439. At Work with Mom: a relaxing kids’ meditation and bedtime story

439. At Work with Mom: a relaxing kids’ meditation and bedtime story

Owen spends the day with his mom at work and helps return an otter to the sea.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:12

At Work with Mom Excerpt:

A warm glow spilled through Owen’s window as the sun rose. Sensing the time, and eager to get going, Owen hopped out of bed. He zipped over to his closet and grabbed his favorite purple t shirt and a cool pair of pants that would dry fast if the waves splashed him, or it began to rain. Owen wanted to be prepared. He wanted to show everyone his best for his day with mom. All dressed, Owen hurried downstairs to eat breakfast. Mom grinned when she saw Owen. She bubbled with as much excitement as he did for their day together.

As Owen finished his breakfast his mom asked, “Are you ready to go to work with me?”

Owen beamed at his mom and exclaimed, “Yes! Let’s go!”

Owen and his mom walked out the door and headed to the marina. In the distance Owen heard waves rolling onto the shore, seagulls singing their morning greetings, and motorboats rumbling on the sea.

Today’s Meditation: Gently sway like the graceful willow tree in today’s meditation.

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22. Nap Time: a bedtime story and relaxation for kids

22. Nap Time: a bedtime story and relaxation for kids

Today’s Nap Time Story (EP22): Nap Time: a bedtime story and relaxation for kids

Oceana the otter wants to play while the other otters are napping at nap time. What happens when she wakes them up?

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Here is an excerpt from today’s kids story, Nap Time:

Oceana looked around. No one had noticed. All the otters were still sleeping, but now Oceana really wanted to play. She was tired of waiting. Her collision with Alonzo gave her an idea. She smiled a mischievous grin and dove under the water. Just under the surface, the little otter swam under Alonzo and, ever so gently, pulled him towards Calisto. Before Alonzo ran into Calisto, Oceana swam away to watch. Calisto and Alonzo collided and jumped up. Startled, they looked at each other, realized there was no danger, and went back to sleep. This would not do. Oceana tried again. This time she towed both Calisto and Alonzo into the middle of the group of otters.

Today’s Meditation: We will guide you in a progressive relaxation from your head to your toes.

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Thank you!  Here are two more bedtime stories you might enjoy – Terrific Train Tour, Delightful Designs. and Brave Bunny