Circle Round


Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 3-103. Each 15 to 25-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups. read less

Our Editor's Take

Kindness. Compassion. Engagement. If listeners are after a kid-friendly podcast full of these values, they'll find it here. Of course, it has plenty of fun to go around, too. This one-of-a-kind podcast tells folktales from around the world with care and consideration. It’s a perfect pick for kids between the ages of 4 and 10. Circle Round is all about opening the eyes, hearts, and minds of young ones. Guest stars on the show include Jazmyn Simon, David Morse, Dyllón Burnside, and Samin Nosrat. Each episode keeps shorter attention spans in mind. This program from WBUR offers listeners short snippets of must-know life lessons and never drags.

There are episodes on self-love and lessons on finding out how to get along. There are even stories about realizing the grass isn't always greener on the other side. No matter the lesson, this podcast has kids and adults in mind. But that's not all. Circle Round isn't only about teaching–it's about fun, too. Listeners can expect compelling characters and silly voices to keep kids interested. More than that, the podcast includes music to create an immersive listening experience. And, of course, the stories told on the podcast come from all over the world, ensuring lots of diverse lessons. Listeners will learn, but this podcast doesn't skimp on entertainment.

The best part? Circle Round doesn't just talk to listeners; it gets them involved. At the end of each short episode, listeners will talk it all out. That means kids and adults launch into engaging activities. This will inspire deep conversation and critical thinking. Listen to Circle Round now on Amazon Music.

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