Bobby the school bus is ready for school! As he practices his route Bobby notices some big changes. What will the school bus do?

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you send kind energy to your heart.

Ready for School Story for Kids Excerpt

That was when the school bus realized he had to learn a new route. A new worry filled Bobby’s mind. What if he forgot the new route? “And won’t it be nice to meet some new kids.” The driver continued. Now Bobby realized that he would have to get to know completely different kids. That was too many changes for the school bus.

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Thank you!  If you like stories about vehicles, check out Captain Dragon! A Calming Nap Time Story for Children