FunKids Radio – Radio for small ones

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Fun Kids   Have you got a little telly addict in your house? Have you thought about radio?

Matilda loves her Bing and Raa Raa on CBeebies, BUT I do not like her watching too much of the telly. I think she learns a limited amount from it and sometimes ends up just hypnotised by the screen. When she does watch it, I like to do a running commentary for her,telling her what is going on plus getting her to copy the actions on screen. This way I feel like she is learning too. In this house we listen to more music than watch telly anyways..

I was really pleased to find out about FunKids Radio, a Radio station for Kids. The programs are mostly designed for slightly older children (7-12 year olds,) but the station also has Fun Kids “junior” , shows for pre-school children. These shows are linked to the CBeebies channel.

With nursery rhymes, story times and even readings from Disney films (Loved hearing the Lion king) it makes for an interesting listen. I was surprised how engaged Matilda was and how she joined in the same as with watching the TV. Matilda particularly loved the animal hour because the songs featured “quacking” ducks and “ooh oohs” from Monkeys.

You can listen online to the shows here : http://www.funkidslive.com, me and Matilda will certainly be listening in some more.

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One thought on “FunKids Radio – Radio for small ones

    Clare - My Tunbridge Wells said:
    June 22, 2015 at 10:02 am

    I can only let Harry watch TV for about half an hour before bed, otherwise he demands it all day. I like your idea of giving a running commentary 🙂

    Will check out Kids Radio, it sounds like it could be just the thing for us. Thanks 🙂 x

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