669. First Sleepover: a soothing story and children’s meditation

Henry goes to Brian’s for his first sleepover but is a little apprehensive. Will Henry have a nice time after all?

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 5:00

First Sleepover Excerpt:

It was a cheery and sunny afternoon on Ahway Island. Henry Vasquez looked out the window of his classroom, waiting for the school bell to ring. Today was Friday and Henry and all the kids and teachers were excited to get their weekend started. When Henry heard the school bell ring, he grabbed his red backpack and ran outside. Henry looked around the schoolyard for his Mami, wondering what he would do for the rest of the day.

When Henry saw his Mami’s silver car, he headed towards the car. But then, Henry heard his friend Javier call his name, so he stopped and turned.

“Henry! I have something to give you!” Javier said. Javier ran up to Henry with a piece of green construction paper. Henry took the colorful paper in his hand and looked at it. It was an invitation.

“Brian is having a sleepover!” Javier exclaimed. “He invited both of us and asked me to give you this invitation,” Javier said with a big smile on his face as he looked at Henry.

Today’s Meditation: Relax your whole body from head to toe in this meditation.

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