Videos for Early Years

Exciting stories inspired by our collections

Close up photo of the storyteller's face. She wears a colourful scarf around her head.

Mother of Trees

Wangari Muta Maathai was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Mara the Storyteller takes us on the journey of Wangari Maathai’s life and shows us how one woman can change a whole country.

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The Giant's Causeway

What happens when two giants compete, each trying to prove they are the greatest? Find out with storyteller Paul Rubinstein as he takes you on the giant-sized adventure of Finn McCool and the Giant’s Causeway.

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Story teller Sandra Agard sits smiling at the camera with her hands folded in her lap as she prepares to tell a story

Anancy and the Magic Pot

Do you smell that scrumptious scent? Where could it be coming from? Join storyteller, Sandra Agard, as she tells you this classic West African and Caribbean tale about the trickster Anancy-Spiderman and his discovery of the magic pot.

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A women wearing a red hooded cape sits on a chair smiling at the viewer. Beside her is a soft toy wolf

Little Red Riding Hood

Join storyteller Dani Bradstreet for a surprising retelling of one of our favourite fairytales. Can you spot the differences?

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Story teller Sandra Agard, wearing purple, faces the camera in order to begin telling a story

The Naughty Dog

Join storyteller Sandra Agard for a retelling of a classic Aesop fable featuring a talking dog. Our storytelling videos are designed for you to enjoy as a family or with friends. So get ready to cozy up together and be transported by Sandra’s wonderful stories.

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Storyteller Dani is crouched in front of a rainbow umbrella. She is holding a flag cut in to the shape of a crescent moon.

The Missing Miniature Book

Join storyteller Dani Bradstreet as she embarks on a fun space adventure to find a missing miniature book.

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Storyteller Sandra Agard holds up a shiny object as part of the story she is telling.

The Golden Box and the Magic Flute

There are many secrets and surprises to be revealed in these wonderful tales told by storyteller Sandra Agard. Can you guess what comes next?

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Further themes

Videos for Creativity

Make and create your very own books

Videos for Step Inside Your Story

Anyone can be the author or the star of a story, find ideas to inspire you in these videos.

Videos for miniature books

What’s the smallest book you can think of? Who would you read it with?

Videos for Pack Your Suitcase With Paddington™

If you were going on a journey like Paddington, what would you pack to remind you of home? Find inspiration from authors and illustrators to create your own suitcase and reveal what’s inside.

Videos for poetry notebooks

Find inspiration and advice to create your own poetry notebooks

Videos for Early Years

Exciting stories inspired by our collections