Dragon Castle: a bedtime meditation and story

Dragon Castle: a bedtime meditation and story

It’s time for a return visit to the beach. Dragon notices Paula Penguin needs a new home and makes her a dragon castle, with a little help from Benji the bucket.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new stories “Park Picnic” this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Dragon Castle,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!
Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:13

Narrator: Female

Dragon Castle Excerpt:

Scanning the warm stretch of sand to see if anyone was there, the careful dragon landed.  Squishy warm sand hugged the dragon’s feet.  The dragon walked slowly, looking for Benji the bucket.  Noticing a bit of blue sticking out of the sand, the dragon hurried over and pulled Benji out.

“Oh good you’re back.”  The bucket said.  “I can show you how to make a sand castle.”

The dragon smiled wide and nodded.

“Ok, you need sand, water, and me.”  The bucket said smiling.   “Carry me over to the water.  We’ll get that first.”

Again the dragon nodded, and carried Benji down to the waves.  The water rolled in and out, splashing and tickling the dragon’s feet with sea foam.  The dragon dipped the bucket into the water and filled Benji to the brim.  He carried Benji to a cozy spot in the sun and poured the water onto the sand.

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 Castle” 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 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.

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

We hope your child loved “Dragon Castle” 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’ll find us ranking among the best in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Feedspot placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list, in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 and 2020 list! ListenNotes, included us in their list of the 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate and VeryWellMind listed us as one of the 20 Best Meditation Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 in an article by Sara Lindberg, M.Ed!

Our most recent accolades are:

As a recommended bedtime podcast for kids on Georgetown Hill’s Early School website, from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! We’re also reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama in Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, while Haven magazine in Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Guess what! We’re problem solvers!

Be Calm on Ahway Island podcast is part of the solution in this question and answer article by Torie Henderson on what to do when your kids are staying up late. We’re also included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy.

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.

We hope “Dragon Castle” helped soothe you to sleep.  For another calming story try “Wave Jump Boogie.”

Thank you for all your support!

Special Day: a soothing kid’s story when you need a break

Special Day: a soothing kid’s story when you need a break

Blanka the plush bunny waits patiently to be discovered inside the colorful present. The rainbow paper starts to crinkle. How will everyone react?

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:41

Narrator: Male

Special Day Excerpt:

Blanka adjusted her sparkling blue ribbon and put on her best smile. She was ready! The plush bunny eagerly looked upward. As more and more light spilled into the gift box the white tissue paper began to glow. She heard rustling as the tissue paper was shuffled around. Blanka felt a giggle bubbling up from her belly as the paper fluttered around her. A gentle beam of sunshine poured through the parted tissue paper, causing Blanka’s blue ribbon to twinkle. The little bunny heard a gasp and smiled as she was lifted out of the gift box.

Today’s Meditation: Happiness and love flow through you in this 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 “Special Day” 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 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 “Special Day” 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’ll find us ranking among the best in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Feedspot placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list, in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 and 2020 list! ListenNotes, included us in their list of the 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate and VeryWellMind listed us as one of the 20 Best Meditation Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 in an article by Sara Lindberg, M.Ed!

Our most recent accolades are:

As a recommended bedtime podcast for kids on Georgetown Hill’s Early School website, from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! We’re also reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama in Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, while Haven magazine in Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Guess what! We’re problem solvers!

Be Calm on Ahway Island podcast is part of the solution in this question and answer article by Torie Henderson on what to do when your kids are staying up late. We’re also included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy.

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.

We hope “Special Day” helped soothe you to sleep.  For another calming story try “Ronald’s Turn.”

Thank you for all your support!

Teddy Bear Bounce: a bedtime story and meditation

Teddy Bear Bounce: a bedtime story and meditation

In Teddy Bear Bounce, Takoda the teddy bear celebrates a birthday. In all the excitement he is left in a bouncy castle. Will he be found in time for cake?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Snowed Statues” this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Teddy Bear Bounce,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:29

Narrator: Male

Teddy Bear Bounce Excerpt:

The snuggly teddy bear relaxed on the cozy bed, waiting for his boy.  Takoda listened carefully.  New and different sounds drifted up the stairs and into the room.  The little teddy bear wondered what was going on.  Just then the little boy burst into the room exclaiming “Come on Takoda! You’ve got to see this!” and just like that he whisked the teddy bear off of the bed. Takoda watched carefully for the source of so much excitement.

As he reached the downstairs, the teddy bear saw brightly colored balloons of every color, a cake, and there was something new outside too.  The little bear was unsure of what that was. Takoda smiled as he realized that today was the boy’s birthday.  No wonder he was so excited.

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 “Teddy Bear Bounce” 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 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 “Teddy Bear Bounce” 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’ll find us ranking among the best in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Feedspot placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list, in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 and 2020 list! ListenNotes, included us in their list of the 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate and VeryWellMind listed us as one of the 20 Best Meditation Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 in an article by Sara Lindberg, M.Ed!

Our most recent accolades are:

As a recommended bedtime podcast for kids on Georgetown Hill’s Early School website, from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! We’re also reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama in Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, while Haven magazine in Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Guess what! We’re problem solvers!

Be Calm on Ahway Island podcast is part of the solution in this question and answer article by Torie Henderson on what to do when your kids are staying up late. We’re also included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy.

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.

Did “Teddy Bear Bounce” help you relax?  For another calming story try “Morning Mail” and “Henry’s Hurdle.”

Thanks for all your support!

Special Day: a soothing kid’s story when you need a break

Surprise Gift: a relaxing kid’s story

Blanka the plush bunny is excited to be a surprise gift. As she is wrapped in colorful paper the fluffy yellow stuffed animal wonders who she will meet.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:53

Narrator: Female

Surprise Gift Excerpt:

All the brilliant colors reminded the soft bunny of a birthday party. The person briefly sat down and picked up the spool of bright blue ribbon. He rolled out a piece across the table and then cut the ribbon. He gently tied the sparkling ribbon in a bow around the toy bunny’s neck. Blanka loved the blue ribbon, it shimmered in the light.

The person left the table to retrieve something else. The toy bunny wondered what he was getting now. He came back with a cardboard box. The person gently picked up the soft bunny and placed her inside the box. Blanka looked around, her head and ears fully visible, above the edges of the box. This cardboard box was too small. The person lifted the toy bunny back out of the box and removed it from the table.

Looking for a podcast to help settle your child in for nap time or bed?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Surprise Gift” 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 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 “Surprise Gift” 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’ll find us ranking among the best 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 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 ! ListenNotes, included us in their list of the 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate.

Our most recent accolades are:

from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! and VeryWellMind listed us as one of the 20 Best Meditation Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 in an article by Sara Lindberg, M.Ed! 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.

We wish you a peaceful rest with “Surprise Gift.”  For another calming story try “Welcome” and “A New View.”

Thanks for all your support!

Where’s My Blanket: a guided meditation and story

Where’s My Blanket: a guided meditation and story

Bliss the blanket gets a bath in the washing machine while the little girl plays. “Where’s my blanket?” she wonders at bedtime. Will Bliss be dry in time?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Sensory Delight” on Monday. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Where’s My Blanket,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:29

Narrator: Female

Where’s My Blanket? Excerpt:

Sunlight warmed the little girl’s bed.  A grayish looking blanket, folded with love, was nestled up to a fluffy pillow.  It would be a while before the little girl returned from her first day at camp, so Bliss blanket had plenty of time to relax.  Just as she settled in, the little girl’s dad came in the room holding a laundry basket.

He picked the little blanket up and said, “We should have just enough time to get you clean.” The little blanket was usually with the little girl, whether she was sleeping or playing.  So Bliss had gotten a bit dingy.  She didn’t even know what color she had once been.  The blanket’s lace edges had been worn off long ago.  Now that the little girl was away, her dad had decided it was time for her blanket to be washed.  So Bliss rode along in the laundry basket, wondering what it would be like in the washing machine.

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 with emotional regulation?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Where’s My Blanket?” 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 “Where’s My Blanket?” 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’ll find us ranking among the best 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 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 ! ListenNotes, included us in their list of the 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate.

Our most recent accolades are:

from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! and VeryWellMind listed us as one of the 20 Best Meditation Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 in an article by Sara Lindberg, M.Ed! 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.

We wish you a peaceful day with “Where’s My Blanket?”  For more relaxation listen to “Spread the Word” and “Penguin Parade

Thanks for all your support!

Jungle Voyage: a relaxing meditation and bedtime story

Jungle Voyage: a relaxing meditation and bedtime story

Today, with the power of imagination, the kids take Chance the cardboard box on a jungle voyage. What animals will they see?

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:30

Narrator: Male

Jungle Voyage Excerpt:

With that the little girl piloted the cardboard box up off of the carpet. Chance hovered as their imaginations erased the ceiling. Then up, up, up they went, straight through the grey clouds without a drop of rain touching them. The girl watched for lush trees and plants through the openings in the clouds. Soon she saw something promising and piloted the cardboard helicopter down towards the ground.

As Chance descended through the tree canopy, he saw a river directly below him. As soon as the cardboard box touched the river the twinkling rotor retracted and Chance transformed into a boat. Now it was the boy’s turn to captain the ship. The boy steered the cardboard boat along the gently flowing river. He pointed out a large log floating in the river. As they moved closer to it, the boy noticed the log was smiling.

Today’s Meditation: Feel your muscles relax as you check in with your body from head to toe.

Looking for stories that emphasize acceptance and empathy?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Jungle Voyage” 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 “Jungle Voyage.” 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.

Ready to relax with calming story like “Jungle Voyage?” Next time try “Wait for Me” or “Puddle Stomp.”

Thanks for all your support!