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Fairies, Gnomes and Goblins?

Hooray! Your family is heading for delight! April Eight Songs & Stories is a charming original fairytale and folk-song podcast for the whole family created by Waldorf teacher, writer, storyteller, and musician April Mann. Listen together as a lovely green world of wonder full of humble gnomes, sparkling fairies and grouchy trolls, mischievous woodland creatures and magical butterflies who are more than they appear, take you on adventures where everyday kids, tricky witches, lost crowns and fearless queens encounter magical potions and wondrous journeys. Giggle, laugh out loud, think a little deeper, hold your breath, smile - and get ready for your kids to say, "Play it again!" For on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast, unexpected heroes take the day in pursuit of life's simple truth: Love conquers all and will always find a way. Start with Episode One, "Jemi and the Birthday Surprise" where all the fun begins.

Jemi and the Birthday Surprise


Things to Make as a Family

Make It: Gnome Friends

These little gnome friends are so fun to make – and they work on your child’s fine motor skills too! I’ve got step by step instructions and links to all the supplies!

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Ep. 56″Swinging on a Star”

A Giggle-Along Song from April Eight's childhood, "Swinging on a Star". A funny old-fashioned tune, with a few updated lyrics. Featuring my ukulele! The chorus is: "Would you like to swing on a star, carry…

Ep 54 Larken and the Troll

Larken and the Troll is an original fairytale for all-ages. “And so, there was Larken, covered in mud, shivering at the back door, socks wet, rain boots lost in a mud puddle and his raincoat…
Everyone in our house loves April Eight! We listen to her stories during meal times and thanks to my husband for setting it up, I’m learning some awesome art skills from her on patreon! ❤️ April Eight doesn’t know BUUUT she’s my homeschool magical fairy.

- Lindsay


I just started listening to the April Eight Songs and Stories Podcast, and I must say that I'm hooked - my whole family is! April Eight is a delight to listen to. She's a very good storyteller and an amazing singer too...

- Olga

iTunes review

The moment it started, not only was my child entertained but I was captivated! I enjoyed listening as much as she did!


iTunes Review

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It’s almost unfair the secret weapon April has in her back pocket. At the beginning of every episode of her April Eight Song & Stories Podcast, she breaks out her beautiful singing voice, and it’s impossible to not be enchanted as the rest of the episode plays…. April is a gifted writer, penning original folk and fairy tales for her show.”

– Jonathan Messinger, Creator Finn Caspian Podcast


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