774. Sunshine and Sniffs: a bedtime story and mindful story for kids

Jewel the dog goes for a different type of walk on a hot day.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 3:47

Sunshine and Sniffs Excerpt:

In a tall building on Ahway Island, nestled within a small apartment, there lived a small and fluffy dog named Jewel. She had found her forever home a few months back, after a kind and caring young man had adopted her from the Ahway Island Animal Shelter. Since her arrival, Jewel had grown to adore their cozy little apartment.

Every day, Jewel would curl up on their squishy couch while her person tap-tap-tapped away on a laptop. She often tilted her head and watched the screen with a curious expression, wondering what was so fascinating about this glowing box.

But her absolute favorite part of the day was the afternoons. It was the time when her person set aside his work, put on his comfy walking shoes, and grabbed her leash. This was Jewel’s sign that it was time to go outside for a long, leisurely walk around Ahway Island.

Today’s Meditation: Feel your body fill with love as you imagine a puffin family and think about your own unique family.

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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 “Nap Time 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:

Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in this feature from Global Comment!

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Thanks for joining us on this soothing adventure. Until next time!