Buzzy Bugs: a mindful bedtime story

Buzzy Bugs: a mindful bedtime story

The air is filled with the song of buzzy bugs. Simon cicada wakes up from his nap, climbs out of his shell and searches for a friend.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story, “Dock Dog”, Monday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Welcome to Favorite Friday! Please enjoy “Buzzy Bugs” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:35

Narrator: Male

Buzzy Bugs Excerpt:

Light streamed onto Simon’s face as he broke through the surface.  The little Cicada blinked, to get accustomed to the brightness.  As Simon pulled himself out of the earth, his body began to feel tight and tough.  He shook off the dirt, and looked around. He saw bright green grass, and a thick, sturdy tree trunk.  The little Cicada had emerged right next to a tree.  Simon decided to climb it, and see what else was around him. Slowly, Simon pulled himself up the trunk of the tree.  His body felt tighter and tighter.  Simon had grown a lot while resting in the dirt!  He needed to leave his armor behind.  So the little Cicada anchored himself on the trunk, and began to squeeze out of his shell.

Simon blinked again, as his fresh eyes saw the details of the flaky bark on the trunk.  The little cicada was curious to see how much he had changed, as he relaxed in the earth.  Simon looked at his body.  He had delicate wings on his back, and was now a bright green instead of the brownish color he had been before.  Next to him, his armor was hanging on to the trunk of the tree.  It was a little weird to see the mold of his old body, just hanging there.  He fluttered his wings a bit to dry them off, and then stretched them.  As soon as his wings were dry, Simon left the trunk to find a nice branch to rest on and watch the world.

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

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

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We hope your child loved “Buzzy Bugs.”  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 review on your favorite podcast app or go to iTunes.

It’s fast and easy! Just tap this link: review here, then tap the “view in iTunes” button, tap “ratings and reviews,” and leave your review.

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.

We hope “Buzzy Bugs” was relaxing for you and your kids. “Race Cars” is great for bedtime as well. Thanks for your support!

Dock Dog: a kids’ guided relaxation and calming story

Dock Dog: a kids’ guided relaxation and calming story

It’s an incredible day on the sea! Darcy the dock dog asks for her life jacket. She wants to be ready to go for a boat ride. Will she get one?

Hello everyone!  Ok, Dog lovers today is National Dog Day, and as promised, our new story, “Dock Dog”, celebrates another one of our furry friends. Enjoy!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:24
Narrator: Male

Dock Dog Excerpt:

Then Darcy hurried over to her home.  Nudging her person she pointed to her life jacket. The lovable fluffy dog knew she needed her life jacket to go for a boat ride and she wanted to be prepared. The person laughed and said. “Is it a good day for a boat ride, Darcy? You’re right, you need your life jacket.”

Darcy’s person helped her into the bright orange foam and snapped the latch closed. The jacket hugged the fluffy dog snuggly around her back and belly. She even had a handle on her back, so people could help Darcy get on the boat, if she slipped into the water.  With her life jacket on, Darcy was ready for a boat ride.

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

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 “Dock Dog” 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

We hope your child loved “Dock Dog.”  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 review on your favorite podcast app or go to iTunes.

It’s fast and easy! Just tap this link: review here, then tap the “view in iTunes” button, tap “ratings and reviews,” and leave your review.

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.

We hope you found “Dock Dog” calming? For more relaxing try “Clean Up.” Thank you for your support for Be Calm on Ahway Island!

Love Sings: a meditation and bedtime story

Love Sings: a meditation and bedtime story

Love sings in the enchanted forest as Gerry the Robin shares her gentle melody with her baby birds. Her song relaxes everyone who hears it.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new stories, “Bridge Building”, Monday and “Clumsy Kitty, Tuesday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Welcome to Favorite Friday! Please enjoy “Love Sings” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:43

Narrator: Female

Love Sings Excerpt:

One cheerful song came from a thick green bush. Tucked inside its branches was a robin’s nest. The nest was cozy and dry, sheltered by the tight branches and the tough green leaves. The bush protected its treasures and hugged the little nest tight.  No rain would bother Gerry Robin and her eggs.  The little bird took a deep breath in and out (deep breath) and the wonderful song filled the air again.  Gerry Robin was singing to her babies, telling them how much she loved them.  She had three beautiful blue speckled eggs, tucked into the warm little nest.  Gerry smiled as she sang, and the breeze carried the happy melody to everyone in the yard.

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 and empathy?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Love Sings” 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.

Be Calm on Ahway Island offers you original bedtime stories, like ” Love Sings ” paired with meditations for kids. Gently nestled within each story are self-soothing techniques and positive learning moments. 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. So, if your child enjoys Be Calm on Ahway Island podcast, please make a donation to help us keep going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. 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 “Love Sings.” 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! Check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under Best for Bedtime. You’ll also find us listed in the top 10 of Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! 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 hope you found “Love Sings” relaxing. Next time you want to listen to something calming try “Raj to the Rescue.” Thank you for listening!

Clumsy Kitty: a relaxing bedtime story for children

Clumsy Kitty: a relaxing bedtime story for children

Grubby is a sweet but clumsy kitty. As he checks on everyone’s activities, Grubby makes a bit of a mess. It’s a relief to all when he settles in for a nap.

Hello everyone!  We have a bonus for you this week! For international cat day we have a new calming kitty story “Clumsy Kitty.” Enjoy this extra episode about one of our friendly furballs. And don’t worry dog lovers. We’ll have a special Dog story for National Dog Day later this month!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:58

Narrator: Female

Clumsy Kitty Excerpt:

Grubby ran into the hall stopping outside the family room. The soft sound of pages turning drifted into the hall. The curious cat hurried into the room and leapt onto the bookcase. The bookcase wobbled a little as Grubby landed. The clumsy kitten took a second to balance then looked around. He saw Mom reading a book on the couch. Eager for some more petting the kitten took a step towards Mom. His paw landed on a loose book, and with that step Grubby, and the book, slid off the bookcase. Mom jumped, surprised by the sudden noise and turned to see the cream-colored kitty. Books cascaded down all around him.

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

Looking for a source of positive messaging for your little one?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Clumsy Kitty ” 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.

Be Calm on Ahway Island offers you original bedtime stories, like ” Clumsy Kitty ” paired with meditations for kids. Gently nestled within each story are self-soothing techniques and positive learning moments. 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. So, if your child enjoys Be Calm on Ahway Island podcast, please make a donation to help us keep going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. 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 “Clumsy Kitty.” 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! Check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under Best for Bedtime. You’ll also find us listed in the top 10 of Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! 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 hope you enjoyed “Clumsy Kitty!” Looking for another calming tale? Try “The New Project” the next time you need to relax. Thank you for supporting Be Calm on Ahway Island!

Laugh Out Loud: a kid’s meditation and story

Laugh Out Loud: a kid’s meditation and story

Hana the hyena is out for a walk when she gets a case of the giggles before long all the animals in the sanctuary join in to laugh out loud.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:32

Narrator: Female
Laugh Out Loud Story Excerpt:

Hana Hyena strolled through the fields singing a little song. She was feeling especially happy today and wanted to share her joy. As the little hyena walked her song grew louder and louder. Then Hana noticed some movement to her right. She turned and saw a meerkat standing up, looking at her with a puzzled expression. “That’s funny.” Hana thought, then smiled and continued her song. The little hyena sensed movement to her left and turned. Another puzzled looking meerkat had popped up. The little hyena giggled and continued on her way singing once again.  One meerkat popped up in front of her, then another. More and more meerkats popped up in the waving grass. Hana began to giggle a bit more at the site of all the meerkats popping up to look at her.
The little hyena tried to continue her song but now the giggle was stuck.

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

Looking for stories that emphasize acceptance and empathy?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Laugh Out Loud” 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 “Laugh Out Loud.” 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.

Did you find “Laugh Out Loud” calming? Try “Octopus Adventure” or “Spring Flowers.” You’re sure to find them relaxing as well!

Rolling Raccoons: a child’s mindful story and relaxation

Rolling Raccoons: a child’s mindful story and relaxation

Two raccoons search for a snack only finding empty trash cans on top of a hill. Soon the cans hold rolling raccoons, as the mischievous pair play.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story, “A Thoughtful Gift”, Monday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again, so now we have “Favorite Friday.” Please enjoy “Rolling Raccoons,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:39

Narrator: Male

Rolling Raccoons Story Excerpt:

Stars twinkled against the crisp midnight blue background of the night sky.  The moon was full and bright, lighting the way for Rebel and Riley Raccoon as they wandered through the yards of the peaceful little neighborhood.  It was time to look for a snack, and the little raccoons thought they had spotted a snack source.  Up ahead, the moonlight shined on two cylinders standing next to each other at the top of a hill. Garbage cans! Rebel and Riley were excited. People always threw out the best stuff. “I hope there’s Pizza boxes. Sometimes there’s a whole pizza slice.” Rebel said licking his lips.

Riley said, “Mmmmm, I hope there’s chocolate ice cream containers. There’s always some ice cream left.”
Both raccoons rubbed their bellies and scurried up to the top of the hill eager to see what was inside the cans tonight.   As they reached the top of the hill, bright lights came around the corner and the little raccoons ducked under a bush.  If the people spotted them, they might move the garbage cans before the raccoons had a chance to look inside.  Soon the only light left was the light from the moon, and Rebel and Riley left the shelter of the bush to explore the garbage cans.

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

Looking for a podcast to help settle your child in for nap time or bed?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Rolling Raccoons” 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 “Rockin’Shark.” 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.

Thank you for listening. Did you relax to “Rolling Raccoons?” For another soothing story try “Friendly Flowers and a Bouncing Bumble Bee.”