One of the greatest children’s stories of all time was written way back in 1925. Today, I’d like to introduce you the world's most famous bear, Winnie-the Pooh. This was the very first story ever written about Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin. Now, 95 years later, it is in the public domain. Next year, we will begin bringing you more of the classic tales of Pooh and his friends. In the meantime, you might want to check out some earlier Readatorus episodes from A.A. Milne’s “When We Were...
Published 04/20/21
Today we have a silly story, actually it’s a nonsense poem that was written by the author of Alice in Wonderland and included in his second Alice book “Through the Looking Glass.” In the book it is introduced to Alice by the Knight, so we allowed the him to introduce it to you. It’s called The Aged Aged Man or is that it’s name or is it A’ Sitting on a Gate…
Published 03/26/21
Long ago, people did not much of what that you learn in school today. Even the sun and the moon were mysterious objects that were impossible to understand, so ancient people created stories to help explain the natural objects as is the case with this ancient Chinese folk tale.
Published 03/24/21
Have you ever watched “The Wizard of Oz. Some parts can be pretty scary. But children’s stories from long ago often had scary parts. Sometimes a little scare can be kinda fun. Well, the man who wroteThe Wizard of Oz also wrote a bunch of other children’s stories including this one.
Published 02/24/21
The original story of a young mermaid who wished to become a human, marry a young prince and gain an immortal soul is far different from the popular Disney movie. It is far more dark – although we have edited out the most violent portion. Thetragic story – with a happy ending – was writtten by legendary Danish author Hand Christian Andersen and was published in 1837.
Published 02/10/21
All living things need a little help growing up. Just like children need their parents, a little rosebud needed help from the wind and the rain.
Published 01/21/21
The story of sleeping beauty has been told many ways and was made into an animated movie by Walt Disney. The original story by the brothers Grimm was actually titled "Little Brier Rose" which is also the name of the princess who fell asleep.
Published 08/06/20
This story isn't really a story. It's a poem. What makes it's both unique and fun is that every word has just one syllable. Why don't you read along: The black cat sat In the fat man’s hat; “Oh, dear!” the fat man said. “May the great gray bat Catch the bad black cat Who has left me no hat For my head!” The big brown bear Tried to curl his hair To go to the Fair so gay. But he looked such a fright That his aunt took flight, And he cried till night, they say. A pale pink pig, In a large...
Published 07/08/20
Everyone and everything has a purpose. In this story a Newfoundland shows his talent when it's needed most
Published 06/04/20
Sometimes kids can be a little too rough with their toys, but have you ever wondered how the toys feel about being tossed around. This is a story about how one doll felt about the abuse she received from her little girl's brother.
Published 05/21/20
Sometimes when we look at others, we see our own imperfection magnified and think less of ourselves. However, while we we all have flaws and problems, its is how we treat others that really matters.
Published 05/12/20
One of the most famous stories of all time is about a boy who disobeys his mother and trades the family cow for a few beans.
Published 05/02/20
Sometimes it seems like parents tell us to do things that make no sense or to eat things that taste bad. Most of the time those things that we hate doing turn out to be really good fo us. That's just what a young chicken discovers in this wonderful story of life in the barnyard.
Published 04/16/20
Here is the final episode of our reading of one of the most famous books of children's verse by the author of "Winnie the Pooh."
Published 04/03/20
One of the world's favorite books of children's poetry was written by Winnie the Pooh creator, A. A. Milne in 1924. Generations have enjoyed these memorable verses and now the are available for anyone to publish or read without paying. Over three episodes, we will feature a selection of poems from this book. In this episode we hope you'll enjoy: Market Square Disobedience Spring Morning The Island Three Three Foxes Jonathan Joe At the Zoo
Published 03/27/20
One of the world's favorite books of children's poetry was written by Winnie the Pooh creator, A. A. Milne in 1924. Generations have enjoyed these memorable verses and now the are available for anyone to publish or read with paying. Over the next few episodes, we will feature five of six poems from this book. In this episode we hope you'll enjoy: Buckingham Palace Puppy and I The Four Friends Lines and Squares and Nursery Chairs
Published 03/04/20
Even though the Readastorus is a huge mythical story telling dinosaur, he still cares about all the creatures in the world just as this little girl learned to do in this wonderful story by an unknown author.
Published 02/04/20
As we get older we want to do new things and that's just what happened with the donkey, dog, cat, and Rooster in this wonderful old story from the Brothers Grimm.
Published 01/10/20
Being a scarecrow is a hard enough job in the best of times, but when winter comes, it can be miserable. Yet, for one scarecrow, a cold Christmas brought a wonderful opportunity.
Published 12/20/19
Children around the world grow more excited by the day in December as Christmas approaches. Are you looking forward to Christmas morning? How would you feel if it was always Christmas? Well, that’s just what one little girl wondered over 100 years ago in this special holiday tale, "Christmas Every Day."
Published 12/17/19
The story is about a tiny little girl and the struggles she faced along the path to her destiny.
Published 11/23/19
We really like stories written by Edith Nesbit. They are lots of fun and usually the kids save the day as they do in this story, set many years ago in Great Britain, when a little girl has a big surprise land in her eye while her brother has his turn up in a tea cup.
Published 11/12/19
Here’s a story about a little boy who sees one thing from far away and something quite different on closer inspection. What we see with our eyes can change depending on where we are when we see it, just like what we think is true can be different depending on our personal beliefs and perspective.
Published 11/05/19
While Halloween may sometimes seem scary, children have enjoyed this celebration of the fall season for centuries. Here’s a story about how two poor children celebrated a special Halloween many years ago.
Published 10/28/19