CBeebies Storytime: Read

3.8
8.56K reviews
1M+
Downloads
Teacher Approved
Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

The CBeebies Storytime app is filled with free interactive storybooks to inspire a love of reading in kids. The children’s stories in the app promote CBeebies’ core values, with themes of inclusivity, sharing, friendship and more. There are two reading modes to choose from, so children can read independently or with a grown-up. Choose books from CBeebies favourites such as Mr Tumble, Bing, Biff & Chip, JoJo & Gran Gran, Numberblocks, Alphablocks, Hey Duggee and Peter Rabbit as well as stories by familiar authors in our CBeebies Bedtime Stories collection. Books are free to download, with no adverts or in-app purchases.

Each story is brought to life with magical things to touch and play with. These imaginative stories for kids are designed to support early years reading, so you and your child can enjoy reading, playing, and learning.

Children can join Mr Tumble, Bing, Alphablocks, Numberblocks, Duggee, Andy, Peter Rabbit, JoJo & Gran Gran and Love Monster as they go on amazing adventures!

APP FEATURES:

✅ ‘Read to Me’ and ‘Read by Myself’ options for different reading abilities
✅ Secure parental lock for any external links
✅ Download a story once and read it anytime, anywhere
✅ Library includes CBeebies Bedtime Stories and CBeebies favourites
✅ Stories by familiar authors including Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell

There are stories for kids of all ages in this free kids’ app, so whether you are looking for books to read in the morning or books to read at bedtime, visit the in-app library and download original children’s stories from CBeebies friends.

READ ANYWHERE:

No Wi-Fi? Downloaded stories can be read offline, so you can read books at home or out and about, there are no limits! You will need an internet connection to access the library to download new stories or return any you have finished.

LIBRARY:

Original children’s stories and books from CBeebies favourites include:

Alphablocks: No Nap Spell
Andy’s Adventures: Andy and the Baby T-Rex
Biff & Chip: Superheroes
Bing: Hoppity Voosh and the Moonkeeper
Hey Duggee: The Story Badge
JoJo & Gran Gran: It’s Time for Carnival
JoJo & Gran Gran: It’s Time to Catch the Bus
Little Bo Peep’s Library Book by Cressida Cowell
Love Monster: Treasure Hunt
Moon and Me: Friends, Always
Moon and Me: Goodnight, Friends
Mr Tumble at the Beach
Mr Tumble at the Park
Numberblocks: One Great Mystery
Olanna’s Super Senses by Destynee Onwochei
Peter Rabbit: The Tale of the Unexpected Discovery
Pinchy the Dragon by Olly Pike
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
Today I am Five and a Half by Caleb Femi

ACCESSIBILITY:

Storytime contains accessibility features such as auto-scan speed and voice prompts.

PRIVACY:

This app sends anonymous performance stats for internal purposes to help the BBC improve your experience. You can choose to opt out of this at any time from the in-app Settings menu.

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at: www.bbc.co.uk/terms

To read the BBC’s Privacy Policy go to: www.bbc.co.uk/privacy

Want more games for children? Discover more fun free kids apps from CBeebies:

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⭐️ BBC CBeebies Go Explore - Get school ready with these free games for kids based on the early years curriculum. Children can learn and discover with Numberblocks, Alphablocks, Bing, Go Jetters, Hey Duggee, JoJo & Gran Gran and more!

⭐️ BBC CBeebies Playtime Island – In this fun app for kids, your child can pick from over 30 free kids games with their favourite CBeebies friends including Go Jetters, Hey Duggee, Peter Rabbit, JoJo & Gran Gran, Love Monster, Mr Tumble, Swashbuckle, Bing and more!
Updated on
Jan 5, 2023

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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Committed to follow the Play Families Policy
3.8
8.56K reviews
Ross Lightfoot
August 9, 2021
Not as good as the older version. As others have said, lacks the interactive features of the previous versions - the argument this mimics physical books is weak and it feels like one of many poor design choices (little things like the rainbow loading bar have been removed). New version is also slow & laggy (on my device at least). My kids loved the old app so fingers crossed this improves with time.
40 people found this review helpful
BBC Media App Technologies
August 10, 2021
Hi Ross, we appreciate your feedback. We'll be adding to the library throughout the year with new stories and lots of the older stories are available here as videos - www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/storytime-stories. Please can you email us at cbeebiesinteractive@bbc.co.uk with your device details so we can investigate the lag issue. Thanks.
A Google user
September 20, 2019
On my last phone, this app was perfect. Moved over to a Pixel 3a and the screen is shifted over to the left and a portion of the right side is hidden. This means that the next button is hidden, and I can't return stories to the library. I've waited for this app to update before writing this review as the app developer was saying there was an update due. When it works, it's great! Edit post reply: Looking forward to another update. Timeline on updates would be nice to share.
50 people found this review helpful
BBC Media App Technologies
September 20, 2019
Hi Keith, Sorry to hear you're experiencing issues with the app on your new device. This is an issue we are currently aware of and it is in the queue to be looked at. Regards, CBeebies Apps Team
Oliver James Gardner
October 14, 2021
Genuinely not a good upgrade at all. I understand that the previous app operated on older architecture and as handsets and their OS update, so must the applications. But, the previous version literally had loads of stories that were a great deal more interactive. This new version has a handful of stories that are barely interactive at all, and when they are, you just tap the screen..... that's it. My daughter adored the old version but she really doesn't care much for this one at all.
37 people found this review helpful
BBC Media App Technologies
October 14, 2021
Hello, we have put many of the old stories as videos on the CBeebies website https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/storytime-stories. We are sorry to hear you are disappointed with the update and are always keen to take feedback from our audience on board. If you have any more feedback, please email us at cbeebiesinteractive@bbc.co.uk. Thanks