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Ep 30 Charlie and Lucy on the Road, A Sing-Along Episode, An Original Fairytale Story with Folk Songs for Children and Family

Welcome to Episode 27 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is called “Charlie and Lucy on the Road, a Sing-Along Episode,“ a great story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time, and family time.   

Now it is a Sing-Along Episode, so I hope you have your singing voice ready. Charlie and Lucy told me to tell you not to worry. They said that the more out of tune and goofy you are, the more fun everyone will have. So sing with all your heart and don’t worry too much about the rest.

I’m so glad you are here, and I can’t wait to tell you today’s story.

“Listen now to CHARLIE AND LUCY ON THE ROAD”. 

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Today’s story references a few other great podcasts for kids as part of our Kids Listen “Hit the Road” Sweeps – you can find them all at app.kidslisten.org

The podcasts I share are
The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian
Buttons & Figs
Good Stuff Kids Podcast

and my story The Butterfly Adventurer – for the Wander Song…. 

Here is an excerpt from today’s episode:

Charlie and Lucy climbed into the rental car. Ugh. They were going to have to sit there in the back seat for HOURS! HOURS! They’d already been on a plane, which was pretty cool actually, soaring above the birds, above the clouds. They’d seen the tops of mountains covered in snow even in the summer-time and the patterns of rectangles that mom said were farm fields lying like a patchwork quilt across the Earth. Charlie watched as the fluff of white and gray clouds moved at their leisure, casting shadows across the countryside below. Lucy was fascinated by wanderings of the rivers as they wound themselves first one way and then another, never in a straight line, as they cut across the world below them. Lakes shimmered in the sun and looked like puddles from so far above. And then they’d seen the city, all gridded out, with buildings and busy cars, trains and trucks, all moving like tiny ants. And the airport with all of its flashing lights and runways and then they’d landed. Oh, it took forever for them to get their luggage and keys to the rental car and CHARLIE AND LUCY WERE SO HUNGRY!

Aunt Cookie and mom were taking them on a big adventure all along the coast of Maine. Charlie and Lucy were pretty excited. They’d been pouring over the map of Maine for weeks. And now here they were.

Hey, Wait a minute, Aunt Cookie? Charlie and Lucy have an Aunt Cookie? Well, yes they do. Her real name is Karen,  but they’ve always called her Cookie.

“The Rock Island Line” is a Leadbelly tune.

“The Happy Wanderer” was written by Antonia Ridge and Friedrich Moller in 1954

“Aikendrum” is a traditional Scottish folk song.

“Do Your Ears Hang Low” is a traditional English folk song.

Thank you for listening. If you’ve been enjoying these fairytales that I write for your children and for you, and for everyone who has an innocent heart. I’d love to hear from you – you can leave a comment below, on Facebook or send me an email. Or, leave a review on your favorite podcast venue and let everyone know. Spreading the word is a lovely thing to do.

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A little Minute About Mothers

Today’s episode is called “A Little Minute about Mothers! because it is almost Mother’s Day… ” It is Episode Number 25! Hurray!  

Episode 25 "A Little Minute About Mothers" on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast at aprileight.com

Now of course to say all the nice things that we have to say about mothers we need WAY MORE than a little minute right? But a little minute is what we have and so we’ll make it work. That’s what mother’s do too, so they’ll understand… Continue reading

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Birdie and the Unexpected Guests

Welcome to Episode 21 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s episode is called “Birdie and the Unexpected Guest“.

"Birdie and the Unexpected Guest" on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, or anywhere that podcasts are found. For More, come find all the fun and fairytales, songs and stories, crafts and recipes at http://www.aprileight.comOn today’s episode, Grammy and the kids, that’s Sage, Sander and Arwen, and of course, Birdie, the dog, have an unexpected guest. A leprechaun! Turns out, Lucky Mr. Liam Continue reading

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Birthday!!! 

It is my awesome mom’s birthday today! I wrote here this silly song a few years ago, and here it is again because it is that much fun!

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It Just Didn’t Work!

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Snowy Day Hot Cocoa & Hygge

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I love drinking my snowy day hot cocoa all curled up on the couch with my little dog Roxie after a brisk walk. It is so perfectly hygge.

Hygge is a Danish word that I’ve read is hard to translate into American English. I think that is because, frankly, we are generally not great at hygge. Drinking a venti latte in the car on the way to work without thinking, that’s not hygge. Eating a Continue reading

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April Eight Winter Songs & Stories – Snowflakes!

Welcome to Episode 17 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. With so much to enjoy about winter, I’m glad it is here! This episode is about the wonder of Snowflakes!

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On today’s episode, I tell you a little bit about how I wrote my song Snowflake Fairies, Continue reading