Best Bedtime Stories podcasts (updated May 29, 2015). Children's stories for the young at heart.
Hi, I'm Kayray and I love to read out loud. In this podcast, I'll read to you from some of my very favorite kids' books. I'd rather read than edit, so I don't edit my recordings; you get to hear the mistakes and everything (there aren't usually very many). Just pretend I'm right there reading you a bedtime story! :) The first book in this podcast is "The Saturdays" by Elizabeth Enright. It's about a New York family in the 1940s. I love this book with all my heart and hope you do too! Next is "Absolute Zero" by Helen Cresswell, a hilarious story about an eccentric English family in 1970s England. This book is the 2nd book in the Bagthorpe Saga. I hope you'll read them all. (These recordings were made in 2002 or so, and the sound quality is much lower than my usual standard. Forgive me!) Next is "Half Magic" by Edward Eager. He wrote several more "Magic" books starring the same children (and their descendants) so I hope, if you enjoy this book, you'll track down some of the others! And now we're starting "The Apple Stone" by Nicholas Stuart Gray. I love this book and I'm annoyed that it's out of print!
Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is beautifully read by Natasha and friends. Let Natasha's voice beguile you with classic fairy tales, new children's stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance.
Professional actors bring your family a different folktale from a new location in every episode. Laugh and learn with "act!vated" actors as they tell silly, thought-provoking stories while touring with their national touring children's show. Comments and story requests: (800)429-6576
What is Family Folktales? Think of it as a storytime on demand; whether you?re running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites, or even different (possibly gorier) versions of those stories you now share with your children.
On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages. The perfect kids podcast for imaginative families. Whether you're driving with your children or just want to limit your kids' screen time, Stories Podcast delivers entertainment that kids and parents alike will love.
Host Amy Kurylo offers original Children's Stories brought to life by sound fx, music and vocal talent. Rated G.
Welcome to Night Light Stories! Night Light Stories is a podcast featuring original children's stories. These stories were all originally told by the friendly glow of a child's night light. We invite you now to share these stories with your own children, at night, in the morning, or anytime...anywhere.
A podcast of public-domain audio books for kids, read by Kara Shallenberg. New chapters will appear on Mondays. We've finished The Road to Oz, A Little Princess, The Secret Garden, Heidi, Our Island Story, an anthology of poetry for children, a children's history of the Middle Ages, More William, This Country of Ours Part 1, Helen's Babies, and The Book of Art for Young People, and When Mother Lets Us Cook. Next we had The Adventures of Sally, by P. G. Wodehouse and then The Story of Mankind -- an excellent history book for kids, read as a duet with my friend Michelle Crandall, and then one of my all-time favorite books in the whole wide world: The Swiss Family Robinson. Then we had Part 2 of "This Country of Ours", Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Part 3 of "This Country of Ours", and then "Through the Looking-Glass". Oh, and then the rest of Part 3 of This Country of Ours... which I somehow forgot to post earlier :) Next is Grammar-Land, which I just LOVED recording! Enjoy! Send questions and comments to email@example.com. All of my recorded books can be found at http://kayray.org/my-recordings/
At Katie's School, thanks a little magical influence on the head teacher, they had a chance to see what life would be like without any rules. The post Katie Cancels The School Rules appeared first on Storynory.
It's just like our last story, only very different. "The Story Spirits", from Korea, examines the traditional theme of an individual who wants to keep stories all for himself—and thereby demonstrates how important it is to share them with everyone. We come to you from Santa Fe, rich in art, history and Native American culture. We've also spent time recently in Albuquerque, and at the Grand Canyon. We took a train ride there from Williams, AZ (the last town on the old Route 66 to be bypassed by the new freeway, Interstate 40), an experience which included a theatrical encounter with some Wild West hombres. We also spent a couple of days hiking and exploring t Bandelier National Monument, an archaeological site where you can view the remnants of cliff dwellings once occupied by the Anansazi for centuries. What stories they must have had to tell! Happy (Santa Fe and other) trails to you. And happy listening. Dennis (Young Jin-Sun, Adult Jin-Sun, Spirit 1, Spirit 3, Spirit 5, Spirit 7) and...
Sinbad is attacked by pirate monkeys, held captive by a giant, and threatened by huge serpents.
Listen to “Puss in Boots” – When a youth inherits nothing but a cat, how can he use it to make his fortune? Subscribe to Family Folk Tales * Puss in Boots will be performed Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m., during May, 2015. Come see Puss in Boots, an original production, at Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Theater. Brand new marionettes, created by Wishing Chair Productions, will tell the story of a clever cat, an innocent boy, and one hungry ogre.
Sinbad falls into a valley full of giant serpents and precious diamonds. Only some giant birds can save him. The post The Second Voyage of Sinbad appeared first on Storynory.
The classic tale of the Velveteen Rabbit. Before Woody and Buzz of Toy Story, there was a wise old Skin Horse and a Rabbit that just wanted to be loved…and to become real. Animals, Scarlet Fever, Fairies, this story has it all. The post #17: The Velveteen Rabbit appeared first on Stories Podcast.
Anansi and the Story Box is a tale from Ghana in Africa, about the legendary spider-man hero of the Ashanti tribe, and how he brought stories to the world. It bears certain similarities to the Greek myths of Pandora and Prometheus, and includes a plot point similar to The Tar Baby, which made its way from Africa to America. We come to you from Reno, NV, where we are putting together our new show that will premiere this summer. We recently returned to our roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, where we hiked a trail at Land's End, near The Golden Gate. We also took a ride on the Niles Canyon Railway, a vintage train line that runs between the Bay Area towns of Sunol and Fremont. The Fremont station is located in an area known as Niles, which was the early home of silent movie-making before it was relocated to Hollywood. We hope you will enjoy this story, and the great lengths to which our resident arachnid went to get it. Happy Listening,Dennis (Minor God, Nyame, Python, Lion, Fairy) and Kimberly...
Anansi visits an old man under the sea and receives a gift. The gift is more wonderful than anything he expected but his mean spirit gets the better of him. The post Anansi Meets Father Thunder appeared first on Storynory.
Anansi, our hero from Ghana in West Africa, keeps all the world's wisdom in a pot and he decides to hide it up a tree. The post How Wisdom Got Out appeared first on Storynory.
The shape-shifting Anansi is sometimes a spider, sometimes a man. He comes from Ghana in West Africa and he is one of the great storytellers of the world. The post How Anansi brought stories to the world appeared first on Storynory.
A boy of Zanzibar goes out hunting and does a good turn to an Ape, a Snake, and a Lion. Is it true that one good turn deserves another? The post The Good Turn appeared first on Storynory.
The Four Puppets is a story from the country traditionally called Burma, but now known as Myanmar. We bring it to you from Dublin, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Okay, so it's not Dublin in Ireland, but Dublin in California, back in the San Francisco Bay Area where we got our start almost 27 years ago. But this Dublin seems just as serious about St. Patrick's Day as the other one. Since we last saw you, we performed in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. And we visited three fascinating attractions in Arkansas. The first was the Jerome-Rohwer Interpretative Center in McGehee, a museum preserving the experiences of the thousands of Japanese-Americans who were interned (a fancy word for imprisoned) at the Jerome and Rohwer camps, which stood nearby. Among the prisoners was 5-year-old George Takei, a future star of Star Trek. Then in North Little Rock, we toured a submarine. That's right, a submarine on the Arkansas River. And equally surprising, it flies a Turkish flag as well as the American...
[http://traffic.libsyn.com/blogrelations/katie-otherwitch2.mp3] We know you can’t wait to here part 2 of this story about the “other witch”, Agrippina Crompton, who has set up business in Katie’s town. Is she a fake witch? Listen on to find out. Katie and the Other Witch Part Two Hello, This is Natasha, and I’m back with the second part... Read more » The post Katie and the Other Witch Part 2 appeared first on Storynory.
Max Goodname is back in action! This time, the king wants to send the young knight (and his wizard pal Wallace Q. Wallace) up against the dreaded Basilisk. Along the way, they’ll meet up with their cleric friend, Corly Anders, and maybe make a few new friends too. The post #16: Max Goodname and the Song of the Basilisk appeared first on Stories Podcast.
A new witch has set up a business in town. Katie and her mum suspect that she is a fake, but the rival is popular with the public The post Katie and the Other Witch Part One appeared first on Storynory.
Uncle Jeff has a new girlfriend - jessica - can she be more irresponsible than he is? The post How to Out-Jeff Uncle Jeff. appeared first on Storynory - Free Audio Stories for kids.
The Dread Dragon Drogogard is terrorizing princes and destroying castles, and only the Tooth Fairy Dentina can save the day. A followup to the wildly popular “Secret Origins of the Tooth Fairy.” The post #15: The Tooth Fairy and the Dragon appeared first on Stories Podcast.
A goat tries to help his master, but the master does not know how to be polite to a goat! The post The Goat and his Master appeared first on Storynory - Free Audio Stories for kids.
The Snake and the Frog is a trickster tale from the Island of Andros in the Bahamas. It's similar to many Anansi stories, and for good reason: Anansai the spiderman, according to legend, made his way from Africa to the New World to comfort and inspire slaves. Thus, we have many Anansi stories in the U.S., as well as in these islands just offshore. We chose this story because we recently returned from a 4-day trip to The Bahamas, visiting the cities of Freeport and Nassau. At Lucaya Marketplace in Freeport, we encountered a colorful character dressed in traditional costume, who told us about the Bahamian festival of Junkanoo (he believed the name to be derived from John Canoe), which unfortunately we'd just missed. It's a time of great revelry celebrating, he told us, freedom, peace, love and other good things. (Or good "tings", as the locals would say.) The dancing is accompanied by percussive music they call Kalik, apparently from the word click. We also enjoyed a couple of the wonderful...
Three friends at school are bothered by two girls who play mean tricks on them. Should they retaliate or try to make peace? The post Friendships appeared first on Storynory - Free Audio Stories for kids.
Happy Year of the Goat ! One of our writing competition winners is a story about a clever goat and some stolen gold The post The Goat and the Gold appeared first on Storynory - Free Audio Stories for kids.
Hexacorns are being poached, and the town of Majico2 has called in Amazing Grace Green to help bring the poachers to justice and save the wild Hexacorns. They’ve tried to scare her out of town but Grace doesn’t scare easy. Make sure you listen to Amazing Grace – Every Creature pt. 1 before this episode! The post #14: Amazing Grace Princess of Space — Every Creature pt. 2 appeared first on Stories Podcast.