Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Episode 54: Lily in the Garden

Can we tend to our emotions and feelings just like we can tend to plants in a garden? Episode 54 is a mindfulness story. It's a 21st century fable about self-care.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Episode 53: The Changeling

The boy and the girl whose job is the preparation and service of oatmeal have another adventure in the grey-as-porridge kingdom. Potions! Fairies! Portals to other, magical realms!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Episode 52: Sleep Meditation with Three Fairies

In this original Tales from the Lilypad sleep meditation for kids, ocean sounds and bird sounds help generate feelings of wellness while Lily, a frog, tells the story of Riventhorn who find three fairy eggs on his walk along the ocean shore.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Episode 48: The Wild Boy and Gggggrrrrrowwwwlll

Sometimes a boy just needs to be alone. That's what Drew wants when he cuts all ties with civilization to live in the forest as a wild boy. But he finds out that the woods are already inhabited.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Episode 47: The Crone at the Castle Door

The boy who serves and prepares oatmeal for the King and Queen of a cold castle atop windy bluffs, and the girl who serves and prepares oatmeal for the King and Queen wish something would happen. Then comes a knock at the castle door on a dark and stormy night. Download this episode (right click and save)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Episode 46: Little Red Riding Hood

This story is by special request. Perhaps the most iconic and potent fairytale ever told: Little Red Riding Hood. Tales from the Lilypad does a retelling and rearrangement by Marlene Wurfel for Kids & Family. Special guest appearance by Bluebell the Bluebird as Little Red Riding Hood.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Episode 45: Cat and Mouse in Partnership

This Tales from the Lilypad Episode is about a Cat and Mouse who set up house together. They're in love. But can they make it work? This is a centuries old story that still has relevance. Retold and rearranged here by Marlene Wurfel.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Episode 43: Daiya the Balsam Poplar Dryad

This Tales from the Lilypad original story by Marlene Wurfel is a sappy one about a dryad, or tree spirit, who inhabits a Balsam Poplar tree. She experiences arboreal time and uses her empathy to create a healing balm which is often used in the preparation of Balm of Gilead.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Episode 42: Peter Not-a-Rabbit Cottontail and the Easter Rabbit Hole

In this Tales from the Lilypad original Easter story for kids, especially for bedtime or a roadtrip with kids, Peter, who is not a rabbit, discovers where Easter baskets come from... happy spring! from the Lilypad. Story and narration by Marlene Wurfel.