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Once Upon a Lullaby

Once Upon a Lullaby

Update: 2023-09-21


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Nighttime has fallen and starry skies are twinkling—that means it’s go time for Hesper, the enchanting fairy of the Evening Star, and her talking moth companion, Vesper! They’re off on their evening’s journey to bring restful sleep and wonderous dreams to all the creatures of the Folktale Forest. So, tuck your dear ones under the covers and get ready for a slumber time adventure filled with stardust magic and the sweetest bedtime traditions, all bundled up in beautiful lullaby.

Dorktales sleep story:

PARENTS, TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS: In the story, listeners are introduced to a diverse cast of characters from the Folktale Forest, each with their unique bedtime rituals and cultural practices. By showcasing these different bedtime routines and traditions, the story promotes an understanding and appreciation of diversity and cultural awareness. (Aligns with Social Awareness competency within the CASEL SEL Framework.)

Looking for more recommendations for your bedtime routines? Here are some of our personal favorites:

  • For another great Dorktales story, try “Alice in Slumberland” 
  • Bedtime History podcast will relax kids into sleep while they hear stories about famous people and places in history.
  • Dreamful is a soothing, sleep story podcast with musical accompaniment that will ease you into slumber.
  • The Sleepytime Club is an essential part of a parent’s tool kit for establishing intentional and memorable bedtime routines with their children.

Dorktales Storytime Podcast website:

CREDITS: This episode has been a Jonincharacter production. Today’s story was written and produced by Molly Murphy. Special thanks to Molly Murphy who performed the character Hesper, the fairy of the evening star. All other characters were performed by Jonathan Cormur. The song ‘Once Upon a Lullaby’ was written, produced and performed by Molly Murphy and mastered by Jermaine Hamilton. Sound recording and production for the episode by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studio Recordings. 

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Once Upon a Lullaby

Once Upon a Lullaby

Jonathan Cormur