February 13, 2020
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.
February 6, 2020
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.
January 30, 2020
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)
January 23, 2020
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.
January 16, 2020
A South American folktale about how the birds choose who is to become their King. An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4-10. (duration - 3 minutes)
January 9, 2020
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)
January 2, 2020
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
December 26, 2019
A Russian fairytale about a snowball that comes to life as a little Snowgirl and has some exciting adventures in the forest. Agest 4-8 (duration - 10 minutes)
December 19, 2019
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.
December 12, 2019
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)
December 2, 2019
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)
November 28, 2019
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
November 21, 2019
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)
November 14, 2019
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
November 7, 2019
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
October 31, 2019
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.
October 24, 2019
A cunning spider lures an unsuspecting fly into his web in this slightly spooky poem by Mary Howitt that teaches children to be wary of those who try to beguile us with flattery and charm.
October 17, 2019
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.
October 10, 2019
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.
October 3, 2019
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)
September 26, 2019
A traditional folktale from West Africa about Anansi, the spider, who tricks firefly into helping him steal some eggs. Ages 5-10. (duration 7 minutes)
September 19, 2019
The classic Aesop's fable about a shepherd boy who keeps tricking the villagers into believing he sees a wolf, until one day, he really does see a wolf, but no one believes him! (duration 8 minutes)
September 12, 2019
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)
September 5, 2019
An old English fairytale,for children ages 4-8, about a lazy boy who gets into all kinds of silly shenanigans when he finally has to set off into the world and do some work. (duration 7 minutes)
August 29, 2019
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.
August 22, 2019
An enchanting poem by Irish poet, William Allingham, sure to delight the little ones and lull them off to sleep with sweet dreams of the fairy folk. (duration 3 minutes) Ages 4-8
August 15, 2019
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
August 8, 2019
The classic English fairytale of a little girl who goes inside the house of the three bears and makes herself at home until their return. A fun bedtime story for kids ages 3-6
August 1, 2019
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)
July 25, 2019
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.
July 18, 2019
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!
July 11, 2019
A tender tale from the Chippewa tribe about a young Indian girl who longs to meet the fairies who dance on the shore of Lake Superior where she lives. (duration - 6 minutes)
July 4, 2019
An inspirational poem about George Washington crossing the icy Delaware river in 1776 - perfect to celebrate the 4th of July holiday!
June 27, 2019
In this light hearted poem by Charles E Carryl, a grouchy camel shares a litany of complaints about how all the other creatures are better housed, fed, and used than he is. (duration - 3 minutes)
June 20, 2019
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)
June 13, 2019
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.
June 6, 2019
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
May 30, 2019
A nonsense poem by Ogden Nash about a girl called Isabel who remains bold and brave even when she meets a big, fierce bear and a scary, mean witch. (duration - 4 minutes)
May 23, 2019
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.
May 16, 2019
A short and snappy poem about a scary shark for kids ages 5-10, by Lord Alfred Douglas. (duration - 3 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.
May 9, 2019
An old folktale from Europe about a Mama crow and her baby, which shows how a mother's love makes EVERY child beautiful. (duration 7minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast.
May 2, 2019
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
April 25, 2019
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.
April 18, 2019
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.
April 11, 2019
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)
April 4, 2019
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)
March 28, 2019
Beatrix Potter's delightful tale about a town mouse and a country mouse who explore each other's worlds, only to discover that they each like their own home best.
March 21, 2019
A Scottish version of the Gingerbread man about a wee bannock who escapes from the frying pan.
March 14, 2019
An original Irish tale by Kathleen T. Pelley about a talented fiddler who is granted a wish by the King of the Leprechauns.
March 7, 2019
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
February 28, 2019
An old English folktale about a hardworking red hen who tries to persuade the other animals on the farm to help her plant the grain of wheat she finds.
February 21, 2019
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.
February 14, 2019
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this story about a mother’s love for her stepson.
February 7, 2019
A fun story about looking beyond appearances and finding love in unexpected places.
January 31, 2019
A nonsense poem by Edward Lear about some colorful creatures who set off across the sea in a sieve.
January 24, 2019
A slightly spooky tale about a boy who saves the temple from a fierce goblin when the cats he draws come to life.
January 17, 2019
After killing seven flies in one stroke, a little tailor is inspired to set off into the world to seek his fortune.
January 10, 2019
A fantasy bedtime story by Eugene Field about three children sailing and fishing among the stars.
January 3, 2019
An original tale by Kathleen T. Pelley about a girl who rescues a stray dog she finds by the river and calls him, Moses.
December 27, 2018
A nonsense poem by Edward Lear about an imaginary creature called a Pobble who loses his toes.
December 22, 2018
The beloved Christmas classic poem by Clement Clark Moore about a Visit from Saint Nicholas
December 17, 2018
A Christmas fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about a poor shoemaker whose fortune takes turn for the better thanks to a pair of kind and clever elves.
December 10, 2018
A Christmas folktale that explains why the leaves of the spruce, pine, and juniper trees are always green.
December 3, 2018
A folktale from Africa about a famous trickster called, Anansi the spider.
November 24, 2018
The beloved classic written by Beatrix Potter, about a disobedient bunny, who narrowly escapes danger when he ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden.
November 17, 2018
An old Irish legend about a king who has horse's ears and tries to keep this a secret by only having his hair cut once a year and then having the barber put to death.
October 11, 2018
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.
October 8, 2018
Introduction to children's storytelling podcast hosted by Scottish storyteller and author, Kathleen T. Pelley.
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