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Children's Pick a Tale

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.

Airing time: Wednesdays, 8am



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.)

lighthouse

Do you recognise this lighthouse?

'Midnight at the Lighthouse' is written by Lesley Dowding and beautifully illustrated by Margaret Scott.

 

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Podcasts

To download the latest episode: Click the kiwifruit to go to the Pick a Tale for Children show page on the accessmedia.nz site:   download this show here

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The Spider in the Shower & The Princess and the Pea

The Spider in the Shower 5+ years old
The Princess and the Pea 7-9 years old

Duration: 00:16:27 | Date: 19 January, 2022

Alfie Summer & Stay Awake Mr Bear

Alfie Summer 6-7 years old
Stay Awake Mr Bear 5+

Duration: 00:21:58 | Date: 5 January, 2022

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: 00:22:55 | 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