57 episodes

Hooray! Your family is heading for delight. April Eight Songs & Stories is a charming original fairytale podcast series for the whole family. Listen together as a lovely green world of wonder full of humble gnomes, sparkling fairies and grouchy trolls, mischievous woodland creatures and magical butterflies who are more than they appear to be, take you on adventures where everyday kids, tricky witches, lost crowns and fearless queens encounter magical potions and wondrous journeys. Giggle, laugh out loud, think a little deeper, hold your breath, smile – and get ready for your kids to say, “Play it again!” For on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast, unexpected heroes take the day in pursuit of life’s simple truth: Love conquers all and will always find a way. Start with Episode 1, and let the fun roll on from there. Subscribe today and never miss a story!

April Eight Songs & Stories April Eight

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 92 Ratings

Hooray! Your family is heading for delight. April Eight Songs & Stories is a charming original fairytale podcast series for the whole family. Listen together as a lovely green world of wonder full of humble gnomes, sparkling fairies and grouchy trolls, mischievous woodland creatures and magical butterflies who are more than they appear to be, take you on adventures where everyday kids, tricky witches, lost crowns and fearless queens encounter magical potions and wondrous journeys. Giggle, laugh out loud, think a little deeper, hold your breath, smile – and get ready for your kids to say, “Play it again!” For on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast, unexpected heroes take the day in pursuit of life’s simple truth: Love conquers all and will always find a way. Start with Episode 1, and let the fun roll on from there. Subscribe today and never miss a story!

    It's April the Eighth and It's My Birthday!

    It's April the Eighth and It's My Birthday!

    I’m having a birthday party and guess who’s here? My podcasting pals from Stoopkids, Dorktales, Newsy Jacuzzi, Noodle Loaf, Little News Ears, Story On and Buttons & Figs! I hope you’ll come too… and you might want to bring your slide whistle! 

    • 11 min
    SONG: Swinging on a Star

    SONG: Swinging on a Star

    A Giggle-Along Song from April Eight's childhood, "Swinging on a Star". A funny old-fashioned tune, with a few updated lyrics. Featuring my ukulele! The chorus is, "Would you like to swing on a star, carry moonbeams home in a jar, and be better off than you are? Or would you rather be a...?" Perfect for bedtime, snacktime, car time, or bathtime. Find out more at aprileight.com or on Instagram at @aprileightsongsandstories. 

    • 5 min
    Fairy, Pixie and Gnome Storytime Questions

    Fairy, Pixie and Gnome Storytime Questions

    April Eight has a fairytale riddle for you today and a few answers to some bedtime and storytime questions I have received from a gnome in Canada, a pixie in Ireland. And, a happy birthday to a fairy friend whose party I just could not get to plus a hint at what the next story might just be about… If you have a question from your children, send them to me on Facebook facebook.com/aprileight or on Instagram @aprileightsongsandstories or Twitter @aprileightmusic. Find out more at aprileight.com

    • 4 min
    Larken and the Troll

    Larken and the Troll

    Larken and the Troll is an original fairytale for all-ages.
    “And so, there was Larken, covered in mud, shivering at the back door, socks wet, rain boots lost in a mud puddle and his raincoat who knows where… And Larken explained to his mother, well, he tried at least, that it was all on account of a troll. “A TROLL?” Said his mother… "
    Let April Eight’s “magical voice” tell your family a tale both ancient and new.
    Come find all the goodness at aprileight.com

    • 18 min
    "The Witchy Sing-Along Song" with the Which Witch and Roxie

    "The Witchy Sing-Along Song" with the Which Witch and Roxie

    Roxie tells a Halloween story and the Which Witch stops by with a brand new song she just wrote for the kids who listen to this podcast. It's called, "The Witchy Sing-Along Song!"

    Find April Eight at
    instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories
    facebook.com/aprileight
    aprileight.com

    And join the April Eight Patreon for lessons and songs, bonus stories, excerpts from April's YA novel, and more - https://www.patreon.com/Aprileight

    • 7 min
    SONG: The Cuckoo and the Donkey

    SONG: The Cuckoo and the Donkey

    Today's episode features a traditional, and funny, German song, called the "Cuckoo and the Donkey". Roxie has a bit to say about it... Also, you'll hear the bird songs of the second graders in my class at the Cincinnati Waldorf School! Send me your bird call audio or video online on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (IG is my favorite) and I just might feature it in a future episode. I'll find it with the hashtag #a8lovesme - because you know I do! Find out more at aprileight.com

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

MomSlice1 ,

Lovely voice, fun stories!

We so love hearing April’s soothing, kind voice, lovely stories, and heart-warming messages. April is all about community, kindness, and joy! We never resist smiling when we listen!

Suryarise ,

Love fairies

Please put more fairy stories!

KY SAHM ,

My Homeschool Magical Fairy

Everyone in our house loves April Eight! We listen to her stories during meal times and thanks to my husband for setting it up, I’m learning some awesome art skills from her on patreon! April Eight is my homeschool magical fairy assistant

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