This week, we are talking about the importance of curious kids — how to raise them, how to keep them that way. And there’s no better person to join us for this chat and answer our questions than Molly Bloom of Brains On, the popular science podcast from Minnesota Public Radio for kids and parents.

She’s offering some great tips like how to answer kids’ tough questions, why kids today may be more curious than in years past, and why it’s so important for parents to let our kids know that no, we don’t always have all the answers.

Oh…and she discusses why kids are fascinated by farts. Zebra farts, specifically.


Listen right here right now, or findĀ Spawned with Kristen + Liz on iTunesĀ or your favorite podcasting app including Stitcher, Soundcloud and now, Spotify. And be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

And hey…thank you so much for all of the fabulous new iTunes reviews! Special thanks to kristibell2 who called us “down to earth and sometimes snarky.” We’ll take it!

Links to some of the topics on this week’s episode

Brains On podcast page

Brains On on iTunes

10 fantastic, free online resources for curious kids that every parent should know

9 of the best educational YouTube channels for older kids, including TEDEd and TEDxYouth

Another great podcast for curious kids: Wow in the World with Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz


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She also loves the Bentgo bento lunch boxes for kidsĀ – and we’ve got tips for a few fun, easy bento food art ideas to fill it!

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Top photo:Ā Leo Rivas-MicoudĀ via Unsplash