446. Wobbly Wheelbarrow

446. Wobbly Wheelbarrow

Wanda the Wheelbarrow wonders what will happen today. As she waits, the door to the shed opens. Max and Mia want to do some gardening and they need her help!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:22

Wobbly Wheelbarrow Excerpt:

A flicker of light rolled through the opening below the red shed doors. The little wheelbarrow smiled as light traveled up, up, up, between the doors, finally spilling through the window. It was morning!

Wanda the Wheelbarrow loved watching the sunrise. She wondered what she might do today. Would she help a new tree find a home? Would she help make a new bed for some colorful flowers? Maybe she would help make a garden. Her mind raced with the possibilities. She needed to calm herself, so Wanda took a deep Dragon Breath, in and out. That felt better. The little wheelbarrow felt a bit calmer.

Then she heard the doors squeak. Someone was coming! The little orange wheelbarrow could hardly wait for the door to open. Sunshine flooded into the shed. As Wanda grew accustomed to the light, she noticed a little boy and girl standing there.

“What should we do today?” the girl asked the boy.

“I don’t know, Mia,” he replied. “I was thinking about the garden, and what we need to get started.”

Today’s Meditation: Today, enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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 “Wobbly Wheelbarrow,” 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.

Creating the original bedtime stories and art for Be Calm on Ahway Island takes a lot of time and care.

As a listener-supported podcast, we truly appreciate our members on Patreon. If you’re not already a member, please consider joining! Writing, recording, editing, and publishing episodes and managing digital platforms is an enormous endeavor. Our Patreon program will help continue to grow Ahway Island and we hope you will support us! You can choose from 3 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and an extra episode each week!

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In the press:

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”

We’re honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota lists us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19. The website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems also includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

We’re reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, Sassy Mama Singapore recommends us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home, and Haven Magazine Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

154. Dragonfly Dance: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

154. Dragonfly Dance: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

Dharma the Dragonfly enjoys her little pond home. The others feel the love in her dragonfly dance.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Dragonfly Dance” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Dragonfly Dance Excerpt:

Dharma the Dragonfly had been admiring the forest’s beauty as she hovered over the little pond. Now that the breeze had stirred things up a bit, she laughed. The trees wobbled in their reflections with the movement on the pond. Dharma danced from one end of the pond to the other, smiling at the white lotus and the purple water lilies as she zipped in and around the flowers.

The little dragonfly wondered at how the lotus sprung up from the water, as she danced twirling around their bright petals. The water lilies floated with a gentle rock as the breeze rippled the pond. Dharma continued to dance.

A frog hopped onto the lily pad and croaked a ribbit, admiring the dragonfly ballet. Dharma smiled politely and zig-zagged along the edge of the pond. She hovered once more as she noticed that the ripples across the pond begin to smooth out. The pond became as still as glass and the flowers and trees appeared crystal-clear in the watery mirror again.

Dharma noticed that there seemed to be another dragonfly staring right at her. The other dragonfly was a shimmering blue green, just like Dharma. When Dharma zigged, the other dragonfly zigged. When Dharma zagged, the other dragonfly zagged. And when Dharma hovered, the other dragonfly hovered. Dharma remembered that the pond was still once again and it reflected the trees and flowers very accurately. So she flew away from the pond, and so did the other dragonfly.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating in a tranquil pool, safe and relaxed, as the water rocks you gently.

Looking for a way to help your child learn emotional regulation and how to self soothe?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Dragonfly Dance,” 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.

Creating the original bedtime stories and art for Be Calm on Ahway Island takes a lot of time and care.

As a listener-supported podcast, we truly appreciate our members on Patreon. If you’re not already a member, please consider joining! Writing, recording, editing, and publishing episodes and managing digital platforms is an enormous endeavor. Our Patreon program will help continue to grow Ahway Island and we hope you will support us! You can choose from 3 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and an extra episode each week!

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

We hope your child loved “Dragonfly Dance!” We ask for your positive reviews to help others find us, too! Please leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast app (such as Apple Podcasts) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. And, please follow, like, and/or share our social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) to help us bring our original stories with positive messages to even more listeners!

One more thing: did you know we also have a YouTube channel? Check out the video page on our website AhwayIsland.com. We hope you enjoy the calming videos and share our channel with others!

In the press:

We’re included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

SheKnows recommends us as as a podcast you and your kids will love!

We’re reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, Sassy Mama Singapore recommends us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home, and Haven Magazine Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Finally, Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
443. Dragon’s New Friends: a calming bedtime and nap time story

443. Dragon’s New Friends: a calming bedtime and nap time story

Anora leads Javier, Brian, and Winfield through the forest to meet Dragon.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:28

Dragon’s New Friends Excerpt:

Anora danced in her living room, eager to see Javier and Brian. They would be there any minute. She noticed a bit of movement outside and hurried to the front door. Even before Javier and Brian had pushed the doorbell, Anora had opened the door, smiling widely.

“Are you guys ready for another hike?” she asked.

Javier and Brian returned her smile and shouted, “Yes!” They were just as excited as Anora to be exploring the forest.

Anora skipped out the door and said, “Follow me!”

She led them through the meadow next to her house. The tall grasses and wildflowers rippled with each passing breeze. The three friends stopped for a moment and took a deep Dragon Breath, in and out.

“Ahhh,” Javier said with a smile, enjoying the delicate scent of the flowers.

 

Today’s Meditation: Today, enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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 “Dragon’s New Friends,” 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.

Creating the original bedtime stories and art for Be Calm on Ahway Island takes a lot of time and care.

As a listener-supported podcast, we truly appreciate our members on Patreon. If you’re not already a member, please consider joining! Writing, recording, editing, and publishing episodes and managing digital platforms is an enormous endeavor. Our Patreon program will help continue to grow Ahway Island and we hope you will support us! You can choose from 3 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and an extra episode each week!

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

We hope your child loved “Dragon’s New Friends!” We ask for your positive reviews to help others find us, too! Please leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast app (such as Apple Podcasts). And, please follow, like, and/or share our social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) to help us bring our original stories with positive messages to even more listeners!

In the press:

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”

We’re honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota lists us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19. The website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems also includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

We’re reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, Sassy Mama Singapore recommends us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home, and Haven Magazine Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

Thank you for being calm with us on Ahway Island!
153. Sharing Roots: a calming meditation and story

153. Sharing Roots: a calming meditation and story

Dragon is inspired by a story about the enchanted forest sharing roots and growing closer together.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Sharing Roots” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Sharing Roots Excerpt:

The animals gathered at the cozy cave, eager to hear about the train and the new lands the dragon had been exploring. The dragon yawned, feeling very tired, and took a deep dragon breath, in and out. The dragon could see the curiosity on the animals’ faces and decided to tell them about the train. So the dragon took a deep breath in and out and through the flickering flames, showed everyone the train, with people moving on and off. Then the dragon took another dragon breath in and out and through the flowing fire, showed the people getting off and on again in a different place. The place looked very different to the forest animals.

“Oh! So that’s what the train does,” Sachi the Snake said. “It carries people from place to place. But what is that place they are going to?”

The dragon smiled and took one more deep dragon breath, in and out. A book appeared in the fire and opened, with a question mark following. The dragon looked at Odin, the great horned owl, with a smile and a flutter of eyelids.

The gentle owl smiled and said, “I would be happy to tell a story.”

So the owl began, reminding all the animals of the unity in the forest.

Today’s Meditation: Gently sway like the graceful willow tree in today’s meditation.

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 “Sharing Roots,” 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.

Creating the original bedtime stories and art for Be Calm on Ahway Island takes a lot of time and care.

As a listener-supported podcast, we truly appreciate our members on Patreon. If you’re not already a member, please consider joining! Writing, recording, editing, and publishing episodes and managing digital platforms is an enormous endeavor. Our Patreon program will help continue to grow Ahway Island and we hope you will support us! You can choose from 3 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and an extra episode each week!

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

We hope your child loved “Sharing Roots!” We ask for your positive reviews to help others find us, too! Please leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast app (such as Apple Podcasts) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. And, please follow, like, and/or share our social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) to help us bring our original stories with positive messages to even more listeners!

One more thing: did you know we also have a YouTube channel? Check out the video page on our website AhwayIsland.com. We hope you enjoy the calming videos and share our channel with others!

In the press:

We’re included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

SheKnows recommends us as as a podcast you and your kids will love!

We’re reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, Sassy Mama Singapore recommends us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home, and Haven Magazine Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Finally, Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
441. Off-Road Adventures: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

441. Off-Road Adventures: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

— Javier and Anora join Brian for a hike as he tries out Winfield’s off-road wheels on different terrain.
Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:52

Off-Road Adventures Excerpt:

Brian loved watching the sun come up in the morning, especially when he felt there was a wonderful day ahead…and that was just about every day! Eager to greet the sun today, Brian and Winfield, his wheelchair, rolled over to the window. Then, gently moving the delicate curtain aside, Brian peered out. Sunlight streamed through the window. Brian took a deep Dragon Breath, in and out, enjoying the warmth. What a beautiful day! Now it was time for breakfast! Brian and Winfield rolled over to the kitchen table to have some breakfast with his mom and dad.

As Brian ate, he gazed at the front door, waiting for a knock. He hoped Javier and Anora would arrive soon. Brian could hardly wait to try a hike in the woods. Now that Winfield had some off-road tires, Brian wanted to explore everything he could. With a full belly, Brian rolled his dishes over to the sink to help his dad and mom clean up. As they washed, dried, and put them away, Brian imagined what it would be like to roll through the woods without a sidewalk anywhere in sight.

Today’s Meditation: Feel your body fill with warmth and love as you send your loving energy to the world.

Looking for a way to help your child learn emotional regulation and how to self-soothe? You’ll find them on Ahway Island®! Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Off-Road Adventures,” 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.

Creating the original bedtime stories and art for Be Calm on Ahway Island takes a lot of time and care.

As a listener-supported podcast, we truly appreciate our members on Patreon. If you’re not already a member, please consider joining! Writing, recording, editing, and publishing episodes and managing digital platforms is an enormous endeavor. Our Patreon program will help continue to grow Ahway Island and we hope you will support us! You can choose from 3 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and an extra episode each week!

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

We hope your child loved “Off-Road Adventures!” We ask for your positive reviews to help others find us, too! Please leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast app (such as Apple Podcasts). And, please follow, like, and/or share our social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to help us bring our original stories with positive messages to even more listeners!

In the press:

We’re honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota list us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19.

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

We’re reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, Sassy Mama Singapore recommends us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home, and Haven Magazine Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

Thank you for listening to Be Calm on Ahway Island!