The Magic of Storytelling: Ten Beautiful Radio Plays for Kids
Kids love listening to stories, thinking about what their favorite characters might look like, or singing along to the theme song. So radio plays are a great way to keep the young children in the family occupied. Read here which ten radio plays are popular with children.
Many car trips or a boring rainy day pass in a flash when the real radio is on. Children love listening to stories and immersing themselves in new worlds full of imagination. Due to different tastes, there are many children’s radio plays: from thrilling adventure stories to fantasy fairy tales to thriller detective stories. Here you can find out what works best for youngsters and which children’s radio plays are among the absolute classics. You can choose between CDs to play classic radio and digital broadcast shows.
On Audible, for example, you can download one free children’s radio play per month, which you can continue to use even after you cancel your subscription. You can get most children’s audiobooks at half the credit. That means, for a regular subscription credit, you get two audiobooks for two kids. Here You can test Audible for free for 30 days.
1. Harry Potter
The story of the young wizard student Harry Potter has been loved by several generations. was actually Harry He thought he was a perfectly normal boy. But on his eleventh birthday, he learned that he would soon attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Because Harry is a magician and so begins a new life for him. Many adventures follow, and Harry makes the best friend he could wish for.
2. Pippi Longstocking
The strongest girl in the world lives in Sweden in Villa Kinterbonn with her animal friends, the horse “Little Uncle” and the monkey “Mr. Nelson”. Her name is Pippilotta Viktualia Rollgardina Peppermint Efraim the daughter of Longstocking, for short Long Sock Jenan. With her friends Thomas and Annika, Pippi takes on new adventures every day. In all, author Astrid Lindgren has published three volumes: “Pippi Longstocking”, “Pippi Longstocking on Board the Ship” and “Pippi in Taka-Tuka-Land”.
3. Bullerbü to Lönnenberga
Astrid Lindgren has not only created a world-famous figure with Pippi Longstocking, but has also published other works, The Great Story by and for children tell. These include, for example, “Children of Bullerbü” or “Michel of Lönneborg”. Lindgren’s characters are lovingly narrated and experience all kinds of adventures in beautiful Sweden. The radio play “From Bullerbü to Lönneberga. The Most Beautiful Stories from Astrid Lindgren” includes different stories and a visit to Lotta in Krachmacherstraße as well as Ronja, the thief’s daughter in Bärenhöhle.
4. Emil and the detectives
Eric Kasteners The film “Emil and the Detectives” accompanies young Emil to big Berlin. On a train trip, thief Grundys stole Grandma’s money from him. But Emil soon takes over the chase. He bravely tracks down the perpetrator and receives support from a children’s gang in Berlin. Castner’s novel was published in 1929 and remains a timeless tale of courage and solidarity to this day.
5. Lord of Thieves
In “Lord of Thieves,” author Cornelia Funk takes you to Venice. The audience is accompanied by brothers Poe and Prosper, who make friends with a gang of young thieves in the Floating City, whose masked leader is the Lord of Thieves. The story is a great adventure with exciting plot twists that are sure to delight the little ones Play the radioFans are worried.
6. The 30 Best Stories of the Brothers Grimm
In this radio play, 30 of the most beautiful and famous tales of the Brothers Grimm are re-recorded. The fairy tales are spoken by five different voice actors, so there is a lot of variety in terms of voice. In terms of content, the narrators stick to the original works, although some passages have been slightly updated so that today’s children don’t have problems with comprehension. There are fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty, Puss In Boots, Rapunzel, or Snow White and Rose Red.
7. Nils Holgerson
Little Nils Holgersson’s fascinating ride begins on the back of Gans Martin. Because after the cheeky Nils shoots his ferocity at the imp, the latter turns the boy himself into a little dwarf. From now on, the shrunken Nils has to acclimatize to his new height. Depends on Martin’s goose help, the two join a herd of wild geese on their way to Lapland. In this way, Niels learns to love and respect animals, which will soon become his new family.
8. The Three???
Children love thrilling detective stories and therefore the three question marks should not be missing here. “The three???” They are the icon of the young detective team Justus, Peter and Bob from Rocky Beach, California. Originally from the USA, the first volume translated into German appeared in 1968 under the name “Die Drei??? und das Gespensterschloss”. Together, the three detectives experience a variety of adventures and solve mysterious cases.
9. Coconut Little Dragon
The stories about coconut little dragon are especially suitable for young radio play fans. Together with his friends Matilda and Oscar, the little dragon goes on many adventures on Dragon Island. Children especially love the catchy song that they sing next.
10. JJ: Oh, how beautiful Panama is
Janosch’s children’s radio play classics touch the heart, because when best friends, Little Tiger and Little Bear, invent new things or discover new places, young listeners are especially excited. One day the little bear hunts an empty wooden box with “Panama” written on it outside the river. He told his friend Little Tiger about it, and the next day the two set off for Panama.
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