Journey with Story - A Storytelling Podcast for Kids

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Journey with Story is a storytelling podcast for kids ages 3-10. These audio stories are told with a Celtic flavor and calming voice of Scottish author, Kathleen Pelley. She shares fairy tale stories, bedtime stories, classic stories, and her own original children's audio stories.

Episode Date
Spread Christmas Kindness with this Scottish Tale- Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Giant King:E60
15:02

In long ago Scotland, a talented young woodcarver, called, Rabbie, saves the townspeople from a  fierce giant by persuading them to treat him like a king.  Written by Kathleen T. Pelley and published by the Child Welfare League of America, this Scottish fable celebrates the power of kindness.  For children ages 4-10.  (Duration - 15 minutes)

Dec 02, 2019
Teach Gratitude with this Classic Aesop's Fable - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -Androcles and the Lion: E59
11:49

In this beloved Aesop's fable, a runaway slave befriends a lion by showing him kindness and compassion, and some years later when the slave is captured by the Romans the lion shows his gratitude and loyalty to his friend.  A perfect story to celebrate Thanksgiving.  (duration - 10 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.  

Nov 28, 2019
Celebrate Friendship with this Classic Grimm's Fable - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Bremen Town Musicians:E58
08:55

A humorous fable from the Brothers Grimm about four aging animals who set off for the town of Bremen to become musicians, but along the way, they find a cabin in the woods with a band of robbers, and so the four friends have to work together, using their musical talents, to scare the robbers away.  A fun fable that honors teamwork and friendship. (Duration - 9 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

Nov 21, 2019
Teach your Kids to Speak the Truth with this Classic Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Emperor's New Clothes:E58
13:12

In this classic fairytale from Hans Christian Andersen, two tricksters tell a vain emperor that they can weave him the most beautiful suit of clothes that will be invisible to fools and those who are unfit for their jobs. When the suit is finished and the Emperor parades through the town to show off his "invisible" suit, it is a little child who has the courage to speak up and tell the truth. A perfect tale to spark discussions on the importance of overcoming fear and vanity to speak the truth.  (Duration 10 minutes)  Ages 4-10

Nov 14, 2019
Discover the Dangers of Making False Promises -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Rumpelstiltskin:E56
10:12

In this classic fairytale from the Brothers Grimm, a poor miller's daughter is held captive by a greedy king and told to spin straw into gold - an impossible task for her, until along comes an odd little man with a secret name who agrees to help her if she will promise to give him her first born child.  A cautionary tale about the danger of making promises you cannot keep!  (duration 10 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4-8.

Nov 07, 2019
Celebrate Halloween with this old English Ghost Story - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Teeny Tiny Woman:E55
04:49

An old English ghost story about a teeny tiny woman who finds a teeny tiny bone in a teeny tiny graveyard and brings it home.  A fun Halloween story for little ones that is just a teeny tiny bit scary!  (duration- 5 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

Oct 31, 2019
Enjoy this Spooky Spider Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Spider and the Fly:E54
05:31

A cunning spider lures an unsuspecting fly into his web in this slightly spooky poem by Mary Howitt that teaches children to be wary of those who try to beguile us with flattery and charm.  (Duration 5 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

Oct 24, 2019
Learn the Importance of Minding your Manners with this classic tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin:E53
10:04

When Nutkin, his brother, Twinkleberry and his cousins make their way to Owl Island to gather nuts, they encounter Old Brown, who does not tolerate Nutkin's impudence and teaches him the importance of minding his manners. A delightful tale from Beatrix Potter. (duration 10 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

Oct 17, 2019
Discover the Perils of a Broken Promise - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Part 2:E52
08:20

Robert Browning's famous retelling of a medieval legend about a piper who rids the town of its plague of rats, but when the selfish mayor and his council refuse to pay him his due, he exacts his revenge by luring away all the children in the town - except one.  (duration 9 minutes) 

An Episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids, ages 8-10.

Oct 10, 2019
Discover the Perils of a Broken Promise - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Part 1:E51
09:23

Robert Browning's famous retelling of the medieval legend about a piper who rids the town from its plague of rats, but when the selfish mayor refuses to keep his promise and pay him his due, the piper decides to take his revenge by luring away all the children of the town....except one, who lives to tell this tale.   PART 1 (duration 9:30 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

Oct 03, 2019
A Trickster Tale from West Africa- Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Anansi and Firefly:E50
08:19

A traditional folktale from West Africa about Anansi, the spider, who tricks Firefly into helping him steal some eggs.  (duration - 7 minutes)

Sep 26, 2019
Teach your Kids to Tell the Truth with this Aesop's Fable - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Boy Who Cried Wolf:E49
07:31

A classic Aesop's fable about a young shepherd boy who keeps tricking the villagers into believing he sees a wolf until one day....a wolf does come along, but now no one believes the boy.  A great way to teach your kids about what it means to "cry wolf."  (duration 8 minutes)

Sep 19, 2019
Discover How to Outwit a Crafty Fox in this classic Potter Tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck:E48
11:05

When Jemima Puddleduck is looking for a quiet place to hatch her eggs, she encounters a crafty fox who wants to lure her into his woodshed.  A classic tale by Beatrix Potter for Kids Ages 4-8.  (duration - 11 minutes)

Sep 12, 2019
Have a Laugh with this Funny Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Lazy Jack:E47
07:27

An old English fairytale about a lazy boy who gets into all kinds of silly shenanigans when he finally has to set off into the world and do some work.  (duration - 7 minutes)

Sep 05, 2019
Teach Wisdom with this Classic Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Knee High Man E:46
06:50

A traditional African American folktale about a tiny man who sets out to become, bigger, and fiercer, and stronger, until he meets a wise owl who persuades him to believe in his own inner strength and wits.  (duration 5 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

 

Aug 29, 2019
A Spritely Poem to Enchant and Delight - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Fairies E:45
03:26

An enchanting poem by Irish poet, William Allingham, sure to delight the little ones and lull them off to sleep with sweet dreams of the fairy folk.  (duration - 3 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.  (Abridged version)

Aug 22, 2019
The Three Little Pigs - A Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids E:44
07:20

The beloved English fairytale about three little pigs who set off into the world to seek their fortunes.  One builds a house of straw, another builds a house of sticks, and the third builds a house of bricks.  When the big bad wolf comes along it is the third little pig who can save his brothers from a dreadful fate.  (duration - 7 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story - a storytelling podcast for kids.

Aug 15, 2019
Goldilocks and the Three Bears - A Fairytale for Kids - Storytelling Podcast for Kids: E43
06:50

A classic English fairytale about a little girl who goes inside a house in the woods belonging to three bears and makes herself at home until the three bears return and find her inside.  (duration - 7 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

Aug 08, 2019
Solve the Riddle in this Story - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of Three Dolls:E42
06:43

When the Sultan of Iran receives a mysterious box containing a riddle about the three wooden dolls inside, he has to call on help from others in his court.  Children will enjoy seeing if they can solve this riddle themselves.  An old folktale from Iran.  (duration -7 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.

Aug 01, 2019
Bask in the Joy of Words with a Nonsense Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Quangle Wangle's Hat: E41
03:53

A charming, nonsense poem from Edward Lear about a curious, whimsical creature who sits on the top of a Crumpetty Tree wearing an enormous hat, and when a cavalcade of real and imaginary creatures ask to make their home with him, he gladly agrees.  (duration 4 minutes)  An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey With Story.

Jul 25, 2019
Encourage tenacity with Aesop's Fable - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -The Tortoise and the Hare: E40
07:55

A boastful Hare who is always bragging about his speed and agility challenges the slow and steady Tortoise to a race.  A beloved fable from Aesop that shows us the value of tenacity and effort.  (duration - 8 minutes) 

Jul 18, 2019
A Native American Tale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Leelinau - A Fairy Girl: E39
05:46

A story from the Chippewa tribe about a young Indian girl who longs to meet the fairies she sees dancing on the shore of Lake Superior.  (duration - 6 minutes) An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey With Story.

Jul 11, 2019
Celebrate the 4th of July With a Patriotic Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - A Lesson from History: E38
07:19

An inspirational poem that describes George Washington's famous journey across the icy Delaware river in December 1776, and encourages us to muster our own strength and determination to face life's obstacles.  

 Includes - A Tale for All Seasons - A short fable about Peace.  (duration - 7 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story - a storytelling podcast for children.

Jul 04, 2019
Meet a Cranky Camel in this funny Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Camel's Complaint E:37
03:25

In this light hearted poem written by Charles E. Carryl, a grouchy camel shares a litany of complaints about how all the other animals are better housed, fed, and used than he is. (duration - 3 minutes)

Jun 27, 2019
Jack and the Beanstalk - A Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids E:36
16:58

When Jack trades their milking cow in exchange for some magic beans, his mother is so furious, she sends him to bed without any supper.  But overnight the magic beans grow into an enormous beanstalk that Jack climbs up right into the sky and encounters a fierce giant who has lots of treasure. An old English fairytale.  (duration - 17 minutes)

Jun 20, 2019
Celebrate Father's Day with Kipling's Words of Wisdom - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - If E:35
04:05

A classic poem by English Nobel Laureate, Rudyard Kipling, written in the form of fatherly advice to the poet's son, John.  Words of wisdom for fathers to share with their children.  (duration - 4 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children.

Jun 13, 2019
Enjoy Some Swashbuckling Fun with this Pirate Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Pirate Don Durk of Dowdee E:34
04:56

Children will delight in this rollicking poem by Mildred Plew Meigs, about a wicked pirate with a dagger, a cutlass, and a parrot called Pepperkin Pye, who "goes through the world with a wonderful swash!" (duration - 5 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

Jun 06, 2019
Laugh out Loud with a Nonsense Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Adventures of Isabel:E33
04:08

A classic nonsense poem by Ogden Nash about a little girl who remains bold and brave even when she encounters a big fierce bear and a scary mean witch.  (duration - 4 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children.

May 30, 2019
Foster Kindness with Aesop's Fable - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - Lion and Mouse:E32
06:44

Celebrate kindness with this beloved Aesop's fable about a Lion who allows a mouse he captures to go free, and then has his good deed rewarded years later, when the little mouse frees Lion from the hunter's net.  A classic tale which remind us, no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted!  (duration - 6minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children.

May 23, 2019
Enjoy this Snappy Poem about a Scary Shark - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Shark: E31
02:46

A short and snappy poem for kids ages 5-10, about a scary shark by Lord Alfred Douglas. (duration 3 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

May 16, 2019
Celebrate Mother's Day with a Folktale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - A Mother's Love :E30
07:31

An old folktale from Europe, about a Mama Crow and her baby, which shows how a mother's love makes EVERY child beautiful.   A perfect tale to share with your little ones on Mother's Day!  (duration 7minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids)

May 09, 2019
Celebrate Mother's day with this Mama Duck and her Baby - A Fairytale - Storytelling Podcast for Kids The Ugly Duckling :E:29
12:15

Enjoy this beloved fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen (adapted by Kathleen) about a mother duck and her baby, whom the rest of the family find very ugly, but luckily, one day the duckling finds a new family who see him in a very different light.  (duration - 12 minutes)  An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children ages 3-10.

May 02, 2019
Go on an adventure with the Flopsy Bunnies - Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies::E28
09:17

Join Peter Rabbit and his cousin, Flopsy, whose six young rabbits are captured by Mr. McGregor, while raiding a rubbish heap of rotting vegetables. Children will enjoy hearing about the soporific effects of eating too much lettuce!  (duration - 9 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

Apr 25, 2019
Celebrate Easter with a classic Fairytale -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Selfish Giant:E27
13:46

 A classic fairy tale by Oscar Wilde, about a giant who builds a huge wall around his garden to keep all the children out, but when he encounters a special little boy, the giant  is moved to change his selfish ways.  A tender tale to teach children the Easter message of love and hope and redemption. (duration -14 minutes) An Episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

Apr 18, 2019
An Easter Folktale for Children Ages 4-10 -Storytelling Podcast for Kids - The Tale of Three Trees-E26
08:37

An old folktale about three trees on a mountain top who dream about what they want to be when they are fully grown. (duration - 8 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

Apr 11, 2019
Sleep Well With a Bedtime Poem - Storytelling Podcast for Kids -The Plumpuppets: E25
04:06

A whimsical poem by Christopher Morley about bedtime fairies who know just how to tuck little children into bed, making them cozy and snug. (duration - 2 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.

Apr 04, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 24 - The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse
10:02

A town mouse and a country mouse explore each other's worlds, only to discover that they each prefer their own home.

Mar 28, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 23 - The Wee Bannock
07:17

When a wee bannock (Scottish type of scone or bread) escapes from the frying pan, he races from house to house with everyone trying to catch him.

Mar 21, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 22 - Finbar's Wish
10:05

An original tale by Kathleen T. Pelley about a talented fiddler whose music pleases the Leprechaun King  so much that he grants him a wish.

Mar 14, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 21 - Fairy Poems
05:58

Two fairy poems and an elf poem that explains the origin of the umbrella.

Mar 07, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 20 - The Little Red Hen
11:11

A little red hen finds a grain of wheat and tries to persuade all the other animals on the farm to help her plant it.

Feb 28, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode19 - The Magic Tree
13:17

When a terrible drought covers the plains of Africa, the animals discover a magic tree filled with ripe, juicy fruits, but they cannot reach the fruit until they discover the name of the tree.  A retelling of a Bantu folktale.

Feb 21, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 18 - The Tiger's Whisker
10:38

A young woman uses her experience with a wild tiger to gain the love of her  new stepson.

Feb 14, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode17 - The Frog Bride
10:34

When a young prince befriends an ugly toad who helps him complete the three tasks his mother has given him, he makes a surprising discovery.  A fresh take on the familiar tale of The Frog Prince.

Feb 07, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 16 - The Jumblies
05:42

A delightful nonsense poem about some colorful creatures who set out on an adventure across the sea in a....sieve.

Jan 31, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 15 - The Boy who drew Cats
10:55

A Japanese folktale, translated by Lafcadio Hearn about a boy who is obsessed with drawing cats and ends up saving the temple from a fierce goblin when the cats he draws come to life.  This slightly spooky tale is best for children aged 8-10

Jan 24, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 14 - The Brave Little Tailor
18:35

After killing seven flies in one stroke, a little tailor is inspired to set off into the world to seek his fortune.  Shortened and adapted by Kathleen from the original Grimm's fairy tale.

Jan 17, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 13 - Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
04:03

Originally titled, "Dutch Lullaby," this poem is a fantasy bedtime story about three children sailing and fishing among the stars from a boat which is a wooden shoe.

Jan 10, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 12 - Moses
09:56

When a girl discovers a stray dog beside a river, she calls him Moses, takes him home and they become the best of friends, until....one day the girl rescues another stray - a little gray kitten, which causes Moses to become very jealous.  A gentle story about love and friendship - originally published in Hopscotch magazine.

Jan 03, 2019
Journey with Story - Episode 11 - The Pobble Who Has No Toes
04:54

A delightful nonsense poem by Edward Lear about a made-up creature called a Pobble and how he happens to lose his toes.

Dec 27, 2018
Journey With Story - Episode 10 - 'Twas the Night before Christmas
05:50

The beloved Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore also called A Visit from Saint Nicholas.

Dec 22, 2018
Journey With Story - Episode 9 - The Elves and The Shoemaker
07:19

A Christmas fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm about a poor shoemaker who receives help from a pair of kind and clever elves.  

Dec 17, 2018
Journey With Story - Episode 8- Why The Evergreen Trees Keep Their Leaves
06:55

An old Christmas Fairy Tale that explains why the leaves of the spruce, pine, and juniper trees area always green.

Dec 10, 2018
Journey with Story - Episode 7 -How Anansi Became Keeper of all Stories
07:13

A tale from Africa about a famous trickster called Anansi who takes the shape of a spider.

Dec 03, 2018
Journey with Story - Episode 6 -The Tale of Peter Rabbit
08:19

Written by Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is about a brave, but somewhat naughty bunny, who disobeys his mother by venturing into Mr. McGregor's garden, where he narrowly escapes danger.

Nov 24, 2018
Journey with Story - Episode 5 -The King has Horses Ears
09:05

Long ago in Ireland, there once was a king who had horse's ears. He manages to keep his misfortune a secret by growing his hair long and only having it cut once a year by a barber, who was then put to death.  But, when a poor widow's son is chosen to be his new barber, the King agrees to let him live, provided he never tell a living soul what he has seen.

Nov 17, 2018
Journey with Story - Episode 1 - Maggie the Farmer's Daughter
09:32

Originally published in Cricket Magazine, and written by Kathleen T. Pelley, this is the story of a young girl who uses her gift of storytelling to make a long road short and a king's heart sing.

Oct 11, 2018
Journey with Story - Episode 4-Fair Brown and Trembling
12:57

Every Sunday, poor Trembling is left alone to clean and cook, while her two sisters, Fair and Brown, go off to church wearing their finest clothes.  But when an old henwife pays her a visit, Trembling finds herself wearing a dazzling dress and riding off to church on a milk white mare.  Now all the men, from the king to the poorest beggar want to meet her.

Oct 11, 2018
Journey with Story -Episode 3-The Tale of Custard the Dragon
05:51

A humorous poem by Ogden Nash about a little girl called Belinda who lives in a little white house with a black kitten, a gray mouse, a little yellow dog, a little red wagon and a little pet dragon.

Oct 11, 2018
Journey with Story - Episode 2 -How the Camel Got His Hump
07:46

A classic tale by Rudyard Kipling, set in long ago Arabia that explains how the camel got his hump.

Oct 11, 2018
Journey with Story- Episode Zero
01:06

Scottish author and storyteller, Kathleen T.  Pelley, shares a sample of her storytelling podcast for ages 4-10.

Oct 08, 2018