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Circle Round

By Mary Field, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Diverse folktales boast star-worthy cast, great messages.

Podcast Storytelling WBUR Average run time: 19 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Awesome, engaging stories for all ages. The voice actors are so good. Great discussion topics at the end of each episode. We love Circle Round.

age 2+

Great storytelling and lessons

This is one of our favorite podcasts! The stories are so well told and the lessons are classic. We never tire of listening to this podcast!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Each episode of this podcast feels like a piece of art. The Circle Round library includes hundreds of beautifully adapted and narrated folktales; each explores morals and themes found across cultures. Pairing exciting casts of actors with original music and artwork creates splendid entertainment for listeners of all ages.

Morals and themes within stories aren't always explicitly stated. To make clear connections for kid listeners, extend discussions beyond the show to help them connect the messages to their own lives. But kids will definitely be engaged through two-way communication options with the show -- including email, call-in voice recordings, and social media platforms. In fact, episodes often include recordings of kid listeners sharing their favorite show.

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