20 episodes

Lily, a frog, tells fairytales, folk tales and bedtime stories to kids.

Bedtime Stories Podcast Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids Lily, a frog

    • Stories for Kids

Lily, a frog, tells fairytales, folk tales and bedtime stories to kids.

    Three Tales of Yore

    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.

    • 6 min
    The Little Fir Tree

    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.

    • 17 min
    The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    A rearrangement and retelling by Marlene Wurfel of the classic Norwegian folktale: the Three Billy Goats Gruff. 

    • 10 min
    The Very Unimportant Mouse

    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. 
     
     

    • 18 min
    Cat Castle III: Primrose Escapes

    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!

    • 17 min
    Cat Castle Part II: Sleepytime in the Enchanted Castle

    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.

    • 20 min

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