Bedtime Stories Podcast Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids

By Lily, a frog

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 Jun 25, 2020
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Bedtime Stories, Fairytales and Folk Tales: Lily, a frog, tells stories for kids & families

Episode Date
Stella and Neon

This is 15 minutes of relaxed visualization. 

Stella Starwalker and her wolf, Neon, journey through the star scape. They drink from the Milky Way, see Pleiades and other storied constellations, and rest by The Tree of Life. What does a star wolf dream of when he finally sleeps? Star bunnies, of course.

Be well, Darlings. 


Music "Other World 7" by Almusic34 via and a Creative Commons License

Oct 31, 2020
Teddy Bear Island Tuffy's Loving Kindness Meditation

In this epsiode, written & performed by Marlene Wurfel, Waffles the Black Bear learns a loving-kindness meditation technique from Tuffy the Griz. It helps him calm down when he's afraid to hibernate. 

Music courtesy of YouTube’s Audio Library:
“Whispering Stream” by E’s Jammy Jams
“Somnolent” by The Tides
& "AnaCaptainslogue" by Noir et Blanc Vie

Meditation technique inspired with gratitude by a loving-kindness meditation by Dr. Emma Seppala, Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.

Oct 01, 2020
Teddy Bear Island

A sequel, of sorts, to the Velveteen Rabbit, in which the nursery magic fairy from Margery William's classic story is hard at work today. An original bedtime story modern fairytale by Marlene Wurfel. 


Licences and Attributions:
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (1922) is part of the public domain  

Music: Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
under a Creative Commons Attribution license via the YouTube Audio Library




& Fantasy Windchimes by Northern87 on


Aug 04, 2020
The Velveteen Rabbit with Annotations

This beautiful story written in 1922 by Margery Williams is almost 100 years old and about a time in history before there was antibiotic treatment for scarlet fever, a potentially fatal childhood disease. It's a story not only about survival, but resilience, change, love, and fairy magic. 

Read and annotated by Marlene Wurfel

Licences and Attributions:
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (1922) is part of the public domain  

Gymnopedie No.1 by Kevin MacLeod
Meditation Impromptu No.2 by Kevin MacLeod and Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
under a Creative Commons Attribution license via the YouTube Audio Library




Birdsong sample by juskiddink on via a creative commons license

& Fantasy Windchimes by Northern87 on

Jun 29, 2020
Lily Reads Letters from her Bright Green Mailbox

In this episode of Tales from the Lilypad, Lily reads her letters from all over the world and shares her recipe for stories. 

Here's the song lyrics for the song Lily recommends to help kids learn to wash their hands properly:

Urm urm went the little green frog one day
Urm urm went the little green frog
Urm urm went the little green frog one day 
And the frogs went urm urm eh

But we know frogs go La de dah de dah
La de da de da, La de da de da,
We all know frogs go La de dah de dah
They don't go urm urm eh

Thanks for all the love from you listeners! Getting these letters was like the best virtual hug!


May 03, 2020
For Parents How to Write to Lily

Instructions for parents on how to write a letter to Lily and how to find older episodes. 


Mar 31, 2020
Lily's Big Bright Green Mailbox

The story land mail system brings mail from all over the world to Lily's Big Green Mailbox and she loves to get letters. This episode is inspired by #AloneTogether, one of the key messages of the UN to people around the world fighting pandemic with self-isolation. 

Mar 31, 2020
Puff and Rose

This is a Tales from the Lilypad original story by Marlene Wurfel which originally aired in Spring 2017. It is inspired by Puff the Magic Dragon the song by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton popularized by the musical group Peter, Paul and Mary in a 1963 hit. In this retelling by Marlene Wurfel, a little girl named Rose finds Puff hidden in a cave in the land called Honalee. Featuring an acoustic guitar version of the song Puff the Magic Dragon by Jorge Nolla. Thank you for your music, Jorge, at

Feb 29, 2020
Three Tales of Yore

Three of Aesop's fables re-told and re-arranged by Marlene Wurfel for kids: The Donkey in the Lion's Skin, The Crow and the Pitcher, and The Milkmaid and the Pail. Aesop was one of the sages of Ancient Greece, like Socrates. The stories ascribed to him are thousands of years old (all dating to at least 600 b.c.) and are called fables because they always include a moral lesson. Storytellers are always philosophers at heart, and so are kids.

Jan 26, 2020
The Little Fir Tree

This is a sad story, listeners. Like so many stories of yore, it has suffering and loss. 

It's a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Fir Tree, a Noreweigan fairytale and beloved Christmas story, a retelling of a classic by Marlene Wurfel for Tales from the Lilypad.

Dec 21, 2019
The Three Billy Goats Gruff

A rearrangement and retelling by Marlene Wurfel of the classic Norwegian folktale: the Three Billy Goats Gruff. 

Nov 30, 2019
The Very Unimportant Mouse

Part IV of the Enchanted Cat Castle Series, Tales from the Lilypad original bedtime stories and folktales by Marlene Wurfel. Curd is the littlest and most unimportant creature in the enchanted kingdom. But, oh my cheddar, he's kind. And kind matters. 



Oct 29, 2019
Cat Castle III: Primrose Escapes

A Tales from the Lilypad original bedtime story for kids by Marlene Wurfel in which Primrose the Mouse must escape from the Cat Castle to perform a heroic task. Cats! Alicorns! Razzle Dazzle! An Enchanted Clock Tower!

Sep 30, 2019
Cat Castle Part II: Sleepytime in the Enchanted Castle

This is a sequel to the Tales from the Lilypad's version of Grimm's The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat. In the Grimm's fairytale, a poor boy is rescued by a cat who brings him to her enchanted castle in which all the servants are kittens. Inspired by the fairytale, this original 20 minute sleepycast or sleep mediation by Marlene Wurfel is to help kids fall asleep or to just rest and relax at naptime. Welcome to sleepytime at the Enchanted Castle where the sweetwater river flows past all the sleepy little kittens in the sleepy fortress in the enchanted forest.

Aug 24, 2019
Cat Castle Part I: Fairytale

A Tales from the Lilypad retell of Grimm's The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat. This fairytale has it all: romance, adventure, comeuppance, revenge, enchanted forests, and a magic castle where all the servants are kittens. 

Jul 27, 2019
The Polka Dot Story

Vintage Tales from the Lilypad circa 2015: The Polka Dot Story. An original story for Kids & Family by Marlene Wurfel. 

Jun 30, 2019
Surly the Garden Gnome

Surly the Garden Gnome is annoyed by the lack of instructions on parenting that he finds in the Gnominomicon. 1) Be Kind. 2) Listen Deeply. How is that helpful advice? Especially when he finds his garden overrun by baby fairies. It's going to be a busy summer for Surly.

May 28, 2019
Mom and Pop's Bunny Burrow and Egg Shop

This episode is dedicated to all the bunnies all over the world who sleep snug in an underground burrow, and to kids who dream of easter baskets and hunting for eggs on Easter morning. 

Apr 21, 2019
Lily in the Cottage Garden

Can we tend to and care for our feelings and emotions just like we can tend to a garden? Episode 53 is a mindfulness story. 

Mar 31, 2019
The Changeling

Another adventure of the boy and girl whose job is the preparation and service of oatmeal. Fairies! Potions! Portals to another magical realm!



Feb 28, 2019