Kids Club English Resources
Oceans and other landscapes
MANY of our story resources also help you practise animal vocabulary and language. Check out these story resource pages for printable and digital resources with a wide range of animals:
One Duck Stuck
This is a wonderful picture book about the marshland animals and insects helping a duck stuck in the muck.
See our resources that help you help kids with numbers, counting, animal vocabulary and other useful phrases in this story.
Old Macdonald Had a Zoo
Old MacDonald Had a Zoo is a fun twist on the traditional children’s rhyme. The illustrations in this song story are very engaging. This is a great story to build on animal vocabulary in a memorable way. Add actions too for added fun.
Old Macdonald Had a Farm
Old Macdonald Had a Farm is a book based on the classic song. It’s catchy and kids quickly pick up the chorus and love making the animal noises! Perfect for learning farm animal language and acquiring useful language chunks from the song. See our favourite verions of the song on our resource page.
Oi! Get Off Our Train!
Oi! Get Off Our Train is the story of a boy who has a dream about a train ride with his dog. They meet lots of endangered animals along the way. This story is a good springboard into topics such as transport, nature and the environment, animals and the weather.
Never Tickle a Tiger
Never Tickle a Tiger is a fun story of a girl on a school excursion to the zoo. She can’t sit still! How many kids can identify with that?! Witness the chaos unfold when she can’t resisit the temptation to tickle the tiger. It’s a great story to practise animal and movement vocabulary.
I am the Music Man
I am the Music Man is an engaging book based on the popular children’s song. This song is language rich and kids easily pick up the key phrases. See our resources that help you make the most of the music, home, family and pets vocabulary.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
CLICK, CLACK, MOO: Cows that type is an amusing story about cows that use a typewriter to negotiate better terms of work with the farmer. This story provides good opportunities to explore the idea of compromise, practise writing and literacy skills or simply explore the topic of farms and farm animals.
Children Make Terrible Pets
Children make Terrible Pets turns the idea of having a pet on its head. Imagine if an animal had a human for a pet! It’s a great springboard into several topics, including animals, home, family and responsibility. It’s also a good story to introduce and practise prepositions.
All Mine! is a fun story about sharing that young children can easily relate to. This story is also a good springboard for exploring emotions, animals and food language.
Follow the gorilla around the zoo as he lets each animal out of its cage! This is a funny and enjoyable story with a simple but effective storyline. It’s a good story to practise greetings and animal vocabulary and phrases such as ‘I’m sleepy’, ‘I’m not sleepy!’
From Head to Toe
From Head to Toe is a fantastic picture book that kids can interact with easily. Kids enjoy joining in with the question and answer running through the book: “Can you do it?”; “I can do it!” It is also a great book for learning the parts of the body, actions and, of course, animals.
Fidgety Fish is a story that most kids can easily relate to. Tiddler the fish can’t stop moving so his Mum sends him out to play. Follow him on his adventure! This story is great for practising all language related to life under the sea.