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

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March 31, 2021 @ 9:14 pm

The Royal Rabbit

A Tales from the Lilypad literary fairytale by Marlene Wurfel. A re-smashing, re-mixing, re-arranging and retelling of A.A. Milne's "Prince Rabbit." 

Intro and Outro music created for Tales from the Lilypad by Reid Alexander Whelton.

Filed under Family, Bedtime Story, Folktale, Fairy Tale, Folklore, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Funny Story for Kids, Mash-up, go to sleep, Easter Story, Kids on Roadtrip Story, Holiday Story, Bunny Story, Easter Bunny, Roadtrip Story, Road Trip Story · Comments

March 1, 2021 @ 12:51 am

Return to the Crystal Castle

Another original story written by Marlene Wurfel especially for Tales from the Lilypad listeners everywhere. Return to the Crystal Castle with an ambitious princess for some adventure in the moonlight. Will Princess Dee succeed in a heroes quest? 

Intro music by Reid Alexander Whelton

FairyTale Waltz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100232
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Filed under Family, Bedtime Story, Fairy Tale, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Brave Girl, Crystal Castle, Kids on Roadtrip Story, Roadtrip Story, The Sweetwater Kingdom · Comments

January 31, 2021 @ 10:31 pm

Chuckles and the Wolverine

Chuckles is a snow gnome who performs a daring rescue of a wolverine in this original story by Marlene Wurfel for Tales from the Lilypad. New music by Reid Alexander Whelton. 

Sound effects courtesy Creative Commons Universal Public Domain Licence and a Creative Commons Attribution Licence via freesound.org. Thank you Pedaling Prince.

Filed under Nature, Bedtime Story, Short Story, Free Audio Short, Fairy Tale, Story about Snow, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Funny Story for Kids, Canadian Story, Stories of the Boreal, Kids on Roadtrip Story, Story for roadtrip with kids, Roadtrip Story, Road Trip Story · Comments

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.

Filed under Bedtime Story, Mindfulness Story, Mindfulness for Children, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Sleeping Meditation, Nap time, go to sleep, Sleep Meditation for Kids, Sleepcast, Sleep Meditation · Comments

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

 

Filed under Bedtime Story, Bear Story, Kids & Family, Nap time, Kids on Roadtrip Story, Fairy Story · Comments

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

Filed under Bedtime Story, Kids & Family, Fairy Story, Bunny Story · Comments

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 

Filed under DefaultTag, Bedtime Story, Kids & Family · Comments

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.

Filed under , Bedtime Story, Folktale, Fairy Tale, Christmas Story, Mindfulness Story, Mindfulness for Children, Hans Christian Anderson Retold, Kids & Family, Holiday Story · Comments

November 29, 2019 @ 10:37 pm

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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

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October 28, 2019 @ 11:17 pm

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. 

 

 

Filed under , Bedtime Story, Folktale, Fairy Tale, Magic, Mindfulness Story, Mindfulness for Children, Mouse Story, Canadian Story, Queen of Clockwork, folktaleweek2019, Path · Comments

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