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 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

June 30, 2019 @ 5:44 pm

The Polka Dot Story

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

Filed under , , Bedtime Story, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Kids on Roadtrip Story, Roadtrip Story, Cottage Life, Lake Life, Existential Polka Dots · Comments

May 28, 2019 @ 2:38 pm

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.

Filed under Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Kids on Roadtrip Story, Fairy Story, Gnome Life, Garden Gnome, Be Kind, Listen Deeply · Comments

February 27, 2019 @ 10:38 pm

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!

 

 

Filed under Family, Made in Edmonton, Fairy Tale, Magic, Marlene Wurfel, Kids & Family, Brave Girl, Fairy Story, Story for roadtrip with kids · Comments

January 29, 2019 @ 6:55 pm

Earth Air and Water Fairy Sleep Meditation

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. 

 

Filed under Kids, Nature, Bedtime Story, Made in Edmonton, Mindfulness for Children, Marlene Wurfel, Sleeping Meditation, go to sleep, Sleep Meditation for Kids, Sleepcast, Fairy Story, Earth Air and Water · Comments

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