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!


I have NOKIA how can I download this app?

I'm afraid that at the moment this app is only compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Two of the Story Time stories from the app are available to watch on this website:
And you can now watch two brand new British Tales stories, which also feature on the app:
I hope that helps.

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

It's great to see that our Playtime app is so popular! An Android version might be a possibility for the future. You can read our monthly newsletter to stay informed about apps for children and new content on the site. Watch one of the stories from the Playtime app here: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/the-bird-king
Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

 Android app please!

is it available for android? I cannot find it. Thanks

 waiting for the android release ....

 Finally! Thanks!  :)