Jobs & Work
The following stories have been included on this page because they include one or more characters that appear in a job role. While they don’t contain multiple jobs or workplaces, they do provide one possible way into the topic. Children could even work on a fun adaption of one of the stories including different job roles.
A classic catchy song that kids love. Who doesn’t love jumping on a bed?! See the related resources to help kids acquire language for numbers, counting and body parts.
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 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.
A fun reflection on perceptions, this story can provide a way to talk about behaviours and feelings. It’s also a great story to springboard into body, numbers and school vocabulary.
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!’