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BBC CBeebies Storytime

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The CBeebies Storytime app is filled with free story books for young children and is a great way to enjoy reading books with your little one. Open the book to discover a world of stories featuring much-loved CBeebies characters; turn the page to find your favourite story and visit the library to choose new stories such as CBeebies classics: Topsy and Tim, Peter Rabbit, Something Special, Charlie and Lola, and many more.

The library feature allows you to download new and exciting stories for free. Simply visit the library using the ‘add story’ cloud in the top left corner and choose from a selection of stories. You can have up to 12 stories with in your book. Once your book is full or you would like to change your stories, you can return it and then add a new one.

Don’t forget to come back regularly and visit the library to keep up-to-date with all of the new stories as they are added.

CBeebies Storytime makes reading fun, with playful and imaginative stories designed to help support early years reading. Entertaining things to touch, swipe and play with in each story and fun questions to help develop comprehension skills, means you and your little ones can enjoy reading, playing and learning together.

With free stories to download, no adverts, no in-app purchases and a parental lock to make sure little fingers don’t wander too far means parents can have peace of mind whilst little ones enjoy a very special story time, playing along with their CBeebies favourites.

Parents and carers of young children can also find out more information on helping to support their child’s reading development and how to get the most out of this app in the dedicated Grown-Ups section.

CBeebies Storytime also features an accessibility mode which helps children with a range of abilities to enjoy reading stories. To find out more and to activate this, go to the Grown-Ups section of the app.

CBeebies Storytime does not collect any personally identifiable information from you or your child.

This app may ask you to allow permission to use your device microphone; however, this information is only held on your device and is not accessed by the BBC. *Please note that due to technical constraints on the microphone will not be accessed, instead the interaction will auto complete to allow you to continue and enjoy the story.

The device uses performance cookies for internal purposes to help us to improve the app. For more details please see our CBeebies Grown Ups FAQ page or for information about the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, see

Fun Features include:
- Interactive CBeebies Branded stories including: Topsy and Tim, Swashbuckle, Something Special, Charlie and Lola, Peter Rabbit and more.
- A regularly updated library full of stories for you to download for free, look out for the number in the library cloud’ to see when new stories have been added
- A ‘Read to Me’ and Read by Myself’ option to accommodate different reading abilities
- Recall Questions at the end of each story aid the development of comprehension skills
- Each story includes guided interaction points to help Parents have fun with their child and help support their learning development
- Grown Ups section including tips to support you and your child’s reading development, including links to more useful information from CBeebies Grown Ups
- The app includes an accessibility mode activated via the Grown Ups section
- A secure parental lock for any external link
- Links to more free, fun things to enjoy from CBeebies on your mobile and tablet

What's New in Version 2.3

We’ve made a few technical updates:
This means that for any future updates the stories you download will now remain in your book, without having to download them again.
We've also made it easier and more consistent for little ones to interact with all of the fun things to swipe, touch and play with in each story.

We are busy creating lots more 'big stories for little fingers' to keep you and your little ones entertained so remember to come back and visit the library to find NEW stories from CBeebies. To make it even easier to see how many new stories are waiting to be read, a number will appear against the library cloud in the top left hand corner of your book.


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Customer Reviews

WHEN it works

This app is a story app which allows you to read a selection of stories featuring characters from Cbeebies.

There are different options including read alone with just sound effects or read to me, where the story is read by the iPad.

The stories are colourful and fun and there are quite a lot of them. When it works it's 5 stars.

WHEN IT WORKS. When it doesn't be prepared to SERIOUSLY upset your toddler or young child while they stare at an endlessly displayed loading screen (which is all I get on the current update)

Also, the thing never seems to work without an internet connection as even though it is capable of doing so, it ALWAYS connects to the internet to update your library of books deleting all existing books before doing so. No internet connection, no books to read. 0 stars

I'm afraid you get what you pay for. This is free and is about as reliable as a service you pay absolutely nothing for.

Could and should be so much better.

Simply great 😆

This app is great for young children who are learning to read it's fun and it has a selection of different stories with CBeebies characters in for children to enjoy . I would recommend it to people with young children . ☺️😉👍🏻

Good to have in your pocket.

Both my 4 and 2 year old like this app and it's got me out of a few holes already.

BBC CBeebies Storytime
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3
  • Size: 55.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
  • Developer:
Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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