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Introduction to Fairy Tales and Traditional Tales 

People told traditional tales aloud to their children around the fire or at bedtime for a long, long time. Later some authors started to write down some of the stories. One famous French author was Charles Perrault. He is famous because he wrote his stories down so that people could enjoy them for a long time and added some extra details. 




In stories such as these you will often find...


  • They start with once upon a time…  or Long age....
  • They often have characters such as kings or queens 
  • They take place in far away lands or forests or the countryside. 
  • They often contain magic. 
  • They have heroes and villains (good and bad characters)
  • They have talking animals or animals that behave like humans 
  • The characters have unusual names
  • They often have numbers like 3 or 7
  • They end with happily ever after or have happy endings. 




Why not read some fairy tales and traditional tales of your own and spot some of these features together. 


Stories by Perrault


Little Tom Thumb


Little Red Riding Hood 


The Elves and the Shoemaker


Beauty and the Beast

Vocabulary - Once Upon a Time

PUSS IN BOOTS Story in English - Fairy Tales In English | Bedtime Moral Stories | English Cartoons

The Three Little Pigs - Books Alive!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Story Time for Children

Jack and the Beanstalk Story | Jack and the Beanstalk Traditional Tale

Not all stories are traditional. 

You might also bump into fractured fairy tales and fixed fairy tales (Fairy tales that have been modernised or include a twist or do not end the way you expect.

Follow the link below to hear a twist on the three little pigs. 



The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Read Aloud Stories for Children - My Granny is a Pirate

Hi Guys, today we read the story: My Granny is a Pirate by Val McDermid and Arthur Robins. Order your copy of this fun book here: This way we can learn to read together and help support the author too! 'Read Storybooks with Me' aims to help children develop their reading skills and improve their spoken English.

10 Little Pirates

A Book by Mike Brownlow & Simon Rickerty. Animated by St. Bede's media club for our little friends in Foundation Stage for their special assembly on Friday 13th July 2018.

Port Side Pirates!

Check out our new groovin' construction singalong, DUMP TRUCK DISCO, coming out September 2018: Traverse the high seas with singer Mark Collins and a lively band of buccaneers as they enjoy a melodic adventure aboard their galleon. From the book and CD, Portside Pirates!.

Pirates love underpants - Books Alive!

Books Alive! presents a reading of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort's hilarious addition to the Underpants series is full of pirates, sharks and treasure. You'll be yo-ho-ho-ing until the sails come down!

Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Cartoon For Childrens 2017

Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Cartoon For Childrens 2017 #

Toby Stephens: CBeebies Bedtime Stories - Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Missing Treasure!

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Audio Children's story "BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE" is to learn or help sleep. These kid's stories belong to the Android App and iOS "Blue Planets Tales" that you can download below.

Skullabones Island Five Minutes To Bed | Pirate Story read by Katie Ellison | Story Time

Story Time presents a fun pirate bedtime story brought to life by Toddler Fun Learning and Ladybird Books. Join parenting blogger Katie Ellison as she reads this children's bedtime story. Love this?

Pirate Pearl (Read Aloud)

Today we read "Pirate Pearl" Written by Phoebe Gilman Thanks for watching!!

THE PIRATES NEXT DOOR : William's bedtime story reading.

Uploaded by William's Planet on 2019-05-20.

"How I Became A Pirate" | Read Aloud

Children's story "How I Became A Pirate" by Melinda Long, Illustrated by David Shannon. Share this Read Aloud, with your children or Kindergarten class. This is the story of how Jeremy Jacobs became a pirate. Read by Paul Cuthbert. Produced by Voices By Paul. Appropriate for all ages.

CBeebies Bedtime Stories Ellie Harrison The Night Pirates

This video belong to BBC we upload for purpose to share out UK with kids around the world to spread English language. We really love BBC Disclaimer: We do not own all the material we're posting on this channel.