Animated songs, stories and games designed by the British Council’s language learning experts. Download videos to watch anytime, even without an internet connection!
Learn English through fun, animated song and story videos. Safe, ad-free games and activities help your child develop in these key areas in English: reading, listening, speaking and grammar.
Recommended ages: 6–11
OVER 100 QUALITY VIDEOS
Our animated songs and stories are created by the British Council’s language learning experts and grouped into themes like fairy tales, classic children’s songs and grammar chants. Each video comes with subtitles that can be turned on or off to help children read and listen. Download all the videos to watch them whenever you want, even offline!
Videos include: Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, Old MacDonald, The Wheels on the Bus, Incy Wincy Spider and the Tales of Shakespeare.
A LISTEN-AND-RECORD ACTIVITY ENCOURAGES SPEAKING
Each animated video comes with an engaging listen-and-record activity that encourages your child to say and repeat the words from the video, building confidence in speaking over time. Children can listen to the narrator, record themselves and compare their pronunciation with the narrator’s.
GAMES TO IMPROVE SPELLING, UNDERSTANDING AND GRAMMAR
Each pack of animated videos comes with challenging word, grammar and spelling games to help children learn and understand the language they see in the videos.
FOLLOW YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESS
In each pack you can see how your child is progressing in five areas: Videos, Speaking, Spelling, Understanding and Grammar.
AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES
The app is available in English, French, Simplified Chinese and Spanish. Go to the Parents’ area to change the language.
SAFETY AND DATA PRIVACY
Your child’s privacy is very important to us. The app provides a completely safe and ad-free learning environment. We do track how the app is used, such as which games/videos are most popular, but we only use this information to make the app better for your child. We do not collect any information about your child or your family.
MANAGE YOUR CONTENT TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE APP
LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime has a simple way of managing content. Simply delete any unwanted packs. All videos, games and progress will be deleted, but unlocked bonus items will remain in the Monster Village.
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ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL
The British Council creates top English learning apps for learners of all ages, from pre-school and primary school children to adults. Our apps for children help them use English with confidence!
Visit our website to see all our apps: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/parents/apps.
- Happy Halloween, Playtime family! In this spooky update we have added our lovely purple Halloween theme. We hope you enjoy it!
- General bug fixes
If you have any comments or feedback, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, we love hearing from you!
Ratings and Reviews
A great variety of learning programs that stimulate kids' interest in learning and at the same time broadens their horizon.
My 5 year old Loved it.
This is basically a beefed up video jukebox. Great for my 5 year old!
Seeing her practicing pronunciation with the the app is quite enjoyable. “Porridge? Porridge. Porridge? PORRIDGE!”
The movies are mostly cartoons. Not the highest quality, but still every bit as engaging.
Word games are fun for kids and adult.
Only about 10 or so free videos are included. The rest need to be purchased.
Need different game for each pack. Right now only 1 or 2.
No sound on iPad 2021
No sound on iPaf 2021
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- British Council
- 235.4 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 6–8
- © British Council
- In-App Purchases
- One Month Unlimited Access $3.99
- Six Months Unlimited Access $10.99
- Six Months Unlimited Access $13.99