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Traditional Tales

Check out this delightful storyteller video collection of classic tales like Chicken Licken and The King and His Wish.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
2-5 year olds
Jack and the Beanstalk

An animated story of the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk in short video clips from the BBC.

Pupils
5-7 year olds
Little Red Riding Hood

A delightfully animated story of this traditional fairy tale. Best in full screen mode.

Pupils
3-7 year olds
Jack and the Beanstalk

Listen to or read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Excellent animation.

Pupils
3-5 year olds
Goldilocks and the Three Bears

An animated story of the traditional story of the Three Bears. There is a sequencing activity to print out to go with the story.

Pupils
3-7 year olds
The Gingerbread Man

Read the sad story of the Gingerbread Man. It has colourful illustrations and works well on an interactive whiteboard. The story can be used in the literacy lessons to demonstrate repetitive style of text.

Pupils
4-8 year olds
CBeebies Stories

Animated stories and nursery rhymes from the BBC including traditional tales such as The Ugly Duckling.

Pupils, Parents
3-7 year olds
Storyteller Videos

Watch professional storytellers read a selection of the Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales books. The videos are from Oxford Owl.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
4-6 year olds
Listen and Play The Little Red Hen

A BBC EYFS resource with songs, rhymes and listening games to join in with and the story of The Little Red Hen. It has teachers' notes and a download option.

Teachers, Parents
3-5 year olds
World Stories

World Stories is a growing collection of stories from around the World. The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in the 21 languages most spoken by UK children. Read or listen to the stories.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
5-11 year olds
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