We downloaded an episode of this audiomagazine right before our spring break trip. Really, Fatty did the downloading because all things ipod related fall into his realm. He loaded it on Jane's ipod and my ipod for Kate. Both girls listened to it on the plane ride to Mexico. And then they listened to it again on the ride back home. Jane called it talk radio for kids and she's right.
I can see why they like it. It's educational and fun – kind of like NPR for the younger set. I liked listening to it and found myself learning a few new things as well. I knew the kids were sold on it and now so am I. I am going to subscribe – that's one issue a month. The bonus for me is that we can plug the ipod into the car stereo and all listen to it together while roadtripping this summer. Or they can put the headphones on and listen to it while Fatty and I rock out to something else. Sweet.
Go and check out the Boomerang! website. You can find out more of the specifics and see what it's all about. There is also a Boomerang! blog that is full of great ideas for things you can do with your kids. The easiest way to get Boomerang! is to buy it directly from the website – you can browse the episode list to get back issues, too. I am still somewhat amazed that this wonderful, kid-friendly, educational resource has been around for a long time and I didn't know about it. If you like it, please spread the word. I'd like to see Boomerang! around for many more years.