess MonkeyIn Tents02:282012 Recess Monkey

    The Wheel Deal (feat. Ian MacDonald, Lance Murphy, Lawrence Leathers & Jainardo Batista)Josh LevineChromachord Dream01:152011 Josh Levine

    Let's Go Fly a KiteWendy and DBHey Big World02:042020 Wendy & DB

    Power off and PlaySonshine and BroccoliIt's Cool to Be Kind01:532018 Sonshine and Broccoli

    • 51 min


    This time on The Children's Hour, we take a dive into the very basics of Civics education with lifelong educator and community leader Arthur Lieber. We explore how kids can help bring our country together, and build a brighter future. Then we hear from our friends at the Extinction Diaries about marine plankton, a tiny ocean critter upon whom life on Earth depends. Mixed with excellent music. Learn with us!

    Photo by Caleb Perez on Unsplash

    January 18, 2021 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Learn more from the National Constitution Center.  The National Constitution Center's website is full of educational resources. 


    All TogetherWookiefootBe Fearless and Play03:532009 Wookiefoot

    Be a PainAlastair MoockBe a Pain - An Album for Young (And Old) Leaders03:562020 Alastair Moock

    You're Only As Good As Your WordMike SolowayHungry for Manners - Songs of Kindness, Politeness and Love02:152005 Pug Records

    Whistle GaitDevil in a WoodpileDevil in a Woodpile00:501998 Bloodshot Records

    Golden RuleFRANK & DEANEThe Nation of Imagine03:032018 FRANK & DEANE

    Being KindNimoEmpty Hands04:392014 Empty Hands Music

    Washington, D.C.The Not-Its!Are You Listening?02:502016 Little Loopy Records

    Reveille Variation/Drum Call/Slow Scotch/Quick Scotch/Yankee Doodle/Montezuma's Revenge from 'Warlike Musick'CW4 Gregory S. Balvanz & US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum CorpsCelebrating 50 Years01:242010 Altissimo!

    Lift Ev'ry Voice and SingBeyonceHOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM02:092019 Parkwood Entertainment LLC, under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

    Reggae WalkSoul DefendersSoul Defenders At Studio One00:552015 Studio One

    Big Round WorldTrout Fishing In AmericaBig Round World03:512008 Trout Fishing in America

    PhytoplanktonElizabeth MitchellScience Fair02:202012 Spare the Rock Records LLC

    Song of FreedomPeter Lenton and FriendsProud Like a Mountain (Deluxe Version)02:252010 Peter Jonathan Lenton

    Mlk That WayDJ WILLY WOW! & Chuck DAnd the Crowd Goes Wow!03:372019 DJ WILLY WOW!

    We Dream in 3d Remix (feat. Lil Mike)SaulPaulAll Star Anthems02:172018 ReRoute Music Group

    I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be FreeNina SimoneForever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs of Freedom and Spirit01:00Compilation (P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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Awesome for families

Our family loves this podcast. It’s not only wonderful for children, but fun for parents to listen to as well. Every week is filled with education, music and fun. We especially love the skunk episode and can’t wait to find out more info about Dr. Dragoo’s center.

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It’s just getting better and better

We listen every week and have for years, but the shows are just getting better and better. We don’t know how Katie does it but she is amazing! Keep up the great work Katie and Kids!

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Where kids are treated like people

This show is made by and with children - music, science, and kids interviewing all manners of folks - in the arts, science, and technical fields like water treatment. Kids perform - what a refreshing change from what adults think kids should be told!

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