369. Bouncing Dragon: a soothing meditation and bedtime story

Ready to explore the sky a bit more, Dragon flies up to the clouds. Soon a bouncing dragon giggles among the clouds, discovering their secrets.

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 “Bouncing Dragon,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 9:50

Bouncing Dragon Excerpt:

Dragon stepped out of the cave and looked up. Several fluffy clouds dotted the bright blue sky. They gently coasted across with just enough space between to allow the sun to sprinkle the forest floor with light. Looking up past the treetops Dragon smiled and reminisced about napping on the cozy cloud. Then, wondering what more there was to see among the clouds, Dragon decided to explore.

Dragon opened both wings wide and, jumping upwards, simultaneously pushed them down towards the earth. With a few more flaps Dragon lifted up, up, up. Gerry Robin spotted Dragon soaring upward and decided to join her friend in flight. The little Robin sang with happiness as she flitted about Dragon. Dragon smiled and pointed to the clouds. Gerry’s eyes opened wide. She had never flown that high before. “Will you tell me what you see?” She asked. Dragon nodded as Gerry landed in the treetops.

Today’s Meditation: Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.

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In the press:

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Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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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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