271. Imagination Power: a kids’ meditation and story

Chance Cardboard Box is colorful and ready for a new adventure! Today the kids use their friend to explore their island home.

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 “Imagination Power” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 9:21

Imagination Power Excerpt:

Chance the cardboard box relaxed in the cozy sunbeam.  He admired the bright colorful drawings that the kids had made on his sides and wondered when they would have their next adventure.  The cardboard box heard a commotion in the kitchen and then the boy and girl raced into the living room to play.  Startled by the racket the little kitty quickly leapt out of the box. The girl said to her brother, “I think it’s your turn to pick what we do.” “Ok.” The boy said, shrugging his shoulders.


Chance wondered what they would do today as the boy hopped into the cardboard box. “Have a seat.” He said to his sister.  “We’re going to be submerging soon, so get comfortable.”


“Yes!” She exclaimed.  “I’ve always wanted to pilot a submarine!”


“Since it’s my idea, I think I should get to be the captain.” The boy said.

Today’s Meditation: Relax your whole body from head to toe in this meditation.

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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!”


Thank you for listening, we hope to see you again next week!