ABC KIDS listen 4+

Music, Stories and Lullabies

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    • Free



In this release we're resolving some minor issues and updating our app content delivery as our back end content systems undergo some major improvements.

ABC KIDS listen is a dedicated audio app for preschoolers, brought to you by the ABC.

Our aim is to provide children aged 0-5 and their families with a way to access the music and stories from the ABC that they love in a trusted online environment. ABC KIDS listen cares about providing Australian families with a safe space for their children to access educational and entertaining audio content.

You and your child can listen to our radio station, which has been designed to suit the changing needs of a child’s day and night, or simply choose a program on demand that best suits your needs at that moment.

Our programs are inspired by the Early Years Learning Framework of Australia, which encourages children to learn through play. The high quality audio programs give preschoolers a space where they can get their bodies moving and brains working. Explore, learn, and play, and later wind down, rest, and sleep.

Episodes can be downloaded and will then be available for seven days in the app before expiring, allowing for listening without an internet connection.

It’s free and commercial free. Other ABC apps designed specifically for preschoolers and their families include ABC KIDS iview and ABC KIDS PLAY.

What’s New

Version 1.7.6

Updating our app content delivery as our back end content systems undergo some major improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
291 Ratings

291 Ratings

HannahTL ,

Life saver but needs some minor improvements

This app is our new ‘carrot stick’ for getting our daughter to bed. She listens to a story time session as she goes to sleep. It’s been great! However Thomas the Tank Engine story is louder than the other shows and we can hear it blasting through her door - it’s a big enough change in sound that it would wake someone up who was drifting off to sleep. Unfortunately every story session fo far always has Thomas in the middle so I can’t choose one with him at the beginning and set the volume levels based on him. Can you please make sure that the volume is constant through a story time session? Also I can’t seem to find a way to remove a downloaded story time session, I just have to wait until it disappears. It’s either not there or not very obvious. It would be useful to be able to remove it to be able to reclaim storage on the phone. It would also be useful to have a time stamp in the story sessions playlist of when each story begins within the session so if we just wanted to listen to one story together I could know exactly what time to skip forward to it. The next amazing thing would be if as a parent we could create our own story time playlist and choose our own set of 4-5 stories from a list based on our child’s interests.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your feedback. We have passed on the information about inconsistent sound levels to our programmers. To delete downloads if you hold your finger down on the file you want to remove there should be a pop up option to delete them. Happy listening The ABC KIDS listen team

tashc84 ,

Great app, but needs a timer that goes across programs

This app helps our daughter sleep so well, since we've been using it she has been sleeping through the night almost every night. However one of us will have to get up halfway through the night to set the timer so that she doesn't wake up at 6am when the program changes.

This morning we had both slept well and didn't get around to doing it, so now we have a baby whose routine is all messed up 🤦🏻‍♀️ if the app gave the option to turn off at a specific time this would help prevent abrupt wake ups.

Developer Response ,

Hi Tash

Thanks very much for your message. We're so glad you like the app. If you play the program directly from Sleep Through program rather than the live stream you can play all 12 hours continuously. Happy listening!

ilovealot ,

I’m 8 and I use it

Lovely! When I’m bored listening to it, I sleep and listen to it, or if theirs instructions I do them. I like how you don’t have to do the live schedule and you can choose your own music. I hope that five star rating bar gets to the end! You do stuff based on Australia and all tourists will find this app and find the based on Australia stuff! Can you do so you can do 0-2 live radio, 3-5 live radio, and 6-9 live radio? Because it might help with parents and kids who use it. I also want this because I use it and I saw lullabies on after school, and I want a more organised radio so after school I don’t need to listen to lullabies.

Developer Response ,

Hi, I love a lot,
Thanks very much for your feedback. ABC KIDS listen is for ages 1-5. You can listen to any program anytime using the on-demand part of the app. Simply click on the program you want. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to give us feedback.

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