Pinna, the only on-demand audio entertainment service developed and curated exclusively for kids 3-12, today announced the availability of the first weekly podcast installment of TIME for Kids Explains, the result of its partnership with TIME for Kids, the publication that has provided quality, trusted journalism to millions of students for 25 years. Concurrently, Pinna is offering any teacher or educator who creates an account via Pinna.fm/teachers six months’ free access to Pinna’s entire collection of podcasts, audiobooks and music.

Each episode of the TIME for Kids Explains podcast is themed to the content of each week’s TIME for Kids issue, contextualizing the information to bring a broader understanding while allowing kids to process and interpret the news.

“Today’s announcement furthers our commitment to providing teachers with access to resources proven to enhance learning on multiple fronts,” said Maggie McGuire, CEO of Pinna. “By giving teachers access to Pinna’s full library of content, we are doing our part to provide them with flexible resources – regardless if they find themselves in the classroom, teaching remote, or a combination of both!”

The first installment of Pinna Original podcast TIME for Kids Explains tackles the various questions kids have about returning to school during the pandemic and offers answers to questions like how kids can be resilient and how to make memories during this time. A sample of the weekly podcast is available at https://pinna.fm/library/kids-shows/pinna-podcasts/time-for-kids-explains while full episodes are available exclusively to Pinna subscribers

“We are thrilled to partner with Pinna to bring TIME for Kids to life in a whole new dimension at a time when kids especially need a variety of media to support all learning styles,” said Andrea Delbanco, editor in chief of TIME for Kids. “This podcast will help kids to better understand the world around them, through the age-appropriate, fact-based information that TIME for Kids has provided for 25 years.”

Pinna is available to stream on all iOS and Android devices including tablets and smartphones as well as via desktop browsers. Individual consumer may subscribe for $7.99 per month or an annual plan for $79.99 after a standard 30-day free trial – no credit card required – while teachers receive 6-month free trial, visit www.pinna.fm for more details.

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