Be Calm on Ahway Island Bedtime Stories

Be Calm on Ahway Island Bedtime Stories


396. Race Tracks: a calming story and meditation for bedtime

April 19, 2024

Billy builds a race track for his toy cars….but then his little sister Emily wants to play with it, too.


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 “Race Tracks,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female


Story Begins: 9:03


Race Tracks Excerpt:


Today had been an ordinary day. The sky was cloudy with some sunshine. Billy had followed his usual routine, and he expected the evening would be ordinary as well. His family had just finished dinner and now was the time Billy got to play with his favorite toy, his little yellow race car. Billy loved his little yellow race car. It had shiny black wheels, with a black lightning bolt racing stripe on each side. Billy kept the race car with him all the time, and especially liked to play with it after dinner. That was when he created the race track of the day. Billy had made tracks in the shape of a circle, and in an oval. He had even used a bridge to make a track in the shape of the number eight. “Yes,” He thought to himself. “I’ll make a figure eight today.”


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

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In the press:

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


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


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.


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


 


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