371. Careful! Ducks! a bedtime story on acceptance for kids

Bobby the bus uses his stop sign to say “Careful! Ducks!” to the passing cars. With his help the duck family makes their way to the pond safely.

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 “Careful! Ducks!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 7:48

Careful! Ducks! Excerpt:

Bobby the school bus smiled as he slowed to a stop in front of the red brick building. He held his stop sign out proudly, telling the other cars to wait. Seeing that it was safe, the school bus opened his doors and the kids filed off, eager to discover what they would learn today. Having completed his route, Bobby thought about what he might do for the rest of his morning. It would be awhile before he was needed to bring the kids home. A gentle breeze swirled blossoms and leaves around the little bus. Bobby took a deep dragon breath, in and out, enjoying the fresh spring air. Bobby decided to go for a little drive to see spring’s effects on their little town.

Today’s Meditation: Today, enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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