209. BCAI: Frog Fun: a calming meditation and children’s tale

Freddie Frog along with Tanner and Tad the toads pick things to do, forgetting that Sachi the Snake can’t hop. Will they give their friend a chance to choose?

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 “Frog Fun” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final Dragon Breath: 8:31

Frog Fun Show Excerpt:

A cool breeze tickled the leaves lying on the little path in the forest.  They fluttered up into the air, twirling with their invisible partner.  Freddie the frog watched as the leaves whirled and danced.  He was on his way to see his friends Sachi the snake, along with Tanner and Tad the toads.

 

The little frog decided to play a game with the dancing leaves.  Freddie watched in anticipation. As the leaves leapt up into the air, lifted by the breeze, he hopped forward quickly.

 

The little frog was in a race to reach the end of the path before the leaves floated all the way back down.  Once all the leaves rested on the ground again the little frog waited eagerly for the next gust.  Up, up, up the leaves twirled and Freddie hop, hop, hopped.

 

It was slow going, but eventually Freddie made it to Tanner’s cozy home.  Tad and Sachi were already there.

 

“We wondered if you were coming.” Tanner the toad said.

Today’s Meditation: Feel your muscles relax as you check in with your body from head to toe.

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In the press:

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

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.

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.

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”

 

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