Bobby the Bus is ready for 1st day fun as he follows his route to pick up the Kindergarteners.
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 “1st Day Fun” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!
Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:41
1st Day Fun Excerpt:
Sunshine filled the morning sky with bright cheerful light. It was the 1st day of Kindergarten and Bobby the Bus was excited and nervous. He was sparkling clean and ready. Bobby had practiced his route several times, and had it memorized. The happy yellow bus knew it was his responsibility and privilege to carry the kindergartners to school safely. Bobby reminded himself that his practice routes had gone well. He had extra time scheduled so that the kindergartners would be on time, even if their parents took a while to say goodbye. Bobby took a deep dragon breath in and out to help himself calm. OK, it was time to start the day.
As the big yellow bus approached the first stop, he noticed the little kids were pointing and smiling. One was even hopping up and down with excitement. What a relief! Moms and dads gave their little ones hugs as each child stepped onto the bus. They climbed slowly up the great big steps with their little legs. Each little one sat down in a seat where they could see their parents, and waved excitedly out the window. Great big smiles shined on their faces as their parents waved back. Slowly Bobby pulled away from the stop. The big yellow bus delighted in the sound of laughter as it drifted to the front.
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In the press:
We’re reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, Sassy Mama Singapore recommends us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home, and Haven Magazine Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.
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