'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!

The story focuses on the wayward grandchildren and their progress through the tasks which they are set each day via a note on the fridge.

Language is presented in small, manageable chunks and the animation supports understanding, allowing language learners an opportunity to develop their understanding of language patterns, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Simple controls allow the narration to be paused and replayed as many times as necessary - ideal for independent practice of speaking and listening skills.

Read the story here

The Gingerbread Man

Gingerbread man on fox's noseA 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.

Calling for White DogThe Enormous Turnip

A lively adaptation of the traditional tale written by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy 107 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 simple navigation controls allow the user to pause the soundtrack and hide the text at any point in the story.

Also available in BulgarianFrench, German and Spanish.

Read the story here!

Little Red at the signpostLittle Red Riding HoodEl lobo

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

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

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!

Easter Egg Hunt

egg with chickA simple animated story for Easter featuring scenes from some of our favourite stories.

Join Lolly and Larkin in their search to find the 9 eggs hidden by the Easter bunny!

secret clueThere's always a secret clue to help if you get stuck - just click on the Easter bunny button at the bottom of each page to listen to the clue.

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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

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.

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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!

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