What could be lovelier than snuggling up to listen to a collection of bedtime stories read aloud by George Ezra and Tom Hardy? The new offering from CBeebies is available via Amazon smart speakers, and is being dubbed ‘Jackanory for the digital age’. Hear Tom Hardy reading Bear on my Chair, George Ezra reading Under the Same Sky, Maureen Lipman reading Grandma’s House and Sharon Clarke reading Rusty the Squeaky Robot.
These new stories are added to the BBC’s Kids Skills collection that also includes Dog Loves Books read by Dolly Parton, Pink Lion read by actor Pearl Mackie, Lion Practice read by Olympic athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill and Hugless Douglas read by actor Mark Bonnar.
And if you don’t have an Amazon Echo device, anyone can tune in to this awesome new podcast especially for children. Everything Under the Sun is the latest offering from Molly Oldfield (BBC question writer for QI and author of three children’s books).
Out every Friday, the family show will answer all the questions that children might have about life on earth, with the help of experts. Wondering why flamingo’s stand on one leg? Or why are rainbows so colourful? Any inquisitive children can send Molly a question for the show here.
The first episode is out on Friday 23rd November. Subscribe to listen here or via the iTunes store.