The Story Spinner and Stories from Around the World are DVDs for primary school children (from early years to Year 6) proven to help develop their literacy skills.

The DVDs allow you to have repeated viewings of the exact same telling of a particular live story, year after year, offering you excellent value for money. You can use the story as a powerful and versatile teaching tool: children can do their own re-telling and drama; analyse the story structure; discuss the characters; make story boards; writing; artwork… and of course, simply enjoy the shared experience of a good story.


“The power of story to engage, amaze and delight is presented here in a compelling collection, brilliantly told. If you buy nothing else this year, buy The Story Spinner and enjoy the journey.”
Eve Bearne, University of Cambridge Faculty of Education.

What’s on the DVDs?

They are full of traditional stories, told (not read!) by internationally renowned storytellers.

The Story Spinner DVD Box SetThe Story Spinner

The Story Spinner is an award winning collection of traditional stories, perfect for use across the entire Primary school.

A beautiful boxset collection of 7 DVDs with all of the 42 stories brilliantly told by Phil McDermott.

View the full list of titles here.

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Stories From Around The World Series

Stories from Around the World

Our second collection of 3 DVDs features top International storytellers, telling stories specifically selected for use in Early Years settings and Primary schools.

There are 7 stories on each DVD, including stories from Africa, India, Britain and Europe. View the full list of titles here.

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“The DVDs are a fantastic resource and some of my best lessons were using them, especially Katrice's retelling of Clever Gretchen. I still have children I taught with this resource in Y2 (who are now in Y6)  quoting parts of the story to me!”
Deputy Head, Stowlawn Primary School. 

”There are few things more powerful than watching and listening to a good teller of tales and that is precisely what the Story Spinner DVDs provide – stories told directly to camera (no acting, no pictures) for all primary children…no school should ever be without them.”
Prue Goodwin, Schools Library Association magazine.

PERFECT for Early Years settings and Primary Schools.