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Children, caregivers, and anyone who loves a good story may be interested in Circle Round, a podcast from the Boston-based public radio station WBUR. This wonderful podcast offers listeners a diverse range of folktales from around the world that have been skillfully adapted into audio stories by the show's narrator, Rebecca Sheir, with original music composed by Eric Shimelonis. Recent examples include "Kangaroo and Joey Too," an aboriginal tale from Australia; "Lazy Jack and the Leprechaun," an Irish story; and "The Star Fruit Tree," a Vietnamese folktale. Each episode features recognizable guest actors from stage and screen, and in addition to its engaging stories, Circle Round "explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity," with each episode including a conversation-starting activity to inspire further reflection and discussion. While the target age range for Circle Round is children ages four to ten, older listeners can easily enjoy this podcast's rich storytelling and top-notch acting. Episodes are typically under 30 minutes long, and Road Trip Reels in longer increments with multiple stories are also available. The show's full archives, as well as transcripts and (for some episodes) downloadable coloring pages, can be found at the link above, and listeners can also subscribe on their favorite podcast platform.
Archived Scout Publication URL
  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2019/0719
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Date of Scout Publication
July 19th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
July 16th, 2019 at 11:04am
Date Of Record Release
July 17th, 2019 at 12:46pm
Resource URL Clicks
368
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