Early Learning

Early Learning

Audio provides ideal resources for Early Learning through stories, music, movement and songs.

The programmes and other audio content link directly to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and, in particular, help to foster speaking and listening and movement skills.

  • Listen and Play

    Age 3 - 5

    An Early Learning resource for Foundation Stage children, emphasising the development of literacy skills. Programmes include songs, rhymes, stories and sound discrimination games to develop listening skills.

  • Playtime

    Age 3 - 5

    An Early Learning resource for Foundation Stage children. Each programme includes songs, rhymes, stories and simple activities to develop children's movement skills and spatial awareness.

  • Nursery songs

    Age 3 - 5

    A collection of nursery songs from our Early Learning series Listen and Play and Playtime. The collection includes a mixture of video and audio files arranged in alphabetical order. Ideal to sing along to!

  • Stimulus Sounds

    Age 3 - 5

    A Foundation Stage resource offering sound discrimination games to encourage listening skills. The audio is available at any time and each topic includes a range of sounds for children to identify and respond to.

  • Stimulus Sounds Library

    Age 3 - 5 +

    A collection of 200+ sound effects for you to use as you wish - either to develop listening skills or as the stimulus for speaking activities or other related work. The sounds are grouped by popular Early Years topics.

Programmes to download

Programmes to download at any time

Download programmes

A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. Includes dance and music.

Podcasts

Podcasts

Current podcasts

See all School Radio and other Learning podcasts available from the BBC Podcast Directory.

The Tales of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

Enjoy our new collection of Beatrix Potter's well-known tales retold by an all-star cast for a young audience.

Just Think...

Just Think

Just Think...

Get to grips with life’s big questions with our new series ‘Just Think…’

Contact us

Contact us

Contact us

We welcome your feedback, suggestions and pupils' work.

WW1 commemoration

WW1 Performance Pack

WW1 Performance Pack

Commemorate the outbreak of WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.

Private Peaceful - listen now!

Click to listen to Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful

All 13 episodes of Michael Morpurgo's moving WW1 story are available to listen to online.

Teacher's notes

Teacher's Notes

Online Teacher's Notes

Notes to support the programmes. For Autumn 2014 onwards Notes are on individual series pages.