Fragrant Flowers: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

Fragrant Flowers: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

Ballet Bunny hops around the forest to find the new spring flowers. She encounters Dragon and kids, who ask Ballet what she’s doing!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:45

Narrator: Female

Fragrant Flowers Excerpt:

Ballet Bunny stretched and hopped out of her nest after a refreshing afternoon nap. She was ready to explore the forest and see what new plants were waking up today. The little bunny loved springtime. Already Ballet had found daffodils, tulips and irises coloring people’s lawns at the edge of the forest. The little bunny stopped cleaning her ears as she heard giggling in the distance and decided she would start today’s adventure by discovering the source of the laughter.

Ballet hopped through trees, bushes, and tall grasses stopping to listen for more giggles. The giggles grew louder and louder, as the little bunny hopped along. Ballet knew she was getting closer. Finally, Ballet hopped into a field of low grasses. She flattened herself down and looked around. As the little bunny scanned the field, she immediately recognized Dragon and sprinted over to her friend.

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

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 “Fragrant Flowers,” 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 joining us on Patreon!

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.

Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Fragrant Flowers!” 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! And, please follow or like us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!

Thank you for all your support!
Something Nice: a mindful story for kids

Something Nice: a mindful story for kids

Tad & Tanner Toad share something nice with the other animals in the forest!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:53

Narrator: Male

Something Nice Excerpt:

Tanner the Toad noticed his friend among the lavender blooms and happily hopped over. Once he reached a spot where Tad could see him, Tanner waved and said, “Good morning, Tad.”

Tad smiled at his friend and after reading the pleasant greeting off of his friend’s lips, he replied, “Morning, Tanner! I’m glad you’re up. It’s such a nice day and I’m glad I can share it with my kindest and most adventurous friend.”

Tanner blushed at the compliment, and then added, “and I am looking forward to another adventure with my best friend. What did you have in mind for today?”

Tad finished reading what Tanner had said, then a twinkle sparkled in his eye as he responded, “I want to share something nice with everyone in the forest!”

Tanner smiled and nodded. He thought Tad’s idea was a good one. The two toads continued hopping along their favorite path. Soon they met a friend. George the Turtle slowly wandered toward the toads.

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 “Something Nice” 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 joining us on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. Thank you so much!

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

We hope your child loved “Something Nice!” 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 proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Feedspot placed us in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 and 2020 lists! 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!

Sweet Pickles: a bedtime meditation and story

Sweet Pickles: a bedtime meditation and story

Mia and Max help their grandma and grandpa prepare the vegetables from the garden. Before long the beets and cucumbers are sweet pickles!

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Please enjoy “Sweet Pickles” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Sweet Pickles Excerpt:

Mia blinked and slowly opened her eyes. It had been a lovely nap.  She stretched and looked over at her brother.  “Max? Are you awake?”
Max slowly sat up and stretched.  “Of course.” he said with a yawn.
“Well, I’m going to see what we can do with grandpa and grandma.” She paused. “Do you smell that?  I smell something sweet.”
“So do I!”  Max said. “I wonder what it is?”
Max and Mia quickly hopped out of their beds and headed to the kitchen, where they found grandpa running the beets they had picked under cool water.
“Are you ready to help pickle the beets?” He asked.
“And the cucumbers?” said grandma.
“Yes!” Both Max and Mia exclaimed.
“OK, I’ve boiled the beets, and now I’m cooling them. After you wash your hands, we’ll peel them.”

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

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 “Sweet Pickles” 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 content for Be Calm on Ahway Island takes a lot of time and care.

If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Ahway Island Patreon members receive access to extra episodes, our Archive of past favorite episodes, and many other bonuses!

Some recent press:

Thank you, Mommy Poppins, for featuring us as one of the Best Podcasts for Kids Staying In!

Growing Up: a calming story and meditation

Growing Up: a calming story and meditation

Sachi, a little snake, is feeling irritatble today and snaps at his friends. With a little help from Dragon, Sachi learns he is just growing up!

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story, “Colorful Crayons” this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Growing Up” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 11:05

Narrator: Male

Growing Up Excerpt:

A calm breeze circled Sachi Snake, and the little snake sighed. Slowly, Sachi slipped through the flowers and leaves, looking for a place to rest.  The little snake looked a bit faded.  His usual deep green appeared a bit gray.  The patterns on his skin had disappeared.  His bright yellow stripe looked white.  Even the sparkle in his eyes seemed clouded over.

As Sachi searched, he heard a cheerful voice.

“Hi Sachi!”  It was Freddie Frog hopping alongside of him.  “How are you?”

Sachi stopped and said flatly, “Hi Freddie.  Ehh, I’m OK I guess.”

“Hi, Freddie! Hi Sachi!”  Tad and Tanner had hopped up. Once he could see everyone’s lips, Tad said. “We’re on our way to the pond. Want to come?”  Tad watched for their responses.  Freddie looked right at Tad and said, “That sounds like fun!  What do you think Sachi?”

Sachi turned his head away, and mumbled, “No thanks.”

“Sachi, Tad can’t hear you. It helps to look at him when you talk, so he knows what you said.” Tanner reminded the little snake.

So Sachi turned towards Tad and said, “The pond is cold and slimy.  I’d rather do something else.”  And with that, the little snake hurried away.

Tad, Tanner, and Freddie felt surprised. Their friend usually acted friendly.  They wondered what was wrong with Sachi as they hopped off to the pond.  Sachi wondered what was wrong too.  He felt itchy and uncomfortable.

Today’s Meditation: We will guide you in a progressive relaxation from your head to your toes.

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 “Growing Up” 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 “Growing Up” 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 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.

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 “Growing Up” relaxing? Try “Forest Discovery” for another soothing story.

Thank you for all your support!

Little Pond: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Little Pond: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Zara the kitten wakes up to find Dylan is gone. Knowing the duck likes to swim in a little pond, Zara searches the house. Where will she find her friend?

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:42

Narrator: Female

Little Pond Excerpt:

A gentle breeze circled the couch ruffling the little cat’s fur. Zara the kitten stretched and slowly opened her eyes. She purred happily, refreshed from her nap. Then the happy kitten turned to her friend Dylan the duck, who had been resting next to her. Surprisingly, the little duck was gone. Zara meowed, quietly calling Dylan. Then the kitten listened very carefully for quacking. She waited patiently but didn’t hear a peep. Zara sat up tall and meowed again. This time, when she didn’t hear a response, the little kitten leapt up to the back of the couch to search the entire family room. Zara knew this game. They were playing hide and seek! There was no sign of her fuzzy friend in here. Zara bounced from the couch to the chair and onto the floor. She felt sure Dylan must have waddled off to one of his favorite spots.

The kitty hurried over to their food dishes thinking the little duck may have wanted a snack. Even before reaching their dishes she could see Dylan wasn’t there. Zara licked her lips at the sight of food and decided she would have a quick bite while she thought about where to look next.

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

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 “Little Pond” 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 “Little Pond” 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 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.

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 “Little Pond” relaxing? Try “Rumbling Skies” for another soothing story.

Thank you for all your support!

Astonishing Acorn: a mindful bedtime story

Astonishing Acorn: a mindful bedtime story

Nutsy and Peanut the squirrels have some extra acorns in their winter stash. They decide to plant one. That astonishing acorn will produce an entire tree.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:54

Narrator: Male

Astonishing Acorn Excerpt:

As Dragon enjoyed the scent, two squirrels, Nutsy and Peanut, scampered across the path. Peanut held a plump acorn gently in her mouth. Noticing Dragon, Peanut skidded to a stop and ran back. “Hi Dragon!” She said, taking the acorn out of her mouth.

Dragon smiled and took a deep dragon breath, in and out (deep breath) the smoke and gentle flames formed a question mark that hovered in the air. Peanut looked at it and responded, “Oh we have extra acorns from the winter, and so we’re going to plant this one. We could always use more trees!” Her tail twitched excitedly.

Dragon smiled and nodded.

Nutsy scampered up next to Peanut asking, “Want to help?”

Dragon’s smile grew wider.

“Great!” Nutsy said. “Follow us! We found a great spot!” Peanut gently placed the acorn back in her mouth and scampered after Nutsy. Dragon followed the two squirrels as they weaved through the forest trees. Eventually the trio came to an open field framed by a gentle creek. Sunshine warmed their faces as the squirrels hopped from stone to stone to cross the creek. Then they zipped right to the center.

“I think, right here is a good spot.” Nutsy said, tapping the ground with his foot. Then he started digging. A flurry of grass and soil flew into the air as the squirrel dug into the ground.

Today’s Meditation: Rest among the twinkling stars with today’s meditation.

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 “Astonishing Acorn” 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 “Astonishing Acorn” 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 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.

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 “Astonishing Acorn” relaxing? Try “Where’s My Blanket” for another soothing story.

Thank you for all your support!