203. BCAI: On the Road: a meditation and bedtime story

203. BCAI: On the Road: a meditation and bedtime story

Dragon discovers some more cars waiting in a line. Wondering what they are waiting for Dragon decides to find out.

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 “On the Road” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:59

On the Road Show Excerpt:

The rested dragon stretched as sunlight flickered on the floor of the cozy cave.  It was morning and the dragon was ready for another wonderful day.  Taking a deep dragon breath in and out , the dragon thought about its intentions for the day.

 

So far, meeting the vehicles had been going well. The trucks had been considerate to the forest and seemed pretty fun.  The construction vehicles had been very kind and interesting, and the dragon was invited to visit them again.

 

Today, however, the dragon was feeling brave and decided to walk over to the road.  The adventurous dragon smiled, stepped out of the cave, and began making its way to the road.

 

At the edge of the enchanted forest the dragon peeked out from behind a sturdy tree.  On the ground just a little ways away was the road.  The ribbon of gray snaked along the ground just outside the forest.  The dragon watched as a red car, a white car and a black car came whizzing by.  Where were they going, the dragon wondered, and decided to follow the road as long as there was forest next to it.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating in a tranquil pool, safe and relaxed, as the water rocks you gently.

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 “Mystery Jug” 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 “On the Road” 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:

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!”

 

We hope you’ve had a relaxing time listening to today’s Friday Favorite
201. BCAI: Extraordinary Engine: a children’s story and meditation

201. BCAI: Extraordinary Engine: a children’s story and meditation

As Alex the Train Engine chugs along his track he notices many ways to show love and kindness. What will he discover?

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 “Extraordinary Engine” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:13

Extraordinary Engine Show Excerpt:

The switch was flipped and the little electric train whirred awake.  Alex the Engine was ready to start his journey through the house.  He was a lucky little train.  A track had been built for him up near the ceiling of each room, complete with tunnels.  He even had tunnels going from room to room so he could travel the house.

 

Chug a chug a chug a chug choo choo! The sound echoed in the room as Alex began to move forward.

 

He looked at the tracks ahead of him and followed the curves in the hallway.  Then up ahead Alex noticed a dark tunnel.  As he entered, he blew his whistle and it echoed.  The little engine smiled as he emerged in the kitchen. He looked down and saw the little boy give his dad a hug. The little engine smiled and thought that was charming.  Then the engine felt a little curious.  How many ways did the people in the house show each other how they cared?  It would be fun to find out.

 

He circled the kitchen and noticed that the little boy went over to the sink and began to dry the dishes, before his dad even asked him for help. That was loving, the little engine thought, and found the tunnel leading to the garage.

 

The tunnel to the garage was extra echo-y, so Alex tooted his whistle and enjoyed the sound. The little girl looked up as the train rolled through its tunnel and into the garage.  She smiled and then asked her mom if she needed any help.  The mom gave her a hug after she closed the car door, and handed the little girl a small bag to carry into the house.  The little girl seemed very proud to be able to help.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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.

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 “Extraordinary Engine” 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:

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!”

 

Thank you for tuning in to this Friday Favorite episode of Be Calm on Ahway Island
197. BCAI: Forest Explorers: a children’s relaxing story and meditation

197. BCAI: Forest Explorers: a children’s relaxing story and meditation

Rogelio, Helen, Brianna explore the forest to find Dragon. As they do, they get lots of ideas for their play.

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 “Forest Explorers” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:43

Forest Explorer Show Excerpt:

Rogelio waited for Brianna and Helen to arrive under the big oak tree.  They had been enjoying writing their play together. The story about the dragon was working very well, and the music was sounding great! However, all three were having difficulty forgetting the dragon like animal they had seen peeking out of the forest.  Today they were going to explore the edge of the forest. That was as far as their parents thought it was safe to go.

 

The forest looked very calm and inviting. Maybe they would find the dragon.  Then they really would have something to write about.

 

Whether they found a dragon or not, Rogelio was looking forward to their meeting at the park today.  He looked back at the playground and noticed Brianna and Helen walking towards him and waving.

 

“Are you ready to explore the forest?” Helen asked.

 

“Do you think we’ll really find a dragon?” Brianna asked.

 

“We’ll just have to look and see.” Rogelio said, smiling.  “Any ideas on where we should start?”

Today’s Meditation: Rest among the twinkling stars with today’s meditation.

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 “Nap Time” 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 “Forest Explorers” 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:

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!”

 

Thank you for listening, and happy Friday!