Leticia Ladybug gets ready for a visit from her friends, Holly Honeybee and Bert Bumblebee. Today they’re having a bug party!

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

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:43

Narrator: Female

Bug Party Excerpt:

Sunshine streamed down and tickled the petals on the red rose.  Leticia Ladybug yawned and stretched her wings as she rested on the velvety red petals.  What a beautiful morning!  The ladybug smiled as cozy sunlight warmed her from the tips of her delicate wings to her tiny little feet.  She took a deep dragon breath in and out (deep breath) enjoying the fresh morning air.  Leticia wondered whether her friends would visit today.  It had been awhile since she had seen Bert Bumblebee and Holly Honeybee.

Before long a small shadow drifted across the rose’s petals.  Then the little ladybug heard a buzzzz and smiled.  Holly was on her way!

Today’s Meditation: Deep dragon breaths are a key part of this guided meditation as you relax your body from your toes up to the top of your head.

Looking for a way to help your child with emotional regulation?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Bug Party” 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.

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

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story for nap time we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

Donate Here

Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Bug Party.” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island! As a result of your support you can check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re also proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Feedspot has placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list and in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolades are: from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate; and from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! Thanks again and keep spreading the word!

One more thing, did you know we also have a YouTube channel? Check out the video page on our website AhwayIsland.com. We hope you enjoy the calming videos and share our channel with others.

Looking for another calming story like “Bug Party?” Try “Island Wonder” or “Colorful Cardboard” next time.

Thanks for all your support!