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!

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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!

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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!

131. Digging Up Fun! a mindful bedtime story

131. 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.

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

130. 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.

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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!

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

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