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Hey, kids, and welcome to the TV Tropes page for Kid Time Storytime! Pictured: Hooty, Abuela Bear, Maleficent, Doug, Curious George, Corny, Gilles, Minnie Mouse, Red Bear, and Two-Tone.
Kid Time Storytime is a YouTube channel where a woman named Eileen (who goes by "Storyteller") reads children's books.

It's basically just like a normal kids' story channel, but with two differences. One is that Storyteller sometimes interrupts the stories to comment on them, and another is that before, after, and sometimes during a story, Storyteller has conversations with a group of toys.

Each toy is given its own name and personality, and there are quite a few, including Doug the dragon/dinosaur hybrid, the bears Red Bear, Pink Bear, Green Bear, and Abuela Bear, Maleficent, Two-Tone the cat, Hooty the owl, and Corny the unicorn.

The official website can be viewed here.

Please note: The examples refer to tropes about the channel itself or the conversations with the toys, not the books being read.


Kid Time Storytime provides examples of:

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Green Bear, Red Bear, and Pink Bear are exactly what you'd expect.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Fuchsia Fish's dad is never mentioned despite her mom being an offscreen regular character.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: Dill is a talking pickle.
  • Breath Weapon: An aversion for Doug; he expressly says he cannot breathe fire due to being half-dinosaur.
  • Brown Note: Parodied in the reading of Once Upon a Zzz, when Hooty and Corny fall asleep before they can read the title, while Maleficent doesn't. She claims it's "black magic", but it isn't.
  • Color Character: There's Green Bear, Red Bear, Pink Bear, White Rat, Gray Rat, and Fuchsia Fish.
  • Cool Old Lady: Abuela Bear is very popular among the younger animals because of her cheerful personality and her cooking.
  • Disappeared Dad: The Bear brothers' father is never seen because he is a secret agent.
  • Jobless Parent Drama: Played with for the reading of Daddy Lost His Job where Doug thinks that his daddy has lost his job and they will be homeless. Eileen/Storyteller says that it was the daddy in the book who lost his job, not Doug's dad, and the family in the story could cope.
  • Large Ham: Olivia and Maleficent are very dramatic, Olivia due to her theatrical nature and Maleficent due to her loud complaining.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Several characters have punny names about their species, such as Corny the unicorn and Hooty the owl.
  • Missing Mom: The Bear brothers' mother (who is also the daughter of Abuela Bear) is never seen because she is a secret agent.
  • Not a Morning Person: According to the video for Welcome to Morningtown, Olivia the Ostrich sleeps late because she stays up late.
  • Owls Ask "Who?": Hooty only speaks in "hoo"s, which is sometimes treated like he's asking, "Who?".
  • Pink Means Feminine: Discussed in the video for Pink Is For Boys, when Pink Bear talks about how people make the assumption that he's a girl because he's pink.
  • Playing Sick: In the video for Bear Feels Sick, Red Bear pretends to be sick so he can get chocolate.
  • Potty Failure: In the video for the Dinosaur Vs book "Dinosaur vs. the Potty", Doug remembers wetting his pants as a little kid and feels bad about it.
  • Pun: The autumn playlist is called "Autumn Stories to 'Fall' For".
  • Put on a Bus: Perry stopped appearing after retiring to Florida.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Storyteller translates Hooty's hoots and Two-Tone's meows.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: While Two-Tone mainly just meows, in the reading of "Belling the Cat", he says, "That was the end?!" in a meowy voice.
  • Supreme Chef: Abuela Bear is well-known amongst the toys for her cooking, mainly baked goods.
  • Sweet Tooth:
    • All three Bear brothers love cookies, candy, chocolate, etc.
    • Corny's favourite food is cupcakes.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Maleficent's love for bat stew is a running gag.
  • Unexpectedly Dark Episode: Generally, the series remains light-hearted even when reading dark books, but occasionally, there is a darker video:
    • In the one for I Will Always Love You, the toys don't feature.
    • In the one for The Jester Has Lost His Jingle, Eileen/Storyteller mentions that the author died young due to cancer, but stayed optimistic his whole life.
    • In the ones about A Little Spot of Anxiety and Germs Make Me Sick, the Covid-19 pandemic is mentioned.
    • In the one for A Little Spot of Courage, Doug is sad about a man being killed by a policeman, spiking "bad things", which is implied to be about the George Floyd incident.
  • Vague Age:
    • Olivia is cagey about her age, but she seems to be an adult since she's an actress.
    • Gilles is an adult, but it's unknown his exact age. Storyteller reckons he's about thirty-five.
    • Hooty is apparently a little kid, but he can already fly.
  • Very Special Episode:
    • Germs Make Me Sick and A Little Spot of Anxiety were read in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
    • A Little Spot of Courage was read in response to the George Floyd protests (to help kids deal with hearing bad news).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Green Bear and Curious George are sometimes seen bickering and sometimes seen pulling pranks together.


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