Motherhood has me always thinking of ways of keeping my children entertained; specially my oldest son, Robbie, who is 5 years old. When my son is not in school or it’s the weekend, I always try to keep him entertained with screen-free activities. I like activities where we can all be together and participate in them, and that actually make us interact more as a family. Listening to podcasts has been the answer! Ever since Robbie started getting interested in them, we started looking for family friendly options. Today, I have a recommendation for you and for your little ones: The Adventures of Cairo, Wondery’s newest children’s podcast.
The Adventures of Cairo focuses on the life of Cairo Carter, a 7 year-old boy who lives in a big city. Each episode is filled with a life lesson, and day to day issues that little ones may face. There’s always a morale at the end, and you can find something to talk about with your little ones after listening to the episodes. The life of Cairo revolves around his family, friends, school, and exploring and learning.
The podcast episodes are well done. They do a great job with sound effects, the music, and each of the characters has a different voice. Children can start identifying the voices of characters, which I think it’s great!
What do we like about the Adventures of Cairo?
My favorite part about this podcast is that the situations are very common. Cairo has an older brother, Omari, and they live with their parents. Their dad works at the airport, and he has night shifts. It’s really cool that they give the dad a night shift, isn’t it? On another note, representation matters, and for me having my sons see and hear different people from different races and backgrounds is really important. There’s a little Latino boy named Enrique! The music is so fun! Every time we play the episodes, baby Antonio, who is 18 months old, starts dancing to the beat.
My son Robbie said when I asked him what he thought about it that the episodes have very normal situations, haha, that’s how he described it. However, after listening to them, he likes to go deeper in the topic. For example, we talked about bullies, what to do, and what not to do when being bullied, and so on. I think he really likes it!
New episodes are released every Tuesday, and you can listen to this family friendly podcast on Apple Podcasts, the Wondery app, or wherever you listen to your podcasts!
I hope you and your little ones give The Adventures of Cairo a go, and let me know what you think about it!
♡ Michelle | con limón, please.
9 thoughts on “Screen-free fun with The Adventures of Cairo”
Sounds wonderful! I don’t listen to podcasts, my husband does though. I like the idea of less screen time. I’d like to rely on that a little less so I may need to look into this! Thanks for the recommendation!
My youngest and I will definitely be checking this out! Thanks for the info!
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Sounds like a wonderful recommendation for those with kids in that age group! I love that the boy’s name is Cairo and that he’s a POC. Excellent!
ooh I love the idea of screen-less entertainment for kids!
Hi, Michelle – Interesting that you discovered a great podcast for children in order to avoid the electromagnetic frequencies…am I right? Does the book your son is reading in the photo above go with the podcast? These sound like good teaching opportunities. That’s what I like about the Berenstain Bears books. My three-year-old grandson loves books. Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us! – Angie, http://www.yourtrueselfblog.com
What a great recommendation, and finding as many creative screen-free solutions to help kids learn and have fun is so important!
Thanks for sharing this awesome find! I’m all about less screen time and I love that this is for kids.
Definitely want to check this out for my daughter. Sounds amazing!
This is a great option to help a child in their reading abilities.