145. 1st Day Fun: a calming story and meditation

145. 1st Day Fun: a calming story and meditation

Bobby the Bus is ready for 1st day fun as he follows his route to pick up the Kindergarteners.

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 “1st Day Fun” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:41

1st Day Fun Excerpt:

Sunshine filled the morning sky with bright cheerful light.  It was the 1st day of Kindergarten and Bobby the Bus was excited and nervous.  He was sparkling clean and ready. Bobby had practiced his route several times, and had it memorized.  The happy yellow bus knew it was his responsibility and privilege to carry the kindergartners to school safely.  Bobby reminded himself that his practice routes had gone well.  He had extra time scheduled so that the kindergartners would be on time, even if their parents took a while to say goodbye.  Bobby took a deep dragon breath in and out to help himself calm.  OK, it was time to start the day.

As the big yellow bus approached the first stop, he noticed the little kids were pointing and smiling.  One was even hopping up and down with excitement. What a relief!  Moms and dads gave their little ones hugs as each child stepped onto the bus. They climbed slowly up the great big steps with their little legs.  Each little one sat down in a seat where they could see their parents, and waved excitedly out the window.  Great big smiles shined on their faces as their parents waved back.  Slowly Bobby pulled away from the stop.  The big yellow bus delighted in the sound of laughter as it drifted to the front.

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 “1st Day Fun” 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 “1st Day Fun!” 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!

In the press:

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!
423. Heirlooms: a mindful bedtime story

423. Heirlooms: a mindful bedtime story

Mia and Max learn about heirloom seeds from Grandma and Grandpa.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:03

Heirlooms Excerpt:

Autumn sunlight poured into Max’s bedroom, a bright beam of light falling over Max’s closed eyes. He stirred, the light beginning to wake him. He sighed and stretched and slowly opened his eyes, shielding them from the light with his arm. As he woke up, he suddenly remembered – they were going to visit the Botanic Gardens with Grandma and Grandpa today!

Max went to wake up his sister Mia. He knew she would be excited, too. Max and Mia both loved visiting the Botanic Garden, but more importantly, they loved spending time with Grandma and Grandpa. Sure enough, Mia got out of bed cheerfully as soon as Max woke her up.

After Max and Mia had breakfast, had gotten dressed, and brushed their teeth, they waited for Grandma and Grandpa to arrive so they could all go together to the Gardens.

“I want to go to the kitchen gardens!” said Mia. “That’s my favorite part of the Botanic Gardens.”

“Me, too!” said Max. “I want to see the vegetables!”

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 “Heirlooms,” 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 “Heirlooms!” 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). It makes a big difference!

To stay connected with Ahway Island, you can follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) or subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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!” ♡

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!
144. Puffin Fun: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

144. Puffin Fun: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Join us for Puffin Fun as Pearl and Peter Puffin dive into the water and swim with the fish.

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 “Puffin Fun” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Puffin Fun Excerpt:

Soft clouds covered the sky, as the puffin family woke from their afternoon nap. Pearl and Peter Puffin rubbed beaks and smiled as they hugged their baby bird. Then Pearl stretched her wings wide. It was her turn to search for dinner. The mama and papa puffin rubbed beaks once more and Pearl stepped outside of their cozy burrow.

The little puffin wandered over to the edge of the island and flew out across the water. Finding a good spot, she dove into the water with a tiny splash. With her wings extended, Pearl looked like she was flying through the water. She twisted and turned, enjoying the feeling of the water around her feathers. Then she popped back up to the surface and floated on the waves. Just for a moment, Pearl allowed herself to enjoy the gentle rocking sensation of the sea.

It was time to find food for dinner so the little puffin took a deep dragon breath in and out and dove down.  The color of the water changed from clear, to a light blue to a rich blue, as Pearl dove deeper and deeper.  Then she saw something sparking as it was caught by the light.

Today’s Meditation: Feel your muscles relax as you check in with your body from head to toe.

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

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:

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!
422.	Putt-Putt Fun: a calming meditation and story

422. Putt-Putt Fun: a calming meditation and story

Mia and Max play a fun game of miniature golf with their parents.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:32

Putt-Putt Fun Excerpt:

“Dad, what are we going to do today?” asked Mia.

“Today we’re going to play miniature golf,” replied Dad.

“Oh wow, cool!” exclaimed Max.

“Miniature golf? What’s that?” asked Mia.

“Mini golf is like grownup golf, but it’s better for kids and it’s more fun,” said Max. “You get a golf ball and a golf stick…”

“…a putter,” said Mom, smiling.

“…a putter,” continued Max, “and then instead of hitting the golf ball into holes in the grass like in a regular golf game, you hit the ball into holes next to cute little buildings and castles and stuff. Some people call it Putt-Putt golf. Maybe because of the putter.”

“Wow,” said Mia, “I want to play Putt Putt!”

Today’s Meditation: Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.

Looking for stories with positive learning moments for your little one?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Putt-Putt Fun” 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, ahwayisland.com

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 “Putt-Putt Fun!” 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). It makes a big difference!

To stay connected with Ahway Island, you can follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) or subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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!” ♡

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!
143. Dragon the Builder: a bedtime story and meditation

143. Dragon the Builder: a bedtime story and meditation

Dragon the builder completes an ice castle for Princely the Penguin. How will they celebrate?

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 “Dragon the Builder” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Dragon the Builder Excerpt:

The dragon smiled at Beau and nodded, then began to pack the snow together. Princely smoothed it over with his wings. Amazingly, the snow stayed together better than the sand had. Creating tall cylinders on the sides for the towers and making a square for the center, slowly the castle grew. Once the basic shape was there, the dragon began to dig some snow out to form entrances.

“Wow” Princely said, “this looks extravagant.”

The dragon stopped and looked at the penguin with an expression that said, ‘what does that mean?’

“You know, fancy.” The dragon nodded. Before long the structure was finished.

Princely and Beau said, “Wow!”

Beau said, “You could live in that, Princely.”

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you from head to toe.

Looking for stories with positive learning moments for your little one?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Dragon the Builder” 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 the Builder!” 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!

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:

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!