Podcast

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

Bedtime Stories, Fairytales and Folk Tales: Lily, a frog, tells stories for kids & families

Episodes

  • Cat Castle Part II: Sleepytime in the Enchanted Castle

    Aug 24 2019

    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 sleep...more

  • Cat Castle Part I: Fairytale

    Jul 27 2019

    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. 

  • The Polka Dot Story

    Jun 30 2019

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

  • Surly the Garden Gnome

    May 28 2019

    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.

  • Mom and Pop's Bunny Burrow and Egg Shop

    Apr 21 2019

    This episode is dedicated to all the bunnies all over the world who sleep snug in an underground burrow, and to kids who dream of easter baskets and hunting for eggs on Easter morning. 

  • Lily in the Cottage Garden

    Mar 31 2019

    Can we tend to and care for our feelings and emotions just like we can tend to a garden? Episode 53 is a mindfulness story. 

  • The Changeling

    Feb 28 2019

    Another adventure of the boy and girl whose job is the preparation and service of oatmeal. Fairies! Potions! Portals to another magical realm!    

  • Earth Air and Water Fairy Sleep Meditation

    Jan 30 2019

    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.   

  • The Gift of the Magi

    Dec 29 2018

    A retelling of a classic 1905 story by O. Henry, an American short story writer well known for his surprise endings. This holiday story has been adapted for younger audiences and is sometimes called The Watch and The Comb story. 

  • Night Rounds in the Menagerie Sleepycast

    Nov 29 2018

    This Tales from the Lilypad original sleepycast is to help listeners get sleepy at sleepytime. Go with Jack, the Great Pyrenees dog, as he makes his night rounds of the castle menagerie while the prince and princess sleep. All is well, but Jack keeps watch anyway. He's a guard-dog, so it's his job to check on all those sleeping animals.

  • A Halloween Story Too: Dave and Nightdash in Grimvale

    Oct 27 2018

    A sequel to Nightdash set in the used-to-be-spooky town of Grimvale. But now, the Candy Cane Committee has put Christmas lights EVERYWHERE. Will Nightdash and Dave the little Monster and his bat friend be able to save Halloween?

  • Night Dash a Halloween Story

    Oct 15 2018

    Night Dash is a favourite Halloween story about a little monster named Dave, and a little bat looking for her hibernaculum. Tales from the Lilypad is re-releasing it with details about a contest for October 2018. Look for and like the Tales from the Lilypad Facebook page to enter. 

  • The Wild Boy and Gggrrrrowwwwll

    Sep 28 2018

    Sometimes you just need to be alone. That's all Drew wants, but when he cuts all ties with civilization to go live in the woods as a wild boy, he finds that they are already inhabitated, and that he's not alone after all.

  • The Crone at the Castle Door

    Aug 29 2018

    The boy whose job is the service and preperation of oatmeal for the King and Queen and the girl whose job is the service and preperation of oatmeal for the King and Queen of a cold castle atop misty bluffs wish something would happen. Then comes a knock at the castle door on a stormy night. Who could it be?

  • Little Red Riding Hood

    Jul 25 2018

    Tales from the Lilypad's take on the most iconic fairytale of all time: Little Red Riding Hood. Feat. Bluebell the Bluebird as Little Red Riding Hood. And Lily the frog as The Wolf.

  • Cat and Mouse in Partnership

    Jun 30 2018

    A rearrangement and retelling of a Brother's Grimm fairytale: Cat and Mouse in Partnership. Cat and Mouse are in love. Can they make it work?

  • Sleepy Meditation with a Cloud Fairy

    May 31 2018

    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.    

  • Daiya the Balsam Poplar Dryad

    Apr 26 2018

    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 a Black Poplar dryad named Daiya. This story is loosely inspired by Greek mythology and greatly inspired by my love for Balsam Poplars. Yeah, it gets a bit sappy.

  • Peter Not-A-Rabbit: Episode 42 Happy Easter from the Lilypad

    Mar 31 2018

    In Episode 42, Peter (who is not a rabbit) visits the Easter Bunny. Happy Easter from the Lilypad. An original story by Marlene Wurfel.

  • Nap with Baby Yeti Sleeping Meditation for Kids

    Feb 27 2018

    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 -- yay for naps!