648: Leaping Lemmings: a relaxation and tale for kids

Lincoln Lemming has organized an acrobatics show, but Lina Lemming is nervous about performing in front of so many forest animals.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:20

Leaping Lemmings Excerpt:

It was a beautiful day on Ahway Island. The sun was big and bright, giving everyone on the island a nice warm hug. The birds flew around the trees, singing from the branches and playing silly games in the blue sky. Lincoln Lemming was taking a short walk. As Lincoln felt the cool, refreshing breezes on his nose, he couldn’t help but smile. What a beautiful day for a performance!

Later this afternoon, he and his friends Lina and Lexie were going to put on an acrobatics show for their friends and neighbors. It had been Lincoln’s idea to entertain their neighbors with a performance and he was feeling proud at having arranged the event, and very excited by the prospect of performing with his friends.

As Lincoln continued his walk, he saw lots of the forest creatures out, going about their days. Carrie Cardinal was collecting small sticks for her nest. When Lincoln saw Carrier, he had a great idea: he could ask Carrie to help invite more forest animals to the show!

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