816. Astronaut Dragon: a story and relaxation for kids

Callie and Anora embark on an exciting space adventure with Dragon, exploring imaginary constellations.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:46

Astronaut Dragon Excerpt:

Even though it was the weekend, Callie woke up especially early. Today she was going to play at her best friend Anora’s house.  Callie and Anora had a lot in common. They both loved playing what they called “imagination stories,” where they would make up a story then act it out. Sometimes they were adventurers exploring a new land. Other times they pretended to be geologists, making discoveries about the planet. And other times, they pretended to be veterinarians, taking care of their stuffies as if they were real animals needing treatment. The best part of playing “imagination stories” is they could pretend to be anything they wanted to!

On this day, Anora told Callie she had also invited over another friend – a new friend that Callie had never met. When Callie had asked who the friend was, Anora said it was Dragon! Having lived on Ahway Island for some time now, Callie had seen Dragon flying overhead in the sky, but had never actually met Dragon up close. Generally, Callie felt shy about meeting new friends, but Anora had spoken so nicely about Dragon that Callie felt more excited than shy. She was ready to meet Dragon.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine you are a twinkling star, receiving and sending energy through the universe in today’s meditation.

Creating the original bedtime stories and art for Be Calm on Ahway Island takes a lot of time and care.

As a listener-supported podcast, we truly appreciate our members on Patreon. If you’re not already a member, please consider joining! Writing, recording, editing, and publishing episodes and managing digital platforms is an enormous endeavor. Our Patreon program will help continue to grow Ahway Island and we hope you will support us! You can choose from 2 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and extra episodes every other month!

Are you and your children enjoying our stories and self-soothing meditations?

Looking for a podcast to help settle your child in for nap time, bedtime or a break?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Naptime or Not?” 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.

In the press:

Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in this feature from Global Comment!

Zzz! The Boston Globe recommends “Be Calm on Ahway Island” as as one of “Eight Podcasts That Could Help You Get Some Sleep.”

SheKnows recommends us as as a podcast you and your kids will love!

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

We hope you felt the magic of Ahway Island in today’s story. Come back for more!