809. Loon Lessons: an original short story for kids

Luna Loon learns a lesson about personal space from her father Leland.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:01

Loon Lessons Excerpt:

It was evening on Ahway Island, and the waters of the lake sat peaceful and still.  A gentle mist danced across its smooth surface, encircling the rocks and reeds by the shore. In the hushed calm a gentle birdsong emerged, mournful and otherworldly. The hauntingly beautiful melody echoed across the waters of the lake.

On the lake, five little loons swam about, playing and gigging as they explored.  When the song rang out, they all paused and listened, little beaks perked up in curiosity. Their papa, Leland, was calling them for dinner. It was time for them to come back to the nest and eat.

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

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Looking for stories with positive learning moments for your little one?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Mystery Jug” 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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