477. Moving Day: a mindful story and relaxation for kids

477. Moving Day: a mindful story and relaxation for kids

Grace is moving to a new home on Ahway Island, but is worried about making new friends.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:13

Moving Day Excerpt:

It was a cold winter morning but Grace had hardly noticed. Grace was just too excited to even think about the cold. Today, Grace’s family was moving to a new house!


Grace was a little sad, of course. She had been happy in her previous home where she had lots of friends. But mom and dad told her that Ahway Island was a wonderful place to live and that she would make lots of new friends. Plus, she could still visit her old friends sometimes.


Grace squirmed in her seat in the train.


“Mom, will the moving truck be at our house when we get there?”


“No, honey, but it’ll get there soon after we arrive.”


“How much longer will the train take before we get there?”


“Not too long,” said Dad, “just a few more minutes.”


“This is a great train, Jun,” said Mom. “What do they call it around here? The uh, ‘Sparkling Train,’ is that right?”


“That’s right, said Grace’s dad. “It goes all around the island.”

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