Bedtime Stories Podcast Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids
By Lily, a frog
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Lily, a frog, tells fairytales, folk tales and bedtime stories to kids.
||CleanSleepy Meditation with a Cloud Fairy||In this episode, a cloud fairy helps Lily fall asleep. It's a sleepy-time mediation for kids; help for children to fall asleep using mindfulness techniques.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaiya the Balsam Poplar Dryad||A dryad is a tree spirit or nymph that lives in a tree. This Tales from the Lilypad original story by Marlene Wurfel is about ...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Not-A-Rabbit: Episode 42 Happy Easter from the Lilypad||In Episode 42, Peter (who is not a rabbit) visits the Easter Bunny. Happy Easter from the Lilypad. An original story by Marlene Wurfel.||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNap with Baby Yeti Sleeping Meditation for Kids||This episode is a sleeping meditation. Get comfortable -- may cause drowsiness, relaxation, well-restedness and peace and quiet. Dedicated to naptime all around the world ...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Curse on the Crystal Castle||This story was written by Marlene Wurfel in response to this randomly generated fairytale prompt: The story is about a brave girl who must break ...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Trip to Gingerbread Land||In this Merry Christmas 2017 episode, three children journey to Gingerbread Land on a Gingerbread Train. Inspired by the a 1934 version by Einar Nerman.||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArachne Gets Revenge||This Tales From the Lilypad original by Marlene Wurfel is a mash-up of new story and ancient Greek myth. There are bits from Theseus and ...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHootie the Northern Pygmy Owl||This is a rerecording of Episode 1 of Tales from the Lilypad: Hootie. He's a little Northern Pygmy Owl who is afraid... of the daylight.||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTheseus and the Minotaur||A retelling and rearrangement of the ancient Greek myth by Marlene Wurfel. Theseus is a hero on a mission to slay the terrible Minotaur at ...||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moosicorn Part II||Part II of a Tales From the Lilypad original story about a singular creature who learns how to make light in the darkest depths of ...||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moosicorn Part I||A Tales From the Lilypad original story: The Moosicorn is a singular creature who is searching for someone like him in the Boreal forests of ...||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Potlatch by Pauline Johnson Episode 33 Happy 150 Canada||It's Canada's 150th and the Lilypad is featuring a favourite Canadian storyteller: E. Pauline Johnson, also known as Tekahionwake. In this story, Pauline Johnson describes ...||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Magic Pot||A retake on "Magic Noodle Pot" folktales where someone finds a pot that doubles whatever is put inside.||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPuff and Rose||This is a Tales from the Lilypad remix of the Puff the Magic dragon song by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton popularized by the musical ...||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Arctic Fairy Tale||Three little arctic fairies learn from the crow who raised them that they aren't crows and need to make their own way in the world ...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHurley the Alpine Gnome||Hurley is an Alpine Gnome devoted in his service to hurt animals in the mountain wilderness in which he lives. He works alongside his trusted ...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Girl Who Cried Pee||This must be the worst Tales From the Lilypad Episode yet. Or perhaps it's the best. Possibly it's just middling the pack. In any case: ...||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lion and the Mouse||The Lion and the Mouse is one of Aesop's many fables. In this story, a mouse needs to rely on the mercy of a powerful ...||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Red Horse||A Christmas story by Tales from the Lilypad based on "The Red Horse" by Elsa Moeshclin, 1924. A boy receives a red horse for Christmas ...||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNight Dash a Halloween Story||This Tales from the Lilypad original Halloween story by Marlene Wurfel stars a newborn baby bat and her mama, and a lonely monster named Dave ...||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Marlene's stories are delightful. I'm a grandmother and I must admit I enjoy them as much as my grandchildren. I recently listened to the Princess and the Pea and I found myself laughing out loud. The princess turned out to be a winning personality rather than the beautiful rich spoiled princess. It turns out the princess is a genuine "cool" young girl. Marlene`s stories have an element of unpredictabiliy that is truly refreshing. The story also dealt with the changes that occurred through the centuries and points to the benefit of trading between nations. My opinion is that it might instill some interest in history in children besides just entertaining them. Marlene speaks in a pleasant voice and does not let her stories drag. I strongly recommend her stories for children of all ages.
Sweet, hilarious, smart stories
Tales from the Lilypad is told in a delightful voice—you can hear the enjoyment in the voice of the narrator. I love these sweet, hilarious, smart stories. My kids are grown now, but I wish these stories were around when they were younger. I recommend this to anyone. For those long car trips, waits in waiting rooms, and certainly at bedtime, Tales from the Lilypad is a great podcast to subscribe to—it's an entertaining journey.
Of gnomes and fairies, gods and goddesses
Marlene is a wonderful writer and artist with the spirit of a child. Her imagination is populated by gnomes and fairies, gods and goddesses, grounded in a solid knowledge of literature and mythology. She has re-crafted old stories to make them fresh and shiny for 21st-century children. It doesn’t hurt that she is daily surrounded by children—as I listen to her soothing voice, I can imagine her 3 young progeny sitting at her knee, mesmerized as I am. There is a lot of good listening here.
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