Journey with Story is a storytelling podcast for kids ages 3-10. These audio stories are told with a Celtic flavor and calming voice of Scottish author, Kathleen Pelley. She shares fairy tale stories, bedtime stories, classic stories, and her own original children's audio stories.
Meet Inventor McGregor who can invent just about anything that needs inventing until...he has to leave his happy home and go work in a laboratory in the city. A perfect story for Valentine's Day to remind us that LOVE is the source of inspiration. An original story written by Kathleen T. Pelley and published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2006 (duration 13 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story storytelling podcast for kids, ages 5-10.
A fun poem by James Reeves about the old king of Dorchester who has a little orchestra. Perfect for teaching children about various musical instruments. (duration - 3 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story podcast.
A fun Native American Folktale about a clever turtle who finds himself in a pickle when he wanders too far from his riverbed home, but manages to trick Coyote into rescuing him. An episode from Journey with Story - a storytelling podcast for Kids. (duration - 4 minutes)
A fun folktale from Norway about three billy goats who have to cross a bridge where a nasty troll lurks, but Big Billy Goat Gruff knows just how to deal with bullies like him! (duration -6 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story - a storytelling podcast for kids.
An old Swedish folktale about a hungry tramp who tricks a miserly old woman into sharing the contents of her pantry to help him make a delicious soup. A variation of the tale - also called Nail Soup. An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. (duration - 10 minutes)
A funny fairytale about a poor woodcutter and his wife who are given three wishes from a fairy, but have a hard time making just the right wish. An episode from Journey with Story podcast. (duration - 6 minutes) Ages 4-8
When the wicked Winter Witch takes control of the mountain and the surrounding villages, a kind and courageous little girl sets off to battle the Winter Whirlwinds, and wake the sleeping Spring. Duration - 11 minutes. An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey with Story.
An old Russian legend about a lonely old woman, called Baboushka, who meets the three wise men on their way to visit the baby in Bethlehem. A lovely Christmas tale that celebrates another person who gives gifts at this time of year. For Ages 4-8. (Duration - 5 minutes)
An original Scottish fable, written by Kathleen T. Pelley and published by the Child Welfare League of America about a talented young woodcarver who saves the townspeople from a fierce giant by persuading them to treat him like a king. Ages 4-10 (duration - 15 minutes)
A beloved Aesop's fable about a runaway slave in ancient Egypt, who befriends a lion by showing kindness and compassion, and some years later, when the slave is captured by the Romans, the lion shows his gratitude and loyalty to his friend. A perfect story to celebrate Thanksgiving. (duration - 10 minutes) Ages 5-10
When four elderly animals set off for the town of Bremen to become musicians, they discover a cabin in the woods with a band of robbers, and so they work together, using their musical talents to scare the robbers away. (Duration - 9 minutes)
Two tricksters convince a vain Emperor that they can weave him the most beautiful suit of clothes, but it will be invisible to fools and those who are unfit for their jobs. A perfect tale to teach the value of overcoming fear and vanity to speak the truth. (Duration - 10minutes) Ages 4-10
When a poor miller falsely boasts to the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold, he gets his daughter into a terrible pickle, until along comes an odd little man with a secret name who offers to help her....if she will promise to give him her first born child. (duration 10 minutes) Ages 4-8
An old English ghost story about a teeny tiny woman who finds a teeny tiny bone in a teeny tiny graveyard and brings it home. A fun Halloween story for little ones that is just a teeny tiny bit scary. (duration 5 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.
A delightful autumn tale from Beatrix Potter about an impudent squirrel who learns about the importance of minding his manners from Old Owl, the guardian of Owl Island. (duration 10 minutes) Ages 3-6 An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.
Find out what happens when the selfish Mayor of Hamelin and his council refuse to pay the Pied Piper for ridding them of their plague of rats. Part 2 of Robert Browning's cautionary tale. An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.
After the Pied Piper rids the town of its plague of rats, the selfish mayor and his council refuse to pay him his due, and so the piper exacts his revenge by luring away all the children of the town - except one who tells this tale. A cautionary tale about the perils of a broken promise by Robert Browning - based on a medieval legend. Ages 8-10 PART 1 - (duration 9:30 minutes)
When Jemima Puddleduck is looking for a quiet spot to hatch her eggs, she encounters a crafty fox who wants to lure her into his woodshed. A Beatrix Potter tale for kids ages 4-8. (duration 11 minutes)
A traditional African American Folktale about a tiny man who sets out to become bigger, stronger and fiercer, until he meets a wise owl who shows him the foolishness of his wish. A perfect "back to school" story to teach wisdom and the importance of being yourself.
A fun adaptation of the classic English fairytale about three little pigs who build three different houses and then have to deal with the big bad wolf who comes prowling. (duration - 7 minutes) Ages 4-8
When the Sultan of Iran receives a mysterious box containing a riddle about the three wooden dolls inside, he must call on help from others in his court. A fun folktale for kids ages 5-10 (duration 7 minutes)
A curious creature called the Quangle Wangle sits on top of the Crumpetty Tree wearing an enormous hat, and when a cavalcade of other creatures - real and imagined - ask to come and live with him, he gladly agrees. (duration 4 minutes) An episode from the storytelling podcast, Journey With Story.
A boastful Hare, who is always bragging about his speed and agility, learns a painful lesson from the slow and steady Tortoise when he challenges him to a race. Aesop's beloved Fable honors tenacity and hard work!
An old English fairytale about a poor young lad who trades the family dairy cow in exchange for some magic beans which shoot up overnight into a gigantic beanstalk. When Jack climbs up the beanstalk right into the sky, he embarks on an adventure with a fierce giant who has a lot of treasure. (duration - 17 minutes)
A classic, inspirational poem by Rudyard Kipling, written in form of fatherly advice to poet's son, John. Words of wisdom to live by. (duration - 4 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children.
What's not to love about this wicked pirate who has a zigzaggy scar, a parrot called, Pepperkin Pye, and a dagger, a dirk, and a squizzamaroo stuck in his belt! (duration - 5 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast
Celebrate kindness with Aesop's fable about Lion who allows a mouse he captures to go free, only to have his good deed rewarded years later, when mouse frees him from the hunter's net. A tale to show us that no act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted. (duration - 6 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children.
Enjoy this beloved fairytale, The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Andersen (adapted by Kathleen) about a Mama duck and her baby, whom everyone in the family find very ugly, but luckily, one day the duckling finds a new family, who see him in a very different light. (duration - 12 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast
Children will enjoy the adventures of these Flopsy Bunnies and learning about the soporific effects of eating too much lettuce! (duration - 9 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.
This beloved fairy tale for children ages 7-10, by Oscar Wilde is about a giant, who builds a huge wall around his garden to keep all the children out, but one day he encounters a special child who inspires him to mend his selfish ways. Its theme of hope and love and redemption make this the perfect Easter tale. (duration - 14minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.
An old folktale about three trees on a mountain top who dream about what they want to be when they grow up, but discover that God has different plans for them and that His love “changes everything.” A Tale of Three Trees is a beautiful tale to celebrate the Easter season. (duration -8 minutes)
Meet the Plumpuppets – the bedtime fairies who know how to plump up your pillows and tuck you up tight. A delightful bedtime poem. The Plumpuppets, by Christopher Morley for children ages 3-6. (duration 2 minutes)
In keeping with the Irish penchant for the fairies and the wee people, we kick off our celebrations this month with two fairy poems and an elf poem (that provides a delightful explanation for the origin of the umbrella (an ubiquitous necessity when visiting that Emerald Isle!”).
Fairies by Rose Fyleman
I’d Love to be a Fairy’s Child by Robert Graves
The Elf and the Dormouse by Oliver Herford
In order to eat from the Magic Tree, the animals must go to the chief on the mountain to find out the name of the tree, but which one of the animals can remember the tree’s name? A retelling of a Bantu folktale.
Originally published in Cricket Magazine, and written by Kathleen T. Pelley, Maggie the Farmer's daughter is about a young girl who uses her gift of storytelling to make a long road short and a king's heart sing.