CBeebies Apps for Early Years Learning

The CBeebies Storytime, Go Explore, Playtime Island and Get Creative apps are designed to inspire children's imaginations and provide some fun ways to develop their learning.

Teachers and parents can feel safe in the knowledge that children are using an app that is free to download and free from any advertisements or in-app purchases.

The apps also feature a parental lock to help keep little fingers safe, leaving children free to explore, play and enjoy a fun learning experience with their favourite CBeebies characters.

CBeebies Storytime

CBeebies Storytime introduces children to a world of stories through beautiful, interactive story books. The app aims to inspire a love of stories in every child in the UK and support early years reading.

Two brilliant new stories from Alphablocks and Numberblocks have arrived in the CBeebies Storytime app! Something doesn’t add up in Numberblock One’s amazing new detective story, can you help her figure out the mystery? Whilst the Alphablocks are off to the theatre, to hear a story all about Prince X and Princess L, learning some new words along the way.

Other stories include ‘Peter Rabbit: The Tale of the Unexpected Discovery’, ‘JoJo & Gran Gran: It’s Time for Carnival’, as well as an exclusive interactive version of Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell’s first published book ‘Little Bo Peep’s Library Book’.

Many of the stories also celebrate diversity and inclusion through the illustrations, story themes, authors, illustrators and narrators.

Children can choose different books, save in 'my stories' and read them on the go wherever they are.

The app has two reading modes to accommodate different reading abilities and styles:

  • Read to me: The story is narrated by a CBeebies character or presenter and lets children listen as they follow the story.
  • Read by myself: Children can read at their own pace, either on their own or with a teacher or guardian.
Find out about the CBeebies Storytime app, which introduces children to a world of stories through beautiful, interactive story books.
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CBeebies Go Explore

The CBeebies Go Explore app helps children aged 3-5 as they grow, building up their skills and understanding ready to start school.

The games in this app focus on the following areas on the EYFS curriculum:

  • Understanding the world
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
Take a look at some of the free, fun, educational games on the CBeebies Go Explore app.
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CBeebies Playtime Island

CBeebies Playtime Island is a free pre-school app for families to enjoy, where kids can learn as they play.

All of the games meet specific needs of children and their parents or carers with a focus on bonding, learning, discovery and self-expression.

Children can make the island their own by choosing their favourite games and CBeebies characters to play with. This personalisation means the app can grow with each child as they develop and their interests change.

CBeebies Playtime Island supports the following EYFS areas:

  • Understanding the world

  • Expressive arts and design

  • Communication and language

  • Personal, social and emotional

Take a look at the CBeebies Playtime Island app, which is jam-packed with great free games from favourite CBeebies friends.
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CBeebies Get Creative

Creativity is vital in children’s social and emotional development and the CBeebies Get Creative app allows children to develop this by playing independently and exploring open-ended activities.

Children can express themselves freely as they experiment and bring their imaginations to life.

With five amazing make machines to choose from, children can:

  • Design a treasure map with Swashbuckle in Magic Paint
  • Create a dinosaur with Andy Day in Terrific Toys
  • Join Hey Duggee in Block Builder and so much more!

The CBeebies Get Creative app supports the ‘Expressive arts and design’ area of the EYFS curriculum.

Find out how children can play independently, building their confidence as they explore open-ended activities, with the CBeebies Get Creative app.
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