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Children's Pick a Tale: Past Episodes 2021

Story teller, Lesley Dowding, brings story into the world of children, with tales from her imagination and around the world, told in true oral tradition.

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Writer and story teller, Lesley Dowding, lives to bring story into the world of children and adults, alike.  Her listeners are encouraged to bring to life imagination and creation, to dance with the stars and enjoy the moment.

Her stories, told in true oral tradition,  come from all over the world, as well as from her own imagination.  

Pick a Tale for Children airs Wednesdays at 8am - just in time for the car trip to school

(Pick a Tale for Adults airs Wednesday at 8pm, after the kids have gone to bed.  After all, we don't want to give them nightmares.)

 

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Alfie Weather

Writer and story teller, Lesley Dowding, lives to bring story into the world of children and adults, alike. Her stories, told in true oral tradition, come from all over the world, as well as from her own imagination.

Duration: 00:22:54 | Date: 8 December, 2021

Crazy Gibberish Part 2

Oh Me, Oh My 5-6
Red Lips 7+
The Snow Queen with the Cold Cold Heart 7-9

Duration: 00:24:27 | Date: 1 December, 2021

Crazy Gibberish

Squeaky Dorr 5+
Little Rap Riding Hood 5+
Teeny Weeny Bop 4+

Duration: 00:26:52 | Date: 24 November, 2021

Tales from Around the World

All of today's stories are 5+

Duration: 00:18:25 | Date: 17 November, 2021

Pumpkin Soup & The Nightingale

Pumpkin Soup 7+
The Nightingale 8+

Duration: 00:27:01 | Date: 10 November, 2021

How to Break a Bad Habit, Parley Garfield and the Frogs, Little Crab and his Magic Eyes

How to Break a Bad Habit: 5+
Parley Garfield and the Frogs 5+
Little Crab and his Magic Eyes 6+

Duration: 00:22:40 | Date: 27 October, 2021

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School & Midnight at the Museum

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School 5-7 years old
Midnight at the Museum 8+

Duration: 00:17:04 | Date: 20 October, 2021

The Horrendous Hallabaloo & Snow White

The Horrendous Hallabaloo 4-6 years old
Snow White 8+ years old

Duration: 00:28:47 | Date: 6 October, 2021

Hatupatu and the Bird Women, Mr Grampy's Outing & Secret's of Felt

Hatupatu and the Bird Women 7+
Mr Grampy's Outing 3-5
Secret's of Felt 7+

Duration: 00:24:54 | Date: 29 September, 2021

Trubluff & The Little Snow Man

Duration: 00:24:47 | Date: 22 September, 2021

Sleeping Beauty

Writer and story teller, Lesley Dowding, lives to bring story into the world of children and adults, alike. Her stories, told in true oral tradition, come from all over the world, as well as from her own imagination.

Duration: 00:20:12 | Date: 18 August, 2021

The Son Of The White Horse Part 2 & Billy Goat Gruff

Writer and storyteller, Lesley Dowding, lives to bring stories into the world of children and adults, alike. Her stories, told in true oral tradition, come from all over the world, as well as from her own imagination.

Duration: 00:31:20 | Date: 11 August, 2021

The Son of The White Horse Part 1

Writer and story teller, Lesley Dowding, lives to bring story into the world of children and adults, alike. Her stories, told in true oral tradition, come from all over the world, as well as from her own imagination.

Duration: 00:24:43 | Date: 4 August, 2021

The Girl Who Cried a Lake & The Bag of Tricks

Writer and story teller, Lesley Dowding, lives to bring story into the world of children and adults, alike. Her stories, told in true oral tradition, come from all over the world, as well as from her own imagination.

Duration: 00:29:46 | Date: 28 July, 2021

Zarina's Orchid & Holding Up the Sky

Duration: 00:29:00 | Date: 21 July, 2021

Carpet of your Dreams

Duration: 00:20:44 | Date: 14 July, 2021

The Ginger Bread Bees and Rabbit Herd

Duration: 00:29:12 | Date: 7 July, 2021

Carpet of your Dreams

Duration: 00:20:44 | Date: 14 July, 2021

The Ginger Bread Bees and Rabbit Herd

Duration: 00:29:12 | Date: 7 July, 2021

The Ginger Bread Bees and Rabbit Herd

Duration: 00:29:12 | Date: 7 July, 2021

Mother Goose Nursery Ryhmes & Golden Duck of Warsaw

Duration: 00:26:45 | Date: 23 June, 2021

16-6-2021

Duration: 00:10:00 | Date: 16 June, 2021

Musican Of Bremen

Duration: 00:19:38 | Date: 9 June, 2021

Patu the Pukeko & Down the Back of the Chair

Duration: 00:24:11 | Date: 2 June, 2021

Elizabeth Rose


Duration: 00:19:59 | Date: 26 May, 2021

Duration: 00:19:59 | Date: 26 May, 2021

Tip Tap Toe

Duration: 00:15:28 | Date: 19 May, 2021

The Weaver, the Prince and the Princess & Lifting the Sky


Duration: 00:22:04 | Date: 12 October, 2021

The Dragon of Krakow & How Rabbit Catches the Fire

Duration: 00:16:22 | Date: 5 May, 2021

Poppy the Bouncing Dog and Bears Adventures

Duration: 00:19:03 | Date: 28 April, 2021

Warbling Weta & Midnight at the Lighthouse

Duration: 00:20:14 | Date: 21 April, 2021

Old One Eye & Monkey and Rabbit


Duration: 00:23:07 | Date: 14 April, 2021

Cheeky Rabbit & Little Rooster

Duration: 00:27:03 | Date: 7 April, 2021