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Musings and Other Nonsense - Children's Stories, Poems and Songs

If you're looking for a podcast, but can't find the right one, I have some good news, your search is now done. There are poems and stories and songs that are great. It's perfect for children, ages two until eight. The poems are sweet and all filled with laughter. The stories end well. Happily ever after. So be sure to subscribe and begin to explore. And please don’t forget, there’ll always be more. | Musings and other Nonsense is a children's podcast of whimsical stories, poems and songs. It's p...more

Episodes

  • Officer Pain

    Nov 29 2021

    Ever wonder how your brain knows you have a boo-boo? That's Officer Pain. He has a busy job trying to keep you safe. He's not very popular, but he doesn't mind. This rhyming poem is perfect for anyone who's ever had an owie or an ouchie. If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Trav...more

  • The Typewriter (Halloween Episode)

    Oct 23 2021

    Somewhere, in the dark, lives an old typewriter made of bones. With it you can write any story, except those with happy endings. This rhyming Halloween tale may be too spooky for very young ghosts and ghouls. Listener discretion is advised.If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are avail...more

  • The Unbearable Itch

    Aug 31 2021

    A young bear searches the forest, desperate to rid himself of an unbearable itch. What he finds is a magical place that all bears dream of. This silly rhyming story is perfect for children of all ages or anyone who's had an itch they couldn't quite scratch.If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in ...more

  • Shadow of Doubt

    Aug 31 2021

    Have you ever heard that little voice, the one that says, "You can't"? That's the voice of Doubt. It can be sneaky, but you do have an ally to help defeat it. Find out who it is in this short rhyming story. I have no doubt you'll enjoy it!If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Tim...more

  • Lost Hallway: Where do Lost Things Go?

    Jul 12 2021

    This episode is a reading of my picture book, Lost Hallway: Where do Lost Things Go? Can Griffin find his dog and his ball? Find out as he explores a magical world that contains all lost things. It won't be easy, the Hallway doesn't like to give things back!If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in...more

  • Mess Monster Rap!

    Jun 13 2021

    In this special musical episode, I collaborate with Toronto musician Bloo Burds to create a rap version of the story "Mess Monster". Can a child defeat his own mess before it devours him? Listen to find out. It's perfect for messy or neat children of all ages. If you'd like to listen to this song uninterrupted, visit www.buymeacoffee.com/musings and become a member. You'll get access to perks and exclusive content.  Enjoying the podcast? Please visit www.storiesbypeter.c...more

  • The Little Shuttle (Part 2)

    May 17 2021

    Deep in outer space, a little spaceship wishes she was more than just a shuttle. But is she ready for all the cosmic dangers out there? Find out in the conclusion to this exciting rhyming story. Perfect for spaceships of all ages. Part 2 of 2.If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are av...more

  • The Little Shuttle (Part 1)

    May 17 2021

    Deep in outer space, a little spaceship wishes she was more than just a shuttle. But is she ready for all the cosmic dangers out there? Find out in this exciting rhyming story. Perfect for spaceships of all ages. Part 1 of 2.If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are available on Amazon....more

  • Virtual School Ghoul

    Apr 13 2021

    Warning! Excessive remote learning may cause bulging eyes, pale skin and excessive moaning. If you experience any of these symptoms, listen to this story immediately. You may be a Virtual School Ghoul! If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are available on Amazon. Stitches in Time Trave...more

  • Easter Bunnies

    Apr 03 2021

    Why do bunnies hide their eggs? Find out why in this eggcellent rhyming story. It's perfect for Easter, or anytime you want to celebrate the sweet things in life.If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are available on Amazon. Stitches in Time Travel is also available as an audiobook...more

  • A Town Called Care

    Mar 22 2021

    In the land of Slumber, each town competes to attract dreamers by being more fun. But in the town of Care, they try something very different. Discover what they did in this silly sleeping tale. Perfect for bedtime - or is it? If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are available on Amazon...more

  • Future Me

    Mar 10 2021

    If you met your older self, would they happy to see you? If you met your younger self, what would you say? Find out in the fun rhyming story. Perfect for the child and grown-up in you!If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are available on Amazon. Stitches in Time Travel is also availabl...more

  • A Bed's Bedtime Story

    Feb 22 2021

    Single is a small bed with a big problem; he's afraid to go to sleep! But his mother the Queen has a secret to help him. Find out what it is in this dreamy bedtime story for beds. It's told in rhyme and is perfect for beds and children of all sizes.  If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time T...more

  • Who Do I Love the Most?

    Feb 08 2021

    A child asks themselves an impossible question: Which one of my parents do I love the most? Their answer may surprise you! This silly story is told in rhyme and is perfect for children  - whether or not they have a favourite parent.If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are available on ...more

  • Mr. Stink

    Feb 01 2021

    When a young boy skips bathtime, he meets his new best friend, Mr. Stink. They have a great time until the boy realizes no-one else wants to be around him!  Find out what happens in this funny, rhyming story, perfect for bedtime or bathtime. If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are ava...more

  • A Town Called Nook

    Jan 26 2021

    In the town of Nook, every house is a book. But when a boy who lives in a book of facts meets a girl from a book of fiction, can they ever be together? Find out in this literal, literary tale. Perfect for young readers of any genre. If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are available on...more

  • Mess Monster

    Jan 18 2021

    When the mess in a child's room becomes a monster, will they be able to defeat it before it devours them? Find out in this exciting, rhyming tale that's perfect for both messy and neat children. If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are available on Amazon. Stitches in Time Tr...more

  • Lockdown

    Jan 12 2021

    A child is stuck at home during lockdown and his family is driving him crazy! Can you ever be alone in the middle of a crowd? Turns out you can. This story is told using whimsical rhymes and is perfect for anyone who needs a little alone time. Has your family had to quarantine?  If so, what did you do when you wanted to be alone? Let me know on Facebook at www.facebook.com/storiesbypeterIf you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's c...more

  • Where Did All The Rhymes Go?

    Jan 05 2021

    A bee discovers that all the rhymes have gone missing. Can you help her find them? Warning: this tale is both entertaining and infuriating. It's fun and interactive for the whole family. Did you find all the rhymes, let me know! You can message me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/storiesbypeter If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children...more

  • Santa's Beard

    Dec 28 2020

    A family of naughty mice move into Santa's beard without permission. Will Santa evict them on Christmas Eve? Find out in this silly Christmas tale.  It's told in rhyme and is perfect for families of all shapes and sizes, both naughty and nice :)This special episode is read by Griffin Reynolds, making his voice debut on the podcast. You can hear Griffin play piano in Episode 6: Practice Practice.If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll f...more

  • Christmas Breakfast

    Dec 22 2020

    A child plans to make the greatest breakfast his parents have ever had for Christmas. There's just one problem. Well, maybe more than one. Find out in this whimsical Christmas tale. Perfect for Christmas morning or any morning you're  feeling very hungry. If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in T...more

  • One-Eyed Cat

    Dec 14 2020

    A one-eyed cat with the power to spot lies, finally finds her forever home in this tale of trust and friendship. It's told in rhyme and is perfect for bedtime or anytime you might be feeling a little lonely. It's based on the true story of Harriet, a one-eyed cat who was born on the Greek island of Skiathos. She was rescued by the Skiathos Cat Welfare Association www.skiathos-cats.org who have been helping stray and disabled cats since 2005. Please check out their website to learn more...more

  • I Don't Like To Write

    Dec 07 2020

    Did you know a crayon can tell stories just as well as a pen? If you find writing tough, there are still many ways to express yourself. This is the story of one child and the power of their imagination. It's told in rhyme and is perfect for the storyteller in all of us. If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Sti...more

  • Inside Outside

    Nov 30 2020

    What if INSIDE and OUTSIDE competed for a little boy's attention? Which of them would win? Find out in this fantastical tale of adventure, danger and an unlikely friendship. This story is told in rhyme and is perfect for inside or outside!If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Both are a...more

  • A Stick and His Boy

    Nov 23 2020

    We all know that boys love their sticks. But did you know sticks love their boys just as much? Together, they can be anything! This funny, rhyming children's story is perfect for bedtime or anytime a little laughter is needed. Stick not included. If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his latest children's chapter book Stitches in Time Travel. Bo...more

  • I Wish

    Nov 15 2020

    We've all wished to be like someone else, but there are lots of someone elses. How boring! There's only one you in the whole wide world, and that's awesome.This 2-minute story is perfect for young children who enjoy silly rhymes. Listen at bedtime, during car rides, or anytime a little laughter is needed.Please subscribe to our weekly children's podcast for a new poem or story each week. If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'l...more

  • Burnt the Bed

    Nov 08 2020

    A young dragon wakes up and discovers they've burnt their bed. What will they do? This story is perfect for any young dragons out there who enjoy silly rhymes and roasting a brave knight or two. Listen at bedtime, during car rides, or anytime a little laughter is needed. Please subscribe to our weekly children's podcast for a new poem or story each week. If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture ...more

  • Gobble Goblin

    Nov 01 2020

    There's a reason our parents warned us NEVER to pick our nose - the Gobble Goblin lives there, and he's HUNGRY!  Laugh along with the short rhyming tale. Perfect for noses of all ages. This tale is told using funny rhymes and is great for young kids and parents with a silly (and creepy) sense of humour. It's perfect at bedtime, car rides, or anytime laughter is needed ;) Please subscribe to our weekly children's podcast for a new poem or story each week. If you're enjoyi...more

  • Goblin Stew

    Oct 24 2020

    This is a special Halloween episode. Every wonder what goblins like to eat? Well, you might not like what you discover in the spooky, 2-minute rhyming recipe. It's a tablespoon of creepy with just a dash of gross. And the secret ingredient is to die for. This tale is told using funny rhymes and is great for young kids and parents with a silly (and creepy) sense of humour. It's perfect at bedtime, car rides, or anytime laughter is needed ;) Please subscribe to our weekly children's...more

  • Practice Practice

    Oct 18 2020

    Practicing a musical instrument is HARD. But when you do, something magical happens - you get better! Laugh along with this musical poem for all the budding piano, guitar, violin and digeridoo players out there.  This poem is told using funny, whimsical rhymes and is great for young kids and parents with a silly sense of humour. It's perfect at bedtime, car rides, or anytime laughter is needed ;) Please subscribe to our podcast for a new poem or story each week. If you're enjoying the ...more

  • Just Once

    Oct 12 2020

    This rhyming poem is about a boy who only likes to try things once. How boring is that? This poem is told using funny, whimsical rhymes and is great for young kids and parents with a silly sense of humour. It's perfect at bedtime, car rides, or anytime laughter is needed ;) Please subscribe to our podcast for a new poem or story each week.  If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway:...more

  • Party of Ten

    Oct 05 2020

    We have a special song this week for our little toddler listeners. Party of Ten is a fun, catchy children's song that's great to sing and dance along too. Next week we're back with poems and stories for older kids. Stay tuned! Please subscribe to our podcast for a new poem or story each week.  If you're enjoying the podcast, please visit www.storiesbypeter.com where you'll find Peter's children's picture book, Lost Hallway: Where Do Lost Things Go and his lates...more

  • Not a Fan of Vegetables

    Sep 26 2020

    Our second episode is an original children's poem called: I'm Not a Fan of Vegetables. A young child tries desperately to explain this fact, only to realize there are unexpected consequences when they get their wish! This poem is told using funny, whimsical rhymes and is great for young kids, and maybe a few adults who also don't like vegetables ;) Perfect at bedtime, car rides,  or anytime a little laughter is needed ;) Please subscribe to our podcast for a new poem or story each...more

  • My Baddy

    Sep 26 2020

    Our third episode is a children's poem called My Baddy. We all want our parents to be good and follow the rules, but sometimes good can be boring. Find out what happens when a child wishes his daddy was a little bit bad. This poem is told using funny, whimsical rhymes and is great for young kids and parents with a silly sense of humour. It's perfect at bedtime, car rides, or anytime laughter is needed ;) Please subscribe to our podcast for a new poem or story each week. If you’d like t...more

  • Dragon Cake

    Sep 20 2020

    Our first episode is a funny children's poem called Dragon Cake. It is, not surprisingly, about how to make a dragon’s favourite cake. The poem is told using colourful rhymes and funny sound effects. It's great for young kids (human or dragon) who have a weird sense of humour. Perfect at bedtime, car rides, or anytime a little laughter is needed ;) Please subscribe to our podcast for a new poem or story each week. If you’d like to know more about the author, please visit www.storiesbyp...more