Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime from American Public Media and Classical Minnesota Public Radio, offering classic stories with a classical twist. Each episode features our storytellers recounting childhood favorites along with related classical music.
'The Emperor's New Clothes' from Classical Kids Storytime
A vain emperor gets more than he bargained for when two weavers promise to make him a suit with special powers. What happens when he puts it on? Find out in 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' an episode of Classical Kids Storytime for the new year!
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
Children have delighted in the telling of Clement Moore's classic "A Visit From St. Nicholas" -- with its famous opening line, "'Twas the night before Christmas" -- for nearly 200 years. Now our popular version for Classical Kids Storytime includes charming illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Stone Soup'
What happens when a stranger shows up in town with a magical backpack, a small stone and a giant, black pot? It's a lesson in sharing with 'Stone Soup,' the new episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring art by Xee Reiter and music by Francis Poulenc.
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Harriet's Halloween Candy'
Harriet ends up with quite a haul after she goes trick-or-treating. But what will she do with all of those sweets? Find out in 'Harriet's Halloween Candy,' the new episode of Classical Kids Storytime, with a story and art by Nancy Carlson and music by Augusta Holmes.
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Yer and the Tiger'
What happens when a magical girl comes face to face with a cunning tiger in her quiet village? Find out in the Hmong folk tale 'Yer and the Tiger,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring traditional music, narration by Ka Vang and illustrations by Xee Reiter.
Classical Kids Storytime: 'How the Camel Got Its Hump'
Do you know how the smooth-backed camel who said nothing but "Humph!" got its hump? Find out in the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Alexander Borodin and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
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My kids and I love this!
My toddler and preschooler listen to their favorite stories everyday and lunchtime has never been so enjoyable, as they sit quietly, eating and listening. But please— Yer and the Tiger’s background noise is far too loud! It’s upsetting to little ears and it’s difficult to hear the story.
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Love the music
My kids absolutely love the stories