194. Stumble and Grace: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

194. Stumble and Grace: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Ballet Bunny meets some new friends. Although she stutters sometimes she wows them with her graceful dancing.

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

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:25

Stumble and Grace Excerpt:

Winds whistled through the trees and ruffled the little bunny’s fur.  She shivered and decided it was time to frolic. That always warmed her up.  Ballet bunny hopped left, then right, and then twirled up on her toes.  The little bunny danced around the bushes, gently holding the branches as she turned around and around.  Ballet leaped up into the air and landed, balancing on one foot.  She felt warm, cozy and now the wind ruffling her fur felt refreshing.  In fact the little bunny felt ready for a snack and a drink.  Gracefully, Ballet began to dance her way to the stream.

 

As the little bunny started her journey, she noticed two other bunnies on the path and stopped.  They turned and looked at Ballet.  Then they smiled.  “Hi I’m Bobby!”  And I’m Babette!” the bunnies said.

 

“I’m B-B-Ballet” the graceful bunny said, with a little hesitation. She never knew how others would react to her difficulties with speaking.

 

“Where are you going Ballet?” Babette asked.

 

“W-Well  I f-felt a little hhhungry so I thought I’d have a sssnack and d-drink.” Ballet replied.

 

“Oh, do you know a good place to eat?” Bobby asked, “I’m feeling hungry too?”

 

The kind dragon stopped and listened, recognizing the sound of Ballet’s voice.  And then Babette’s and Bobby’s.  The dragon hoped that Bobby and Babette would be patient with Ballet, and give her all the time she needed to speak.

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 “Stumble and Grace,” 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?

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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!

177. Guessing Game: a meditation and relaxing story for children

Ian’s schedule is missing. His friend Mike and his teacher help him out. What trick will Ian learn today?

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

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:36

Guessing Game Excerpt:

Ian settled down at his desk and noticed that his schedule was missing.  He began to feel nervous.  Ian liked to know what was going to happen so he could feel ready for his day.  Today he had no idea.  His friend Mike looked over and noticed that Ian seemed upset.

 

“What’s wrong Ian?” Mike asked. 

 

“I don’t have my schedule.”  Ian replied.  

 

“Oh, did you ask Mr. Smith?” Mike suggested.

 

“No.  If it’s not on my desk then Mr. Smith doesn’t have it.  He always puts my schedule out.” Ian said, starting to feel a little panicky.  “I need to take a deep dragon breath (deep breath).  Ian felt a little better, though he still worried about what was happening today.  

 

Mike asked, “Do you want to know what I do when I’m unsure about what is going on?”

 

Ian looked at Mike and said, “I thought you always knew what was happening.” 

 

“Oh no.” Mike said with a smile.  “I guess.  I look and listen to find clues, then I guess.  Sometimes I’m right, sometimes, I’m wrong.  Do you want to try?” 

 

“Ok,” Ian said hesitantly.  “ How do you find the clues?”  

 

“I look and listen for changes.  Like Mr. Smith standing up at the board, he was at his desk.  Since he has changed spots, he may be giving us a clue.”  Ian eagerly waited for the clue his teacher was about to give. Mr. Smith got out his magnets.  Ian made his first guess.

 

“I’m guessing that Mr. Smith is about to give us directions.”  He said to Mike. 

Today’s Meditation: Happiness and love flow through you 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 “EPISODE NAME,” 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 “Guessing Game!” 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:

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

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

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

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