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!


If it would be cool to be a superhero

Hi everyone I am paliz. I live in iran i love british council

Hi thanks for your great videos

Hi!In the past I could open and play the games but approximatel for 7 months I can't .with the same flash some games are activated but some are not like Haunted House though I've updated the versiın Adobe.What might be the problem?How can we solve it ?

this is test to know how to write comment only, I did not find where I can write a comments, but I can find to write how to reply a comment.

Hi Thuy Diem,

If you want to write a comment, you need to scroll right to the bottom of the page, where you will see a box that says "Add new comment". 

I hope that helps.


Best wishes

Jo (LearnEnglish Kids team)


Do you mean the games on our website here?

Some of our games use Flash so we recommend that you update your version: 

In addition, please make sure that your browser settings do not block JavaScript, and you can also try clearing your browser's cache as this often resolves any issues. If not, please try using another browser and device if possible to see if that helps. If the problem continues, please contact us so we can try to help further:

We are in the process of updating this section and have recently added some new games which don't use Flash. We hope you like them!

I hope that helps.


Best wishes,

Jo (LearnEnglish Kids team)

Hi...i am the new user of it...its really amazing i must say..but only 1 problem i am facing is that i am not able to see any videos...please help me to access...only CONNECTION ERROR is showing all the time.. Hope for your prompt response.

Thanks, Jo.

Hi Anshika Pandey,

We are sorry to hear that LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime is not working properly for you. Could you contact us at learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org? In the email, please let us know your device model, OS version and app version. We will do our best to assist further.

Best wishes,

LearnEnglish Mobile team