LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime helps your child build confidence in English speaking and improve listening skills. Listen to over 100 quality animated songs and stories grouped into themes like Fairy Tales and classic Children’s Songs.

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Over 100 quality videos and games

Our animated songs and stories as well as games are designed by the British Council’s language learning experts. Download all the videos to watch whenever you want, even without internet connection! More videos will be added in the future, so stay tuned!

Listen then record encourages speaking

Each video comes with an engaging listen-and-record activity that encourages your child to speak out loud. Children can listen to the narrator, record themselves and compare their pronunciation with the narrator.

Games practise spelling and check understanding

Challenging word and spelling games come with each song and story to help children learn and understand the words they see in the videos.

Understand your child's progress in the parents' area

View your child’s progress in the app in a locked parents area. See how your child is doing in Videos, Speaking, Spelling and Understanding.

Subscribe and get unlimited access to all the songs and videos

The app has a paid subscription package that offers unlimited access to all songs, stories and games. The subscription package is in the parents area which prevents children from accidentally purchasing the subscription.

Download the app from the iTunes Store now!


Thanks and waiting for the new plans.

Do you think this app might be available for Android users some day? Please! It'd be wonderful! And I'm sure many teachers like me would be happier!

Exactly! It's been so long. Why did you only make an app for apple products? That's reallu excluding.

Hi Lilia,

I'm sorry there are no plans for an Android version of the app in the near future, but I will pass your comment on to the British Council's mobile team. You can keep up-to-date with all our latest developments in our newsletter.


Best wishes,


LearnEnglish Kids team

Is it possible to download your video William Shakespeare lives on my computer? How can I do it?
I like it so much! Thanks!

Hi Antonia,
I'm happy to read that you like our William Shakespeare video. I'm afraid our videos are not available to download from the website for copyright reasons.
All of our Shakespeare videos are on our Playtime app, which you can download if you have an iPad or iPhone.
I hope you'll continue to enjoy using LearnEnglish Kids.

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

hi i am still unable to play the songs or short stories on my computer. i heard u guys r updating the system. how long is it going to take ???????????

Hi, thanks for your post.
We're sorry that you are experiencing problems. We recommend that you update your version of flash as the songs and stories on LearnEnglish Kids use flash video. You can follow this link to update flash.
I hope that helps.

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

My computer couldn't play the video How Many Sweets?. What are the software to play the video?