It’s Ruby’s turn to be the snack captain for her soccer team, and she takes her duties seriously. So, when she proudly opens the lid of the snack container to her teammates, only to see them back away in disgust, she is shocked! 😮 Who is responsible for this half-time disaster? Ruby thinks she’s knows, and she is ready to give him a piece of her mind! A fun and lighthearted short story, highlighting the joy that can come from finding humour in our mistakes. ⚽️😖 This story is suitable for...
Buffy Bunny has ended up in New Zealand! Check in with him as he writes a postcard to his friends and tells them about all the fun things he has been doing. 🐰🇳🇿 This story is suitable for children aged 4 - 10.
‘Tonight we have to go to bed really early,’ said Mum. 'Tomorrow morning we are going to have a surprise.' But what event would be so special to get you up in the middle of a cold New Zealand winter? The star cluster Matariki is rising and the Māori New Year is on its way! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A story in which a family celebrate Matariki and talk about what it means to different people. This story is for children ages 3+ Written by Melanie Drewery and published by Penguin Group (NZ) in 2003.
Luke lives in apartment 305 with his mum, his dad, and his new baby sister. One day, they start hearing loud noises coming from the upstairs apartment. These noises become a problem, as they keep waking up his baby sister. Luke decides he needs to do something about it, but he could never have guessed who, or what, he would find in apartment 405. 🐘 This story is appropriate for children aged 4 - 10. This story was inspired by Rob, the creator of Bedtime FM, and his difficulty recording a...
A narrative poem about a cat whose life is turned upside down after her favorite human goes away. Choosing not to remain alone in her room upstairs, she bravely faces her fears and discovers an exciting new world. 🌎🐈🐾
Everyday Rosie would ask her parents for a pony, and everyday they would reply, “No, Rosie, don’t be silly. Where on earth would we find a pony?” Then one amazing day, something happened. The circus was leaving town. Its lively procession bustled right past Rosie’s house, leaving something very special in its wake! Had Rosie’s wish finally come true?! Listen to find out! 👧🏻🎪🐴 This story is suitable for children aged 3-10
"Too much drama!" Buffy thought to himself. The last few holidays had been much too exciting, Buffy wanted to spend this Easter somewhere quieter where he couldn’t get into any trouble. Easter Island sounded like the perfect place to celebrate Easter. Surely he couldn’t get into any trouble on an island dedicated to Easter….could he? 🐰🗿 This story is suitable for children ages 4 - 10.
The big contest, “Hero of the Mountain” is tomorrow. The small fox Bubu wants to see it at any cost but on the way he meets so many animals in trouble. Will Bubu arrive on time for the contest and what it really takes to be a true hero?⛰️🦊 This story is for children ages 4 - 10
Ra the Flamingo lives a quiet, peaceful life with her family. They spend their time quietly splashing around, until one day Ra discovers a rainbow lake nearby. How will this lake effect their lives? Have a listen and see! This story is suitable for young listeners 4 - 10 years old.
🐉 Once Upon A Time, there was a town that had, in its best-loved spot, a large, long, scaly rock that looked amazingly similar to a sleeping dragon. Along with this dragon-shaped rock came a tale: ‘In times of trouble, the dragon will wake, and free the village, by making a lake’. Well, trouble did come to that town, in the form of one very, very hot and dry summer. The townsfolk were desperate for rain, but it just did not come. Would the tale about the dragon prove to be true? Would it...
Buffy Bunny is back and this time there's been a big Christmas mix-up. Buffy accidentally sets Christmas on a slippery slope, one that means his friends may not get the presents they wanted for Christmas, that is if they get any presents at all! Will Buffy be able to help Santa? You'll have to listen and find out. Happy holidays everyone! Thank you for listening to Story Time this year, we so appreciate your support. Enjoy your holidays and we will see you in the New Year. 🎅🎄🎁🐰
Do you remember Billy the Bathtub? The special bathtub who can move his feet and likes to play with his friends in the park? Do you remember that Billy lives in a big old house in Winnipeg, Canada? Now, Winnipeg isn't too far from the North Pole (as sleighs and reindeer fly), and we all know who lives at the North Pole, don't we? Would you like to hear about the time Billy the Bathtub helped Santa? You would?!? Then this story is for you! This story is suitable for children ages 4 to 10...
Miranda was an inside cat and didn't get to do many of the outside things that cats like to do. Christmas time, however, was special because it was the only time she got to be around a real tree in the house. The Christmas in this story turned out to be extra special when a surprise visitor hid in the tree! A short story suitable for young children aged 2-5 years old Happy holidays everybody! 🎄⭐️⛄️🎁😊
Bill has a terrible, unbearable, lousy beak-ache. He also happens to be a bowerbird🐦: a type of bird that collects scraps to create elaborate colour-sorted nests. Bill turns to his friends; zebra, frog🐸, yak, and others for objects that might help alleviate his ache. Will they be able to help him? If not, what will? This fun, wacky story is told in playful cadence with rhyme and refrain. A riot of a tale, it also offers some wisdom on getting through tough times with patience, and a...
Chester’s parents have just made him move house🏡 and he is not very happy about it😠. Whilst sulking about the situation, he makes an amazing discovery in the most unexpected place…..his toilet🚽! This story is suitable for ages 4-10.
‘Twas Halloween Night, is all about the fun you can have on Halloween. Twas Halloween Night and all through the town, The children were jumping all up and down…’ It's a Halloween like any other, until one trick-or-treater spots a very surprising visitor! This poem is suitable for Halloween-lovers of all ages. 🎧 🎃 👻
Happy Halloween! We have a special Halloween episode for you! Midnight O’Clock, is all about what your imagination might dream up when you’re awake at midnight. This story is suitable for children aged 6-13.
Emily’s mummy and daddy have just brought home her new baby sister. Emily is so excited to help, but all she keeps hearing is “Not right now Emily”. Poor Emily, isn’t there anything she can do to help her baby sister? This story is suitable for ages 4-10.
Emma is spending the weekend with her grandparents, but they are not really sure how to entertain her. When her Grandad pulls out an old bubble machine for her to play with, things start to get exciting, a little too exciting. Will Emma ever see her grandparents again? This story is suitable for ages 4-8.
Tomas set out on an adventure to look down from the top of the world. He meets a unicorn, a pair of graham-cracker eating dragons, and lots of small (and hungry) birds. But where is the chair on the top of the world? And what’s does the top of the world have to do with a marble? A story suitable for 4–12 year old kids.