188. Train Talk: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

188. Train Talk: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

Dragon has explored Ahway Island and has met a lot of new friends, but is still curious and nervous to meet people. Will the train talk Dragon into being brave.

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 “Train Talk” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:20

Train Talk Excerpt:

The full moon glowed brightly, lighting up the dark blue sky. The dragon smiled and thought about what to do tonight.  The dragon had already visited the beach, the land of ice and snow, and the sanctuary. Although the dragon had friends in each place, the dragon wanted to explore one more.  It was time to explore the land where the people lived.  The dragon thought and thought.  Even though that was the next land to explore, the dragon still felt a bit afraid of how the people would respond to a green and red dragon that can breathe fire.  Should the dragon go to there, or go visit a friend in one of the other lands? Then an idea popped into the dragon’s head. The train spent a lot of time with people. Maybe the train could help. With a determined look, the dragon stepped outside the cave.  A soft Hmmm filled the air and the dragon knew the train was arriving.  The graceful dragon extended its wings and caught the wind, lifting up off the ground, this time heading to the train station.  It was late enough that the dragon expected the people would have already gone home.

 

As the train stopped at the station just beyond the forest, it felt a little surprised to see its friend, the dragon.  The dragon generally didn’t ride the train until it was returning home after a nighttime adventure.  The doors whooshed open and the dragon stepped aboard.

 

“Good evening!” the train said, as it began to roll forward along the track. “Usually I don’t see you until later, and then you are really tired.  What’s going on today?”

 

The dragon smiled and took deep dragon breath in and out the fire showed palm trees swaying, and waves rolling in and out, then the flames transformed the picture into an icy landscape. The fire changed once more into a picture of large trees and large fields.

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 “Train Talk,” 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 “Train Talk!” 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!”

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

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

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

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 for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
187. Costume Parade: a relaxing story and meditation for kids

187. Costume Parade: a relaxing story and meditation for kids

Owen and Allie have been invited to a costume party but they’re afraid of masks. Will they join in to the costume parade?

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 “Costume Parade” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:37

Costume Parade Excerpt:

Allie had been invited to a party at her friend Andy’s house.  She was excited because she loved parties! She also felt nervous.  It was a costume party, and Allie worried that some people would be wearing masks.  She felt afraid when people wore masks.  Uneasy questions filled her mind when she saw a person in a mask.  Who was it? What did they want? Were they kind or mean? Allie usually ran away when a person wearing a mask came near.  

 

All of these thoughts filled her head as she thought about the party. She was so worried about it, that even though she was going to play with her friends Lydia, Andy, Owen, and Raj today, Allie didn’t really feel like going.  What if they wanted to talk about the party?  Allie took a deep dragon breath in and out and felt a bit better.  After all, she did want to see her friends. So, off she went to Raj’s house.

 

When Allie arrived, Andy, Owen, and Lydia were already there.  As the friends discussed what to play, Lydia told Andy she felt excited about the party, and then Raj agreed with her.  Allie felt worried all over again, her stomach churned. Then Andy asked Owen, “What do you think about the party Owen?”  Owen looked down at his feet feeling embarrassed and said, “I’m not sure if I can go.”

 

“Why not?” Andy, Raj, and Lydia asked.

 

Allie jumped in and said, “Hey, it’s ok if he can’t go.  I’m not sure I can either.” She didn’t know Owen’s reason, but felt like she should help him out.

 

Now, Andy looked hurt.  “Oh.” He said.  “I just hoped that you all would be there.”

 

Owen sighed, and said, “It’s just… I’m afraid of masks.”

 

Allie’s mouth dropped, she didn’t think anyone else had that fear.  It felt good knowing she wasn’t alone.  Quickly she admitted “Me too!”  So that Owen could feel better too.  

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

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 “Costume Parade” 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 “Costume Parade!” 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:

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

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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!

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

 

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
184. Fly Away: a meditation and relaxing story for children

184. Fly Away: a meditation and relaxing story for children

Mac and Marley the caterpillars wake up to find they have changed. What will they find?

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 “Fly Away” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:40

Fly Away Excerpt:

The dragon peeked at the pair of chrysalises in the bush. It had been days since Mac and Marley, the caterpillars, had rested there, and the dragon was hoping that they were ready to come out again.  The chrysalises had already become clear.  The dragon could see something orange and black.  As the dragon watched, the chrysalises began to wiggle.  The excited dragon knew it was time!  

 

Slowly, Marley climbed out of the tight home she had napped in for days.  She looked over at Mac and smiled when she saw him start to emerge from his little home.  Hanging upside down from the branch, Marley began to stretch her wrinkly new wings.  Wait a minute. She had wings?  She looked over at Mac and noticed he had wings too!  When Marley settled in for her nap, she had been a yellow, white and black striped caterpillar. Now, both she and Mac looked like the orange and black butterfly they had seen twirling through the flowers!  Well kind of,… her wings were pretty wrinkled. As she waited for them to relax and lengthen she called to Mac.

 

“Hey Mac!  Look at this! I have wings! And you do too!” She exclaimed.  

 

Mac smiled at her as he hung upside down and said, “I know! Just wait until they’re relaxed.  Right now mine are so crinkled. But it gives me a chance to enjoy the view.  I’ve never seen the world from this angle.”

 

“What upside down?” Marley asked.

 

“Yep!” Mac said.  “Isn’t it neat!”

 

“It sure is! Marley replied.  “I like the lines underneath the leaves, they’re so delicate and pretty.”

 

“I like how the light shines up through my feet,” Mac said.

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 “Fly Away,” 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 “Fly Away!” 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!

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!”

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!