These deceivingly complex questions can be tough for even the most academic of minds to answer – especially in a way that’s easy for little ones to understand.
Enter Imagine This – a podcast created by ABC KIDS listen, based on The Conversation’s articles from their Curious Kids series. Each episode of the podcast delves into a puzzling question from an inquisitive mind. With host, Brianna Peterson, preschool aged children chat alongside Australia’s leading academics to explore the science behind the world around us.
Imagine This is perfectly pitched to ears both young and old, and underscores the importance of not only understanding the science of the world, but knowing how to articulate it and have fun along the way.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with ABC KIDS listen on the production of Imagine This,” says The Conversation’s Sunanda Creagh. The Conversation‘s Curious Kids article series asks Australia’s top researchers to answer tricky questions from young inquiring minds. Imagine This brings these stories to life. It’s not always easy to get little ones to sit still and listen. But I’ve seen kids entranced by episodes of Imagine This from beginning to end, with brilliant sound effects and wonderful storytelling.”
Manager of ABC KIDS listen, Stephanie Carrick says “ABC KIDS listen is focused on creating content for young children to learn about the world around them. I immediately saw the potential in reimagining The Conversation’s articles as an audio series that speaks directly to children, filling them with wonder about science and nature. Our host, Brianna took that brief and amazed us all by creating a magical and playful narrative journey for children with beautiful sound design.”
Go on an adventure – Imagine This!
Host, Brianna Peterson (ABC) and Co-producer, Sunanda Creagh (The Conversation) are available for interview.
About ABC KIDS listen
ABC KIDS listen provides children ages 0-5 and their families with a safe space to access trusted, educational and entertaining audio programs that feature music and stories from their favourite ABC KIDS characters.
Inspired by the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia that encourages children to learn through play, ABC KIDS listen aims to enhance learning, cognitive and physical activity, imagination, creativity and family experiences, and assisting parents and caregivers to bridge the gap between home and child-care.
Available through DAB+ radios, live radio stream, and a free app on the Apple App Store and Google Play, families can enjoy fourteen regular weekly audio programs from 6:00am every day.
The programs are themed and designed to suit a child’s daily routine encouraging children to explore, learn, play, and later wind down, rest, and sleep or select any program on demand to suit a child’s changing needs.