Teddy Bear Bounce: a bedtime story and meditation

Teddy Bear Bounce: a bedtime story and meditation

In Teddy Bear Bounce, Takoda the teddy bear celebrates a birthday. In all the excitement he is left in a bouncy castle. Will he be found in time for cake?

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

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:29

Narrator: Male

Teddy Bear Bounce Excerpt:

The snuggly teddy bear relaxed on the cozy bed, waiting for his boy.  Takoda listened carefully.  New and different sounds drifted up the stairs and into the room.  The little teddy bear wondered what was going on.  Just then the little boy burst into the room exclaiming “Come on Takoda! You’ve got to see this!” and just like that he whisked the teddy bear off of the bed. Takoda watched carefully for the source of so much excitement.

As he reached the downstairs, the teddy bear saw brightly colored balloons of every color, a cake, and there was something new outside too.  The little bear was unsure of what that was. Takoda smiled as he realized that today was the boy’s birthday.  No wonder he was so excited.

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

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 “Teddy Bear Bounce” 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 “Teddy Bear Bounce” 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!

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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 “Teddy Bear Bounce” help you relax?  For another calming story try “Morning Mail” and “Henry’s Hurdle.”

Thanks for all your support!

Connor’s Conundrum: a calming meditation and story

Connor’s Conundrum: a calming meditation and story

Connor the cleaner fish has a conundrum. Sean the shark has a toothache. Connor wonders whether it’s safe to clean the shark’s mouth. What will he do?

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 5:28

Narrator: Male

Connor’s Conundrum Excerpt:

Connor twirled around his home to warm up for his busy day. Then the little cleaner fish zipped out the door. Connor zigged and zagged just outside the coral showing off his bright pink and blue stripes. The shop was open for the day. The little cleaner fish stopped dancing to see what customers were arriving. A large shadow slowly covered Connor and the pink coral. As the large sea creature swam towards Connor, the cleaner fish circled and danced. A spot of white shimmered on the grey fish’s triangular fin. Connor now knew who his first customer was, Sean the shark!

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 “Connor’s Conundrum” 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 “Connor’s Conundrum” 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 “Connor’s Conundrum” help you relax?  For another calming story try “Happily Hovering” and “Wacky Wombats.”

Thanks for all your support!

Dragon Fire: a bedtime story and meditation for kids

Dragon Fire: a bedtime story and meditation for kids

Dragon notices the forest animals shivering and uses dragon fire to create a cozy campfire outside of the cave for everyone to share.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:17

Narrator: Male

Dragon Fire Excerpt:

Dragon smiled at the animals, and took a deep breath in and out, (deep breath). Gentle flames flickered out of Dragon’s mouth towards the twigs and leaves. The kindling began to glow as fire rose from them. Flames took off from the twigs running to the branches, and finally they began to settle on the logs. Crackling sounds filled the air as smoke floated up to the sky. The animals had seen the Dragon fire before but wondered what this was. Then they felt the warmth spilling out from the fire on the logs. They stopped huddling together. The raccoons left their partially made shelter and scampered over to the fire. They basked in the glow and held their hand out warming them. The bunnies quickly hopped over taking their place around the dancing fire, followed by the squirrels.

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you from head to toe.

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 “Dragon Fire” 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 “Dragon Fire.” 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. Feedspot has placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list and in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolades are: from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate; and from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! 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 feel calm after listening to “Dragon Fire.” For another relaxing story check out “Clean Dragon” and “Octopus Explorer.”

Thanks for all your support!

Kitten Love: a relaxing bedtime story

Kitten Love: a relaxing bedtime story

Zara the cat carefully guides her adopted duckling, Dylan, to breakfast. She shows the duckling her most sincere kitten love throughout the day.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:20

Narrator: Male

Kitten Love Excerpt:

Sunlight spilled through the drapes right onto Zara the kitten’s bed. The little kitten stretched her paws out as far as she could. She purred, grateful for the warmth of the morning sun. As Zara purred, Dylan the duckling began to coo. Zara smiled and gently licked the fluffy yellow duckling’s head, grooming his feathers. Dylan hopped up and wobbled out of the cozy cat bed. Zara followed the duckling, grooming Dylan as he waddled away. Then the little kitten stopped grooming. Her little pink tongue stuck out of her mouth as she listened intently to sounds coming from the kitchen. Then Zara heard the little girl call, “Zara, breakfast!”

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

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 “Kitten Love” 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. And so, 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 “Kitten Love.” 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.

We hope you found “Kitten Love” relaxing. Looking for more of your favorite Ahway Island episodes? Check the Ahway Island Website!” Thanks for all your support!

Curious Island: a meditation and calming bedtime story

Curious Island: a meditation and calming bedtime story

Dali is excited for her newest assignment: explore the curious island at sunset. What will the toy plane discover?

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:28

Narrator: Female

Curious Island Excerpt:

The sky was brighter than Dali had ever seen. It’s deep blue nearly matched the color of the sea. The toy plane waited patiently on the ground for her instructions. As the message streamed in, Dali smiled. She was going to fly over the island at sunset. The little toy plane imagined how beautiful Ahway Island would look in the glow of the setting sun. She got ready for take-off and with a quick count down of, 5,4,3,2,1 Dali was off!

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

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

We hope you found “Curious Island” relaxing! For another soothing story, relax with “Dock Dog” or “A Curious Sail.” Thanks for all your support!

Dragon Magic: a children’s meditation and story

Dragon Magic: a children’s meditation and story

Hoping to share Dragon magic with the people, Dragon takes some deep breaths and ponders how to meet people without frightening them.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Changing Winds” on Monday. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Today we’re sharing our very first Dragon story! Please enjoy “Dragon Magic!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 10:50

Narrator: Male

Dragon Magic Excerpt:

Still, the curious dragon wondered why people acted so strangely.  A magnificent tail flipped back and forth, back and forth as the little dragon thought and thought.  The dragon was bigger than the people. Remembering that the animals had also been afraid at first, the dragon wondered if size was the reason.  Then the dragon thought about what had changed, so that the bunnies, deer, birds, frogs, toads, turtles, and bears felt comfortable.  The dragon waited patiently and quietly.

Eventually, the animals approached.  Once one came near, others felt safe.  Oh, that’s right, the animals worried the dragon would eat them.  Was that what the people were worried about?  Yuck.  What a silly thought.  A person couldn’t possibly taste as good as roasted brussel sprouts, or roasted carrots, or roasted sweet potatoes; certainly not as good as an apple, orange or banana.  Having figured out the source of the fear, the gentle dragon knew waiting patiently was a good idea.  Fortunately, the wait was almost over.

Today’s Meditation: Today, you will focus on relaxing your body a little bit at a time.  Starting with your feet, moving up to the top of your head, and ending with a focus on your entire body, you are sure to feel calm and relaxed.

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 “Dragon Magic” 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.

Support Us

We hope your child loved “Dragon Magic.”  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 our social media pages!

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 enjoyed “Dragon Magic.” For another calming story try “Magnificent Mud.” Thanks for your support!