317. Let’s Play: a nap time story and relaxation for kids

Let’s play as Danny and Dory the dump trucks race to see who is the fastest. Ellie the excavator gives the signal and they’re off!

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 “Let’s Play!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 9:38

Let’s Play Excerpt:

Light streamed through the gaps in the door of the little dump truck’s garage. The little dump truck blinked as the warm sun gently settled on Danny’s headlights. Danny smiled and his engine began to rumble awake. The little dump truck felt eager to find out what the crew would be up to today. His garage door rolled up revealing Dory the dump truck already in the construction yard. Danny’s fenders dropped with disappointment.

“I’m first today!” Dory exclaimed. “It’s not a race.” Danny rumbled.

“Really?” Ellie the excavator’s garage door slowly rolled up and the happy excavator rolled out. “You usually race me out here every morning.” She said. “Did Dory get to the yard first?”

“I did!” Dory said, beaming.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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In the press:

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Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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