650: Lost and Loved: a relaxation and story for your naptime routine

Britney Love loses her favorite toy but is reminded to love the toys she still has around her.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:38

Lost and Loved Excerpt:

It was a windy day on Ahway Island. The leaves on the trees spun right off their branches and onto the sidewalk of Britney Love’s neighborhood. Some kids were outside flying kites and zipping around on their scooters, but Britney was staying inside to play.


Today, Britney planned on having a fancy, pretend dinner party with all her toy friends. Every toy would get a place at the table, a toy plate and cup, and a napkin to wipe their faces after they pretend-ate. Britney’s dad was even going to make cookies for all of them!


Britney had dolls and stuffed animals, toy dishware, and even a little toy kitchen. Britney’s dad, Mr. Love, liked getting her fun toys. He always took care to choose toys he knew Britney would enjoy, and he never forgot to say goodbye to her favorites before he went to work.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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