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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 • 2 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.

    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
    Encore: The Fire On The Other Side Of The World

    Encore: The Fire On The Other Side Of The World

    We wrap up the summer with another listener favorite: a Cherokee tale in which Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons, Oil and Water) plays a feisty, creative spider who proves that power and strength aren't always about physical size.

    • 21 min
    Circle Round Presents: Stories Podcast

    Circle Round Presents: Stories Podcast

    We’re mixing it up today and sharing an episode of "Stories Podcast" -- a show featuring everything from classic fairytales to original stories for kids, written by Dan Hinds and performed by Amanda Weldin. In this story, "The Grass is Always Greener," we meet a bunny named Beverly who's in search of the most delicious grass.

    • 13 min
    The Laughing Canoe feat. George Salazar

    The Laughing Canoe feat. George Salazar

    George Salazar (Be More Chill, Superstore) plays a wise-cracking waterborne vessel in this Brazilian story about the extraordinary things teamwork can bring.

    • 19 min

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