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Bedtime Stories Podcast Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids
13 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
The Orange Shirt Story featuring Phyllis Webstad
“The Orange Shirt Story” read by author Phyllis Webstad with permission from Medicine Wheel Education www.medicinewheel.education This is the true story of a little girl and her very important orange shirt. Six-year-old Phyllis Webstad was as excited to wear her shiny new orange shirt as she was to attend school for the first time. But her first day at the St. Joseph Mission near Williams Lake, BC was nothing like she expected. Her orange shirt was taken away from her, never to be returned. Since 2013, each year on September 30th, we wear orange to honour the Residential School survivors like Phyllis. We honour their experiences and the experiences of their families. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for Indigenous Peoples, local governments, schools and communities to all come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for future generations of children. It is a day to reaffirm that EVERY CHILD MATTERS. Music by Alexander Reid Whelton For more information about Orange Shirt Day visit www.orangeshirtday.org Books available: medicinewheelpublishing.com/collections/english-books/products/the-orange-shirt-story
14 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
Thor and the Storm Fairies
A chocolate lab named Thor is caught in a summer storm. He catches something in the rain: a storm fairy. A Tales From the Lilypad original story by Marlene Wurfel Music: Midsummer Sky by Kevin MacLeod & Danse Macabre by Kevin MacLeod Storm sounds courtesy of a Creative Commons Licence via freesound.org Midsummer Sky 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=USUAN1100158 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Danse Macabre - Busy Strings 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=USUAN1100556 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
12 minutes | May 23, 2022
The Moosicorn Part III
Lily is back for Season II of Tales from the Lilypad with an original story by Marlene Wurfel: The Moosicorn Part III. Mordecai is taking magic lessons from the Aurora Borealis. But what was his homework? Intro Music by Reid Alexander Whelton Sound Effects courtesy and Creative Commons Licence via freesound.org Lake sounds and warbler sounds by BenBonCan, Story Logo sound by SergeQuadrado
6 minutes | Mar 12, 2022
Update from Lily
Update: Lily is just fine but still hibernating. She'll be back in May with a brand new season of Tales from the Lilypad Bedtime Stories and Folk Tales. Looking to stream older stories? Visit talesfromthelilypad.com Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify subscribers can search for "Best of Tales from the Lilypad" to find the Best of Tales from the Lilypad Sleep Stories and Best of Tales from the Lilypad Stories albums. Music for this episode "Bedtime" courtesy Reed Mathis
13 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
The Dream Train
You are the hero of this audio adventure through a dreamscape. Happy New Year 2022! Wishing you great sleeps, much growth, and big love. Story, voicework, and audio mix by Marlene Wurfel > www.marlenewurfel.com Train sounds & miscellaneous by: Benboncan; Caquet; Mredig & Inspector J via a Creative Commons Attribution Licence freesound.org https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music A Simple Lullaby by Jesse Keller via Jamendo Blue Dream by Cheel via YouTube audio library Sea of Ancestry by Jesse Gallagher via YouTube audio library Snowy Peaks by Chris Haugen via YouTube audio library * Emily Carr and Woo are real historical figures you can learn more about :)
10 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
Joy the Christmas Mouse
From deep in the Tales from the Lilypad archive (2016) an original Christmas story by Marlene Wurfel. Joy! Magic! Sweetness! This story is about mice who live in a Candy Cane factory and the kind janitor who finds their village under the pile of rejected boxes.
18 minutes | Oct 31, 2021
Three Witchy Ghosty Fairy Stories for Halloween 2021
Happy Halloween to my favourite witches, ghosts, fairies, gnomes, golems, princesses, ghostbusters, Cruellas, Ted Lassos, dragon protectors, cats, mice, zombies, doctors, pokemons, skeletons, clowns, superheroes, athletes, jack-o-lanterns, and dinosaurs. Three stories about a tiny family that lives in a pumpkin, a little ghost who learns a lesson about overcoming his fears from a smart little witch, and a sequel to Twin Baby Unicorn's called The Witch's Recovery. "The Tiny Family Who Lives in a Pumpkin" and "Boo" by Marlene Wurfel "The Witch's Recovery" by Tiffany Passey Music: Tiptoe out the Back by Dan 'Lebo' Leibowitz courtesy YouTube Audio Library
13 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
The Forest Library feat. Lexi the Squirrel Librarian
This Tales from the Lilypad original by Marlene Wurfel is a story within a story within a story. Enjoy! Original intro and outro music by Reid Alexander Whelton.
13 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
A blend of storytelling, ambient music and meditation celebrating the changing of seasons and the starry night sky. Ochek the Fisher from Cree star lore, Orion's dogs Canis Major & Canis Minor from Roman antiquity, the Blackfoot story of Lost Children in the stars, Lyra the Harp and Cetus the Whale reinvented plus Inuit, Indian, Ukrainian & Chinese mythologies combined in this episode with love to and from the stars and everyone who has gazed up at them and told a story. Orca sounds from www.orcaresearch.org
23 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
Ranchland gnomes Tumbles and Hilda, and their twins River and Kit, help gophers afraid of a rattlesnake.
13 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
The classic folk tale Stone Soup is about soldiers traveling home after a war. The villagers they meet are afraid of strangers and have forgotten how to be neighbors. Stoen Soup, like all great folktales, has a perennial and new relevance for 2021. This version is especially for Tales from the Lilypad by Marlene Wurfel.
10 minutes | 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
9 minutes | 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
24 minutes | Apr 1, 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.
21 minutes | 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/
22 minutes | Feb 1, 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.
11 minutes | Dec 31, 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
7 minutes | 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?
15 minutes | 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/
16 minutes | 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.
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