379. Artful Dragon: a relaxing story for kids

Our artful Dragon joins Mike, Ian, and Anora to paint. Curious, Gerry Robin took a peek at Dragon’s painting. What will she see?

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Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 10:58

Artful Dragon Excerpt:

Dragon peeked out of the forest, curious to see if any kids were at the park. Gerry robin noticed her friend and asked, “What are you doing today?” Having spotted Anora, Dragon pointed her out to Gerry bird and stepped out of the enchanted forest. Feeling a little adventurous, the robin decided to follow along. Dragon skipped over to Anora waving happily. “Oh, hi, Dragon!” she responded. Then she turned to the kids behind her, “You guys have to meet Dragon!” Anora turned back to Dragon and said, “This is Ian and Mike.”

Ian and Mike stepped out from behind Anora. They had heard other kids talking about the friendly dragon that lived in the forest but hadn’t met Dragon yet. Ian stepped forward holding his hand out for a handshake – after all this was how he had been taught to introduce himself. Dragon smiled and gently shook Ian’s hand. Then Gerry robin settled onto Dragon’s shoulder and said, “Hello! I’m Gerry. Nice to meet you Ian and Mike.”

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In the press:

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Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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