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Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.

Circle Round WBUR

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.

    Encore: The Woman in the Moon

    Encore: The Woman in the Moon

    In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we bring back a favorite tale from the archives: Irene Bedard (Pocahontas, Ralph Breaks the Internet) stars in an Alaska Native story about the out-of-this-world power that comes when we work together.

    • 20 min
    Getting Skunked feat. Terrence Terrell

    Getting Skunked feat. Terrence Terrell

    Terrence Terrell (B Positive, Giants) stars in this Native American tale about a gentle giant who brings night and day to the world, and gives a certain striped critter its telltale scent.

    • 17 min
    Fools Thrush In feat. Anthony Alabi

    Fools Thrush In feat. Anthony Alabi

    Anthony Alabi (Family Reunion, black-ish) headlines an Oneida and Mohawk story about how one of the most beautiful bird songs of all came to be.

    • 18 min
    Night and Day feat. MASUMI

    Night and Day feat. MASUMI

    Actor/singer-songwriter MASUMI (Yakuza Princess) headlines this magical tale from the Yoruba people about how night came to a world of endless day.

    • 24 min
    The Red Velvet Purse feat. Elisa Donovan

    The Red Velvet Purse feat. Elisa Donovan

    Elisa Donovan (Clueless, Sabrina the Teenage Witch) plays a judge who puts honesty on trial in this tale with Chinese, Indian, Ethiopian, and Romanian roots.

    • 19 min
    The Friend Ship feat. Carra Patterson

    The Friend Ship feat. Carra Patterson

    Carra Patterson (Turner & Hooch, Jitney) stars in a tale from Japan about a woman with enough generosity to last a lifetime, and a man with enough greed to sink a ship.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

lal we ,

I LOVE circle round!

Hello, I’m Lana, I’m 8 & i like circle round because The stories make me feel like I’m in The stories, Please keep Them comin’!

p.s. Please make a encore of The story “The unjust justice” & “wit And wordplay” ps “The dancing goats” Please!

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