Tumbling Tabby: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

Tumbling Tabby: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

Grubby Kitty discovers packing peanuts — and makes a mess! But Dad is very patient.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:18

Narrator: Male

Tumbling Tabby Excerpt:

The afternoon sun poured through the big kitchen window onto the shelf placed under the window. The shelf was covered with some pretty fabric with flowers on it; Mom had put the fabric on the shelf to protect the shelf from scratches, but Grubby Kitty liked to think that she had put it there just for him, because it made a very cozy place to sleep. Grubby Kitty had discovered this wonderful napping location quite recently, and so this afternoon, like every other afternoon for the last two weeks, Grubby was curled up on the fabric, taking a nap in the warmth of the sun.

But suddenly, ding-dong! The front doorbell rang. Grubby woke up with a shake. From the other room, he heard Dad walk to the door, open it, and shout out “thank you!” Grubby was a little startled at first, as he had been deeply asleep and the noise surprised him. But he took a couple of big Dragon Breaths and felt much better. He stretched and yawned. Now he was wide awake and felt like exploring. Who had been at the door?

Today’s Meditation: Happiness and love flow through you in this 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 “Tumbling Tabby,” 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 “Tumbling Tabby!” 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!
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!
The Train Tunnel: a soothing kid’s story when you need a break

The Train Tunnel: a soothing kid’s story when you need a break

Today’s task for the construction crew is to build a train tunnel, but there are trees in the area. How will they get their job done while taking care of the trees?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Something Nice” and this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “The Train Tunnel” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:24

Narrator: Female

The Train Tunnel Excerpt:

Then the Contractor walked out to the construction crew.  “OK everyone.” He paused.  “We have an important job today.  We’re responsible for making a tunnel for the new train.  It’s going to go under the forest.  While we work, we need to take care and watch for the forest animals, it’s their home.  Ellie, you will be in charge of digging a trench. Take your time.  We want to be safe.  Danny, I want you to haul away the dirt Ellie is digging.  Then you’ll bring gravel back to the trench. Ellie will help spread the gravel out.  Ronald and Dizzy we’ll call you when we’re ready for you. Ronald, we’ll need your help, packing the gravel in nice and tight for a solid foundation.  And Dizzy, you will pour the concrete when the forms are ready.  Let’s make sure it stays nicely mixed.  You can both wait here until we’re ready. This project may take a few days so we need to be patient.  Any questions?   This is going to be a fantastic tunnel! OK! Let’s go!”

With that, the team drove out to their site and got right to work.  Ellie noticed that the trees lined both sides of the area, and knew she would need to be careful of their roots.  Ellie looked at the posts telling her where she should dig and then up at the trees.  It seemed like the posts were a safe distance from the trees. Still, Ellie wanted to be careful. The little excavator knew some of those oaks were over 100 years old, and she wanted to protect them.

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

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 “The Train Tunnel” 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 “The Train Tunnel” 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 “The Train Tunnel” relaxing? Try “Mystery Jug” for another soothing story.

Thank you for all your support!

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.

Donate Here

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!

Little Pond: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Little Pond: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Zara the kitten wakes up to find Dylan is gone. Knowing the duck likes to swim in a little pond, Zara searches the house. Where will she find her friend?

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:42

Narrator: Female

Little Pond Excerpt:

A gentle breeze circled the couch ruffling the little cat’s fur. Zara the kitten stretched and slowly opened her eyes. She purred happily, refreshed from her nap. Then the happy kitten turned to her friend Dylan the duck, who had been resting next to her. Surprisingly, the little duck was gone. Zara meowed, quietly calling Dylan. Then the kitten listened very carefully for quacking. She waited patiently but didn’t hear a peep. Zara sat up tall and meowed again. This time, when she didn’t hear a response, the little kitten leapt up to the back of the couch to search the entire family room. Zara knew this game. They were playing hide and seek! There was no sign of her fuzzy friend in here. Zara bounced from the couch to the chair and onto the floor. She felt sure Dylan must have waddled off to one of his favorite spots.

The kitty hurried over to their food dishes thinking the little duck may have wanted a snack. Even before reaching their dishes she could see Dylan wasn’t there. Zara licked her lips at the sight of food and decided she would have a quick bite while she thought about where to look next.

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 “Little Pond” 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 “Little Pond” 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 “Little Pond” relaxing? Try “Rumbling Skies” for another soothing story.

Thank you for all your support!