706. Nickname No More: a mindful bedtime story

Danny Dump Truck decides he wants to be called by his full name, Drevan.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:28

Nickname No More Excerpt:

It was late morning, and the sun was shining brightly in the sky. A gentle breeze was blowing, carrying with it the sweet scent of blooming flowers. Around the garage, everything was peaceful and quiet. The sun cast warm rays of light on the street. Birds chirped merrily, filling the air with a pleasant melody. It was the perfect day to start a new project.

Danny Dump Truck was parked in a corner of the garage, taking a nap. He had been there for a while enjoying the cozy atmosphere. However, he was soon awoken by the sound of his driver opening his door. She climbed inside, and Danny’s engine roared to life. Danny stretched his wheels, excited for whatever new project his driver had in store for him. He was always eager to help and loved working on new things, no matter how big or small the task was.

Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine you are a baby penguin snuggled close to its papa.

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Looking for a way to help your child learn emotional regulation and how to self soothe? You’ll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Happy Dragon” paired with meditations for kids. We help them drift off to sleep with a guided relaxation and a calming story. Gently nestled within each podcast episode are mindfulness techniques and positive learning moments.  To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our team, please visit our website.

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