Enjoying Podcasts with Kids
Spring and Fall of 2020 came in like a wrecking ball! It’s created an interesting spin on households all over the world and has been something serious for parents. Most of us have been spending time cooped up inside for most of 2020. And if you’re like me, you’re looking for any and everything to keep the little ones entertained, and I wanted to share with y’all our newest obsession. We have found that when the kids are listening, their mouths are closed and their minds are open. Likewise, those are two great occurrences in our household, and probably yours too! In this blog, I’ll share how we are enjoying podcasts with kids!
A little bit about us… we are a family of, what I refer to as, “Irish Triplets.” We have a set of 5 year old boy/girl twins born in 2015 and little sister who trailed not far behind in 2016. So like “Irish Twins,” siblings born in the same year or one year apart, my three are virtually triplets! Can you imagine the chaos that goes down in our home?
And with the pandemic, we are always searching for unique ways to entertain our three. Trips to the neighborhood park are good, but I love to find different ways to entertain my #3Paulsinapod.
Not Your Mother’s Podcast
I was introduced to the podcast Lucky Charms Magical Mission, and I’m so glad I was. The interactive voice experience takes us on a journey through eight magic lands with Lucky the Leprechaun. If you’re a Millennial Mama like me, you remember Lucky from commercials during our favorite Saturday morning cartoons. There he was, toting his pot of gold and bragging about his “magically delicious” charms. And there we were, following along… slurping our cereal milk! Ha!
Well, he’s back and more magical than ever! Well actually, he’s on a mission to restore magic and imagination. As he travels to all eight of the charm lands, he’s overcoming obstacles in each, and restoring magic with his marshmallow charms.
I love that in each episode, we’re taken along for the journey, as Lucky speaks directly to us and encourages interaction with the kids. Each experience features ‘Dora Style’ interactivity, encouraging jumping, clapping, singing along, and ultimately enjoying podcasts with kids.
Lucky Charms Mornings
Hearts, Stars, and Horseshoes. Clovers and Blue Moons. Unicorns, Rainbows, and Tasty Red Balloons! (Jeanne pretty much has this chant memorized!)
Lucky Charms are magically delicious, and this cereal, along with the podcast, has wound its way into my family’s daily habits. The kids know what time it is when mom pulls out the red box and our trusty Amazon Alexa Home Assistant speaker. I can barely beat them to ordering aloud, “Alexa, play Lucky Charms Magical Mission!”
As a mom and a business owner, I have a lot on my plate each day between keeping home and work balanced. Sometimes one side of the scale hangs lower than the other, because life, as it is, isn’t always balanced. One of my top priorities is spending quality time with the kiddos, and I’ve realized that the time spent with the kids is just that. Quality is vastly more important than quantity with our tiny humans.
This is why I’ve enjoyed incorporating Lucky Charms Magical Mission time with my three. Because they adore the bite-sized stories orated by Lucky and pairing it with the bite-sized marshmallows and oats of Lucky Charms cereal is truly like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
For five decades and counting Lucky Charms cereal has featured frosted oats and colored marshmallows. Made with whole grain, Lucky Charms is fortified with 12 vitamins and minerals, and is a good source of calcium. With that being said, I’m a mama who’s happy to serve my pre-schoolers a good for you and delicious cereal. And luckily, the super cute marshmallow charms are enough to pique any little person’s attention, so the kids love them too!
Lucky Charms’ magical deliciousness provides a fun and filling way to start our day and pairing our breakfast time with Lucky Charms Magical Mission is truly a win win for our family!