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Sneak Peak: Discover the First Episodes of Lingokids Growin’ Up Podcast!

Growin' Up Podcast

Does your child have a vivid imagination? Are they curious about how the world works? Do they wonder how astronauts fly to outer space or how engineers solve tricky problems? The Lingokids Growin’ Up podcast is for them.

There are so many different options when it comes to choosing what to be when you grow up; so many options that it can be kind of overwhelming. This podcast introduces children to professionals in many different career fields so that kids ages 5 to 8 can learn more about their dream jobs.

Check out the interview with our host, Emily Calandrelli, and the first four episodes of the Lingokids Growin’ Up podcast to discover how it can help unlock your child’s superpowers


Interview with Our Award-winning Host 

Emily Calandrelli is an MIT engineer and Emmy-nominated science TV host. In this interview, she answers questions about why she’s excited about the Lingokids Growin’ Up podcast and how families can make the most of it.

In the interview, Emily talks about:

  • NASA’s new program that will bring the first person of color and the first woman to the moon! 
  • A library of ideas for kids on the many different possibilities of what they can become when they grow up
  • How parents and families can listen to this podcast with their kids and get inspiration on how to help kids start building skillsets that will benefit them in the future
  • Emily’s favorite episode out of the 30 different interviews she did with real-life professionals
  • The benefits of listening to a podcast for kids together as a family

“A podcast like this would have really helped me when I was a kid to get a good understanding of what these jobs are like and what skills I could start building when I was a kid. . . . This is the type of podcast that I wanted when I was growing up.” 


Episode 1: Becoming an Actor 


Where does the phrase “break a leg” actually come from? Find out in this episode of the Lingokids Growin’ Up podcast, where Emily interviews actor Lilly Bartlam. Lilly is a voice actress on Paw Patrol and has been on many well-known shows! 

Kids can learn about:

  • The history of acting 
  • How Lilly Barlam started her career 
  • The top 3 things that all actors need 
  • How to act if you’re shy and what to do when you forget your lines
  • Tips for what kids can do now if they want to be an actor


Episode 2: Becoming a Dancer 


So many kids dream about being a dancer when they grow up! In this episode, Emily interviews Patric Palkens, a soloist with Boston Ballet. 

Kids can learn about:

  • How dancers use movement to tell a story and express their feelings
  • The different dance genres, from classical to Samba to hip hop and more
  • What it means to be a soloist in a dance company
  • The top 3 things all dancers need
  • Tips that kids can do while they are growing up to become a dancer


Episode 3: Becoming a Musician 


Where did the first music come from? Find out in this episode of the Growin’ Up podcast, where Emily interviews musician Fernando Moguel. Fernando was one of the Wiggles and likes to sing, play, and write music! 

Kids can learn about:

  • The top 3 things all musicians need
  • Reading, writing, and playing music
  • How to choose which instruments to play
  • Why it’s essential to be a good team player
  • Tips that kids can do while they are growing up to become a musician


Episode 4: Becoming a Police Officer 


How do police officers help keep people safe? Kids can discover the answer in this episode, where Emily goes to a parade to meet a police officer. Officer Autumn Clifford coaches female first responders on the realities of being a woman police officer!

Kids can learn about:

  • How talking about our feelings of fear can help keep us safe
  • Why some police officers patrol on horses instead of in a car 
  • The top 3 things that all police officers need to be able to do
  • How police officers find criminals
  • Tips that kids can do while they are growing up to become a police officer


Join Lingokids Growin’ Up Podcast for Free

The Growin’ Up podcast helps amazing kids grow up to be even more amazing! Subscribe to the Lingokids Growin’ Up Podcast and enjoy the weekly adventure! Available anywhere you listen to your podcasts: Apple, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon

Interested in learning more about Lingokids? Download the app and check out our YouTube channels. Let us know how much your child enjoys listening to the Growin’ Up podcast by tagging us on social media

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