161. First Ride: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

161. First Ride: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Trudy the tricycle and Bing the bike help their wobbly passengers on their first rides. How will they do?

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

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:25

First Ride Excerpt:

The blue bicycle slept peacefully next to the little red tricycle in the cozy garage. Sunshine slipped through the cracks of the large door, and Bing the bicycle knew it was morning. As the door rumbled and slowly rolled up,Trudy the tricycle awoke. Both Bing and Trudy relaxed in the warmth of the sunlight filling the garage. Bing, who was a little taller than Trudy, looked up across the car’s hood and saw the little girl and boy walk into the garage with their mom and dad. Bing smiled and said to the tricycle, “I think we’re going out for a ride today!”


“Really!” Trudy said, “How do you know?”


The bicycle replied. “I can see that the little boy and girl are wearing helmets,and I’m pretty sure they only wear those when they are going for a ride.”


Sure enough, the little boy and girl walked over to the tricycle and bicycle and gently rolled them out of the garage. With mom beside her, the little girl hopped up onto the bicycle. Bing was proud. She had been practicing her balancing for a while now, and the little girl only wobbled a tiny bit on the still bike. The little girl had also been practicing how to stop her bike when it rolled too quickly, and she was really good at that too. Now, she was ready to ride. The bicycle looked over and saw that the little boy had hopped onto the tricycle, pedaled furiously, turned too quickly and tumbled into the grass. Trudy was tilted over, her handlebars lying in the grass. The little boy picked himself up, still smiling,and gently set the little tricycle back up onto her wheels. She looked a little surprised. Once Bing realized that Trudy and the boy were ok, he laughed. After all, it was a bit funny.

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