443. Dragon’s New Friends: a calming bedtime and nap time story

443. Dragon’s New Friends: a calming bedtime and nap time story

Anora leads Javier, Brian, and Winfield through the forest to meet Dragon.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:28

Dragon’s New Friends Excerpt:

Anora danced in her living room, eager to see Javier and Brian. They would be there any minute. She noticed a bit of movement outside and hurried to the front door. Even before Javier and Brian had pushed the doorbell, Anora had opened the door, smiling widely.

“Are you guys ready for another hike?” she asked.

Javier and Brian returned her smile and shouted, “Yes!” They were just as excited as Anora to be exploring the forest.

Anora skipped out the door and said, “Follow me!”

She led them through the meadow next to her house. The tall grasses and wildflowers rippled with each passing breeze. The three friends stopped for a moment and took a deep Dragon Breath, in and out.

“Ahhh,” Javier said with a smile, enjoying the delicate scent of the flowers.

 

Today’s Meditation: Today, enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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 “Dragon’s New Friends,” 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?

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In the press:

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”

We’re honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota lists us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19. The website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems also includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

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

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.

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

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

Thank you for being calm with us on Ahway Island!
153. Sharing Roots: a calming meditation and story

153. Sharing Roots: a calming meditation and story

Dragon is inspired by a story about the enchanted forest sharing roots and growing closer together.

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 “Sharing Roots” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Sharing Roots Excerpt:

The animals gathered at the cozy cave, eager to hear about the train and the new lands the dragon had been exploring. The dragon yawned, feeling very tired, and took a deep dragon breath, in and out. The dragon could see the curiosity on the animals’ faces and decided to tell them about the train. So the dragon took a deep breath in and out and through the flickering flames, showed everyone the train, with people moving on and off. Then the dragon took another dragon breath in and out and through the flowing fire, showed the people getting off and on again in a different place. The place looked very different to the forest animals.

“Oh! So that’s what the train does,” Sachi the Snake said. “It carries people from place to place. But what is that place they are going to?”

The dragon smiled and took one more deep dragon breath, in and out. A book appeared in the fire and opened, with a question mark following. The dragon looked at Odin, the great horned owl, with a smile and a flutter of eyelids.

The gentle owl smiled and said, “I would be happy to tell a story.”

So the owl began, reminding all the animals of the unity in the forest.

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

Looking for stories that emphasize acceptance, understanding, and empathy?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Sharing Roots,” 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 “Sharing Roots!” 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) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. 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!

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!

In the press:

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

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

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.

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

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

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
148. Penguin Games: a calming story and meditation

148. Penguin Games: a calming story and meditation

Dragon joins in the penguin games with Princely. Having lots of fun sliding across the ice, will Dragon end up in the water?

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 “Penguin Games” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Penguin Games Excerpt:

The dragon flew back to the land of ice and snow, for another visit with Princely the Penguin and Beau the Beluga Whale. The dragon paid close attention to the gorgeous landscape, now knowing the way. Everything was white, with a little bit of blue in the ice and sea. Stars twinkled in the sky and the moonlight caused the snow to sparkle like diamonds.

The dragon landed in the soft snow and began searching for Princely and Beau. Then Princely slid up and over a drift, on his belly. He spun in a circle and popped up at the dragon’s feet.

The penguin smiled and asked, “Wanna try?”

It did look like a lot of fun. The dragon heard a splash, turned, and saw the little whale smiling from the surface of the sea.

“Go ahead! You’ll like it,” Beau encouraged the dragon. “I’ll have fun watching.”

The dragon nodded at Princely with a smile.

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

Looking for stories with positive learning moments for your little one?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Penguin Games” 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 “Penguin Games!” 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) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. 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 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.

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

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

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
143. Dragon the Builder: a bedtime story and meditation

143. Dragon the Builder: a bedtime story and meditation

Dragon the builder completes an ice castle for Princely the Penguin. How will they celebrate?

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

Narrator: Male

Dragon the Builder Excerpt:

The dragon smiled at Beau and nodded, then began to pack the snow together. Princely smoothed it over with his wings. Amazingly, the snow stayed together better than the sand had. Creating tall cylinders on the sides for the towers and making a square for the center, slowly the castle grew. Once the basic shape was there, the dragon began to dig some snow out to form entrances.

“Wow” Princely said, “this looks extravagant.”

The dragon stopped and looked at the penguin with an expression that said, ‘what does that mean?’

“You know, fancy.” The dragon nodded. Before long the structure was finished.

Princely and Beau said, “Wow!”

Beau said, “You could live in that, Princely.”

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

Looking for stories with positive learning moments for your little one?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Dragon the Builder” 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 “Dragon the Builder!” 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!

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!

In the press:

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

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.

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

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

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
419. Dance Class: a bedtime story and meditation

419. Dance Class: a bedtime story and meditation

Ballet Bunny practices her dancing and teaches Dragon how to turn and spin.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:07

Dance Class Excerpt:

Before going outside, Ballet Bunny took a few minutes to warm up her body before beginning to practice dancing. It was important to stretch before doing any strenuous dance moves, especially since she hadn’t danced in several days. Ballet Bunny stretched her legs out one by one, in front, in back, and to the sides. She arched her back, and twisted her head to the left and the right. She did a few bending exercises to strengthen her muscles. Soon she felt ready to go outside and dance!

Ballet Bunny stepped out of her den, blinking at first in the bright sunlight. What a beautiful day! In the open area in front of her den, Ballet did one or two more stretches. Then, she began to dance. She did simple steps at first, still feeling like she needed to warm-up. Slowly, she switched to more intricate footwork, focusing on her technique at first. Finally, fully warmed up, she began practicing her turns. She spun rapidly around many times, first to the left, and then again to the right. Then, left, then right again. It was important to be able to turn equally well in both directions, so she needed to practice her turns on both sides.

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

Looking for stories that emphasize acceptance, understanding, and empathy? You’ll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Dance Class” 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 “Dance Class!” We ask for your positive reviews to help others find us, too! If you enjoy our show, 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 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.

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

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

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
140. Special Delivery! a bedtime story and meditation

140. Special Delivery! a bedtime story and meditation

Special Delivery! Felicity the farm truck brings fresh food to the people in town past many fancy cars.

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 “Special Delivery! and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Special Delivery Excerpt

The little farm truck squinted into the bright sunlight. She was ready for her day! The farmer loaded up all kinds of fruits and vegetables into Felicity’s bed and she was ready to go. Felicity farm truck loved delivering the fresh food to the people. The colors in the back of her truck were vibrant and beautiful. Today she was carrying bright red beets, orange carrots, yellow squash, dark green zucchini, and purple eggplants. Her bed was a rainbow of color!

With a lick of the lips, the dragon watched the colorful truck leave, and hoped that there would be some vegetables left over after the market. When there were extra vegetables left, sometimes, the farmer shared them with the forest animals. Oh, how the dragon hoped for some roasted beets today! Knowing there would be a wait, the dragon headed back into the forest and decided to check later.

Today’s Meditation: Today, enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

Looking for stories that emphasize acceptance, understanding, and empathy?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Special Delivery!” 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 with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or becoming a member on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. Thank you!

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