The ABC has announced ABC KIDS listen, a dedicated kids digital radio station and app for preschoolers and their families.
ABC KIDS listen is aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, the national early childhood curriculum for childhood educators, that encourages children to learn through play.
ABC KIDS listen aims to enhance learning, imagination, cognitive and physical activity, creativity and family experiences, which will assist parents and caregivers to bridge the gap between home and child-care.
Available through DAB+ radios and a live radio stream online, families can enjoy 14 regular weekly audio programs from 6am 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.
Listeners can select programs on demand to suit their child’s changing needs. Listeners can also download a full program within the ABC KIDS listen app allowing families seven days to listen to their selected program any time and anywhere without an internet connection.
ABC KIDS listen is available on DAB+ radios (scan for the station named ABC KIDS listen), to stream at abc.net.au/kidslisten, or by downloading the app free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.