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

  • 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!  

  • The Curse on the Crystal Castle

    Jan 30 2018

    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 a curse, defeat a giant, and find a magic ring to defeat a tyrant.  Things are complicated by a jealous rival.  Assistance comes in the form of a magic swan. 

  • A Trip to Gingerbread Land

    Dec 25 2017

    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. 

  • Arachne Gets Revenge

    Nov 30 2017

    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 the Minotaur, bits from Arachne and Athena's story, bits from Charlotte's Web, and entirely new bits, all woven together for contemporary heros and princessess. Warning: contains lots and lots of spiders.

  • Hootie the Northern Pygmy Owl

    Oct 29 2017

    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.  

  • Theseus and the Minotaur

    Sep 28 2017

    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 the heart of a labyrinth in King Mino's palace. 

  • The Moosicorn Part II

    Sep 01 2017

    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 winter.

  • The Moosicorn Part I

    Jul 24 2017

    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 Canada.