238. A Polar Pal: a soothing relaxation and kid’s bedtime story

Dragon goes back to land of ice and meets Bianca!

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Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 9:40

A Polar Pal Excerpt:

The dragon watched the sun change colors as it settled down for the night.  Having spent the last few nights on the beach, it was now time to go to the land of ice and snow to share thankfulness with Princely, the penguin, and Beau, the beluga whale.  The dragon stepped outside the cave and spread its wings.  The wind lifted the dragon up, up, and up, until the dragon was hovering above the train tracks.  The dragon followed the tracks over to the icy land.  The moon shined down, and the snow shimmered like star dust.  As the dragon landed the snow swirled up, surrounding the dragon in a sparkling white cloud.  Once the snow had settled back down the dragon began searching for Princely and Beau.

 

Off in the distance the dragon spotted something black hurtling its direction, growing larger and larger.  The dragon smiled, knowing what was about to happen.  Sure enough, a penguin slid right into the large drift next to the dragon, hopped up and shook.  The dragon ducked as snow flew in all directions.  The dragon gave Princely a big hug.  Then Beau popped out of the water, wondering what all the commotion was about.  Happy to see the dragon had returned, the whale spouted a blast of water.

 

Princely said, “We’ve missed you!”  The dragon nodded indicating that it had missed the penguin and whale as well.

 

“We have another friend for you to meet.” Beau added.

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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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