820. The Four-Letter Word: a soothing kid’s story when you need a break

Addae the African Grey Parrot tries to chose his words wisely when he finds out that some words are rude!

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:01

The Four-Letter Word Excerpt:

The Ahway Island Animal Shelter was a cozy haven for pets of all types. Furry, feathery, and scaly friends found love and care at the shelter while awaiting their forever homes. In the main room of the shelter perched a curious African Grey Parrot named Addae.

On this particular day, Addae found himself looking out over the main room of the shelter.  It was sunny outside, and the big window at the front filled the room with a golden glow.  The nice weather meant the people of Ahway Island were out and about.  Often, they would pass by the shelter and take a peek at the animals through the window.  Sometimes, they would even stop in to play!

Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine you are a baby penguin snuggled close to its papa.

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Are you and your children enjoying our stories and self-soothing meditations?

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!

Zzz! The Boston Globe recommends “Be Calm on Ahway Island” as as one of “Eight Podcasts That Could Help You Get Some Sleep.”

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We hope you had a great time on Ahway Island. Until next time!