693. Calm Colors: a guided meditation and kid’s story

Caia Coloring Book helps her friend Callie Kim after a stressful day at school.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:35

Calm Colors Excerpt:

It was a cloudy day on Ahway Island. Callie Kim’s bedroom was gently lit by the overcast sunlight filtering in through the sheer curtains. Caia Coloring Book sat peacefully on Callie’s desk. The little coloring book waited patiently for Callie to come back from school. Caia listened carefully for the sound of the school bus coming to a halt outside the house. That sound meant that her friend would soon be home!

The coloring book enjoyed the quiet time she spent with Callie. She liked it when Callie came home and covered her pages in all sorts of colors. While she waited, Caia thought about when she first met Callie. Callie and her family had moved to Ahway Island recently. Callie was still a little anxious around the other kids at school. This meant that Callie often came home from school feeling stressed. Callie had very loving parents, and they knew that Callie enjoyed coloring. The colors would make her smile and help her relax. So, Mr. and Mrs. Kim gave Caia to Callie to help her with stress.

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you imagine a baby elephant and its mama.

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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 “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 moments.  To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our team, please visit our website.

In the press:

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