It’s a hot day as Mike and Ian get ready for some sprinkler games. Anora would like to play too. Will the three friends share a fun afternoon?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Little Pond” this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Sprinkler Games” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

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Sprinkler Games Excerpt:

The little pool sparkled as the sunlight reflected off the water.  It was a hot day, and Ian’s parents had invited Mike’s family over.  Ian had helped his dad set up the pool and sprinkler, and was ready for some fun in the water with his best friend.

Before long the boys were busy splashing, and their parents were busy chatting.  Everyone was having fun.  Then another family walked by, looking very hot.  Mike said, “I think that’s Anora.  She looks like she could use some cool water.  We should invite her to play.”

Ian looked at his friend a little unsure.  “But, Mike.  Anora’s a girl.  Besides, we need to ask our parents.”

“OK, let’s ask our parents.  It’ll be fun.”  Mike replied. He knew that once Ian got to know Anora, he would like her.  Their parents had heard the conversation and Ian’s mom said, “What a great idea! Go right ahead, and invite her mom and dad too.”

Mike and Ian ran over to the sidewalk and said, “Hi Anora! Would you like to play with us in the pool and sprinkler.”  Then they said to her parents, “You’re invited too!”

“That sounds like fun! Can I?” Anora asked, expectantly looking at her dad.  Anora’s dad looked at her mom and said, “Sure.  We should probably go get your swimsuit, and then come back.”

“Great!” Mike said.  “We’ll see you in a little bit.

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