Celebrity Parents Blake Shelton Is a 'Jungle Gym' on Set for 'Voice' Coaches' Kids: 'They're Hanging Off My Legs' Blake Shelton opens up to PEOPLE about being the fun honorary uncle on set of NBC's hit singing competition show, which has its season premiere Monday By Melody Chiu Melody Chiu Instagram Twitter Melody Chiu is a Senior Editor for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2009, editing, writing and reporting across all entertainment verticals. She oversees PEOPLE's music and events coverage and has written cover stories on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Blake Shelton and Sandra Oh. The Los Angeles native graduated from the University of Southern California and has appeared on Extra!, The Talk, Access Hollywood and Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 25, 2019 08:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Adam Levine usually gives Blake Shelton a hard time on just about everything. But there’s one thing the Maroon 5 frontman completely trusts the country star with: his kids. “I don’t trust him really in any way except with that kinda stuff. He’s good with kids,” Levine, 39, told PEOPLE exclusively on set of The Voice ahead of the premiere. Adds Shelton, 42, “I am. I’m like a big jungle gym to kids.” Levine’s daughters with wife Behati Prinsloo — Gio Grace, 1, and Dusty Rose, 2 — are familiar faces behind the scenes of NBC’s hit show. “If I’m in the room, [kids] are on my arms. They’re hanging off my legs and punching my stomach because it jiggles,” says Shelton. “It’s entertaining to them. You can always find the kids in the room if I’m there.” Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Parents newsletter. The Voice coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Adam Levine. Trae Patton/NBC John Legend Gets Ready for First Day of The Voice with Some Sweet Support from Wife Chrissy Teigen Returning coach Kelly Clarkson and newcomer John Legend told PEOPLE one of the biggest reasons they signed up for The Voice was so they could spend quality time with their families. “It’s fun, and it’s a chance to be home,” says Legend, 40, who’s dad to son Miles Theodore, 9 months, and daughter Luna Simone, 2½, with wife Chrissy Teigen. “You get to work in Los Angeles where you live, and I get to see my kids all the time. It’s actually quite nice,” he adds. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend with son Miles and daughter Luna. Paul Drinkwater/NBC RELATED VIDEO: The Voice Coaches Are Bringing the Heat to Beat New Coach John Legend! Clarkson’s kids — son Remington “Remy” Alexander, 2½, and daughter River Rose, 4½ — also love visiting Mom on set, but mostly because they get to play with their pals. Carson Daly, who has hosted the show since the first season, is dad to son Jackson James, 10 next month, plus daughters London Rose, 4½, and Etta Jones, 6, while Shelton’s girlfriend Gwen Stefani has three sons: Apollo Bowie Flynn, 5 on Thursday, Zuma Nesta Rock, 10, and Kingston James McGregor, 12. “My kids love coming to set not to see me, but to see Carson’s kids or Gwen’s kids ’cause they go to school together,” Clarkson, 36, tells PEOPLE, joking, “I’d love to think they come to see me, but they don’t!” Kelly Clarkson/Instagram Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson Are Really Worried About Voice Newcomer John Legend Considering their packed schedules, it’s just nice for the superstars to be able to tuck their kids in at night after a long day of filming. As Legend tells PEOPLE, “It’s nice to be close to home. [It’s a] quick commute and I’m there when they go to bed most nights.” The new season of The Voice premieres Monday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.