ABC KIDS News Time

45 EpisodesProduced by ABC KIDS listen

A weekly wrap-up of all the amazing stories happening at home and abroad, made especially for young children to help them understand the world around them. Join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for pre-schoolers. Featuring stories about children,… read more

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Sleep time and hologram circus

June 14th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn why sleep is so important, we check out a cool new circus, we find out how some people are cleaning up …

World Environment Day and baseball bees

June 7th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn what an environment is, we get a lesson on spelling, we find out why a baseball game had to be stopped, and we discover what was rummaging through a rubbish bin.

Changing seasons and chasing cheese

May 31st, 2019

7:05


This week, we learn about seasons, we find out what’s been uncovered in a country called Wales, we check out a cheesy competition, and we discover why scientists are interested in whale snot.

World Bee Day and fast train

May 24th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn what a volunteer is, we find out what World Bee Day is all about, we talk about turtles, and we check out a …

Mariana Trench and robotic animals

May 17th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about a place at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, we find out what a house on Mars might look like, we meet a girl who found something very valuable on an Australian beach, and we …

Sea shells and bird song

May 10th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about a well known poem, we find out about a new type of dinosaur, we listen to a song that’s sung by animals, and we find out about a giant toy that’s been made in a country …

Dictionaries and Bug Restaurant

May 3rd, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out about an experiment scientists have been doing in Victoria, we discover what a dictionary is, we take a look at why a restaurant has bugs on the menu, and we try to unlock a …

World Book Day and Guide Horses

April 26th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about Earth Day and World Book Day, we meet a scientist who discovered an ancient fossil, and we find out how animals can help people.

Easter celebrations and plastic pitch

April 19th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out what big celebration is on this weekend, we discover what scientists are doing to keep track of orangutans, we take a look at one way people are recycling plastic, and we meet …

Leonardo da Vinci and rainbows

April 12th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about a very famous artist, we find out what’s bugging the International Space Station, we take a look at how rainbows are made, and we meet some very lucky ducklings.

Daylight saving ends and baby corals

April 5th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about something called Daylight Saving, we find out what scientists in America have discovered, we take a look at why people are gardening underwater, and we meet some baby …

Earth hour and clean mouse

March 29th, 2019

7:04


This week, we take a look at what Earth Hour is, we learn about spacesuits, we meet a woman named Rosa who's turning trash into …

Cheese music and pricey pigeon

March 22nd, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out if cheese can listen to music, we meet a naughty crocodile, we learn about the importance of returning things you borrow, and we check out what someone bought for 2 million …

Oldest person and squawking seagulls

March 15th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find who the oldest person in the world is, we learn about a new type of dinosaur, and we meet some very unusual …

Balloon pollution and sneaky snake

March 8th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out about a test mission into space, we learn just how dangerous balloons can be for our marine animals, we discover what a woman named Moira accidentally brought home in her …

Giant bee and space junk

March 1st, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about the world’s largest bee, we find out which Australian banknote has got a makeover, we take a look at what space junk is, and we meet a dog named Eddie that’s been given a …

Mars rover and ocean bin

February 22nd, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out about a little robot that’s wrapped up a mission on Mars, we learn about a special birthday being celebrated in Antarctica, we discover a new dinosaur in Africa, and we meet a …

Polar bears and a tree record

February 15th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn why polar bears have turned up in a Russian town, we meet two friends who share a special bond, we find out …

Rewilding and milky way

February 8th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about something called rewilding, we take a look at the role of firefighters during bushfires, astronomers …

Meteorologists and icy alligators

February 1st, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about what meteorologists do, we find out why alligators are hanging out in an icy swamp, we learn why it’s …

Robot hotel and stone circle

January 25th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out why a robot hotel in Japan is saying goodbye to some of its robots, we learn about a Bolivian frog that …

Smart plants and fatberg

January 18th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out if it’s possible to train plants to do tricks, we learn about what fatbergs are, we take a closer look at snow and a very lucky goat, and we meet a clever cat.

Animal soundscape and camel pageant

January 11th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about Chinese Near Year, we take a look at a mission to the moon, we find out why scientists have set up sound recorders in Australia’s bush, and we’ll tell you about a festival …

Cloud study and hungry cockroaches

December 21st, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out why scientists are studying clouds above Antarctica, we meet a cat that went on an adventure, we learn about tombs in Egypt, and we take a look at an insect doing good things …

Christmas comet and beaver return

December 14th, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out about a special mission involving our four-legged friends, scientists discover an animal that hasn’t been …

Platypus numbers and a massive cow

December 7th, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out why three astronauts blasted off into space, we learn about an Aussie animal that’s in need of help, we …

Mars rover and runaway toad

November 30th, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out what has landed on the planet Mars, we learn about a type of reptile that likes Summer, we check out a famous building that’s got a makeover, and we meet a very adventurous …

Mickey Mouse and emergency parrot

November 23rd, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out which cartoon character just celebrated a big birthday, we learn about Mountain Gorillas in Africa, we …

Egyptian mummies and robot help

November 16th, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out what archaeologists have found in ancient Egyptian tombs, we learn about toilets and where our water goes …

Dinosaur eggs and a singing donkey

November 9th, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out why scientists have been studying dinosaur eggs, an artist makes a dress out of paper flowers, we find out about a museum in Sweden that’s all about disgusting food, and we …

Halloween and a plastic boat

November 2nd, 2018

7:04


This week, we learn about how important it is to look after our teeth, we find out about a boat that’s made out of recycled plastic, China is planning on building a fake moon, a kangaroo is rescued …

Emu eggs and a leopard rescue

October 19th, 2018

7:04


This week, we learn about how important water is as part of National Water Week, we find out about emus and their eggs, a scientist in Antarctica tries cooking outside in freezing temperatures, a …

A baby whale and a giant pumpkin

October 12th, 2018


This week, we learn about a baby whale that was rescued from a tangled net, what daylight saving means, why plastic is really …

Turtle Wheelchair and New Dinosaur

October 5th, 2018


This month is Dogtober which is all about celebrating Assistance dogs, A Turtle with a cracked shell gets a special wheelchair, A …

Purple orange and an ancient shipwreck

September 28th, 2018


This week we find out what made an orange turn purple, what was discovered on a ship that sank 400 years ago, A baby meerkat that …

Worms in space and pets on a bus

September 21st, 2018


This week, we learn about why some people sneeze in Spring, how one man used a bus to save some animals from a big storm, worms that are going on an adventure into outer space, an inflatable animal …

Afro hair and Trevor the duck

September 14th, 2018

6:05


This week, we learn about a little duck who found himself a long way from home, we meet a girl with wonderful afro hair who’s …

A ride on a horse and the ruby slippers

September 7th, 2018

6:06


This week, we learn about an Australian instrument called the didgeridoo, the veggie that’s been growing like crazy in Australia, …

A swim in the pool and a bowlful of bugs

August 31st, 2018

6:04


This week, discover why shopping at op shops is such a great idea, who's getting free swimming lessons, how many animals are weighed at the London Zoo and what that bright light was that swooped …

Big balloons and a big rainbow reef

August 24th, 2018

6:05


We're talking balloons! Not the party kind, the kind that people go for rides in on special occasions! We're also going into the …

An icy adventure and elephants in strange places

August 17th, 2018

6:04


See if you can guess which animal this story is about. It's got a tail and it's grey. It has ginormous feet. In fact, all over it's large. It drinks through a long nose called a trunk. Can you guess …

A long drought and some very busy bees

August 10th, 2018

6:00


This week, discover something amazing that Banksia Bees in Tasmania can make that will help keep our environment clean. Ruby, Eliza and Heidi live on a farm and tell us about the hard work they do to …

Two million penguins and a journey into space

August 3rd, 2018

6:00


This week, we're talking tech. What happens to your computer when it doesn't work anymore? Ruby's chatting to kids about why they love their friends, and meeting others who are doing a Readathon. …

A dolphin rescue and a party for 361 golden retrievers

July 27th, 2018

6:04


It's all about animals! From rescuing four playful dolphins who got stranded on sand when the tide went out, to a huge doggy …

Welcome to News Time

July 19th, 2018

1:21


Welcome to News Time! It's a brand new podcast from ABC KIDS listen, presented by Ruby Cornish from BTN. News Time will report on some of the amazing things that happen all around the world every …

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