802. Dancing Dragon: a calming meditation and story for kids

Dragon hears a t-tapping sound in the forest and learns a new type of dance from Ballet Bunny!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:38

Dancing Dragon Excerpt:

In a clearing in the Ahway Island forest, sunlight streamed down on a patch of wild blueberries. The breeze was soft and warm and smelled of pine and wildflowers. Dragon laid in the blueberry patch, peacefully observing the world after having eaten a delicious meal of fresh blueberries. Dragon’s eyes followed a little yellow butterfly as it flitted about one of the nearby blueberry bushes. The brilliant yellow wings danced a special dance in the sunlight.

Dragon smiled in admiration of the butterfly’s aerial choreography as the insect gracefully darted about this way and that. It was quite different than the dance of the bumble bees and the flies that also zoomed through the air with such grace.

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