473. Snowy Memories: a soothing story and meditation for kids

473. Snowy Memories: a soothing story and meditation for kids

Dragon wakes up to a snowy forest. Everything is so peaceful you can hear the icicles drip. Dragon decides to go for a walk to explore.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:12

Snowy Memories Excerpt:

As the sun barely peeked over the horizon the sound of gentle snoring floated out of Dragon’s cave. Slowly, the lovely light flowed across the land. Shadows of the bare trees fell across the snowy forest floor. The floor of the cozy cave warmed as sunshine spilled into Dragon’s home and gradually rose up onto Dragon’s mossy bed. The gentle snoring of the little dragon stopped as the sunlight reached Dragon’s eyelids. Dragon blinked and squinted into the morning sun. With a smile, Dragon stretched and sat up. Dragon took a deep dragon breath, in and out, (deep breath) to get ready for a wonderful morning. As Dragon’s feet touched the warm floor, Dragon sighed happily, feeling grateful. The morning sun had already warmed the floor, even though it was a cool winter morning. Dragon stood up and walked back to the cool spring pool in the cave, wanting a refreshing drink of water. Sunshine sparkled on the rippling surface as Dragon scooped up a bit to drink.

Feeling invigorated, Dragon looked towards the entrance to the cave and blinked. Outside everything was white. Dragon blinked again. It was so bright. Dragon smiled, and took a deep dragon breath, in and out, (deep breath) enjoying the peaceful scene. Everything always seemed to be so peaceful after a snowfall. Of course the world had been tucked in under a fluffy blanket of snow. As Dragon watched, sunlight sparkled off the piles of snowflakes. Then Dragon heard a drip, drip, drip, drop. Dragon heard it again, drip, drip, drip, drop. Curious, Dragon looked up, just as a drop of water fell with a splash, on Dragon’s nose. Dragon shook the water off, feeling a little surprised. Then Dragon realized what had happened and stepped outside the cave for a better look. The snow above the entrance was melting in the warm sun. As the melted snow dripped towards the ground, the cold air caught the water drops, forming icicles. Dragon took a deep dragon breath, in and out, (deep breath). The flames tickled the little icicles warming them until they had completely changed into water once more.

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

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In the press:

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

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

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

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

 

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331. Happy Dragon: a bedtime story to help with emotional regulation

331. Happy Dragon: a bedtime story to help with emotional regulation

In the forest, just beyond the park, Dragon discovers a present. The happy dragon hurries onto the playground to thank the kids.

Emotional regulation is a skill for all ages. As an important tool for success and growth, adults regularly use emotional regulation. Kids also require emotional regulation in school, creating and maintaining relationships, and even for self care. We’re here at Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast, to help you provide your child with the tools they need to self-soothe.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:18

Narrator: Male

Here’s an excerpt from today’s bedtime story to help with emotional regulation, Happy Dragon:

Growing nearer to the playground Dragon began to feel curious because there was something sitting in the forest just ahead. It was wrapped in a big red bow. As Dragon walked closer, Dragon realized it was a present. Had someone lost a gift? Dragon hurried over to it, eager to return the gift to its recipient.  Dragon searched for a clue as to whose present it might be. There was a picture tied to the present. It was a dragon!  Dragon smiled knowing whose present it was. Quickly, Dragon untied the ribbon picked up the soft fabric.

Today’s Meditation: Draw gentle shapes in the soothing sand as you prepare for today’s story.

Does your child have difficulty self-soothing?  Do daily challenges result in tears or yelling? Looking for a way to teach your child about emotional regulation? Look no further because Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers you original bedtime, nap time stories & meditations for kids to teach these strategies.

Learning emotional regulation is part of the necessary skills obtained in childhood, and we’re here, on Ahway Island, to help your kids with this important tool!

Gently nestled within each podcast episode are mindfulness techniques and positive learning moments.  Because emotional regulation is critical for the health and well being of young children Be Calm on Ahway Island teaches techniques like taking “Dragon Breaths,” using self talk, understanding feelings, and many other mindfulness techniques. In addition to practicing these skills in our relaxations, our stories provide examples of when to use the various self soothing strategies. All of this, and we help your little ones drift off to sleep peacefully, just include us in your bedtime & nap time routines.

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

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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. Discover our top 10 listing in Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolade is from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate! Thanks again and keep spreading the word!

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To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our team please visit our website. We hope to see you there. For now, We hope you found “Happy Dragon” relaxing. For another soothing story try “Playful Dragon” or “A Thoughtful Gift.” They’re sure to soothe you as well!