800. Shiny Adventure: a mindful story and meditation for kids

Saira Sand Crab and Sandy Seagull uncover a mysterious piece of sea glass on the beach!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:43

Shiny Adventure Excerpt:

It was a warm and breezy spring day on Ahway Island. The sun peeked out from behind scattered clouds. All along the beach, the waves crashed like cymbals on the shore and the aroma of salt water danced across the sand.

Saira Sand Crab and Sandy Seagull were wandering up and down the coast searching for shiny treasures, which they called “shinies”. Ever since Sandy had arrived on Ahway Island, she and Saira would spend their days together, investigating the coastline, seeing what goodies they could discover and add to their ever-growing collection. They made a great team! Sandy would soar above the beach, using her keen eyesight to spot shinies poking out of the sand and she would call out to Saira on the ground below to investigate.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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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 “Magical Chair” 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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We’re grateful for your time on Ahway Island. See you for the next story!