Billy teaches his sister how to use color helpers to organize school stuff.

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Narrator: Female

Color Helpers Excerpt:

It was an ordinary day. There were some clouds in the sky. The air felt warm as Emily and Billy left with their dad to shop for their school supplies. Emily felt excited! It was her first time shopping for school. She was starting kindergarten this year and couldn’t wait to have a backpack just like her big brother.

As they walked down the aisle with the supplies, Emily’s eyes grew big. There was so much to choose. She began to feel nervous, and decided that to make it easy, she would just choose everything green.

Emily quickly picked up a green binder, 6 green folders, and 7 green notebooks. It was a lot to carry and Emily struggled to hold everything until …she dropped it all on the ground. That startled Billy who had been carefully considering what binder he should get.

“Emily, are you ok? I know it’s your favorite color, but why do you have all green?” Billy asked, seeing the emerald sea of supplies surrounding his little sister.

“Well, green is my favorite color. With so many choices, I felt overwhelmed, and just figured if I picked all green, then I would be done, and wouldn’t feel nervous anymore.”  Emily said.

“Would you like some help?” Billy asked.

“Yes, please!”  Emily said.

“OK.” Then Billy added with a smile, “first, let’s try something to help you calm.”

Today’s Meditation: Feel your muscles relax as you check in with your body from head to toe.

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