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

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October 31, 2020 @ 12:15 am

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. 

#starlore

Music "Other World 7" by Almusic34
via freesound.org and a Creative Commons License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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September 30, 2020 @ 11:41 pm

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.

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August 3, 2020 @ 8:17 pm

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

https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1

(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100787

Artist: http://incompetech.com/

& Fantasy Windchimes by Northern87 on freesound.org

 

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June 28, 2020 @ 6:07 pm

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  

Music:
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

https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1

(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100787

Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Birdsong sample by juskiddink on freesound.org via a creative commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

& Fantasy Windchimes by Northern87 on freesound.org

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May 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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!

XOX 

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March 31, 2020 @ 5:50 pm

For Parents How to Write to Lily

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

 

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March 31, 2020 @ 5:47 pm

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. 

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February 28, 2020 @ 8:17 pm

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 http://profdeguitare.com/

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January 26, 2020 @ 1:47 pm

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.

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December 20, 2019 @ 11:36 pm

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.

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