212. Ideas Galore: a calming bedtime and nap time story with a positive message

Rogelio, Helen and Brianna are excited to share their own ideas. It can be difficult to wait and listen. What will they do?

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Narrator: Female

Final Dragon Breath: 8:19

Ideas Galore Show Excerpt:

Helen, eager to share her ideas for their play, waited for her friends under the great oak tree at the park.  She looked up at the crisp blue sky through the branches, and noticed she could see a lot more blue.  The oak had changed quite a bit since their last get together.  Brown leaves drifted down as Helen looked up into the crown of the tree.


“Hi Helen!”  It was Rogelio and Brianna!  Now they could get started.


“Hi!” Helen replied.  All three were grinning ear to ear.  “I’m so glad you’re here!” Helen said.  “I have so many ideas that I want to…”


Before she had a chance to finish Rogelio excitedly said, “Me too! I’ve been thinking about the music for the play and the sets.  Wait till you see!”


“What ideas did you have Helen? I have some to share too!” Brianna added.


Helen started to speak again.  “Well I was thinking that maybe our story should have some other characters, not just the dragon.  My idea was that we could have…”

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