826. The Memory Palace: a short story and meditation for kids

Eddie has an assignment to memorize a list of 10 animals! How will he remember them all?

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 3:55

Plans for Planting Excerpt:

It was a cool, cloudy day on Ahway Island. The birds circled the neighborhood, searching for trees to nest in, and the squirrels diligently hunted nuts to stow away. The trees shook from the wind, and leaves began to release from their branches.

Eddie De Souza returned to his classroom from recess and sat at his desk, ready to receive his homework for the day. He looked at the board at the front of the classroom and saw the words “Memory Test” written in bright blue.

Today’s Meditation: Enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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In the press:

Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in this feature from Global Comment!

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