Blanka the plush bunny waits patiently to be discovered inside the colorful present. The rainbow paper starts to crinkle. How will everyone react?

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:41

Narrator: Male

Special Day Excerpt:

Blanka adjusted her sparkling blue ribbon and put on her best smile. She was ready! The plush bunny eagerly looked upward. As more and more light spilled into the gift box the white tissue paper began to glow. She heard rustling as the tissue paper was shuffled around. Blanka felt a giggle bubbling up from her belly as the paper fluttered around her. A gentle beam of sunshine poured through the parted tissue paper, causing Blanka’s blue ribbon to twinkle. The little bunny heard a gasp and smiled as she was lifted out of the gift box.

Today’s Meditation: Happiness and love flow through you in this meditation.

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As a result of your support you’ll find us ranking among the best in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Feedspot placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list, in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 and 2020 list! ListenNotes, included us in their list of the 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate and VeryWellMind listed us as one of the 20 Best Meditation Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 in an article by Sara Lindberg, M.Ed!

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As a recommended bedtime podcast for kids on Georgetown Hill’s Early School website, from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! We’re also reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama in Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, while Haven magazine in Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

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We hope “Special Day” helped soothe you to sleep.  For another calming story try “Ronald’s Turn.”

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