370. Soothing Sea: a calming bedtime and nap time story for kids

Two little sharks, Shayla and Santiago play in the soothing sea, diving down to the ocean floor from the surface, and returning to the warmth of the sunlit waters.

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

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 9:17

Soothing Sea Excerpt:

Sunshine sparkled on the rolling waves. As sunlight filtered down the deep blue waters slowly lightened into a brilliant turquoise. Feeling the change from night to day, Santiago Shark peeked above the waves to watch the sunrise. Awed by the dance of colors across the sky, Santiago didn’t notice his friend Shayla had popped up right next to him. “Isn’t it beautiful?” she asked.

Focused on the sunrise, Santiago jumped. Shayla giggled and apologized, “Sorry, I didn’t mean to startle you.”

Santiago smiled and replied, “That’s okay, Shayla. I’m glad you’re here. Isn’t the sky beautiful this morning?”

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 them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Naptime or Not?” 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

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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!”

 

We’ll see you next time on Ahway Island!