348. Batty Dragon: a kids’ guided relaxation and calming story

Dragon notices something zipping across the night sky. The little bat invites Dragon for a snack and our batty dragon zig-zags along.

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Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 7:50

Batty Dragon Excerpt:

A large fluffy cloud drifted across the sky. Hearing the gentle whirr of a toy plane, Dragon’s eyes fluttered open. With a long stretch, Dragon smiled. The fluffy cloud had been the softest place Dragon had ever napped. Dragon gazed down at the island as a warm orange glow filled the sky. The sun was setting. Dragon stretched wings wide and stepped off the cloud, slowly floating to the ground. Once on the ground, Dragon folded wings and walked into a field. In the fading sunlight a dark shape zipped around against the sky. The shape quickly flew one way and then another, zig-zagging across the field.

Dragon wondered what it could be. As the sky darkened and Dragon lost track of the zig-zagging shape. Soon the stars and moon sparkled brightly above. Dragon walked along staring up at the twinkling sky with a smile of contentment. Occasionally something covered up a few stars here, a few stars there. Then, as Dragon wondered what was blocking the stars, something zipped right up to Dragon’s nose and hovered in front.

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In the press:

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Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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