437. Dad’s Job: a bedtime story and meditation for kids

437. Dad’s Job: a bedtime story and meditation for kids

— Owen spends the day with his dad at work and learns the value of listening and a caring smile.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:40

Dad’s Job Excerpt:

Sunlight slipped through the shades in Owen’s room. As the light sparkled on his pillow, Owen blinked. Then he sat up excitedly. Today was the day! Owen hopped out of bed, practically running to his closet. He grabbed his favorite purple collared shirt and his nicest pair of pants. Owen wanted to look his best for his day with Dad. Now that he was dressed Owen zipped downstairs to have breakfast. Dad grinned, glad to see Owen felt so enthusiastic for their day together. After all, he was just as excited as Owen.

As Owen finished eating his breakfast, Dad asked, “Are you ready to go to work with me?”

Owen beamed at his dad. “I’ve been waiting for this forever! Let’s go!”

With breakfast finished and the dirty dishes washed, it was time to leave for work. Owen and his dad walked out the door and headed to the wellness center. Birds sang, breaking the quiet with a cheerful melody. Owen took a deep dragon breath, in and out, enjoying the fresh air. Then his dad took a deep dragon breath, in and out, and said, “This is such a peaceful morning! I’m so glad we can share this time together, Owen.”

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 “Dad’s Job,” 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 “Dad’s Job!” 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:

We’re honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota list us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19.

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.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

Thank you for listening to Be Calm on Ahway Island!
433. Autumn Moments: a short story and meditation for kids

433. Autumn Moments: a short story and meditation for kids

Wilma Willow treasures the moments of a beautiful autumn day.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:05

Autumn Moments Excerpt:

Wilma the Willow Tree stood at the edge of the creek and gazed at the softly flowing water. The graceful willow tree always enjoyed watching how the water danced around the stones in the creek bed. Today, as always, little fish played in the creek, swimming against the flowing water with all their strength, their tiny fins moving as fast as they could go. Then suddenly, the fish relaxed their bodies entirely, letting the current take them back down the creek.

Wilma’s branches swayed slightly as she chuckled to herself, amused by the antics of the little fish. She knew the creek would soon be frozen and still, so she treasured up the images of the playful fish, storing up the memories in her mind.

An acorn rolled down next to Wilma’s trunk. She looked upwards, gazing at her friend, Oswald the Oak Tree.

“How’s it going, Oswald?” she called out.

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 “Autumn Moments,” 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 “Autumn Moments!” 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:

We’re honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota list us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19.

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.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

Thank you for listening to Be Calm on Ahway Island! We love our Ahway Island family!
431. To the Rescue! a calming meditation and story

431. To the Rescue! a calming meditation and story

Eddie and Luis are playing outside when they notice their neighbor needs some help!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:02

To the Rescue! Excerpt:

Eddie and his little brother Luis were playing outside. It was a lovely autumn afternoon. The cool, crisp breeze swept over the tree branches, slowly but surely pushing any remaining leaves off the branches and onto the ground. But the sun was bright and kept the children from feeling too cold.

Eddie and Luis were pretending they were on an old-fashioned sailing ship. Eddie pretended to be the captain, and Luis one of the sailors. Luis had climbed one of the trees in the yard and was sitting on one of the branches, pretending to adjust the sails.

“Sailor!” shouted Eddie, “tie up the mizzenmast! There’s a storm approaching!”

“Ay-ay, captain!” shouted Luis, trying to make his voice loud and deep, which was a little hard since he was only six. But then he said in his normal voice, “Er, Eddie, what’s a mizzenmast?”

“Oh…well, you know, sailing ships have tall masts with sails. The mizzenmast is the mast at the back of the ship,” replied Eddie.

“Oh, okay,” said Luis. “Er, I mean… ay-ay, captain!” he said, using his sailor voice again. “Tying up the mizzenmast now, sir!”

 

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you send kind energy to your heart.

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 “To the Rescue!” 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 “To the Rescue!” 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:

We’re honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota list us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19.

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.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

Thank you for listening to Be Calm on Ahway Island! We love our Ahway Island family!
146. More Tent Tales: a bedtime story and meditation

146. More Tent Tales: a bedtime story and meditation

Tyra the Tent has more Tent Tales of helping kids with their emotions. Who will she help 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 “More Tent Tales” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

More Tent Tales Excerpt:

Tyra the Tent was proud of her role in helping the children learn. She made sure that the paper listing the rules was posted right inside the entrance, although now the kids seemed to know exactly what to do. Just like the rules said, once inside the tent, they took three deep dragon breaths in and out. Just like that. Then, once they finished with the deep breaths, they chose a “feel better” activity. That’s what was different.

Tyra was interested to see each kid’s choice. Sometimes they used the same things for the different feelings. Sometimes they used something different for the same feeling. Sometimes they had to try a few things before they found something that helped. The little tent had all kinds of books. She had all kinds of fidgets. Tyra had music to quietly hum along with, papers and crayons to draw with, and a list of exercises. In the corner the little tent had a small beanbag chair, and a blanket for sitting quietly. There were so many options. She wondered what the kids would use today.

The little tent found out quickly.  A little girl came in and bounced into the beanbag chair.  The girl could hardly sit still, and she had a giant grin plastered on her face.

“Wow!” Tyra thought, “She really feels excited.”

Today’s Meditation: Today, 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 “More Tent Tales” 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 “More Tent Tales!” 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) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. 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!

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!

In the press:

SheKnows recommends us as as a podcast you and your kids will love!

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.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Finally, Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
427. Dear Helpers: a mindful bedtime story

427. Dear Helpers: a mindful bedtime story

Lydia and Luis create thank you cards to the helpers in their community.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:50

Dear Helpers Excerpt:

Lydia had just begun drawing a portrait of her parents when she heard her Dad’s phone ring from the other room. She heard her Dad talking for a minute, and then he came into the kitchen.

“Hey Lydia, Luis’ mom is on the phone. Luis is sad that he can’t play outside today and would like to come over to our house and play with you. Would that be okay with you?”

“Oh wow, sure!” said Lydia, excitedly. “That’d be great!”

“Okay!” said Dad, and he went back into the other room to confirm with Luis’ mom. In another minute he came back into the kitchen.

“Luis will be over in just a couple of minutes. His mom said he’d love to make art with you! He’s going to bring some supplies.”

Luis lived in the same neighborhood as Lydia, so it didn’t take long for him to arrive. He had brought with him some of his own markers, and, to Lydia’s delight, a whole box full of stickers!

“Wow!” said Lydia, “Look at all these stickers! What kind of art shall we make?”

“I don’t know yet,” said Luis. “What do you think?”

“You know, I have an idea, kids,” said Lydia’s Dad. “Why don’t you each draw a thank-you card for your teachers? They’re working really hard right now and I think they’d really appreciate cards for each of you!”

Today’s Meditation: Happiness and love flow through you in this meditation.

Looking for stories with positive learning moments for your little one? You’ll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Dear Helpers,” 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 “Dear Helpers!” 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:

We’re honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota list us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19.

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.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

Thank you for listening to Be Calm on Ahway Island! We love our Ahway Island family!
145. 1st Day Fun: a calming story and meditation

145. 1st Day Fun: a calming story and meditation

Bobby the Bus is ready for 1st day fun as he follows his route to pick up the Kindergarteners.

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 “1st Day Fun” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:41

1st Day Fun Excerpt:

Sunshine filled the morning sky with bright cheerful light.  It was the 1st day of Kindergarten and Bobby the Bus was excited and nervous.  He was sparkling clean and ready. Bobby had practiced his route several times, and had it memorized.  The happy yellow bus knew it was his responsibility and privilege to carry the kindergartners to school safely.  Bobby reminded himself that his practice routes had gone well.  He had extra time scheduled so that the kindergartners would be on time, even if their parents took a while to say goodbye.  Bobby took a deep dragon breath in and out to help himself calm.  OK, it was time to start the day.

As the big yellow bus approached the first stop, he noticed the little kids were pointing and smiling.  One was even hopping up and down with excitement. What a relief!  Moms and dads gave their little ones hugs as each child stepped onto the bus. They climbed slowly up the great big steps with their little legs.  Each little one sat down in a seat where they could see their parents, and waved excitedly out the window.  Great big smiles shined on their faces as their parents waved back.  Slowly Bobby pulled away from the stop.  The big yellow bus delighted in the sound of laughter as it drifted to the front.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating in a tranquil pool, safe and relaxed, as the water rocks you gently.

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 “1st Day 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, 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 “1st Day Fun!” 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) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. 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:

SheKnows recommends us as as a podcast you and your kids will love!

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.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

Finally, Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

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