“How many stories are there?”
At the moment for each language we have more than 100 minutes of animated stories (audio + video + text), as well as approximately 40 minutes of audio stories (audio + text + illustrations).
This is spread across 19 stories in five languages. You can see what the stories are by looking at our homepage menu. There are not any other stories tucked away in the background.
Please note that some stories are quite long (e.g., over 15 minutes) while others are quite short (e.g., 2 minutes).
“Is this a one-time payment or a subscription?”
Our Household memberships are subscriptions that will automatically renew at the end of the period. The system will bill the card or payment method we have on file.
If you don't want your Household membership to renew, you can cancel your membership at any time. You'll keep your access until the end of that billing period. Here's a video showing you how easy it is. (We can also help you if you get stuck!)
If you accidentally let your membership renew get in touch and we'll see what we can do :)
Our School memberships do not automatically renew.
“Are there worksheets and activities for all stories?”
There are worksheets and classroom activities for 10 stories at the moment, for French, Italian, Spanish and German.
These stories have activities for elementary, middle school and high school level learners.
We will be creating activities for the newest Aesop-style stories once all 8 stories in this series are complete.
There are no activities or worksheets for the English versions of our stories — sorry!
“Is there a free trial?”
No, but we do have a lot of free content so that you can see how it works. You can also read/watch all of our stories in English without a membership. (We recommend checking these out first, just to make sure you're happy with our versions of the stories. They might be a little different from what you remember!)
“What is your refund policy?”
Because our memberships are a digital product, if you purchase a membership and then change your mind, we generally operate a "no refunds" policy. But it's a soft one for now. If something has gone terribly wrong for you with your purchase, please contact us and we'll see what we can do. (Questions will be asked, though :)
To avoid this situation we strongly recommend that you look through our free material before you purchase. In addition to selected free content in each language, all our stories in English are completely free. Use these to get a feel for the topics, themes and language we use, to make sure they're suitable for you.
This is especially important if you're using the material with children. (For instance, in one of our stories we visually represent lies with poop emojis. This might not be as suitable or funny for you as it is for us!)
If you are on a recurring membership and you accidentally let it renew, we'll happily give you a refund if you contact us within a month of renewal. (Enough time to spot it on your credit card statement!)
“I have more questions!”
We have more answers on our About page. You can also email us and you'll get a real-life human response from Aletta. She'll probably give you a lot of smiley faces :)