Story Resources

Dramatherapists use a lot of stories in our work.

Stories to Read

Here are some traditional stories for all ages.

A selection of Folktales for a time of quarantine from Zalka Csenge Virág, click here, here and here

Shingbiss and The Winter Wind – A beautiful story that links with current times, click here

Some ideas for fun, creative, reading activities for primary school aged children from Lovemybooks, click here

How to Tell Stories To Children offers a growing list of Covid-19 Tales from Kids, Parents, and Global Story Tellers, click here

Stories to watch and listen

For stories that have been specially recorded for Roundabout, click here

Hetty’s in Lockdown Again! A story by dramatherapist Talya Bruck, co-edited by Patricia Ojehonman and illustrated by Erin Cooper. Things have changed living in the Savanna, Hetty the hedgehog is back in Lockdown again and shares her fears and questions with El the wise Elephant. This story helps children with their feelings and questions because of the health crisis. To listen to the story click here, for resources to help a discussion based on the story click here.

For free downloads of children’s audiobooks click here

Here are some videos of classic fairystories for primary age children.

The Ugly Duckling, click here

The Gingerbread Man, click here

Jack and The Beanstalk, click here

The Three Billy Goats Gruff, click here

Hansel and Gretal (with ABC Song), click here

Rapunzel  Story (with how to draw), click here

Beauty and The Beast (with how to draw), click here

And Gigglebox on Youtube has lots of fairy tale videos to help kids learn, laugh and sing, click here

You can find more stories in our resources section created by the Roundabout team, click here