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?

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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!
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!
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!
403. Bird Bath: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

403. Bird Bath: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

The summer weather is hot and dry, and the neighborhood birds are thirsty!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:52

Bird Bath Excerpt:

The ground was dry – very, very dry. It hadn’t rained in several weeks; actually Carrie the Cardinal couldn’t exactly remember the last time it had rained. Grass had changed from green to brown. The temperatures were very high, and the whole earth felt parched.

Nevertheless, the little bird admitted to herself, the world was still very beautiful. Trees were green, including the beautiful maple tree in which she had built her nest. Flowers bloomed. The sun shone dazzlingly bright. The sky was deep blue, with a few scattered clouds, bright and white, high in the sky. Whether she was sitting in a tree or flying in the air, Carrie always enjoyed cloud-watching, imaging that she saw pictures formed by the shape of the clouds. But these clouds were very high and far away, and Carrie knew that no rain would come from those clouds for a long time.

Carrie was thirsty and was feeling a tired from the heat. She knew if she flew a long distance, she could find some water – she knew there was a big pond in a nearby neighborhood. But it would take her a while to get there, and she just didn’t feel like she had enough energy. She needed water for energy – but she couldn’t get water without having energy first! What was she going to do?

Today’s Meditation: Feel your body fill with warmth and love as you send your loving energy to the world.

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 “Bird Bath” 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. Thank you!

Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Bird Bath!” 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) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. And, please like, follow, and/or share our social media profiles at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Thank you for your help in spreading the word!

135. Boating Adventures: a soothing kid’s story when you need a break

135. Boating Adventures: a soothing kid’s story when you need a break

Manny the motor boat gently tows people behind on a tube. Everyone is excited for their boating adventures!

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 “Boating Adventures” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Forest Friends Excerpt:

Manny gently tugged the tube out into the lake, noticing how well the person held on. When the little motorboat was sure the person was comfortable, he went a little bit faster. There was a shriek of delight as Manny’s speed increased a little bit more. All the people in the boat turned to watch their friend hanging onto the tube. Everything seemed pretty safe so the little motorboat went a tiny bit faster, …then faster, …and even faster still. Now everyone in the boat was cheering, encouraging their friend to hang on! Manny smiled as he heard the laughter and supportive yells. Everyone was having a great time. Ahead Manny spotted some waves made by a larger boat. With a mischievous grin, the little motor boat decided to cross the waves. He went up and down rolling over the top of the swells. The people in the boat laughed as they gently rolled, watching the person on the tube. The tube had bounced up and landed on the lake, and that person laughed and laughed. Manny smiled, glad everyone was having such fun, and slowed down a bit. He knew it was harder to hold on when you are laughing so hard. In fact, it sounded like the people wanted to switch tube riders. Usually when the little motorboat took the people out they took turns on the tube, so he was prepared for a change.

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 “Forest Friends” 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. Thank you so very much!

Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Boating Adventures!” If so, 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, on our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages (at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message! 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!