Rogelio, Helen, Brianna explore the forest to find Dragon. As they do, they get lots of ideas for their play.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Forest Explorers” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:43

Forest Explorer Show Excerpt:

Rogelio waited for Brianna and Helen to arrive under the big oak tree.  They had been enjoying writing their play together. The story about the dragon was working very well, and the music was sounding great! However, all three were having difficulty forgetting the dragon like animal they had seen peeking out of the forest.  Today they were going to explore the edge of the forest. That was as far as their parents thought it was safe to go.


The forest looked very calm and inviting. Maybe they would find the dragon.  Then they really would have something to write about.


Whether they found a dragon or not, Rogelio was looking forward to their meeting at the park today.  He looked back at the playground and noticed Brianna and Helen walking towards him and waving.


“Are you ready to explore the forest?” Helen asked.


“Do you think we’ll really find a dragon?” Brianna asked.


“We’ll just have to look and see.” Rogelio said, smiling.  “Any ideas on where we should start?”

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In the press:

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We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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Thank you for listening, and happy Friday!