265. Island Wonder: a calming bedtime and nap time story for kids

The Sparkling Train notices that the calm sea is always nearby. The Train visits the airport to ask the planes a question: ‘are we on an island?’

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 “Island Wonder” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 8:44

Island Wonder Excerpt:

Filling the morning air with a warm glow, the sun peeked above the forest. The sun’s light filled the solar train with the energy it would need to move around the tracks all day.  The sparkling train smiled and checked its get ready list. The sparkling train’s wheels felt great, the doors were opening nice and smoothly, and its seats and floors were clean.  Yes, the train was ready for the passengers.  People lined up and waited on the platform.   The sparkling train’s doors whooshed open and the passengers filed on board eager to take their regular seats.  Once everyone was seated the train slowly eased forward to begin its route.  As it pulled out of the station the sparkling solar train noticed the waves on the sea.  The train smiled and took a deep dragon breath in and out relaxing with the waves.  The people on the train relaxed and took deep dragon breaths as well.  The sea calmed them all.  The train rolled up to the next station and noticed the sea once again.  It had never noticed that the sea was always alongside the train everywhere except the tunnel.  An idea formed in the sparkling train’s mind. And since all the passengers had exited, now the train had a break. It decided to test its idea by stopping at the airport to visit the planes.  They would know.

The sparkling train rolled up to the airplane hangar and said, “Hey Holly, Herb, Hazel, Hawk, and Harmony…Are you there?”

Today’s Meditation: Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.

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In the press:

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

We’re reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, Sassy Mama Singapore recommends us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home, and Haven Magazine Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”


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