ABC KIDS News Time

24 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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Smart plants and fatberg

January 18th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, …

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 …

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

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

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

A swim in the pool and a bowlful of bugs

August 31st, 2018

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

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

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 …

A long drought and some very busy bees

August 10th, 2018

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 …

Two million penguins and a journey into space

August 3rd, 2018

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

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

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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