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

By Lily, a frog

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

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For Parents How to Write to Lily
02:27

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
12:39

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
13:18

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 http://profdeguitare.com/

Feb 29, 2020
Three Tales of Yore
06:14

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
17:26

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
10:23

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

Nov 30, 2019
The Very Unimportant Mouse
18:28

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
17:50

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
20:19

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
15:27

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
12:31

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
22:00

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
19:43

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
18:55

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
29:15

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
Earth Air and Water Fairy Sleep Meditation
21:58

Another original sleep mediation for kids to help them build mindfulness techniques for healthy sleep. This one has ocean wave and bird sounds for white noise and to generate a feeling of wellness. 

 

Jan 30, 2019
The Gift of the Magi
13:50

A retelling of a classic 1905 story by O. Henry, an American short story writer well known for his surprise endings. This holiday story has been adapted for younger audiences and is sometimes called The Watch and The Comb story. 

Dec 29, 2018
Night Rounds in the Menagerie Sleepycast
30:03

This Tales from the Lilypad original sleepycast is to help listeners get sleepy at sleepytime. Go with Jack, the Great Pyrenees dog, as he makes his night rounds of the castle menagerie while the prince and princess sleep. All is well, but Jack keeps watch anyway. He's a guard-dog, so it's his job to check on all those sleeping animals.

Nov 29, 2018
A Halloween Story Too: Dave and Nightdash in Grimvale
21:56

A sequel to Nightdash set in the used-to-be-spooky town of Grimvale. But now, the Candy Cane Committee has put Christmas lights EVERYWHERE. Will Nightdash and Dave the little Monster and his bat friend be able to save Halloween?

Oct 27, 2018
Night Dash a Halloween Story
19:55

Night Dash is a favourite Halloween story about a little monster named Dave, and a little bat looking for her hibernaculum. Tales from the Lilypad is re-releasing it with details about a contest for October 2018. Look for and like the Tales from the Lilypad Facebook page to enter. 

Oct 15, 2018