Year1 & Year2 Animated Tales

Animations of magical tales, classical and traditional poems and information texts for children to watch and listen to or practise reading aloud.

Year1 & Year2

Robert Louis Stevenson

A set of rhyming poems by the same author, Robert Louis Stevenson. With rhythms that reflect the subject, each of these 6 poems are told in a single slide with the option of a narrator. Most of these could be learned by heart by this age group and performed chorally. The poems included are: The Moon, The Swing, From a Railway Carriage, Escape at Bedtime, Where go the Boats, and Windy Nights.

This Animated Tale is also available to use offline or on a computer with restricted access.
Download .swf (PC) | Download .exe (PC without Flash Player) | Download .app (Mac)

6 screens

The Lonely Sea Monster

This is an adventure story about a Sea Monster. The Sea Monster felt lonely as he looked and sounded different from all his friends. One day he decides to venture much further away to find other creatures just like him. He braves the adverse conditions of the strong and dangerous currents, but eventually finds a huge colony of creatures exactly like him. This story links to sea creatures and various species. Children may like to find out what kind of fish he is and why this type live so deep beneath water, as well as identify the other creatures. One option at the end is to write their own ending to explain how Sea Monster fits into his new home.

This Animated Tale is also available to use offline or on a computer with restricted access.
Download .swf (PC) | Download .exe (PC without Flash Player) | Download .app (Mac)

14 screens