695. Cool Construction: a calming short story for children

Dory Dump Truck tells her friends that she knows what’s being built at the new construction site. How will Dory come to terms with telling them the truth?

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:36

Cool Construction Excerpt:

It was a bright, sunny day on Ahway Island. Dory Dump Truck felt warmed by the sun’s rays as she and her driver entered the new construction site on Ahway Island. As Dory’s driver steered her into the big silver gate, they heard the other construction workers call out “hello!” Dory smiled to herself at the prospect of a new day of building and construction. She felt curious about what amazing things would she help build today on the lovely island she called home.

As the dump truck and her driver moved through the construction site to their destination, Dory’s head spun with ideas about what this new construction project was. Maybe it was a restaurant. Or a bookstore! Dory didn’t know what was going to be built, but she was looking forward to it nonetheless.

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