541. Stormy Music: a kids’ meditation and story

541. Stormy Music: a kids’ meditation and story

Anora and Julia have a sleepover together at Anora’s house. Together they learn that the rain is not so scary after all.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:15

Stormy Music Excerpt:

Anora jumped off the couch when she heard the doorbell ring. “I’ll get it!” she exclaimed out to her mom as she ran toward the front door. She practically jumped all the way there! When she reached the door, she twisted the doorknob and swung the door wide open, then opened her arms wide to greet her friend with a hug.

 

“Julia!” exlaimed Anora. “You made it! Hurry and come in!”

 

Julia hugged Anora back tight, overjoyed to see her friend again. The two girls hadn’t seen each other in a while as Anora had been away for several weeks.  They were so excited to see each other again. The girls had been friends for their whole lives and loved to spend time together, even though Julia was a little older than Anora. Anora didn’t have any siblings, so she felt Julia was like a big sister. And Julia always appreciated how kind Anora was to everyone.

 

Today’s Meditation: Relax your whole body from head to toe in this 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 “Nap Time,” 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 “Stormy Music” 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 enjoyed this week’s story, Stormy Music. See you next time!
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!
537. Harbor Happiness: a calming meditation and children’s story

537. Harbor Happiness: a calming meditation and children’s story

Teagan Tugboat learns to appreciate her home with the help of her friend, Izzy Icebreaker.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:34

Harbor Happiness Excerpt:

It was early morning and the sun was just rising over the waters of Ahway Island Bay, making the water look as shiny as diamonds. Teagan Tugboat sat at her dock, patiently floating in the water. She was eager to get the day started.

 

Today, Teagan was going to see her good friend, Izzy Icebreaker! Today was a day off for both of them. They didn’t need to do any of their usual work, so they could just spend the day together and play! They were going to do all kinds of fun things: race in the river, talk about the beautiful places they’ve been, and even visit some of their other friends, like Manny Motorboat.

 

Then Izzy was going to stay overnight in the empty dock next to Teagan’s dock. Teagan had been waiting for this day for a long time, so she had planned everything out. All she had to do was wait for Izzy and the day could begin!

Today’s Meditation: Enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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 “Harbor Happiness” 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 happy you joined us to be calm on Ahway Island!
200. BCAI: Field Trip!: a calming meditation and story for kids

200. BCAI: Field Trip!: a calming meditation and story for kids

Bobby the Bus is excited. Today he gets to take the kids on a field trip. Where will they go?

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 “Field Trip!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:38

Field Trip! Show Excerpt:

Sunshine streamed through the colorful trees.  As Bobby the Bus waited patiently, he admired how the trees had changed from shades of green into red, orange, and gold.  The enchanted forest looked stunning and the school bus wished he could travel into it to see what was there.  The bus began to imagine the magical animals living in the forest.  Maybe there was a dragon.  The school bus smiled at the thought of a mysterious dragon living in the forest.  Then he decided he should review his schedule.

 

He hoped that he would be back to the school in time to do his afternoon route.  Bobby didn’t want to let any of his regular passengers down.  Then laughter and cheering poured out of the school.  The kindergartners were coming! Bobby opened his doors and the kids slowly climbed up the great big steps with their little legs.

 

The dragon was taking its morning walk past the school when a ruckus caught its attention.  Ears already turning towards the noise, the dragon stopped and peered out of the forest.  The kindergartners were getting on the bus.  The puzzled dragon looked up at the sky.

 

The sun was almost directly above.  It was too late for the children to be arriving at school.  It was also too early for them to be going home.  The dragon wondered where they were going? Wherever it was, they certainly seemed excited.

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, 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 “Field Trip!” 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!
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!
195. BCAI: The Beach Buggy Show: a calming bedtime and nap time story for children

195. BCAI: The Beach Buggy Show: a calming bedtime and nap time story for children

Bodhi the Beach Buggy is in his first car show. He’s excited to 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 “The Beach Buggy Show” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:19

The Beach Buggy Show Excerpt:

It was early morning.  Stars still twinkled in the sky, and the moon shined brightly.

 

Bodhi the Beach Buggy was awake and enjoying the peace.  Today was the day for the Beach Buggy Show, and he felt excited.  His driver had been getting the little beach buggy ready for days, and Bodhi was ready.  The moon reflected off of his sparkling blue hood.  He felt prepared for anything.  The sun peeked over the horizon, and slowly the world filled with light.

 

The beach buggy started to think about all that might happen, and began to feel impatient to get going, nervous about how he would do at the show, and hopeful about who he might meet. Bodhi took a deep dragon breath in and out and let those thoughts go.  He took another deep breath in and out  and decided to enjoy each moment of this wonderful day.  As the little beach buggy took one more deep dragon breath in and out he smiled as he watched the colorful sunrise.

 

Once the sun was up, Bodhi’s driver came outside and patted him on the hood, asking “Are you ready?” with a smile.

 

Bodhi’s engine rumbled with a “Yes!” as his driver turned the key, and away they went to the beach buggy show.

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 “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 “The Beach Buggy Show!” 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 listening, we hope you enjoyed this Friday Favorite!