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Bedtime Stories Podcast Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids
Lily, a frog
Lily, a frog, tells fairytales, folk tales and bedtime stories to kids.
May 29, 2021
Have You Seen This Frog?
In this episode, Lily answers questions from listeners including the number 1 question: Are you really a frog? & Where can I find older episodes? Answer: www.talesfromthelilypad.com Kids can email letters & pictures to: email@example.com Or, message through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/talesfromthelilypad Music for this episode: Camping by Matti Paalanen Sound effects courtesy Creative Commons Licences via www.freesound.org
Apr 30, 2021
Three Fables for Spring and Summer
Happy Spring! Three of Aesop's fables rewritten and rearranged for young audiences by Marlene Wurfel for Tales from the Lilypad. The Lark and Her Young Ones The Plane Tree & The Gnat and the Ox Original music by Reid Alexander Whelton
Mar 31, 2021
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.
Mar 1, 2021
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/
Jan 31, 2021
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.
Dec 30, 2020
The New Year's Fairy
Happy New Year from Lily and Josephine (as Linda Dawn) This largely forgotten but wonderful fairytale is written and rearranged by Marlene Wurfel, based on the concept and story by the American fabulist Emilie Poulsson (1853-1939) Music: “English Country Garden” & “Apline Bierhalle” & “Christmas Homecoming” by Aaron Kenny courtesy YouTube Audio Library Auld Lang Syne (Instrumental) by the Jingle Punks courtesy YouTube Audio Library Sound effect attributions: “Fairy Logo” by DDmyzik courtesy of a Creative Commons Attribution Licence via www.freesound.org https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ “Coagulated” by Timbre & “Champagne Cork Pop” by Ruben Uitenweerde courtesy of a Creative Commons Attribution Licence via www.freesound.org "Fireworks, Close, A (H1).wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org
Nov 29, 2020
The Rich Man and the Shoemaker
The Rich Man and the Shoemaker is a fable first penned by LaFontaine and rearranged and recorded here by Marlene Wurfel. This episode features a very special performance by Captain Thunderpants, the Vancouver Island Comox Valley's Performer of the Year in 2020. This story is hundreds of years old. Is it still relevant today? Should the Shoemaker have done something differently? Would you have?
Oct 31, 2020
Stella and Neon
This is 15 minutes of relaxed visualization. Stella Starwalker and her wolf, Neon, journey through the star scape. They drink from the Milky Way, see Pleiades and other storied constellations, and rest by The Tree of Life. What does a star wolf dream of when he finally sleeps? Star bunnies, of course. Be well, Darlings. #starlore Music "Other World 7" by Almusic34 via freesound.org and a Creative Commons License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Oct 1, 2020
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.
Aug 3, 2020
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
Jun 28, 2020
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…
May 3, 2020
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
Mar 31, 2020
For Parents How to Write to Lily
Instructions for parents on how to write a letter to Lily and how to find older episodes.
Mar 31, 2020
Lily's Big Bright Green Mailbox
The story land mail system brings mail from all over the world to Lily's Big Green Mailbox and she loves to get letters. This episode is inspired by #AloneTogether, one of the key messages of the UN to people around the world fighting pandemic with self-isolation.
Feb 28, 2020
Puff and Rose
This is a Tales from the Lilypad original story by Marlene Wurfel which originally aired in Spring 2017. It is inspired by Puff the Magic Dragon the song by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton popularized by the musical group Peter, Paul and Mary in a 1963 hit. In this retelling by Marlene Wurfel, a little girl named Rose finds Puff hidden in a cave in the land called Honalee. Featuring an acoustic guitar version of the song Puff the Magic Dragon by Jorge Nolla. Thank you for your music, Jorge, at http://profdeguitare.com/
Jan 26, 2020
Three Tales of Yore
Three of Aesop's fables re-told and re-arranged by Marlene Wurfel for kids: The Donkey in the Lion's Skin, The Crow and the Pitcher, and The Milkmaid and the Pail. Aesop was one of the sages of Ancient Greece, like Socrates. The stories ascribed to him are thousands of years old (all dating to at least 600 b.c.) and are called fables because they always include a moral lesson. Storytellers are always philosophers at heart, and so are kids.
Dec 21, 2019
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.
Nov 29, 2019
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
A rearrangement and retelling by Marlene Wurfel of the classic Norwegian folktale: the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Oct 29, 2019
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.
Sep 30, 2019
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!