The Best Story Time Read Alongs of Children’s Picture Books on Play School

Play School’s Story Time is a delightful series featuring some of Australia’s most loved celebrities as they snuggle up on the Story Time couch and read entertaining children’s picture books written by Australian authors.

Children and parents alike will be love the classic children’s picture books as we read them together with the Play School toys, with Big Ted, Little Ted, Jemima, Humpty, Joey the Kangaroo. Some of our favourites are ‘Possum Magic’ read by the long serving presenter Benita Collings and ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ read by Osamah Sami.

Possum Magic

Grandma Poss uses her best bush magic to make Hush invisible. But when Hush longs to be able to see herself again, the two possums must make their way across Australia to find the magic food that will make Hush visible once more. 

Read along with Play School favourite and longest serving presenter, Benita Collings, as she reads the Aussie classic ‘Possum Magic’ written by Mem Fox.

Why Can’t I Be A Dinosaur?

Today is Aunt Daisy’s wedding but Nellie can’t wear her flower girl dress. Today, she’s a dinosaur. Luckily, Nellie might just have a roaring-ly good idea…

Roar with laughter with Faustina Agolley and read the hilarious ‘Why Can’t I Be A Dinosaur?’ written by Kylie Westaway.

Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack

Hairy Maclary “dozily dreamed as he lay on his back when pittery pattery, skittery scattery, ZIP ‘­round the corner came Zachary Quack.” Little Zach presents quite a nuisance, but their friendship wins out in the end.

Read along with Lawrence Leung as he takes to the Story Time couch to read ‘Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack’ by Lynley Dodd, where a determined duckling sets out to play with a rather reluctant hairy dog!

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Come along on a bear hunt in this award-winning classic from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one.. Will you come too?

Ready to go on a bear hunt? Join Osamah Sami and the Play School toys as they read the classic picture book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen.

Where Is Bear?

Where is bear? Where can he be? No one goes to bed without their faithful bear. But this irresistible story has a surprise in store!

Have you seen bear? Read along with Nakkiah Lui and help her and Play School’s Big Ted find ‘Bear’ in the adventurous and endearing picture book ‘Where Is Bear?’ by Jonathan Bentley.

Guess How Much I Love You

‘Guess how much I love you’ says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon, but that’s just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare’s love for him.

Emma Alberici takes to the Story Time couch to read the timeless story ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ by Sam McBratney. Beautifully illustrated by Anita Jeram, don’t miss the story that has captured the hearts of both kids and adults.

The Snow Wombat

It’s a big journey through the snow for a little wombat, meeting animals, birds, and people along the way… but there’s no place like home! A heartwarming story set in the Australian High Country.

Snuggle up with Fiona Choi and the Play School toys to hear the heartwarming story of a big journey through the snow for a little wombat! Don’t miss ‘The Snow Wombat’ by Susannah Chambers and illustrated by Mark Jackson.

The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat

The little red hen finds some grains of wheat but when she asks the duck, the goose and the turkey to help her plant them, they say they are far too busy. When the little red hen has grown the wheat, harvested it, turned it into flour and baked the bread, will she let them help her eat it? And who is that lurking in the background?

Join the fun as Adam Liaw and the Play School toys read the classic tale of ‘The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat’ written by L. R. Hen and illustrated by Jago.