Munching Lunch: a calming meditation and story

Munching Lunch: a calming meditation and story

Marley the monarch caterpillar wakes up and she is hungry. As she is munching her lunch Marley meets a friend. Will there be enough milkweed for both of them?

Narrator: Female

Munching Lunch Excerpt:

Fluffy clouds covered the sky like a thick blanket, as the itty bitty caterpillar stretched and crawled out of the tiny egg.  Marley’s tummy grumbled loudly.  It was time to eat.  The little monarch caterpillar took a little nibble from the bright green leaf.  It certainly was yummy!  Num, num, num, num, num.  Marley nibbled and crunched the milkweed leaf.  Slowly a hole developed in the leaf. And still the caterpillar ate and ate.  Marley was growing and the milkweed gave her just what she needed.

The tiny caterpillar tried to watch what was happening around her. However, the milkweed was so delicious she lost track of anything but the juicy leaf.  Marley nibbled and crunched until “Ow!”  she looked up.  There was another monarch caterpillar looking at her and rubbing his head with his feet.

“Oh I’m sorry!” Marley said. “I was so busy eating I didn’t notice you.  Are you OK?”

Today’s Meditation: Gently sway like the graceful willow tree in today’s meditation.

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 “Munching Lunch” 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 support 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 becoming a member on Patreon. We are so grateful for your support!

Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Munching Lunch!” 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 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 have been included in Sassy Mama Singapore’s The Best Podcasts for Kids When You’re Staying Home & Avoiding Screen Time list!

Thanks again and keep spreading the word!
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!
Dragon on Ice: a relaxation and story for your naptime routine

Dragon on Ice: a relaxation and story for your naptime routine

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

Dragon follows the train for another adventure. This time it’s Dragon on ice as Dragon explores a mysterious snowy land. Will Dragon make a new friend there?

Narrator: Male

Dragon on Ice Excerpt:

The dragon gently landed on the white snow.  Brrrr! It was a bit cold, so the dragon decided to keep moving.  As the dragon took a step forward, all of a sudden, both feet slipped and the dragon flipped.  Snow flew up as the dragon landed belly side up.  Eyes wide from surprise, the dragon took a deep breath in and out and slowly stood back up.  This was a cold and slippery place.  The dragon extended talons to grip the ice.  Slowly and carefully the dragon trudged forward, occasionally slipping.  It was a lot of work, and the dragon’s feet were getting cold.  Then the dragon had an idea, and leaned over, and took a deep breath in and out, breathing fire on the ground.  Maybe that would warm things up.  The dragon also wondered what was underneath the ice and snow.  With another deep breath in and out the dragon admired how easily the snow and ice melted away.

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

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 “Dragon on Ice,” 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 supporting us on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. Thank you!

Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

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!

Digging Up Fun! a mindful bedtime story

Digging Up Fun! a mindful bedtime story

Scotty the sand scoop meets Dragon. As they are busy digging up fun, Dragon leaves some magic with the scoop. How will the kids respond?

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

Narrator: Male

Digging Up Fun! Excerpt:

The little sand scoop said, “Hi! Want to play?” as he waved his bucket. The gentle dragon smiled broadly and sat down next to Scotty’s seat.  A little unsure how the sand scoop worked, the dragon tried moving the levers.  With one lever the little sand scoop, extended his bucket and dipped it into the sand.  With the other lever the dragon lifted the bucket up and turned.  Then, as the dragon tipped the bucket, all the sand flowed back down.  The dragon smiled, and so did Scotty scoop.  They played and played.
Suddenly the dragon’s ears stood straight up, listening intently.  The little yellow scoop could hear giggling in the distance. Scotty felt excited! The children were coming! He was sure that the kids would love to meet the dragon.  Before he could say anything, the dragon quickly disappeared into the forest.  Oh well, the scoop thought, maybe the dragon would stay and play another time.

The children reached the sand box, and a little boy hopped onto Scotty’s seat.  He immediately started to move the levers, scooping and dumping the sand.  He turned the seat so that Scotty’s bucket dipped into the sand on one side and then turned to dump the sand on the other.  Back and forth Scotty swiveled. Then the boy stopped and asked the others, “Does the scoop look different today? I think it might have some magic in it.”

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

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 “Digging Up Fun!” 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 members, 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 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:

We’re 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.

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.

Relaxing Rain: a bedtime story and meditation

Relaxing Rain: a bedtime story and meditation

Dragon still doesn’t like loud storms, but the kids share some helpful ways to cope!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:39

Narrator: Male

Relaxing Rain Excerpt:

Dragon giggled as Allie chased and Julia and James scattered. They were busy playing tag at the park as more and more clouds filled the sky. Even though they played under the bright warm sun, the distant sky grew darker and darker. Dragon zigged and zagged to keep from being tagged, when a low rumble echoed in the distance. Dragon stopped, ears up and alert. Noticing the dark sky approach, Dragon quickly zipped into the tunnel slide and curled into a ball.

Concerned Allie, James, and Julia rushed over to the slide.

“Dragon? Are you OK?” Allie asked.

Dragon looked up at the kids, thinking maybe the thunder had passed. Then another rumble rippled across the sky. Dragon’s eyes opened wide and Dragon hugged tighter.

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

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 “Relaxing Rain” 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 becoming a member on Patreon! to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going.

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

We hope your child loved “Relaxing Rain!” 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 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!
Dragon Train: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Dragon Train: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Feeling curious, Dragon follows the train around Ahway Island. Join the Dragon train for a tour of the scenic landscape of our island.
Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Cheerful Chat” this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Dragon Train” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:32

Narrator: Female

Dragon Train Excerpt:

With a determined look the dragon stepped outside the cave. Tonight, the dragon was going to find out what the train did. A soft Hmmm filled the air and the dragon new the train was arriving. So, the dragon extended its wings and caught the wind, gracefully lifting up off the ground.  Once again, the dragon followed the train to the beach. Following the train as it continued on past the beach, the dragon waved at Paula the blue penguin, and Benji the bucket. Then the train began to slow down, more and more until it stopped. The dragon also glided to a stop, hovering above the train, and closely observing.

There was a whoosh sound, and people began to pour out of the train.  The dragon looked to see where they were coming from, and noticed the train had doors on each segment.  Once some people were off, more people stepped on.  The curious dragon grew excited as the train began to humm again.  Then slowly it started to move.  As the train rolled along the air grew colder, and the land looked white.  The train tracks began to slope down, until the track sat right on top of the land, no longer elevated.

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

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 “Dragon Train” 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 Train” 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 “Dragon Train” relaxing? Try “Bug Party” for another soothing story.

Thank you for all your support!