'Christmas is Coming' Advent Calendar

Paint the sleigh?A lovely animated Christmas story which tells the tale of what happens when some unexpected visitors arrive to help Santa and Mrs Claus prepare for the big day!

Read the story here

Christmas Wishes

Lolly and Larkin'Christmas Wishes' is our second Advent Calendar story featuring Santa's grandchildren, Lolly and Larkin. 

The language focus is on different ways of asking what someone would like for Christmas, along with the names of animals, toys and Christmas gifts.

Also in French, German and Spanish.

Read the English story here!

Where is Santa?

SantaJoin Santa's grandchildren, Lolly and Larkin, in their third Christmas adventure as they set out to find Santa!

It's a lovely story for acting out and practising the names of the rooms in the house - hidden puppies and noisy gnomes add to the fun!

Also in French, German and Spanish.

Enjoy the story here!

Gingerbread man on fox's noseThe Gingerbread Man

A beautifully illustrated animated version, narrated by lively native English speakers.

The story is supported by a range of linked resources including printable books, puppet and mask templates, interactive whiteboard resources and an image bank.

Also available in French and Spanish.

View the story and resources.

I Want a Pet

boy with ladybirdA lively story about a boy who really, really wants a pet, no matter what it is! Does he get one in the end?

Find out what happens here!

Little Red at the signpostLittle Red Riding HoodThe Wolf

A funny reworking of the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood in English, complete with a choice of three endings.

Simple navigation controls allow the narration to be paused and replayed, and the text is highlighted as it is read.

Printable books and puppet templates accompany the story, which is also available in French, German and Spanish.

Read the story here

Calling for White DogThe Enormous Turnip

A lively adaptation of the traditional tale written by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy 110 years ago.

The repetitive nature of the story makes it a great one for joining in, acting out - and maybe even having a bit of a jig along to the music!

The text is highlighted as it's read and the video controls allow the user to pause and replay the narration.

The complete story is now free!

Also available in BulgarianFrench, German and Spanish.

Read the story here!

Let's have a picnic!

A simple animated story in English, with sound and music - don't miss the Enormous Trifle!

The story was developed for young learners of English, but could be used in a variety of contexts, such as demonstrating how to set a table for two, with tips from the helpful cutlery!

Enjoy the full story here

Head, shoulders, knees and toes... singing, action and lots of fun!

Danny the Dog

Enjoy singing and joining in with this simple action rhyme.

Choose Penny the Pig or Danny the Dog to help you with the words and actions.

Danny the Dog

How fast you can go without falling over?

Listen and sing here!

Jack and the BeanstalkThe Incredible Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk

Adventurous young Jack stars in a traditional tale with a twist in this fully animated, engaging story for young learners of English.

A full range of teaching resources accompany the story, which is also available in French and Spanish

View the story and resources here

Miss Polly had a Dollydolly


A simple singalong nursery rhyme for young learners of English.

Listen to the song, learn the actions, then sing it yourself!

Enjoy the song here

The Musicians of Bremen

The robbers!

A funny and extremely imaginative adaptation of the folktale recorded by the Brothers Grimm.

The story is available in English and French.

Read the story here!

Easter Egg Hunt

Lolly with basket of eggsLarkin with basket of eggs

A simple animated story for Easter featuring scenes from some of our favourite stories - and secret clues to help if you get stuck...!

The story is also available in French, German and Spanish.

Enjoy the story here!

Grandfather and the TurnipDyádo i Ryapa

We're delighted to also present a Bulgarian version of The Enormous Turnip, thanks to Boyan Maga school!

The story is written using the Cyrillic alphabet.
The title looks like this:
Dyádo i Ryapa
It means Grandfather and the Turnip and sounds like Dyádo i Ryapa. If you don't speak Bulgarian, it's fun to listen to the story and try and work out some of the words and letters.

mouse Don't forget to look out for the mouse hiding in each page!

Read the story here!