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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.

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

September 30, 2019 @ 12:18 pm

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!

Filed under , Bedtime Story, Roadtrip Story, Road Trip Story, Primrose the Mouse, Heroine, Razzle Dazzle, Enchanted Clock, Queen of Clockwork · Comments

August 24, 2019 @ 2:49 pm

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.

Filed under Bedtime Story, Mindfulness Story, Calming Down, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Sleeping Meditation, Nap time, go to sleep, Sleep Meditation for Kids, Cat Story, Sleepycast, Sleepcast, Sleep Meditation, The Sweetwater Kingdom · Comments

July 27, 2019 @ 4:08 pm

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. 

Filed under Family, Bedtime Story, Brothers Grimm, Fairy Tale, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Kids on Roadtrip Story, The Sweetwater Kingdom, Mills, Millwright · Comments

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