Catch it by the tail is a podcast of songs, stories and poems for young and old but in particular children aged 4 and up. 

The program features contemporary material and classics from the past, along with content made especially for it: stories and poems read by authors and actors and kids being themselves in all sorts of different ways.  It doesn’t underestimate its audience and it isn’t selling anything. Listen alone or with others; listen if you’re stuck in traffic, at home on a rainy day, when you’re going to bed or when you’re busy doing stuff. Listen anytime, any place!

Be part of it: send in a contribution, a message or good advice – visit the Contact page for details.  

Catch it by the tail is produced by Sally Zwartz, who still loves books for kids and also anything that helps get kids listening, talking, reading, writing and singing. See more of what Sally gets up to here.

A lot of the music is by Peter Dasent, composer, pianist and superb musical doodler. Find out more about what he does here.

Catch it by the tail is hosted at and supported by Sydney community radio station Eastside 89.7FM – thank you! Listen here.

Why Catch it by the tail?  Because an adventure might happen …

‘One night a shooting star flashed by. The Moon Man leaped just in time to catch the fiery tail of the Comet … ‘
From Moon Man, by Tomi Ungerer