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Stories that educate and entertain

Our audio stories for kids ages 5 to 12 draw young listeners into the fun adventures of children from other cultures and countries, bringing to life how they live, play, eat, think and learn.

Around the World Stories - Sample Clip - King's Day: Part 1
King’s Day: Part 1
A story about The Netherlands
Jasper gets a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to spend the day with the Dutch royal family! But will he get out of a tricky situation during a game of hide and seek with the princess?
Around the World Stories - Sample Clip - Mozart's Violin
Mozart’s Violin
A story about Austria
Mirabell is on the case when Mozart’s violin is stolen. The young detective has the suspects narrowed down, but will she find the thief before the precious instrument leaves Salzburg?
Around the World Stories - Sample Clip - King's Day: Part 1
The Tulip Thief
A story about The Netherlands
Jasper secretly catches the rabbit that’s been eating his father’s prize tulips. When Jasper brings his new pet to school in his backpack, he might not be able to keep his secret much longer.

Activities that deepen the experience

Each story comes with a helpful parent guide including discussion points, country background and activities to make the story a truly memorable and educational experience.

Country Background

Discussion Points

Activities

Language

Choose a Plan

Option 1: Full Story Pack

One time payment of $99

You will receive immediate access to all the stories we’ve created already (38+), followed by every story we release thereafter (52 total). Listen to the stories in the order and at the speed you prefer.

Option 2: Story a Week

$9.95 per month
You will receive one new story each week in your email inbox to enjoy with your family. Look forward to a new adventure each week!

What You Get

25-35 minute audio stories dedicated to the fun adventures of children from around the world, with a new country featured every 4 stories.

Stream stories from our website or download them to keep forever!

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Parent guides with discussion points and country background.

Enriching crafts, recipes and activities related to the stories.

Still have questions? Read our FAQs.
I just wanted to say thank you for creating such an incredible experience. I am SO thankful I looked into the stories subscription! The stories are so vivid and easily inviting for all age ranges in our family. It’s a lovely thing when we can come together and enjoy something so unique and straight up fun that doesn’t require anything other than our imaginations and quiet time spent in one another’s company. Ashley

mother of 3

Hi, we’re Matt and Tania, the creators of Around the World Stories.

To help us create the most authentic stories possible, we are currently traveling around Europe with our three daughters and loyal labradoodle, immersing ourselves in the life and culture of each country we visit. We’re taking our long-time passion for travel, learning and cultures and sharing them through the joy of stories. At the end of our year-long adventure, we’ll have 52 stories for your family to enjoy! We hope you join us!

What Others Are Saying

Such rich descriptions and beautiful vocabulary that you feel like you are right in the story watching it all happen before your eyes. You can authentically visit another country without leaving your home and listen to a story that will resonate with children (and adults) alike!

Mary

teacher and mother of 3

The story was so much fun, and I loved how there were so many learning points throughout the story!  You made it fun to learn about another country. When we were finished with the story, my kids immediately wanted to find the Netherlands on the map. We are all already looking forward to receiving the next one! Molly

mother of 3

Eloquently and lovingly written stories and poignantly spoken by the storyteller. Virtues such as grace, humility, kindness, and compassion are highlighted gracefully throughout the stories and developed seamlessly and with loving care within the characters. These are kind stories with true meaning I’d love for my sweet grandchildren’s ears to hear.

Ellen

Grandmother (Nana) to 9

Why audio stories?

Not only will audio stories give you precious time while knowing your child is engaged in an enriching activity, but there are also many benefits for children:

Exercise for the Imagination

Listening to a story exercises a child’s imagination as they visualize the characters and places instead of having them simply presented on a screen.

Increased Attention Spans

Audio stories increase attention spans, develop concentration, and sharpen memory. Listening patiently is a valuable skill especially in today’s over-stimulated world.

Development of Critical Skills

Audio stories help develop listening comprehension, critical thinking, and a bigger vocabulary as children hear stories above their reading level. They can also spark a lifelong love of literature.

Why an international  focus?

Raising children overseas taught us that a multicultural education should be more than social studies; it’s about tolerance and compassion. Our stories will help your children:

Consider Other Ways of Life

Our stories will inspire your children to think about other cultures and ways of life, either in far away lands they can see on a map or in their own community and classroom.

Become Global Citizens

Our stories will broaden your child’s perspective and provide a foundation for them to explore, learn and embrace their role as kind and compassionate global citizens.

Start Beneficial Conversations

Along with the accompanying activities and discussion points, our stories will provide a springboard for discussion about other countries, cultures, languages, and even your own family heritage.
Photos of the Around the World Stories family, creators of audio stories for kids, traveling the world

Follow Our Travel Adventures

The Around the World Stories family is taking one year to travel through Europe, and we'll be researching, writing and recording along the way. We've sold nearly everything we own and are trading it all in for five backpacks and a doggie bike trailer, visiting 13 countries with our three adventurous daughters and our loyal labradoodle. We'll be reporting back about all the places we go and interesting people we meet, while learning more about other countries and their traditions to bring you the most authentic stories possible. Check us out on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest for updates on where we are and what we're doing.

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