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.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
169. Plucky Pandas: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

169. Plucky Pandas: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Huan the panda needs some help climbing a tall bamboo, but he wants to do it himself. His friend Daiyu tries to help him understand that asking for help is ok.

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 “Plucky Pandas” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:36

Plucky Pandas Excerpt:

Soft grey skies covered the bamboo forest. Huan the Panda opened his eyes. The little panda smiled as he looked up through the towering plants. Their bright green leaves stood out against the dull sky. Huan stretched and watched for his friend Daiyu. The little panda thought he saw something moving towards him in the distance. Huan watched carefully. Was it Daiyu? If it was, she was taking her sweet time. Huan concentrated, trying to figure it out, when suddenly, “Good morning Huan!” The little panda bear jumped up feeling startled, and turned around.

 

“Oh! Good morning Daiyu. You surprised me.” Huan said.

 

“What were you watching so closely?” Daiyu asked peering off in the same direction Huan had been looking.

 

“I thought you were coming from that way. I guess it’s just the breeze.” Huan said, shrugging his shoulders.

 

“Must be.” Daiyu said. “I don’t see anything now.” A rumbling noise distracted the little panda and she looked back at Huan. “Are you hungry?” she asked.

 

“My tummy seems to think so.” Huan said rubbing his belly. “Time for breakfast.” Huan looked up at the bamboo and started to climb. The bamboo was slippery and Huan slowly slid back down to the ground. The little panda couldn’t reach the leaves.

Today’s Meditation: Be calm during this progressive relaxation from your head to your toes.

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 “Plucky Pandas,” 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 “Plucky Pandas!” 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:

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

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

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

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!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
163. Sharing a Snack: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

163. Sharing a Snack: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

Dragon and Oliver the elephant feel a little hungry. What can they have for a snack?

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 a Snack” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:31

Sharing a Snack Excerpt:

The curious dragon peered out from the cozy cave and eagerly watched the sun set. The dragon could hardly wait to return to the animal sanctuary and explore some more.The hmmm from the sparkling train faded into the distance, and the dragon knew it was time to go. The dragon stepped outside the cave, stretched its wings wide, then lifted up off the ground. Hovering above the forest, the dragon looked for the train’s tracks and then followed them once more. The dragon smiled, and passing the beach, waved to Benji the bucket and Paula the blue penguin. Warm air surrounded the dragon above the beach land, and then slowly the air began to cool. The dragon smiled, and waved to Beau the beluga whale and Princely the penguin as the land turned white, covered in snow. The dragon followed along the tracks until the white snow melted away, and the land changed to green and brown.The dragon looked for the peaceful pool of water, and landed in the sanctuary.

 

Oliver the elephant rested with his herd. He heard a noise and looked up. The dragon had come back! The little elephant smiled, happy to see the dragon again. The little elephant hopped up and ran over to the dragon. The dragon felt a little worried at the sight of the elephant bounding forward at full speed. Oliver screeched to a stop and wrapped the dragon in a big hug with his trunk. The squished dragon smiled and began to wiggle out of the little elephant’s grasp. Oliver noticed that his great big hug had made the dragon feel uncomfortable, and apologized. “Sorry dragon, I was just so excited to see you again. I guess I over did it.”

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 “Sharing a Snack,” 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 a Snack!” 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!

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

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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!

 

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