40 episodes

Anthony and Lauren bring you Story Surprise. A series of funny, interactive and educational stories and songs for kids! Guaranteed fun and laughs as you listen and dance along.

We’re collaborating with authors, songwriters and kids from all over the world to bring these episodes to life and showcase their amazing creations. Each story theme tackles important childhood learning concepts.

www.storysurprise.com.au

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Story Surprise Little Rockers Radio & Story Surprise

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 49 Ratings

Anthony and Lauren bring you Story Surprise. A series of funny, interactive and educational stories and songs for kids! Guaranteed fun and laughs as you listen and dance along.

We’re collaborating with authors, songwriters and kids from all over the world to bring these episodes to life and showcase their amazing creations. Each story theme tackles important childhood learning concepts.

www.storysurprise.com.au

www.littlerockersradio.com.au

    The Sharktown Strutters Ball | Story Surprise PodCast

    The Sharktown Strutters Ball | Story Surprise PodCast

    There’s lots to celebrate here at Story Surprise. You’re invited to join us for celebrations at The Sharktown Strutters Ball. A tantalizing rhyming tale!

    About the book:
    Get yourself down to the Sharktown Strutters Ball… for a night of exquisite delightment!

    Drum roll please, on your knees…. It’s time for Story Surprise.

    Story: ‘The Sharktown Strutters Ball’ by Robert H. Price & Susan McLaren
    Song: ‘Take a Deep Breath’ by Anthony, Lauren & Dominic Woodhead
    Introductions: Sophie Collins
    Support us! Vote for Story Surprise in the Australian Podcast Awards: https://australianpodcastawards.com/vote

    This podcast is proudly presented by The Moonee Valley City Council as part of the Clocktower Centre Podcast residency program, in conjunction with Little Rockers Radio.

    Our Links @storysurpriseau
    Website: www.storysurprise.com.au
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/storysurpriseau
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storysurpriseau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storysurpriseau
    Tik Tok: www.tiktok.com/@storysurpriseau

    • 13 min
    Home | Story Surprise

    Home | Story Surprise

    There are lots of different reasons why a person might move to a new country. They might move for an awesome opportunity to do something cool in a new place. They might move to a new country to experience a new culture. If they live in a country which is unsafe, they might be a refugee and start a new life in a new country which is safer. That’s an important reason to move to a new country. Today’s episode celebrates friends from around the world who have moved to Australia and now call Australia home.

    About the book:
    War ends, yet its dark shadow remains, a family is forced to flee their home. As they journey through hunger, long cold nights and homelessness, a heart locket whispers words of hope. And a country that's faraway calls for those that are no longer wanted. It offers new beginnings and a precious place, once more to call home.

    This is the perfect story time resource for initiating conversations about refugees and multiculturalism in our country. Lots of people move to Australia every day for lots of different reasons. It’s important that we make them feel welcome and part of our big Australian family.

    Guest Storyteller:
    Tamanna Kaul helps us share today’s story. Tamanna and her family moved from India to Australia when she was a child. If you’d like to learn more about Tamanna’s story of coming to Australia, check out our Sit Down Session’s interview with Tamanna and mother on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/storysurpriseau


    Drum roll please, on your knees…. It’s time for Story Surprise.

    Story: ‘Home’ by Karen Hendriks and Alisa Knatko https://www.daisylanepublishing.com/
    Mick’s Mate: Dominic was born in Vietnam, lives in America and is moving to Australia in 2022!
    Song: ‘Happy Song’ by Anthony & Lauren
    Introductions: Sophie Collins
    Support us! Vote for Story Surprise in the Australian Podcast Awards: https://australianpodcastawards.com/vote

    This podcast is proudly presented by The Moonee Valley City Council as part of the Clocktower Centre Podcast residency program, in conjunction with Little Rockers Radio.

    Our Links @storysurpriseau
    Website: www.storysurprise.com.au
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/storysurpriseau
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storysurpriseau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storysurpriseau
    Tik Tok: www.tiktok.com/@storysurpriseau

    We are proud to be nominated for ‘The Bullseye Award’ in the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards.

    • 19 min
    Are you kidding me? | Story Surprise

    Are you kidding me? | Story Surprise

    On this episode of Story Surprise, Anthony & Lauren remind kids NOT to judge a book by its cover. Sometimes, things are not what they seem, and everyone is unique and special in their own way!

    About the book:
    Owl, Mouse, Snail, Bird, Lion, Bee, Hippo, and Bat are tired of all these idioms. They are sick of people who still use silly phrases to define them. Are you kidding? This cheeky story uses rhyme, repetition, and rhetorical questions to send a powerful message to the world. Being true to yourself is more valuable to the world than the opinions of others.

    This is the perfect story time resource for teaching children not to judge a book by its cover.

    Drum roll please, on your knees…. It’s time for Story Surprise.

    Story: ‘Are You Kidding Me’ by Trent Long, illustrated by Kris Lillyman
    Purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/Are-you-kidding-Trent-Long-ebook/dp/B09CDFJ4SF
    Mick’s Mate: Billi
    Song: ‘I’ve Got Spots’ – originally by Danielle Wheeler & Nick Davio, covered by Anthony & Lauren

    This podcast is proudly presented by The Moonee Valley City Council as part of the Clocktower Centre Podcast residency program, in conjunction with Little Rockers Radio.

    Story Surprise is recorded and produced on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, and we acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

    Our Links @storysurpriseau
    Website: www.storysurprise.com.au
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/storysurpriseau
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storysurpriseau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storysurpriseau
    Tik Tok: www.tiktok.com/@storysurpriseau

    • 17 min
    Rosie Leads the Way | Story Surprise

    Rosie Leads the Way | Story Surprise

    Today’s Story Surprise is all about leading the way with self-worth. With a smart mind, you can plan and explore. With a strong body, you can jump and climb. With a kind heart you can love, care, and protect. These qualities make you truly beautiful inside and out!

    About the book:
    After talking with Mum, Rosie believed she was the most beautiful girl in the whole entire world – but the day she met Penelope Pennington she wasn’t so sure. Penelope Pennington had the perfect hair, perfect clothes, the perfect shoes and even the perfect cat! So, when Rosie and Penelope unexpectedly walk home together, they both make some meaningful discoveries along the way.

    This is the perfect story time resource for teaching children that true beauty comes from character, self-acceptance, and compassion for others.

    Drum roll please, on your knees…. It’s time for Story Surprise.

    Story: ‘Rosie Leads the Way by Renee Irving Lee, illustrated by Lisa Coutts
    https://reneeirvinglee.com/
    Mick’s Mate: Sophie Collins
    Song: ‘The Finger Family’ by Anthony, Lauren & Dominic Woodhead
    Check it out on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/0kyo9WTTVJGEwvO1e6XiVf?si=c53249059f7e4631

    This podcast is proudly presented by The Moonee Valley City Council as part of the Clocktower Centre Podcast residency program, in conjunction with Little Rockers Radio.

    Story Surprise is recorded and produced on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, and we acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

    Our Links @storysurpriseau
    Website: www.storysurprise.com.au
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/storysurpriseau
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storysurpriseau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storysurpriseau
    Tik Tok: www.tiktok.com/@storysurpriseau

    • 15 min
    Come Home Ella | Story Surprise

    Come Home Ella | Story Surprise

    Come Home Ella.

    Today’s story is about premature babies.

    About Come Home Ella:
    My baby sister couldn’t wait to see the world. That’s why she came so early. She probably didn’t realise she would be stuck inside the hospital. She probably didn’t know that I wouldn’t be allowed to see her. Come Home Ella light heartedly follows the journey of a family after their baby’s early arrival. Told through the eyes of Baby Ella’s older sibling, it aims to educate children about premature babies and help families experiencing similar situations deal with the emotions involved.

    This is the perfect story time resource for initiating conversations about babies, siblings, and family with your kids!

    One in ten babies are born premature. Today’s podcast is dedicated to children who were premature babies, or the sibling of a premature baby. Welcoming a premmie baby into the world is a life changing experience for a family. We hope that by sharing this story children will feel less alone.

    Interested in learning more about how you can support premature or sick babies and their families? Or perhaps you are the parent or sibling of a premature baby and you’re seeking support? Check out our ‘Sit Down Session’ interview with Melinda from Miracle Babies Foundation: https://youtu.be/MPXVbGh_RmM

    Drum roll please, on your knees…. It’s time for Story Surprise.

    Story: ‘Come Home Ella’ by Chelsea Davies, illustrated by Lisa Coutts http://www.empoweringresources.com.au/come-home-ella
    Mick’s Mate: Mahli Ella (Chelsea’s Daughter and inspiration for the story)
    Song: ‘Germs!’ by Anthony, Lauren & Dominic Woodhead (Remember to wash your hands to get rid of germs before touching a newborn baby)
    Introductions: Pippa and Baxter Riley
    Support: https://www.miraclebabies.org.au/

    This podcast is proudly presented by The Moonee Valley City Council as part of the Clocktower Centre Podcast residency program, in conjunction with Little Rockers Radio.

    Our Links @storysurpriseau
    Website: www.storysurprise.com.au
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/storysurpriseau
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storysurpriseau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storysurpriseau
    Tik Tok: www.tiktok.com/@storysurpriseau

    • 17 min
    Fun at Home with Story Surprise and Friends!

    Fun at Home with Story Surprise and Friends!

    Fun at Home! With Story Surprise & Friends

    Welcome to a very special BONUS edition of Story Surprise. This episode is for all children who are spending lots of time at home due to Covid.

    Have you run out of ways to keep the kids entertained? If your answer is “YES! (AHHHHH),” then pop on this podcast, pop on the kettle and pop into your comfiest seat because we’ve got you covered!

    Anthony & Lauren from Story Surprise have been staying home for so long that they have run out of activities to do! Never fear… Say hello to Mr Snot Bottom, Emily Who and Bree from B Minor Music. Our kids entertainer pals from around the country have a bunch of great ideas to keep the kids busy at home. Join us for a topsy-turvey tea party, singing, dancing, music, scavenger hunt, craft, games and more! What’s even better is that this gives your family a chance to turn off your screens and switch on your imagination! All the activities for kids featured in this episode can be done in the comfort of home with things you have around the house.

    Prepare yourself. Story Surprise & friends make staying home the MOST FUN EVER!
    Thanks for keeping your community safe during these Covid times by staying home just like us!

    Don’t forget to subscribe to Story Surprise on Apple Podcasts or follow us on Spotify!

    If you’d like to learn more about the legendary entertainers featured in this episode, check out these links:

    Mr Snot Bottom: https://linktr.ee/mrsnotbottom
    Emily Who: https://www.youtube.com/c/emilywho
    B Minor Music: https://bminormusic.com/linktree

    The arts and entertainment is one of the hardest hit industries in Australia. If you’re a fan of our work and you’d like to support the podcast, we’d love for you to check out our Patreon page!

    https://www.patreon.com/storysurprise

    Our Links @storysurpriseau
    Website: www.storysurprise.com.au
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/storysurpriseau
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storysurpriseau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storysurpriseau
    Tik Tok: www.tiktok.com/@storysurpriseau

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Samboj89 ,

Absolute Gold

I stumbled upon these two by chance while searching for creative and informative content for my two year old. What a find it was! Anthony and Lauren are so talented with kids. Their joy, laughter and happiness is infectious while all the while delivering creative, clever and thoughtful content for kids. Our two year old frequently asks for Anthony and Lauren as if they are his friends, a 30 minuet episode leaves us feeling like Anthony and Lauren are just that. Simply brilliant.

StorySurpriseSuperfans ,

Exactly what you need for your kids

Every episode of Lauren and Anthony's is a 100% hit. My only criticism is every time we are listening (or watching any of their content on their other platforms), I think I can get some time to get some things done while the kids are busy, but Lauren and Anthony are so engaging and brilliant I end up listening/watching too! Seriously good kid content from a very talented couple that truly enjoy and care about what they are doing. We recommend it to everybody!

caityq_ ,

Superstars!

Lauren and Anthony are the dream team! Creative, engaging, energetic, educational and oh so fun!!! The best kids podcast around 🐻

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