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!
204. BCAI: Birdie Blues: a mindful children’s story

204. BCAI: Birdie Blues: a mindful children’s story

As the summer birds leave Carrie the Cardinal feels a little blue. Then she discovers there are others who stay too. Will she make some new friends?

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

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:18

Birdie Blues Show Excerpt:

There was a chill in the air as the dragon stepped outside the cozy cave.  The dragon smiled, admiring how the plants sparkled with morning frost. A cool breeze twirled around the happy dragon.  The dragon shivered and gave itself a big warm hug.

 

Looking off into the trees the dragon thought about how the animals had begun to slow down, and seemed a little sleepy.  The dragon noticed the birds nestled in their trees, fluffed into little balls to keep themselves warm.   It was time for some of the birds to travel to warmer places, and the dragon was ready to help the ones who stayed.

 

The caring dragon was ready with a hug or to make a little fire for the birds and animals to warm themselves.  It’s good to know a friendly fire breathing dragon when the weather gets chilly.

 

Carrie the Cardinal watched the dragon disappear back into its cozy cave and then sang a sweet melody. She listened eagerly for her friend Gerry the robin to add the next verse.  The little cardinal sat quietly waiting for music to drift back to her through the crisp air.

 

After a couple of minutes, Carrie decided to go check on her friend. She flew over to Gerry’s nest and noticed that the robin was very busy.

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 “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.

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 “Birdie Blues” 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 listening to this Be Calm on Ahway Island Friday Favorite Episode!
535. Tree Party: a soothing story and meditation for children

535. Tree Party: a soothing story and meditation for children

Simon Cicada plans a tree party for his old friends and ends up inviting a new friend as well.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:46

Tree Party Excerpt:

It was an early summer morning and Simon Cicada woke up with a great idea! He stretched his little legs and wings as the sun gently shone on him. Simon had realized that it had been far too long since he had spent time with his friends Dharma Dragonfly and Letitia Ladybug. The three friends all lived in the forest on Ahway Island and spent their days flying around the big, beautiful forest. Recently, the trio hadn’t had the chance to spend time together, so Simon decided to do something special for them.

 

“I know just what to do!” Simon said to himself. “I’ll throw a tree party!”

 

Simon started to get everything ready. He timed his party to ensure that the sun was shining right on his tree where the party would take place. He made sure there were plenty of leaves around to snack on and he even gently cleaned off the flowers. Finally, Simon was happy with the state of his home so he flew off to find his friends.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine that you are a 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 “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.

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 “Tree Party” 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!

Thank you for joining us for this amazing story, see you next time!
530. Ferret Fun: a calming bedtime story for children

530. Ferret Fun: a calming bedtime story for children

Fiona Ferret’s friend Fran always makes sure that Fiona has fun things to play with!

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 5:05

Ferret Fun Excerpt:

Fiona Ferret lived in a cozy little cottage just at the border between the beach and the forest. Fiona lived with her best friend, a human named Fran. Fiona was as white as snow while Fran had dark brown skin with curly brown hair.

 

Fiona loved to ride on Fran’s shoulder and nap in Fran’s tight brown curls. And she especially loved to play in Fran’s shoes!

 

Fran had a whole room dedicated to shoes. From snow boots to sneakers to high heels, Fran wore all kinds of shoes. Sometimes, Fran would change into three different pairs a day!

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

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 “Ferret 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!

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 had a relaxing time with us on Ahway Island!
199. BCAI: Quiet Please!: a story and relaxation for kids

199. BCAI: Quiet Please!: a story and relaxation for kids

Zip the Yorkie meets Bruce the St. Benrard on a walk. The little dog is so excited, he yips and yips away. Will he notice how his new friend is feeling?

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

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:09

Quiet Please! Show Excerpt:

What a lovely day!  Bruce the Dog was out for a walk with his person.  He stopped and sniffed the crisp fresh air and smiled.  The big Saint Bernard loved cool weather.  He walked along proudly on this peaceful morning.  Then he heard something.  Yap, yap, yap.  What was that sound?  It grew louder and louder. Yap, yap, yap.  He looked down when the sound arrived right next to him.  It was a little dog, a friendly Yorkshire terrier.

Bruce smiled at the little dog politely and continued on his way, intending to enjoy the peace a bit longer.  Instead, the little Yorkie kept yapping at the big dog.

 

“Hi I’m Zip! I love walks. Do you love walks?  Walking is probably my favorite thing to do!”

 

When the little dog took a moment to breathe, Bruce said, “I’m Bruce. I like walks too, especially nice long, quiet walks.”

 

The big dog hoped that Zip would understand the hint.  Instead, the little dog added, “Long walks? I guess I do too.  Sometimes I get tired and my person has to carry me, but that’s okay. I like being carried too.  What do you do when you get tired?  Your person can’t carry you, you’re too big.”

Today’s Meditation: Draw gentle shapes in the soothing sand as you prepare for today’s story.

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.

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 “Quiet Please!” 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!
522. Shiny Treasuers: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

522. Shiny Treasuers: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

Saira Sand Crab meets a new friend, Sandy Seagull, who shares her interest in treasure hunting!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:25

Shiny Treasures Excerpt:

Saira the Sand Crab was a little crab who loved to dig on her big beach for treasures. The other sand crabs would stay near the water, but Saira was brave and adventurous. She loved to dig for shiny things, things that she couldn’t ever find in the ocean.

 

Saira loved the things she found – they made her wonder about other creatures and parts of the world that she hadn’t experienced herself yet. Every time she found something, it was like finding a treasure just hiding in the sand for Saira to dig out!

 

Saira collected all kinds of treasures. From shiny bottle caps to beautiful shells to pretty white feathers, Saira would bring her treasures to the big banana leaf that she called home. The leaf covered a shallow hole she had dug, up on the beach far enough away from the water that tides would never flood it.

 

At night, Saira would snuggle up under the big banana leaf with her treasures. She would wake up when the sun shone through her leaf and then start her day by digging for breakfast…and for new treasures, of course! concert.

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

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 “Shiny Treasures” 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!