545. Sharing at the Sanctuary: a meditation and bedtime story for children

545. Sharing at the Sanctuary: a meditation and bedtime story for children

Kian Koala learns that it’s more fun to share and play with others when new toys arrive at the Ahway Island Animal Sanctuary.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4;21

Sharing At The Sanctuary Excerpt:

“Hey everyone!” Kiera Koala called out from her tree, pointing to the ground. Some of the other animals in the Ahway Island Animal Sanctuary looked over to her, wondering why she was so excited this morning.

 

“Look what arrived at the Sanctuary today!” Keira exclaimed.

 

On the ground was a huge box. It’s lid was open, revealing its contents: all sorts of colorful and fun-looking toys that everyone could play with!

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

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.

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 At The Sanctuary” 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:

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

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

We can’t wait to see you next time on Ahway Island!
207. BCAI: Wheee!: a relaxing story and mindful relaxation

207. BCAI: Wheee!: a relaxing story and mindful relaxation

Feeling confident on her bike, Max and Mia go out for a ride and find a little hill. How will Mia do?

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

Narrator: Male

Final Dragon Breath: 7:01

Wheee! Show Excerpt:

Clouds blanketed the sky, turning it a fluffy grey.  The wind circled the trees, causing the branches to wave and colorful leaves to whirl away.  Max smiled as he felt the breeze tickle his nose and said, “Mia are you ready? Come see this!”

 

“I’m coming!” Mia said.  She hurried over to Max, her bicycle helmet already on. “Let’s go!” She said.

 

“Hold on. Look at the trees.”  Max said.

 

“Wow!” Mia said. “Look at the leaves!”

 

Max smiled. “I thought you’d like that.”   Reds, golds, orange and browns swirled in the air as the wind carried them away from the trees.  Mia began to dance with the falling leaves, and so did her brother.  Around and around they turned, until the two flopped down on the ground dizzy and giggling.  They laughed until Max asked, “Are you ready to go to the big hill?”

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

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.

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 “Wheee!” 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:

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

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

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.

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

 

We hope you enjoyed this Friday Favorite story!
543. A Mountain of Snow!: a meditation and calming story

543. A Mountain of Snow!: a meditation and calming story

Sidney Snowplow creates a mountain of snow so the kids can go sledding.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 5:23

A Mountain of Snow Excerpt:

It was a windy and snowy morning on Ahway Island. Sidney Snowplow had just woken up in his cozy garage. He felt well rested and ready to start a busy day of snowplowing! Sidney revved his engine as he waited patiently for his driver to hop in and start their fun snow day together. As his engine warmed up, Sidney enjoyed taking a few minutes by himself to enjoy the quiet morning.

 

Sidney loved to work in the snow, especially when it was freshly fallen. It was like playing in a pile of sugar all day long! Sidney loved how soft and fluffy snow could be, but he also loved how strong it could be when people built forts or figures out of snow.

 

After a few minutes Sidney’s driver came out to the garage carrying a hot cup of coffee. The driver opened up the big garage door and took a seat in the driver’s seat. Now they were ready to head out into the snow!

Today’s Meditation: Relax your whole body from head to toe in this meditation.

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 “Happy Dragon,” 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 “A Mountain of Snow!” 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:

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

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

We’re so grateful that you joined us to be calm on Ahway Island! 
206. BCAI: Camouflaged Cardboard: a relaxing bedtime story

206. BCAI: Camouflaged Cardboard: a relaxing bedtime story

Using their imagination the kids bring Chance the Cardboard Box back to the colorful planet. What will happen this time?

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 “Camouflaged Cardboard” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final Dragon Breath: 11:19

Camouflaged Cardboard Show Excerpt:

Sunlight rested on the cardboard box in the living room.  It was a bright sunny morning and the little kitty had already left the comfy box to find breakfast.  Chance was ready for another adventure and hoped the kids would play soon.  The cardboard box really wished that they would return to the colorful planet.  Chance could hear the clanking of silverware and dishes in the kitchen.  Breakfast was over, maybe now it would be time to play.

 

The kids ran into the living room and the girl said. “I know it’s your turn to pick what we do, but do you want to visit the colorful planet again?”

 

“I was going to say that if you didn’t.” her brother replied.  “We have so much more to explore there.”  And with that they both hopped into the cardboard box and readied their imaginations.  Chance felt excited, that was exactly what he had hoped for.

 

“Buckle up!” The girl said. “Buckled and ready for take off!” her brother replied.

 

The kids leaned back in the box as Chance prepared for lift off.  Suddenly the box took off and headed straight up.  The ceiling of the room disappeared and Chance was free, rocketing up through the fluffy clouds and into the sky.  The kids looked back and watched their house, their town, their world, fade from sight.  They were surrounded by twinkling stars.  Straight ahead was the planet. The colors swirled in soothing patterns as they approached.

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

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 “Nap Time,” 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 “Camouflaged Cardboard” 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:

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

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

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.

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

 

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
541. Stormy Music: a kids’ meditation and story

541. Stormy Music: a kids’ meditation and story

Anora and Julia have a sleepover together at Anora’s house. Together they learn that the rain is not so scary after all.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:15

Stormy Music Excerpt:

Anora jumped off the couch when she heard the doorbell ring. “I’ll get it!” she exclaimed out to her mom as she ran toward the front door. She practically jumped all the way there! When she reached the door, she twisted the doorknob and swung the door wide open, then opened her arms wide to greet her friend with a hug.

 

“Julia!” exlaimed Anora. “You made it! Hurry and come in!”

 

Julia hugged Anora back tight, overjoyed to see her friend again. The two girls hadn’t seen each other in a while as Anora had been away for several weeks.  They were so excited to see each other again. The girls had been friends for their whole lives and loved to spend time together, even though Julia was a little older than Anora. Anora didn’t have any siblings, so she felt Julia was like a big sister. And Julia always appreciated how kind Anora was to everyone.

 

Today’s Meditation: Relax your whole body from head to toe in this meditation.

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 “Nap Time,” 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 “Stormy Music” 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:

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

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

We hope you enjoyed this week’s story, Stormy Music. See you next time!