658. Naptime or Not: a kids’ relaxation and story

It’s a beautiful day in the Ahway Island Cove and Oceana Sea Otter wants to play! But all the other otters are napping. Should Oceana wake them up or not?

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:17

Naptime or Not Excerpt:

It was calm and peaceful in the cove tucked along Ahway Island’s eastern shoreline. Waves gently lapped against the rocks, creating a soothing rhythm. Not far off the coastline, a group of sea otters was sound asleep, each floating on their backs at the top of the waves.  The  ocean softly rocked them back and forth, back and forth.

But one little otter sat up. Oceana had been trying and trying to nap quietly with the rest of the otters, but she just couldn’t sleep. She was wide awake, and she wanted to go out and play. Yes, the sun was warm and bright, which made some otters just want to curl up on the sun-warmed waves and sleep. But the bright, cheery sunshine also caused the more distant waves of the Ahway Island Sound to twinkle invitingly.  Seeing the sparkly waters just made Oceana want to go out and play, not sleep!

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