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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. The Children's Hour keeps everyone in the family engrossed, with great music and subjects that teach listeners something new, regardless of age. Hosted by Katie Stone for over 22 years, with her intrepid Kids Crew comprised of real kids learning to make radio, tune in each week to learn with us!

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 45 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. The Children's Hour keeps everyone in the family engrossed, with great music and subjects that teach listeners something new, regardless of age. Hosted by Katie Stone for over 22 years, with her intrepid Kids Crew comprised of real kids learning to make radio, tune in each week to learn with us!

    Keeping Our Cool

    Keeping Our Cool

    This time on The Children's Hour, we learn strategies to keep our cool with Michelle Renee Pelletier, who teaches kids how to meditate using guided imagery.  Then we'll meet Evan, a 10 year old who was taught mindfulness at school with Families 4 Peace's instructor, Scott Cameron. We also have a review of The Boy, The Fox, The Mole and The Horse from our Kids Crewmember, Evan Daitz.

    • 59 min
    Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day

    Celebrate Mother's Day with a musical Children's Hour, featuring some of our favorite "Kindie" musicians honoring mothers through shoutouts and songs. We even hear from Katie Stone's mom!

    • 59 min
    Kid Pan Alley

    Kid Pan Alley

    Kid Pan Alley is an organization that empowers kids around the United States to write their own songs. We’re joined this time on The Children’s Hour by Paul and Cheryl Reisler who have written more than 2,500 songs with more than 70,000 children over the last 30 years.



    Paul and Cheryl Reisler spend the hour with our Kids Crew sharing songs, and giving us a mini demonstration of how they work inside schools. We learn about rhythm and exploration of our ideas.



    We hear dozens of examples of Kid Pan Alley songs from a handful of the many schools the organization has worked with over their many decades.



    This episode was produced by Executive Producer Katie Stone with help from Senior Producer Christina Stella and Education Director Lorraine Archibald. Recorded in 2022 at the Sunspot Solar Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico.



    © 2024 The Children’s Hour Inc, All Rights Reserved

    • 58 min
    The Moon

    The Moon

    Get out of this world this week with The Children's Hour! We're going to The Moon with Commander Reid Wiseman from NASA’s Artemis 2 mission. The Bad Astronomer, Dr. Phil Plait teaches us how the moon was formed, and we learn what happens to the lunar rocks back on Earth from Dr. Chip Sharer. Comes with a learning guide - and mixed with great music.

    • 58 min
    Protecting Earth

    Protecting Earth

    It's Earth Day on The Children's Hour, and we meet Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM) who explains how National Parks and National Wilderness areas are created. Kids can play a big part! Then, Evan tells us about the Junior Ranger program. Biologists and authors Lily and Barbara Kingsolver share about their new book, Coyote's Wild Home. Learn with us!

    • 58 min
    Backyard Wildlife

    Backyard Wildlife

    What’s wild about your backyard? This time on The Children’s Hour we explore creating a backyard or balcony to attract wildlife, in a visit with a “more than human geographer” Laurel Ladwig. She’s part of a movement of reconciliation ecologists who are encouraging people to increase habitats around our homes to help critters who need more nectar, pollen, shade and food to survive in our artificial urban environments.



    As we increase the native plants in our yards, or even on our urban balconies in containers, you may see beautiful birds and bugs in need of nectar.



    Some wildlife are animals we would rather not encourage, like the rattlesnakes our Kids Crew member Cade sees in his moutain backyard. Other critters look scary but are harmless to humans, and essential members of the food chain to keep the delicate balance of nature in harmony. One such bug is the vinegaroon, which looks like a scorpion but is actually a gentle giant.



    We learn about why it's so important to seek out plants which are native to where we live.We learn about why it's so important to seek out plants which are native to where we live.



    Here's an online site where you can learn more about what species can thrive around you



    As we plant our habitats, we want to help tend our plants to survive the effects of climate change.



    The kids also meet Jim Battaglia from Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico, to learn what to do when we find injured wild animals in our yards, parks and playgrounds.



    This show is mixed with excellent music to encourage everyone to get outside, and plant something.



    Don't forget the City Nature Challenge happening worldwide April 29 - May 2, 2022. Find out more!

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

el Tweaker ,

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! One more thing - only science and facts are aired.

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Ruby Moon

Not romitter friendly

MelRodG ,

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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