A fantastic store of recordings of children’s stories and songs here at Kiddie Records Weekly

Described as a “three year project celebrating the golden age of children’s records… from the mid forties through the early fifties,” the site has some gems of story telling, although inevitably with a US background. The files are available for downloading or streaming and appear to be copyright free – or at least no mention is made of it…

Really enjoyed listening to Fredric March, narrating Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant and loved the musical storytelling in The Jungle Book.

Jungle Book

And who can argue with Manners Can Be Fun?

Manners can be fun

Fritter an hour or two here in the political incorrectness of the age and see if you can find Orson Wells as a narrator…

Peter & the WolfRobin HoodThe Snow Goose