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Stoopkid Stories

Stoopkid Stories is a compilation of fun and exciting stories written by Melissa Victor. We follow 7 characters every episode as they face a new adventure and will have to overcome different obstacles dealing with their friends, family, school, and community. These stories are perfect for children ages 5 and up. I hope that you will enjoy these stories and that they will be a great way for you to start conversations with the children in your life. To connect and join the #StoopkidCrew follow alo...more

Episodes

  • Mischief Mess-Up

    Oct 18 2021

    Stoopkid Crew!!!! Whatsup?!We are back with Season 5 Epsiode 5! Let's gooooooo!Stoop Announcements:HAPPY BIRTHDAY Graham, Eleora, Callum, Timmy, Eleanor, Lizzie, Ruby, Noemi! Woohoo!I hope that this birthday was the best one yet and that all of your birthday wished come true. StoopGrownups, if you would like a shoutout on the show for your Stoopkid(s) and other patron-only goodies, go to https:www.patreon.com/stoopkidstories.And if you would like to send Melly a birthday message, send it to...more

  • Brotherhood Ballin'

    Oct 04 2021

    Heyyyy Stoopkid Crew! Wasup!Back at it again with another story. Season 5 Episode 4! Thank you for joining me on the stoop!Stoop Announcements!HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STOOPKIDS, Dylan, Reilly, Bhaskar and Lewis. I hope that you all had amazing birthdays and always know that you all are amazing!For a shoutout on the show and other "patron-only" goodies go to https://www.patreon.com/stoopkidstoriesThank you to Candlewick Press, publisher of the new picture book Hoop Kings 2: New Royalty, for s...more

  • The FLOOD

    Sep 20 2021

    Heyyyy Stoopkid Crew! Back at it with Season 5 Episode 3! And to my new listeners, welcome!!Birthday Time! Happy Birthday to Anastasia, Oscar and Lilo. I hope that your special day was full of fun, laughter and a lot of cake! You all are so amazing!Remember Stoop Grownups. If you would like your child to receive a shoutout on the show and other patron only goodies go to https://www.patreon.com/stoopkidstories.Follow along on Facebook, IG and Twitter @StoopkidStoriesAlso, you can still watch Stoo...more

  • Crabs, Cookouts and Crates

    Sep 06 2021

    Wooohoooo!!! Hey Stoopkid Crew!Season 5 Episode 2 is here! Let's gooo!!Shoutout to the new audio show "Cultureverse" coming to your favorite podcast platform every single Thursday. Happy Birthday to Stoopkids Augusta, Rani, Lucia, Olive and Madison!! Happy birthday to all of you!! I hope this birthday was spectacular!To recieve a birthday shoutout on the show and other "patron-only" goodies for your Stoopkid go to https://www.patreon.com/stoopkidstories.There is one more...more

  • New Heights for Nathaniel

    Aug 23 2021

    STOOPKID CREW! WE ARE BACK!Season 5 is here and I am so ready to get it going with all of you! It feels so good to be back!Stoop Announcements:Happy Birthday to Peter, Lola, Ronan and Gage! I hope you all had amazing birthdays! Love you all!Stoopkid Stories LIVE! is still available to watch on line. Just go to this link below and you will be able watch the show for $12 until September 7. https://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/stoopkidstoriesliveAlso, WE GOT MERCH! T-shirts, hoodies, bags, masks and more...more

  • Melly's Stoop Announcements

    Aug 09 2021

    Yo Yo Yo!!! My Stoopkid Crew!!!!I miss you all!Today I just have some Stoop Announcements!Stoopkid Stories LIVE was a huge success. We did a total of 8 shows at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan in Connecticut and it was so much fun. Thank you to all the members of the Stoopkid Crew who came out to support the show. It was so much fun meeting you all!But now, all of you get a special viewing of the show! The virtual stream of the show is now available on Vimeo On Demand for $12 and you can stream...more

  • Melanin Island Pt 2

    Jul 12 2021

    Heyyyyyy Stoopkid Crew! Another season finale!Season 4 Episode 8! We made it! Thank you all for listening!Happy birthday to Stoopkids Henry, Eleanor, Tristan, Coco and Greta! I hope that you all had an amazing birthday!Stoop Grownups, if you would like for your child to receive a shoutout on the show or a birthday card in the mail make sure you go to https://www.patreon.com/stoopkidstories and make a pledge!S/o to Whenver Wherever podcast, and make sure you check out the stories over there too!S...more

  • Melanin Island Pt 1

    Jun 28 2021

    Ay yo! Stoopkid Crew!! This is Season 4 Episode 7Thank you all for joining me for another story!Stoop Announcements:Happy Birthday to Stoopkids Nora, Emmet, Miles, Jasper and Sean! I hope that your birthdays were super amazing just like YOU!Stoop Grownups- If you would like for your stoopkid to recieve a shoutout on the show and other special goodies, go to www.patreon.com/stoopkidstories.Stoopkid Stories LIVE rehearsals have started and I am so excited to bring these characters to life for all ...more

  • Vacay Is All I Ever Wanted

    Jun 14 2021

    Wooohooo!!! STOOPKID CREW! We are back at it again! Season 4 Episode 6!Thank you all for joining me for another week!Happy birthday to Stoopkids Autumn, Livia, Eliana and Alma! I hope that you all had an amazing birthday and that your day was super spectacular!If you would like for your Stoopkid to receive a shoutout on the show and other "patron-only" goodies, make sure you head to https://www.patreon.com/stoopkidstories today!Stoopkid Stories LIVE!Happening at the Summer Theatre of N...more

  • Perm Burn

    May 31 2021

    Woohoo!!!!! Season 4 Episode 5!!! Wow!Hey Stoopkid Crew! Thank you all for rocking with my for 4 1/2 seasons! You all are the best!I want to just say this episode is what I am calling my "Transition Episode" as I transition from my old home studio to my new one. So if this episode sounds a little wonky, its because I just moved back to NYC, and I still need the rest of my podcast equipment and I definitely didn't want to delay getting an episode out, so here we go!Happy Birthday t...more

  • The Cicada Invaders!

    May 17 2021

    Stoopkid Crew!!! Whats up?!?! Back at it with Season 4 Episode 4!Thank you for stopping by and listening!Happy Birthday to Stoopkids Greyson,  Morgan, Anaisa, Khalila, Bryn, Izzy, Ezekiel, Nico and Xiomara!Become a patron today on PATREON so that your Stoopkid can receive a birthday shoutout and other patron-only goodies!Special shoutout to out friends over at Cool Facts About Animals podcast for helping me out with this weeks story. https://app.kidslisten.org/ep/Cool-Facts-About-Animals-Cicadas...more

  • The Music Man

    May 03 2021

    Woohoo!!! Season 4 Episode 3 is here! Yeaaaaaa!!Hey Stoopkids! Thank you for listening! Happy BIrthday to Stoopkids Caleb, Jackson, Lola, Della and June!Happy Early Mother's Day!And Happy Birthday to my Stoop Mama, my mommy!!! <3When you get a chance, check out an awesome kids podcast called "Timestorm"! They just released their last season and I love this podcast! Go listen and tell them that Melly sent you.To support the show and receive patron-only goodies for your Stoopkid ...more

  • Jingle Box Flop

    Apr 19 2021

    Heyyyy Stoopkids! Welcome Back to Season 4 Episode 2!Happy Birthday to Stoopkids Roise and Fletcher!Remember StoopGrownups, if you want your Stoopkid to receive a shoutout on the show and other patron-only goodies, go to www.patreon.com/stoopkidstories.Follow along on Social Media @StoopkidStories and specifically this week on IG for a special giveaway of the book "Too Small Tola" by Atinuke and illustrated by Oyinye Iwu.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/StoopkidStories)

  • The Wiper Boys

    Apr 05 2021

    STOOPKID STORIES IS BACK YALL!!!Episode 1 Season 4!I've missed yall so much! Thank you to the Stoopkid Crew for sticking with me during the 3 week break and welcome new listeners to the crew!Happy Birthday to Stoopkids Avery, Teddy, Olivia, Charlie, Emilias, Sage, Aanika, Adhya and Madeleine! Become a patron and receive a shoutout for your stoopkid and other exclusive goodies at www.patreon.com/stoopkidstories.There are some exciting things happening on the stoop, so make sure you are follo...more

  • Princess Quest: Princess Tia goes to The Imagine Neighborhood

    Mar 08 2021

    BONUS EPISODE!!!! Let's go!!!!!!Hey Stoopkids! You know I had to do a Bonus episode for Season 3, I couldn't just leave yall hanging. This week, Princess Tia take a trip to the Imagine Neighborhood to visit my friends Scotty and Count Vacula! And it's an episode all about IDENTITY and what that means.Have you heard of The Imagine Neighborhood podcast? If you haven't you need to check it out right now. Go take a listen and tell them that your virtual bestie Melly sent you.Happ...more

  • Black History 365

    Feb 22 2021

    Here we goooo! Season 3 finale! Episode #8Thank you all for sticking around for another season of stories. Happy Black History Month, Happy Valentine's Day, Happy Groundhog Day, Happy Preseident's Day!Happy Birthday to Stoopkids Noah and Wyatt! Sending you so much birthday love! I hope it was amazing!Exciting things are happening on the stoop. I am doing a giveaway this week with a Black-owned toy company called "Little Likes Kids". Rules on how to enter are in this episode a...more

  • Some Very, Fairy Fun

    Feb 08 2021

    Heyyyyy Stoopkids! Its Season 3 Episode 7! Woohoo!This is a super special episode because I didn't write this episode by myself! I had some help from some awesome Stoopkids who came to the "Write a Story w/Melly" event last week. And we had a blast! So thank you to all the Stoopkids that came and gave me their creative thoughts and ideas for this story!Happy birthday to these special Stoopkids! Aarika, Matthew, Sylvan,  Nora, Lou, Georgia, Henry, Vincent, Aliyah and Islas. Also su...more

  • Ice Rescue

    Jan 26 2021

    Heyyyyyy Stoopkid Crew! It's time for Season 3, Episode 6!This episode is a chilly one. But also a very kind one. Nathaniel gets himself into a little icey situation and you would never believe who came to help him. Take a listen to find out who came to the rescue.Happy birthday to Stoopkids Camille, Evan, Zoe, Wells and Sybil! I hope that you all had an amazing birthday!"Write a Story w/Melly" January 28th at 4pm ESThttps://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/stoopkid_stories_write_a...more

  • A Helping Hand

    Jan 11 2021

    Yo Yo Yo! Season 3 Episode 5! Let's go!Happy New Year Everyone! Happy 2021! I hope that you will enjoy this episode about giving back and helping. Karr takes Peach on a special adventure and they make a new friend!Happy Birthday to Stoopkids Absa, Quentin and Kat! I hope your birthdays were spectacular and amazing!"Write a Story w/ Melly" January 28th, 4pmhttps://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/stoopkid_stories_write_a_story_with_mellyDid you hear that Stoopkid Stories has a websi...more

  • You Make The Holiday

    Dec 28 2020

    Ho Ho Ho! Yo Yo Yo!Season 3 Episode 4This episode is special holiday episode as we round out 2020! What are some holidays that you and family celebrate this time of year? Any special traditions?Thank you to everyone who attended "Coco&Quarantine" last week! It was such a fun time to share with the Stoopkid Crew and I can not wait to do more events.Sign up today for Patreon to get access to special events, birthday shoutouts and birthday goodies. www.patreon.com/stoopkidstoriesHappy...more

  • The Balance of Friendship

    Dec 14 2020

    Yo Yo Yo! Season 3 Episode 3! Let's go!So I'm going to be honest, I have been dealing with some icky feelings with friendships recently and I just wanted to write them out in a story. I can really relate to what McKinley is going through.  I hope you enjoy this story!Happy Birthday to Stoopkids Braelyn and Ian! I hope your birthday was spectacular and full of love!Did you hear that Stoopkid Stories has a website now! Check it out https://www.stoopkidstories.comJoin Stoopkid Stories on ...more

  • No Lies Told

    Nov 30 2020

    Yo Yo Yo! Season 3 Episode 2! Let's go!This week we are hanging with the fellas! Listen to hear what Karr, Byron and Nathaniel are up to!Happy Birthday to Stoopkid Emi! I hope your birthday was spectacular and full of love!Did you hear that Stoopkid Stories has a website now! Check it out https://www.stoopkidstories.comShoutout to the sponsor for this episode, Andrews Technology Group, for creating an amazing website.Join Stoopkid Stories on PATREON! Get access to patron-only goodies and ge...more

  • The Magical TumbleWEAVE

    Nov 16 2020

    SEASON 3! LET'S GO!!!!Hey Stoopkids! We made it to Season 3. Can you believe it?In this episode, the girls are hanging out and learning a new skill. How to braid hair! But you will never guess what happens. This story brings a whole new meaning to Black Girl MAGIC!Did you hear that Stoopkid Stories has a website now! Go check it out at https://www.stoopkidstories.com!Thank you to the sponsor, Andrews Technology Group for the website.Remember, Stoopkid Stories is now on PATREON! So for "...more

  • The New Kid - Special Collaboration with Stories Podcast!

    Nov 02 2020

    We got a Bonus Episode! Woohoo!!Hey Stoopkids! This episode is a super special one. I co-wrote a story with my friends over at Stories Podcast (http://www.storiespodcast.com). In this episode, you will hear how two friends, from two different backgrounds, meet for the first time and how they navigate this new friendship. Sometimes making a new friend can be challenging, especially if you are from two different backgrounds. You will hear this story from 2 different perspectives, and a new song! U...more

  • The Adventure Part 3

    Oct 19 2020

    We made it to the end of Season 2! Episode 8 is here! The last part of the adventure!Thank you all for taking this journey with the crew and I as they get locked under bridges, cross over rivers, figure out puzzles and put on magic jerseys. What in the world could possibly happen next? Make sure you listen to find out!This episode is sponsored by I love my Curls Box.  A gift for your curly haired Stoopkid in your life. Go to www.ilovemycurlsbox.com to grab your own, and maybe one for a friend! A...more

  • The Adventure Part 2

    Oct 05 2020

    Heyyy! Episode 7 is ready to go!We catch up with the crew to find out what's in the box from the last episode. And the adventure continues...If you haven't checked it out already, please join me in the Stoopkid Stories Challenge! If you want to join, go to the IG page, look at the dance, learn it, repost, tag me and I'll repost it on my page! Or if you want to just send me a video of you dancing to the Stoopkid Stories Theme Song, that works too! It's my birthday month and I ...more

  • The Adventure Part 1

    Sep 21 2020

    Yo Yo Yo Stoopkids! Episode 6 is here!In this episode, we meet up with all the Stoopkids! A mystery box falls out of a truck and sends them on a wild adventure. Tune into what happens...Stoopkid Stories is now on PATREON! If you would like to support Stoopkid Stories this way and receive "patron-only" content, click the support link below.Follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @StoopkidStoriesRate, Review and Subscribe!©2020 Melissa VictorSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/St...more

  • Strike of the Pimple

    Sep 08 2020

    Hey Stoopkids! Here is Episode 5!Getting older is an exciting thing. You get taller, you may get braces, you go up a grade, but what happens when you get a pimple for the first time?? Take a listen to hear how Peach deals with getting her first pimple!This episode is sponsored by Candlewick Press, featuring a new book called "Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away" by Meg Medina and illustrated by Sonia Sanchez. Get your copy today wherever books are sold!Stoopkid Stories is now on PATREON! If ...more

  • I love you, Bro

    Aug 24 2020

    Stoopkid Crew! Episode 4 is here!This episode talks about a special 4 letter word. L-O-V-E! The BB Twins, Byron and Brea love each very much. They do everything together. Byron gets a great opportunity and has to go away for 3 days without Brea. Will Brea miss her brother dearly? Or is she okay with him being gone? Take a listen to this story about sibling love!*This Episode is dedicated to my big brother Travon <3Also, shoutout to any of my DST Sorors listening to this episode! Stoopkid Stor...more

  • My Stomach is in KNOTS!

    Aug 10 2020

    Stoopkid Crew!!! Here's episode 3!!In this episode, we meet up with Princess Tia again! Princess Tia leaves her homeschool and starts attending TAA! She is super confident and super excited about going to her new school. But then she starts to feel nervous about test taking and has her first encounter with anxiety. Anxiety is a fancy way of saying that our bodies are reacting to something that makes us nervous or afraid. It can happen when we want to try something new, meet new friends, whe...more

  • Saving T-Zone

    Jul 27 2020

    Stoopkid Crew! Wasup?! Episode 2 is here!This episode you'll learn about gentrification and how McKinley and the BB twins step in to help their community. It's so important to hold on to the history and culture of the area you live in. Is there a place in your neighborhood that's special to you or your family? Have you ever experienced or seen gentrification in your own community? Tell me all about it!This episode is sponsored by Candlewick Press, featuring a new book called "...more

  • Braceface

    Jul 06 2020

    Stoopkid Crew! Wasup?! Its' Season 2!! In this season all your favorite characters will meet and interact with each other, how cool is that? This episode is about Nathaniel getting braces right before schools starts. And of course, the JRs have something to say about it. How do you think Nathaniel will handle it? Take a listen, tell me what you think. Also, do you like the new theme song?? :) Stoopkid Stories is now on PATREON! If you would like to support Stoopkid Stories this way and rece...more

  • BONUS: Princess Tia goes to What If World

    Jun 22 2020

    What if hats talked to ants?Hey Stoopkid Crew! Princess Tia and I took a trip to What if World to visit our friend Mr. Eric to tell a fun and adventurous impromptu story just for you! Mr. Eric is the creator and host of another story podcast for kids called What if World so make sure you fly over there to check it out! Also be sure to listen all the way to the end of this episode for some silly bloopers.Stoopkid Stories is now on PATREON! If you would like to support Stoopkid Stories this way an...more

  • Seeing McKinley Pt.2

    Jun 07 2020

    The final episode of Season 1! We made it to the end of the season! Thank you all for rocking with the stories and all my fun friends for these past 8 episodes. Tune in to hear what Mickey said during her Black History Month speech and see if her friend Hazel changes her way of thinking.What other types of stories would you want to hear? Let me know! Have you subscribed? Hit the subscribe button! Follow on IG and Twitter at @stoopkidstories. See ya for season 2!©2020 Melissa VictorSupport the sh...more

  • Seeing McKinley Pt.1

    Jun 06 2020

    Episode 7! Here we go Stoopkids! Thanks for tuning into another episode. I know with what's going on in the world right now there are a lot of feelings and emotions. And I hope that you've been able to express your feelings to your family and friends. Talking it out always helps us feel better Stoopkids and StoopParents alike. So I want to introduce you to my friend McKinley, Mickey for short. In this episode, she realizes, kind of for the first time, that she's different and expe...more

  • Itchy, Scratchy, Bumpy Karr

    May 16 2020

    Episode 6! Hey Stoopkids! Thanks for tuning in to another episode. This story is about my friend Karr who discovers something about himself that he makes him feel different from everyone else. Then he finds out he's really not that different at all. Take a listen to see what happens.Follow the IG page @StoopkidStories, I would love to interact with all of you! Comment, rate and subscribe so you can be a part of the #StoopkidFamily! And enjoy!©2020 Melissa VictorSupport the show (https://www...more

  • The BB Twins: A story of Dance and Community

    Apr 18 2020

    Its Episode 5! We are half way through Season 1! This story is about Byron and Brea, twins who love to dance. The twins posted a video and it went viral for the world to see. They become an internet sensation overnight. What happens when the two are torn between going to a predominately white arts high school and staying at the school in their neighborhood? Take a listen to see what happens!If you are enjoying these stories, feel free to give it a rating and comment, (for my Apple podcast listen...more

  • Princess Tia and Friends Live!

    Apr 10 2020

    My first LIVE episode! Hey my Stoopkids, I did something different with this episode and recorded it live on Facebook and Instagram! Thank you to everyone who tuned in, it was a blast. Princess Tia is learning a very important lesson in this episode, thanks to her new friends. I hope you enjoy! And make sure to follow the Instagram page @stoopkidstories. I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment/rating if you're listening to this on Apple podcast. <3©2020 Melissa VictorSupport the s...more

  • Peach and The Spelling Bee Pt.2

    Mar 11 2020

    Here we are at Episode 3! Peach has just completed the first round of the spelling bee at her school. In this episode, Peach discovers another interest she might have and learns how to be confident and accept that she doesn’t have to be good at just one thing. She can multi-talented! Take a listen!©2020 Melissa VictorSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/StoopkidStories)

  • Peach and The Spelling Bee Pt.1

    Feb 08 2020

    Today I want to tell you about my friend Peach. A smart girl with a small case of low self-esteem. The biggest day of her 5th grade career has arrived. How will she do in the Spelling Bee? Take a listen and find out!©2020 Melissa VictorSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/StoopkidStories)

  • Nathaniel and his bike

    Jan 30 2020

    Welcome to the 1st episode of Stoopkid Stories!This week we meet my friend Nathaniel, a cool kid who loves his family, having fun and riding his bike. But he runs into a bully from the neighborhood and has to either give into peer pressure or stand up for himeself. Which one does he choose? Take a listen to find out!©2020 Melissa VictorSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/StoopkidStories)