Children’s Programming

Saturday Mornings

Music and Learning

6:00 – Children’s Music!

8:00 – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

9:00 – Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater

9:30 – Mary Farfisa’s Musical Aftershow

10:00 – Classics for Kids

10:05 – The Children’s Hour

Sunday Evenings

Stories and Lullabies 

6:00 – Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater

6:30 – Mary Farfisa’s Musical Aftershow

7:00 – The Children’s Bookshelf

7:02 – NaNa Deb’s Bedtime Stories

7:30 – Children’s Bedtime Songs

 

 

Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

Saturdays 8:00 AM

Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, is a weekly radio show for kids and their grownups, broadcasting from Austin, Texas. It’s indie music for indie kids.

Learn more at sparetherock.com

 

Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater

Saturdays 9:00 AM; Sundays 6:00 PM

Welcome to ‘Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater,’ a series of half-hour radio plays for kids, created and written by cartoonist Jim Cheff. The show follows the adventures of Mary Farfisa, an eight-year-old space girl who travels the Universe on her space horse, Briscoe — searching for songs and sounds and music and noise to catch in her audio lasso and share with the Universe!

There’s so much to explore with Mary Farfisa! Including videos, coloring books, and even comic strips!

Click here to learn more!

 

Mary Farfisa’s Musical Aftershow

Saturdays 9:30 AM; Sundays 6:30 PM

Did you know that Briscoe the space horse has an extensive record collection? (Not to mention exceptional taste.) Hear vintage kids’ records and children’s songs and stories from all over the world. Plus jokes and an occasional song or skit by members of the Mary Farfisa gang!

Hey Briscoe, play us some music!

 

 

Classics for Kids

Saturdays 10:00 AM

Classics for Kids is a fun introduction to classical music for kids of all ages. Each month focuses on a different composer.

A treasure trove of music education resources can be found at classicsforkids.com

 

 

The Children’s Hour

Saturdays 10:00 AM

The Children’s Hour is a weekly radio show created for and with kids. Incredibly diverse themes are explored using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion with kids on our talented Kids Crew. Produced by KUNM, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s Kids Public Radio. Learn something new with us! 

Find out more at childrenshour.org

 

 

The Children’s Bookshelf

Sundays 7:00 PM

The Children’s Bookshelf from WCMU Public Radio showcases new children’s book titles meant to engage young readers in the joy of story found in both the written word and illustrations. The target audience includes teachers, librarians, parents and grandparents as part of their role to foster the love of reading

Each of the two minute reviews have accompanying study questions and activities and are available as podcasts, found here.

The series host and reviewer is Dr. Sue Ann Martin, Professor Emerita of Communication and Dramatic Arts in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, at Central Michigan University.

 

NaNa Deb’s Bedtime Stories

Sundays 7:02 PM (Just after The Children’s Bookshelf)

Join NaNa Deb every Sunday night at about 7 PM for a delightful screen-free storybook experience, like a hug straight from Grandma. Her name is Deborah. But some of her grandkids call her NaNa Deb. So you can, too. Hopefully, you are ready for bed. Snuggle up, and let’s read some stories before sleep.

NaNa Deb’s Bedtime Stories is produced for Sun Sounds of Arizona, a not-for-profit reading and information access service for people with disabilities. Visit sunsounds.org to learn more.