524. Beyond the Bed: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Penny Pillow explores the big beautiful world beyond the bed and meets a new friend.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:29

Beyond the Bed Excerpt:

Penny Pillow lived on the softest little bed in the world. Its clean white sheets and the other soft pillow friends who lived with Penny made the bed a cozy home. Penny loved her little bed. The bed was small but it was her special bed. She’d been there for as long as she could remember.


Penny Pillow was a little light blue pillow with white flowers. Her fresh stuffing made her as soft as can be! Her friend Paul Pillow was a big wrinkly grey pillow with older stuffing, but he was still soft enough to squeeze. He liked to sit at the head of the bed.


Penny’s other friend, Patty Pillow, was a medium-sized white pillow who usually nestled in the corner of the bed.


Paul would chuckle as Penny bounced around him. He would say: “Penny, my friend, you’re stuffed full of fun!”

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