This time on The Children’s Hour, we will hear traditional stories that have been passed down through the generations, which we call Folktales.

La Llorona is called the “Wailing Woman” because she cries over the children who drown in the deadly irrigation ditches

We get mesmerized by the story of La Llorona, told by storyteller Dr. Rosalia Pacheco. Her presentation is possible thanks to a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council’s Speaker’s Bureau.

The Emperor’s New Clothes exhibition in London

We’ll hear more folktales that are very familiar throughout the show, including Abiyoyo, Henny Penny and we’ll play songs that take our folk tales and set them to music, as well as songs that have been passed down from parents to children for generations.


Pickin' On a FairytaleKasey RauschWildflowers2014 Various Artists02:31
This Old ManMike Seeger & Peggy SeegerAmerican Folk Songs For Children1977 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.02:27
Slow CasinoBlue Dot SessionsWarmbody2017 Blue Dot Sessions00:57
The Pig MedleyMike MennardWhen Mother Goose Laid an Egg2007 Family Fridge02:35
The Emperor's New ClothesThe Tiny BoppersMy Favourite Story Album2012 BPM Digital Ltd04:55
The Naked TruthOkee Dokee BrothersTake It Outside2010 Okee Dokee Brothers02:57
John Jacob Jingleheimer SchmidtSusie TallmanChildren's Songs - A Collection of Childhood Favorites2011 Susie Tallman Yarbrough01:09
The Farmer In the DellElla JenkinsEarly Early Childhood Songs1996 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings01:05
AbiyoyoPete SeegerAbiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children1991 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings06:42
Jack And JillRaffi & Lindsay MunroeNursery Rhymes For Kinder Times2022 Troubadour Music Inc., Under exclusive license to Craft Recordings. Distributed by Concord.01:13
Ain't Nobody Here But Us ChickensBuck Howdy with BBChickens2007 Prairie Dog Entertainment01:55
Old King CoalH. Lynn KitchensRockin' With The Goose2003 H Lynn Kitchens01:43