270. Finding the Trail: an original short story for kids

Bodhi Beach Buggy follows a stream into the woods and loses his way.  How will he find his way back?

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 “Finding the Trail” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 9:45

Finding the Trail Excerpt:

Bodhi the little beach buggy and his driver waited on the sand and watched as the red orange sun peeked over the sea.  The light danced on the top of the waves as they crashed onto the sand. The sky grew lighter as it was flooded with sunshine.  Enjoying the view Bodhi took a deep dragon breath in and out. The beach buggy’s hood warmed in the glow.  He felt ready for today’s adventure.


His driver hopped into his seat and Bodhi’s engine rumbled, just barely loud enough to be heard over the crashing waves.  The blue beach buggy smiled as he rolled forward towards the water.  He loved splashing in the waves at the beach buggy park.  His driver took him right along the edge of the shore.  Water rolled in and out splashing his wheels as it crashed onto the sand, gently tugging at the sand underneath the buggy’s tires.  Bodhi giggled as the rolling water tickled his orange wheels.  The happy little beach buggy followed the trail along the beach.  Then his driver turned Bodhi’s wheel away from the rolling surf.

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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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