Girl Power! A short story and guided meditation for kids

Girl Power! A short story and guided meditation for kids

Mia and her brother learn about women who have made a difference. Believing in girl power, Mia is ready to share what she learned with the world.

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Narrator: Female

Girl Power! Story Excerpt:

Mia’s mom smiled and said, “You can join the girls and other women who have already spoken up. Malala Yousafzai, even though she is young, continually tells the world it is important that girls receive education. Margaret Thatcher became the Prime Minister of Great Britain and spoke up, encouraging people to accept responsibility for their lives. Both you and your brother can choose any job, if you learn the skills you need and pay attention to opportunities.

You can also change your mind. Julia Child was a spy and then she had an opportunity to try cooking. She had the skills she needed and became a famous chef. Speaking up also helps share different ways of thinking. Temple Grandin has shown people the interesting things we discover when we look at the world through the unique views of different people, even animals. It is important to understand how we all impact each other.”

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

Looking for a way to help your child with emotional regulation?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Girl Power” 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.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

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We hope your child loved “Girl Power.” Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations? If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

 

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Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!

As a result of your support you’ll find us ranking among the best in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Feedspot placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list, in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 and 2020 list! ListenNotes, included us in their list of the 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate and VeryWellMind listed us as one of the 20 Best Meditation Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 in an article by Sara Lindberg, M.Ed!

Our most recent accolades are:

As a recommended bedtime podcast for kids on Georgetown Hill’s Early School website, from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! We’re also reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama in Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, while Haven magazine in Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Guess what! We’re problem solvers!

Be Calm on Ahway Island podcast is part of the solution in this question and answer article by Torie Henderson on what to do when your kids are staying up late. We’re also included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy.

Thank you! Keep spreading the word!

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.

If you love stories about smart kids, be sure to check out our other Stories about Kids. Thanks again for your continued support!

Dragon Adventure: a short story and meditation

Dragon Adventure: a short story and meditation

Ready for a Dragon adventure? Today Dragon follows the sparkling train to the beach and meets some new friends in the soft warm sand.

Welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Dragon Adventure,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:59

Narrator: Female

Dragon Adventure Story Excerpt:

Wondering if the train would come back, the dragon decided to relax on the beach and wait.    Landing on the soft warm sand, the dragon sighed happily.  This would be a wonderful spot to rest.  The dragon, tucking toes into the cozy sand, settled in.  In the meantime, the dragon listened to the waves crashing on the sand, and looked around at the peaceful beach.  There was something blue in the sand.  Puzzled, the dragon reached over and pulled it out.  It was a sand bucket, great for making castles.  The bucket smiled at the dragon and said, “Thanks! I thought I would be stuck there all night!  I’m Benji.  I haven’t seen you around before.”

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 with emotional regulation?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Dragon Adventure” 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.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

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Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Dragon Adventure” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!

As a result of your support you’ll find us ranking among the best in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re also proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Feedspot placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list and in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! ListenNotes, included us in their list of the 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate.

Our most recent accolades are:

from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! and VeryWellMind listed us as one of the 20 Best Meditation Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 in an article by Sara Lindberg, M.Ed! Thanks again and keep spreading the word!

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.

We wish you a peaceful rest with “Dragon Adventure.”  For another calming story try “Flying Friends” and “Cuddly Koalas.”

Thanks for all your support!

A Garden for All: a mindful bedtime story

A Garden for All: a mindful bedtime story

Winfield the Wheelchair and Brian meet Javier at a sensory garden. The two friends begin exploring this garden for all, enjoying the beauty of nature.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:07

Narrator: Female

A Garden for All Excerpt:

“Are you ready for another great day!” Brian’s dad said as he peeked through the doorway.

Brian grinned even wider as he responded, “Yes! Let’s get going!” Brian’s dad walked over to Brian’s dresser and asked, “What do you want to wear today?”

“I was thinking I would wear my orange train shirt. I think Javier is going to wear his green train shirt.” As Brian and his dad completed their morning routine Winfield wondered what they were going to do. Once Brian was buckled in, Winfield steered while Brian pushed the wheels around, working together to get to the kitchen for breakfast. After breakfast Brian’s mom and dad followed as Brian and Winfield wheeled out the door and onto the sidewalk. The morning sun lit the sidewalk with a warm glow and the group began their walk to the garden.

Today’s Meditation: Happiness and love flow through you in this meditation.

Looking for a podcast to help settle your child in for nap time or bed?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “A Garden for All” 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.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story for nap time we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

Donate Here

Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “A Garden for All.” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island! As a result of your support you can check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re also proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Discover our top 10 listing in Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolade is from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate! Thanks again and keep spreading the word!

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.

Was “A Garden for All” relaxing? Looking for another calming story? Try “Animal Artists” or “Brave Bunny” next time.

Thanks for all your support!

Hello! a relaxing short story and meditation

Hello! a relaxing short story and meditation

Tanner toad greets a new friend with the customary “Hello!” Since the other toad doesn’t respond, Tanner tries a different approach.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Batty Dragon” on Monday. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Hello!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!
Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:36

Narrator: Male

Hello! Excerpt:

It was time for a break in the shade. Tanner knew where to go, his favorite spot under the ferns.  There was enough shade there to cool off, with a little bit of sunlight filtering through the airy leaves.  So, off Tanner hop, hop, hopped over to the ferns.  When he got there, he saw another toad in his spot, facing away.  Tanner hadn’t seen this toad before, and became excited.  Maybe he would make a new friend!  Eagerly the little toad hopped over to the fern and said, “Hi! I’m Tanner!”  The other toad stayed in place with his back to Tanner.  Tanner felt sad the toad was ignoring him and then annoyed.  Why did this toad think he could sit in Tanner’s favorite spot and then ignore him.  That was just rude.  Tanner decided he would tell the other toad how he felt, when suddenly there was a big rumbling sound.

A truck drove by on the street. It was so loud, that it hurt Tanner’s head.  He held a big leaf over his head to block the noise and watched the truck go by.  Tanner felt relieved after the loud noise rumbled away, and sighed.  Then he looked back at the other toad, who was still facing the other direction.  Now Tanner was puzzled.  That was a really loud noise, why hadn’t the other toad even looked?  Could the other toad hear it?

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

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 “Hello!” 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.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

Donate Here

Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Hello!” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island! As a result of your support you can check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re also proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Discover our top 10 listing in Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolades are: from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate; and from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! Thanks again and keep spreading the word!

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.

Did “Hello!” soothe you to sleep?  Try “Changing Winds” for another relaxing story.

Thank you for all your support!

Magical Chair: a bedtime story on acceptance for kids

Magical Chair: a bedtime story on acceptance for kids

After moving to a new home, Winfield the wheelchair decides to help Brian find new friends.  Will the magical chair find them at a colorful park?

Kids meet individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Therefore, learning acceptance of others with disabilities is important to help children understand that differences are ok and valuable. Dim the lights, get your favorite blanket or sleep buddy and snuggle up for Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast with a soothing story encouraging empathy.

Here’s an excerpt from today’s bedtime story on acceptance, Magical Chair:

The little wheelchair waited patiently while the boy buckled into the comfy seat. Winfield the wheelchair could tell Brian felt lonely in their new town. The family had just moved in and the little boy missed all his friends. Outside the sun shined brightly on the winding sidewalk. That gave Winfield an idea. Maybe Brian would meet some kids if they explored the neighborhood. Brian’s dad must have understood what Winfield was thinking. He suggested, “Why don’t we go outside for a walk?

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

Does your child have classmates or neighbors with a disability? Do you live in a diverse neighborhood? Or, are you looking for a way to teach your kids about acceptance?  Once again, Ahway Island is here for you!

Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime, nap time stories & meditations for kids illustrating empathy.

Empathy is a critical skill for the healthy social emotional development of young children. And so Ahway Island offers stories crafted to assist you in teaching your children understanding and acceptance of others with differences. Our stories feature wonderful characters with disabilities. We take great care to create an environment that encourages empathy. In addition to all this, we help your little ones drift off to sleep with a guided relaxation and a calming story. Just include us in your bedtime and nap time routines.

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

Looking for a podcast to develop your child’s sense of empathy and acceptance of people with disabilities? Gently nestled within each podcast episode are situations that model understanding of differences along with many other positive learning moments.  To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our team please visit our website.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys taking a break with our podcast, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

Donate Here

Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loves “Magical Chair.” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories encouraging acceptance of disabilities and empathy! So, if you have a minute – please leave your review here and follow your favorite short stories podcast for kids on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!

As a result of your support you can check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re also proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Discover our top 10 listing in Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolade is from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate! Thanks again and keep spreading the word!

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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 our stories on acceptance in the video format, as well. If you do, please share our channel with others.

Thank you!  Check out this episode for another great bedtime story Mystery Jug: a calming bedtime and nap time story with a positive message