Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Surly the garden gnome is annoyed by the lack of instructions in the Gnominomicon on how to parent. How are parents supposed to get by on just the advice 1) Be Kind and 2) Listen Deeply. Maybe if there were better instructions, all the gnome parents he knows would be better at their job. Good thing he doesn't have any little ones to take care of. Until...
Saturday, April 20, 2019
A bedtime story for little ones who dream of bunnies in burrows, of easter eggs and easter eggs hunts, and, of course, of spring cleaning.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
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
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
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.
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Thank you to Geddy! for the beautiful podcast cover art for this sequel to Nightdash.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
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
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
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
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
In this sleep mediation for children, Lily asks a cloud fairy for help falling asleep. Using mindfulness techniques, children can build their skills in relaxation for sleep.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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.