Squiz Kids

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Squiz Kids is a news podcast, just for kids! 10 minutes of age-appropriate news, delivered with positivity and humour. Make it part of your daily routine by playing it over breakfast, during the drive to school or - for all the Squiz teachers out there - in the classroom. There's also kids v adults quizzes, a book club, kids-only Q&As (with people like the Prime Minister!), deep dives into topics kids love (from Barbie to Halloween, toys, sport, inventions, crazy science stuff, and so much more). Want a birthday shoutout? Email us at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au, or visit the Squiz Kids website. PS. We do news for big people (aka adults) over on The Squiz Today - a free weekday email and podcast. Search for Squiz Today in your podcasting app, or check out The Squiz Today newsletter here. read less
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Leaplings have a birthday; a chilly job up for grabs; Meta on AI election watch; and footy fever is here.
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Leaplings have a birthday; a chilly job up for grabs; Meta on AI election watch; and footy fever is here.
Your daily kids news podcast. Leaplings have a birthday; a chilly job up for grabs; Meta on AI election watch; and footy fever is here. If you're a Leap Day baby, you're in the rarest birthday club! Leap Days are those extra special 24 hours we get every four years, thanks to some ancient Roman and later, Papal, calendar tweaks. So, leaplings, party hard because your next birthday bash is in four years! Fancy counting penguins or running a post office surrounded by whales and glaciers? Head to Antarctica for the job of a lifetime! Just remember, it's super cold, and the penguins are loud. Oh, and it's Brits only—sorry, everyone else! Feeling bored? The footy season is about to blast off with pies, tackles, and tries! The NRL and AFL are bringing the heat, with games in Las Vegas and Australia. Get ready for big hits, epic goals, and the ultimate sports showdown this weekend! With elections EU coming up, there's a big push to spot AI deepfakes. And hey, teachers and parents, check out Newshounds, a cool podcast program on beating online misinformation and becoming savvy media consumers! Deepfake voice quiz. For the full episode transcript, click here. Squiz Kids Facebook Squiz Kids Instagram Newshounds Get started on our free media literacy resource for classrooms https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/ Classroom Companion: Teachers! Want to access free, curriculum-aligned classroom resources tied to the daily podcast? Sign up to be a Squiz Kids Classroom and download the Classroom Companion each day. Made by teachers for teachers, differentiated to suit all primary school ability levels. And did we mention it’s free? Stay up to date with us on our Squiz Kids Instagram!   Got a birthday coming up and you want a shout-out? Complete the form on our Squiz Kids website. Link: SHOUT OUTS or / send us an email at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au
Tween skincare TikTok warning; Scotland’s Willy Wonka fail; Another wonky moon landing; and some really big Bluey news.
2d ago
Tween skincare TikTok warning; Scotland’s Willy Wonka fail; Another wonky moon landing; and some really big Bluey news.
Your daily kids news podcast. Kids everywhere are diving into grown-up beauty routines, thanks to those ever-persuasive 'skinfluencers' on TikTok and Instagram! But, doctors are waving red flags, saying these adult products aren't playthings for young skin. Imagine expecting a chocolate paradise and ending up in a lolly-less shed! That's what happened in Scotland at a Willy Wonka event that was more trick than treat. Disappointed fans and a few tears later, refunds were the day's special. Heads up, Bluey buffs! Clear your calendars for April 14th because a super-sized episode is on its way. One thing's for sure, it's going to be paws-itively unforgettable! Spacecraft SLIM must've hit the snooze button, landing sideways on the moon and taking a long nap. But with a little sunlight, it's back and beaming photos home—just tilt your head to view! It's one small roll for a spaceship, one giant leap for space snoozes. For the full episode transcript click here. Squiz Kids Facebook Squiz Kids Instagram Newshounds Get started on our free media literacy resource for classrooms https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/ Classroom Companion: Teachers! Want to access free, curriculum-aligned classroom resources tied to the daily podcast? Sign up to be a Squiz Kids Classroom and download the Classroom Companion each day. Made by teachers for teachers, differentiated to suit all primary school ability levels. And did we mention it’s free? Stay up to date with us on our Squiz Kids Instagram!   Got a birthday coming up and you want a shout-out? Complete the form on our Squiz Kids website. Link: SHOUT OUTS or / send us an email at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au
Matildas one step closer to Olympics; Moon mission accomplished; Panthers pipped at post; and a hospital for kiwis.
4d ago
Matildas one step closer to Olympics; Moon mission accomplished; Panthers pipped at post; and a hospital for kiwis.
Your daily kids news podcast. Matildas one step closer to Olympics; Moon mission accomplished; Panthers pipped at post; and a hospital for kiwis. The Matildas showed the world their soccer superpowers this weekend, zooming past Uzbekistan with a dazzling 3-0 win! With goals flying left and right, these soccer heroes are one step closer to Olympic glory. New Zealand just got a bit more awesome with its first-ever kiwi hospital! This feathery haven is a game-changer for the cutest national birds needing a little TLC. From car mishaps to pool filter adventures, kiwis like 'Splash' now have a safe place to heal. Kiwi-tastic indeed! Meet Odie, the moon lander that decided the Moon was the perfect spot for a little lie-down. Despite its sideways snooze, Odie's still hard at work, proving that even in space, a good rest can lead to great discoveries. A cosmic reminder to keep reaching for the stars! Big news for sports fans! The London Marathon levels the playing field with equal prize money for all athletes. Aussie star Madison de Rozario calls it a game-changer, proving that on the track of fairness, we're all racing together. For the full episode transcript, click here. Squiz Kids Facebook Squiz Kids Instagram Newshounds Get started on our free media literacy resource for classrooms https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/ Classroom Companion: Teachers! Want to access free, curriculum-aligned classroom resources tied to the daily podcast? Sign up to be a Squiz Kids Classroom and download the Classroom Companion each day. Made by teachers for teachers, differentiated to suit all primary school ability levels. And did we mention it’s free? Stay up to date with us on our Squiz Kids Instagram!   Got a birthday coming up and you want a shout-out? Complete the form on our Squiz Kids website. Link: SHOUT OUTS or / send us an email at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au
Super Rugby gets smart; a zesty festival in France; a toy car hits the track; and a Swift satire.
21-02-2024
Super Rugby gets smart; a zesty festival in France; a toy car hits the track; and a Swift satire.
Your daily kids news podcast. Super Rugby players are now suiting up with mouthguards that not only protect their pearly whites but also chat with computers to keep their noodles safe. It's like having a tiny superhero inside your mouth! Menton, France, is squeezing every drop of fun out of lemons for their annual festival, turning the town into an Olympic-sized citrus spectacle! Imagine lemon statues doing sports - it's zest-tacular! A student turned his tiny toy car into a lightning-fast racer, earning him a Guinness World Record! Squiz-E the Newshound is on the case, debunking a tail-wagging tale about Taylor Swift renting out Disney World. Turns out, it's just a joke! Remember, kids, not everything you read online is true, especially if it's about pop stars and theme parks. For the full episode transcript, click here. LINKS Squiz Kids Facebook Squiz Kids Instagram Newshounds Get started on our free media literacy resource for classrooms https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/ Classroom Companion: Teachers! Want to access free, curriculum-aligned classroom resources tied to the daily podcast? Sign up to be a Squiz Kids Classroom and download the Classroom Companion each day. Made by teachers for teachers, differentiated to suit all primary school ability levels. And did we mention it’s free? Stay up to date with us on our Squiz Kids Instagram!   Got a birthday coming up and you want a shout-out? Complete the form on our Squiz Kids website. Link: SHOUT OUTS or / send us an email at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au
Mars mission needs volunteers; Basketball’s Bryce the MVP; a star munching black hole discovered; and the dog that won the lottery. 
20-02-2024
Mars mission needs volunteers; Basketball’s Bryce the MVP; a star munching black hole discovered; and the dog that won the lottery.
Your daily kids news podcast. Imagine swapping your safe and cosy bedroom for life on a rocky red planet. NASA is looking for four brave souls to do just that. But instead of blasting off to space, they'll be stepping into a Mars-like shed filled with red dirt, right here on Earth. In a tale that sounds straight out of a cartoon, a dog in China has turned its nose into a treasure finder, sniffing out not one, but two winning lottery tickets! This furry friend's sniffing skills have earned its owner some cash and itself a feast of treats. Bryce Cotton, the basketball wizard whose name is now echoing in Aussie sports halls of fame. Bryce has dribbled his way to his fourth MVP award. In the world of hoops, he's fast becoming a legend. All hail MVP Bryce and all the other Bryces too! Astronomers have discovered a black hole that's munching on stars like they're snacks. Gobbling up a whole solar system's worth of stars every day. It's a space story that sounds like it's straight out of a sci-fi movie, but it's all real! For the full episode transcript, click here. LINKS Squiz Kids Facebook Squiz Kids Instagram Newshounds Get started on our free media literacy resource for classrooms https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/ Classroom Companion: Teachers! Want to access free, curriculum-aligned classroom resources tied to the daily podcast? Sign up to be a Squiz Kids Classroom and download the Classroom Companion each day. Made by teachers for teachers, differentiated to suit all primary school ability levels. And did we mention it’s free? Got a birthday coming up and you want a shout-out? Complete the form on our Squiz Kids website. Link: SHOUT OUTS or / send us an email at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au
Historic moon landing has lift off; Florida bear steals choccies from car; Farting dart player causes a stink; and Aussie cricket’s new heroine.
18-02-2024
Historic moon landing has lift off; Florida bear steals choccies from car; Farting dart player causes a stink; and Aussie cricket’s new heroine.
Your daily kids news podcast. Imagine a spaceship named Odie, zooming past stars on a mission to the Moon! This isn't just any trip; Odie's looking for water at the Moon's south pole, hoping to make it a future home for astronauts. Florida's animals have turned into sneaky snack stealers! A bear trashed a car for chocolates, while raccoons dined out on a taco delivery. It's an animal revolution, proving that everyone loves a tasty treat! The darts world was thrown into a stinky scandal when a player accused his rival of using fart tactics to win! While one claimed it was all in the air, the other was left fuming. Aussie cricketer Annabel Sutherland made history with the fastest double century in women's Test cricket. Scoring 210 runs, she showed the world what it means to be a champion. Annabel Sutherland Q+A   https://www.squizkids.com.au/squiz-kids-specials/annabel-sutherland-qa/ For the full Squiz Kids News transcript click here. LINKS Squiz Kids Facebook Squiz Kids Instagram Newshounds Get started on our free media literacy resource for classrooms https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/ Classroom Companion: Teachers! Want to access free, curriculum-aligned classroom resources tied to the daily podcast? Sign up to be a Squiz Kids Classroom and download the Classroom Companion each day. Made by teachers for teachers, differentiated to suit all primary school ability levels. And did we mention it’s free? Got a birthday coming up and you want a shout-out? Complete the form on our Squiz Kids website. Link: SHOUT OUTS or / send us an email at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au
Time for Taylor touchdown; Indonesia’s great big election; fake Facebook money scams; and the room cleaning robot.
14-02-2024
Time for Taylor touchdown; Indonesia’s great big election; fake Facebook money scams; and the room cleaning robot.
Your daily kids news podcast. This weekend, prepare to be swept away by the Swift tsunami! Taylor Swift is bringing her epic Eras Tour down under, filling stadiums with her chart-topping tunes. Get ready for a musical marathon from a pop powerhouse that's shaping the soundtrack of our times! Indonesia just pulled off a voting victory, hosting the world’s biggest single-day election! With millions casting their ballots across thousands of islands, this democratic adventure is like no other. Dive into the details and become an instant Indonesia expert! Imagine a robot that tidies up your tornado-struck room! New York scientists have just created a robotic helper ready to tackle your toys and clothes. But, there's a twist – it prefers places without piles of mess. Start dreaming of a clutter-free life! Queensland's Education Minister got a digital double-take when her face appeared in a scam! With AI-generated images on the rise, it's a wild reminder to question what we see online. Dive into digital defense with Squiz-E the Newshound and sniff out the truth! For the full Squiz Kids News transcript click here. LINKS Squiz Kids Facebook Squiz Kids Instagram Newshounds Get started on our free media literacy resource for classrooms https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/ Classroom Companion: Teachers! Want to access free, curriculum-aligned classroom resources tied to the daily podcast? Sign up to be a Squiz Kids Classroom and download the Classroom Companion each day. Made by teachers for teachers, differentiated to suit all primary school ability levels. And did we mention it’s free? Stay up to date with us on our Squiz Kids Instagram!   Got a birthday coming up and you want a shout-out? Complete the form on our Squiz Kids website. Link: SHOUT OUTS or / send us an email at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au
Schools close as Victoria bakes; Rio’s colourful Carnival; Lucky the deaf muster dog; and Taylor tickets mania.
13-02-2024
Schools close as Victoria bakes; Rio’s colourful Carnival; Lucky the deaf muster dog; and Taylor tickets mania.
Your daily kids news podcast. Victoria suffered through a scorching heatwave, bushfires, power outages and thunderstorms yesterday! Schools closed, and kids got an unexpected day off as towns near the Grampians had to evacuate. Stay safe and look out for your neighbours, people! Brazil threw the ultimate street party, and everyone's invited! Imagine a rainbow explosion with dazzling costumes, massive floats, and dancing in the streets. It's like a giant, moving art show celebrating the countdown to Easter. Party on, Brazil! We meet Lucky, the deaf dog who's a sheep-herding superhero! Without hearing commands, Lucky uses sight and vibrations to round up sheep like a boss. It's a heartwarming story of friendship and furry feats on the farm. Who needs superhero movies when you have Lucky? Taylor Swift fans went wild, snagging last-minute concert tickets faster than lightning! With seats offering a less than a full view, Swifties proved there's no bad seat when it comes to supporting their icon. Meanwhile, Usher skates into hearts with his halftime show moves. What a day for pop culture! For the full Squiz Kids News transcript click here. LINKS Squiz Kids Facebook Squiz Kids Instagram Newshounds Get started on our free media literacy resource for classrooms https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/ Classroom Companion: Teachers! Want to access free, curriculum-aligned classroom resources tied to the daily podcast? Sign up to be a Squiz Kids Classroom and download the Classroom Companion each day. Made by teachers for teachers, differentiated to suit all primary school ability levels. And did we mention it’s free? Stay up to date with us on our Squiz Kids Instagram!   Got a birthday coming up and you want a shout-out? Complete the form on our Squiz Kids website. Link: SHOUT OUTS or / send us an email at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au
Tay Tay vs Trump; a guide-penguin saves the day; snow-show goes ahead; and an Eiffel Tower triumphs.
11-02-2024
Tay Tay vs Trump; a guide-penguin saves the day; snow-show goes ahead; and an Eiffel Tower triumphs.
Your daily kids news podcast. Vegas shines bright today with Super Bowl LVIII's epic showdown between the Chiefs and 49ers! Off-field buzz? Taylor Swift cheering for her beau and Usher with Post Malone turning halftime into a mega concert. In Wisconsin's Lake Geneva, snow sculptors faced a meltdown challenge, thanks to warm weather! Swapping hats for tees, they carved icy wonders, including a winking robot champion. A chilly art fest turned warm-hearted tale of perseverance and creativity. At Birdworld, Penguin and Squid (both African penguins) redefine friendship goals. Despite Squid's cloudy vision, Penguin leads her through every adventure, ensuring she never misses a meal. This adorable duo proves that true friends stick together, no matter what. A Hong Kong mall now houses a record-breaking dragon made of 38,000 balloons, celebrating Lunar New Year with flair! Meanwhile, a French hobbyist's matchstick marvel—the Eiffel Tower—finally gets Guinness' nod after a stickler for rules saga. For the full Squiz Kids News transcript click here. LINKS: Squiz Kids Facebook Squiz Kids Instagram Newshounds Get started on our free media literacy resource for classrooms https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/ Classroom Companion: Teachers! Want to access free, curriculum-aligned classroom resources tied to the daily podcast? Sign up to be a Squiz Kids Classroom and download the Classroom Companion each day. Made by teachers for teachers, differentiated to suit all primary school ability levels. And did we mention it’s free? Stay up to date with us on our Squiz Kids Instagram!   Got a birthday coming up and you want a shout-out? Complete the form on our Squiz Kids website. Link: SHOUT OUTS or / send us an email at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au
Happy new Year of the Dragon; Brazil’s new camouflage frog; beware deep fake audio; and a real life invisibility cloak.
07-02-2024
Happy new Year of the Dragon; Brazil’s new camouflage frog; beware deep fake audio; and a real life invisibility cloak.
Your daily kids news podcast. This weekend, Australia's streets will turn into a dragon's playground, celebrating the Lunar New Year in style! It's not a fairy tale invasion but a vibrant fest marking the Year of the Dragon. Bryce takes us to Brazil where a frog with a wardrobe to envy has been discovered – it changes colors from yellow by day to brown at night! Plus, Aussies have been busy recording over a million frog calls, including one that's a mix between a chicken and a lawnmower. Talk about a ribbiting choir! Imagine playing hide and seek and never being found – thanks to science, this might just become reality! Chinese scientists have whipped up a material that makes you invisible to radar. Yes, just like Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, but for the real world. Squiz E the Newshound is on the case, sniffing out audio deep fakes where AI clones voices to fool us all. From fake politicians to phony phone calls, it's a jungle of jibber-jabber out there. For the full Squiz Kids News transcript click here. Squiz Kids Facebook Squiz Kids Instagram Newshounds Get started on our free media literacy resource for classrooms https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/ Classroom Companion: Teachers! Want to access free, curriculum-aligned classroom resources tied to the daily podcast? Sign up to be a Squiz Kids Classroom and download the Classroom Companion each day. Made by teachers for teachers, differentiated to suit all primary school ability levels. And did we mention it’s free? Stay up to date with us on our Squiz Kids Instagram!   Got a birthday coming up and you want a shout-out? Complete the form on our Squiz Kids website. Link: SHOUT OUTS or / send us an email at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au
New rules to stay safe online; New Zealand’s spag bol pie; Canada’s 100-year-old swim champ; and $2 million whale poo
04-02-2024
New rules to stay safe online; New Zealand’s spag bol pie; Canada’s 100-year-old swim champ; and $2 million whale poo
Your daily kids news podcast. Tomorrow's Safer Internet Day is like a superhero reminder for us web wanderers! It's a big digital high-five to staying safe online. Think of it as your guide to dodging internet ickies and making the web a nicer neighborhood. New Zealand's shaking up snack time with a spaghetti bolognese and cheese pie, causing a tasty turmoil! It's like a flavor party in a pie, but not everyone's convinced. Ever thought whale poo could be a treasure? Well, it turns out it's worth a whopping $2 million for being the ocean's fertilizer! Humpback whales are the unsung heroes, keeping sea life thriving. Betty Brussel proves age is just a number by smashing three swimming world records at 99! She started swimming in her 70s, showing us it's never too late to dive into your dreams. For the full episode Squiz Kids News transcript, just click here. Links Squiz Kids Facebook Squiz Kids Instagram Newshounds Get started on our free media literacy resource for classrooms https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/ Classroom Companion: Teachers! Want to access free, curriculum-aligned classroom resources tied to the daily podcast? Sign up to be a Squiz Kids Classroom and download the Classroom Companion each day. Made by teachers for teachers, differentiated to suit all primary school ability levels. And did we mention it’s free? Stay up to date with us on our Squiz Kids Instagram!   Got a birthday coming up and you want a shout-out? Complete the form on our Squiz Kids website. Link: SHOUT OUTS or / send us an email at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au