174. Pal Rides Again: a guided relaxation and calming story

174. Pal Rides Again: a guided relaxation and calming story

Pal the golden retriever is ready for another adventure. He decides to go for a bus ride, but today there is a different driver. Will Pal get to ride?

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 “Pal Rides Again” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:34

Pal Rides Again Excerpt:

It started out as an ordinary day. Pal, the little puppy darted in between and around the boy and girl’s feet as they rushed around the kitchen. With a “See you later,” the boy and girl left for school. Now Pal just had to make it through the boring morning. The little puppy settled into his bed with a chewy toy and worked on that for a while. He hopped up and had a snack around lunchtime and then the little puppy heard a rumble outside. With paws on the window ledge, Pal peered outside. It was the city bus! Pal barked a happy woof as the bus rolled by. His tail wagged, back and forth, back and forth. Pal’s bus was next!

 

The little puppy climbed out through the dog door and ran over to wait at the bus stop. He had been riding the bus every day since the first day of school. As people arrived to wait for the next bus they patted Pal on the head, and said, “Good afternoon Pal! How are you today?” The energetic little puppy’s tail wagged non-stop. Then Pal froze in place and listened. He heard a rumble in the distance. The bus was on its way! He zipped around all the people, and they said, “Pal’s telling us it’s time to line up.” Everyone lined up, ready for the bus. Pal took his place at the back of the line.

 

The bus stopped, and the people climbed the steps. As Pal placed his paw on the first step, the driver said, “Shoo, shoo.” frowning at the little puppy. Pal felt a little confused, after all he always rode the bus. The little puppy sniffed the air to see what was different. He smelled a different smell, and heard the people say, “It’s ok. He always rides the bus. Pal gets off at the school. You’ll see.” Pal looked at the driver and realized that the driver was different today. The substitute driver shrugged his shoulders and said, “Ok, but if he’s still on the bus after the school, one of you is taking him with. I can’t have a dog on my bus all day.” And with that Pal took his spot in the first seat. The little puppy settled in and looked out the window, his tail wagging and wagging.

Today’s Meditation: Gently sway like the graceful willow tree in today’s meditation.

Looking for stories with positive learning moments for your little one? You’ll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Pal Rides Again,” 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.

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 3 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and an extra episode each week!

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In the press:

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!

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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

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170. The New Tunnel: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

170. The New Tunnel: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

The brand new tunnel is ready! How will the train like it?

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 “The New Tunnel” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:12

The New Tunnel Excerpt:

It was time for the sunset roll, and the sparkling train pulled out of the station and headed towards the forest. The train thought about the tunnel under the forest. Eager for it to be finished, the train had many questions. “How big is the tunnel? Will it change my route? How dark is the tunnel?” Every time the train passed by the construction crew, the train thought of its questions. “How big is the tunnel? Will it change my route? How dark is the tunnel?” After what felt like a million days, the sparkling train passed by the tunnel site and could tell it was finished! The train drove by slowly to see all the little details. It could see that the tunnel was long, and the entrance was wide enough to be comfortable. Along the top of the tunnel the sparkling train could see some clear panels that allowed sunlight through. Phew, the train was happy to see that. It had felt a little worried that the tunnel would be too dark. Mounds of earth surrounded the tunnel, and the train could see ivy beginning to sprout. Little purple flowers decorated the entrance to the tunnel. As the train rolled away from the site, it smiled. The tunnel looked fantastic from the outside. Then the train thought of the questions, “How big is the tunnel? Will it change my route? How dark is the tunnel?” and realized that two had already been answered. Now the train wondered if its route would be changing. Then one more question popped into the train’s mind. “When will I be able to drive through the tunnel?” Maybe the train would get to drive through it on the next run.

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you from head to toe.

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 “The New Tunnel,” 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.

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 3 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and an extra episode each week!

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

We hope your child loved “The New Tunnel!” We ask for your positive reviews to help others find us, too! Please leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast app (such as Apple Podcasts). And, please follow, like, and/or share our social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) to help us bring our original stories with positive messages to even more listeners!

In the press:

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

We’re included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

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!

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!