496. Neighborhood Friends: a story and relaxation for kids

496. Neighborhood Friends: a story and relaxation for kids

Callie feels a little shy when Anora, her new neighbor, invites her out to play, but she ends up having a wonderful time with new friends.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:52

Neighborhood Friends Excerpt:

It was a bright winter afternoon on Ahway Island. Callie had spent the morning playing with her toys in her new bedroom. Callie’s family had just moved to their new house on Ahway Island, and most of the moving boxes were unpacked, including the boxes of Callie’s toys. 

 

This was the first time Callie had a chance to play with her toys in her new bedroom, so she enjoyed letting her toys explore their new environment. She showed them the closet in her room, and the window that looked out to the backyard, and the shelf where they could sleep at night. She wanted to make sure they would all be comfortable in their new home. 

 

Eventually, Callie’s parents called her out to the kitchen to eat lunch. Callie carefully put her toys away on the shelf and headed to the kitchen. 

 

“Hi Callie,” said Jun, Callie’s dad. “Did you have fun playing in your new room?” 

 

“Yes, daddy,” replied Callie. “I showed my toys my new room. I think they like it.”

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 “Neighborhood 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.

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 “Neighborhood Friends!” 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:

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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

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.

 

Thank you for listening with us today!
180. Sharing, Caring: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

180. Sharing, Caring: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

Gabby the flower delivery van is worried that the people are not feeling enough kindness, because she doesn’t bring everyone gifts. Jamal an older and wiser delivery van helps her see kindness everywhere.

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 “Sharing, Caring” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:59

Sharing, Caring Excerpt:

Gabby waited eagerly to see what she would be delivering today. The flower delivery truck was parked next to an older flower truck named Jamal.  She felt so delighted, she began to talk at the flower truck next to her. Jamal looked at her puzzled.  She seemed to be carrying on without even expecting a response.  “I wonder what I’ll be delivering today? Maybe I’ll deliver red, yellow, and orange tulips for a birthday, or white and red roses for an anniversary.  Maybe I’ll deliver happy daffodils to help someone feel better, or a rainbow of flowers, just because. I’d better take a deep dragon breath, I’m a little over excited.”  So, she took a deep breath in and out Jamal smiled.  Gabby certainly was enthusiastic. After she finished her deep breath, she started talking again.  “It is so much fun!  I love to watch as people’s puzzled faces turn into smiles.  Without me how would people know they are loved?”  The little flower delivery truck felt very proud.

 

Jamal said, “You’re right. We do get to show people that others care about them, and I love making my deliveries too.  I’m pretty sure that people can show each other they care, without sending flowers.  We are just one of those ways.”

 

Gabby’s forehead wrinkled as she thought.  “I don’t think I’ve seen people show they care any other way.”

 

“Well, it’s just a thought. Maybe we can look, while we’re doing our first deliveries today, and see if we notice any other ways people show they care.”  Jamal said.  “After all, we both like seeing people light up with happiness, we’ll just get some bonus smiles.”

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

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 “Sharing, Caring,” 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 “Sharing, Caring!” 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 included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

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.

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

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
492. The Science Museum: a relaxing bedtime story for children

492. The Science Museum: a relaxing bedtime story for children

Owen, Allie, and Andy go to the Science Museum together, but they have to figure out what exhibit to see.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:24

The Science Museum Excerpt:

It was a rainy morning on Ahway Island. But Andy, Allie, and Owen didn’t mind the rain one bit. After all, they were getting ready for a trip to the Ahway Island Science Museum! The children loved the museum and had each visited it many times with their families or with their classmates and teachers as a school outing. But this time was different – the three of them were going together as friends, and without any grownups! This was going to be fun and exciting!

 

Each of them had their own favorite area in the museum. Andy loved seeing the Brachiosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex in the dinosaur exhibit and never got tired of looking at the fossils and bones in the collection. Allie usually wanted to see the airplanes and spaceships. No matter how many times she saw them, she always noticed something new she hadn’t noticed before. Owen’s favorite exhibit was all about the human body. This exhibit included interactive displays that Owen never got bored of exploring.

 

From all their previous trips to the museum, they knew they would have a better time if they prepared for their visit. So each child wore their most comfortable shoes. The museum was very big and they would have to walk a lot to see everything they wanted to see. They also each packed a backpack with water and snacks.

 

When the kids arrived at the museum, they entered through the giant main doors into the entrance foyer. As always, the first thing they did was to look around and admire the beautiful, enormous hall. The room had marble floors and was surrounded by pillars. There were beautiful paintings of animals and plants all over the walls and the ceiling. As many times as they had been in this room, they still found it beautiful and exciting.

Today’s Meditation: Rest among the twinkling stars with today’s meditation.

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 Science Museum” 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 “The Science Museum!” 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:

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

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

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

 

Thank you for listening with us today!
178. The Dragon’s Tale: a soothing story and meditation for kids

178. The Dragon’s Tale: a soothing story and meditation for kids

Dragon has been busy preparing some paintings to share with the animals and now it’s time for the party! What will the forest friends think of the art?

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 “The Dragon’s Tale” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:23

The Dragon’s Tale Excerpt:

The happy dragon had been busy getting ready for the forest animals to visit all day.  Today the dragon was going to share what the other lands were like.  The dragon wondered what the animals would think.  Would they understand all the wondrous things the dragon had seen and done?  Feeling excited, the dragon took a deep breath in and out wanting to feel nice and calm when the animals arrived.

 

Sachi the snake arrived first, slithering into the cave to save Tad the toad a spot where he could see.  Tad, and Tanner the toads followed, hop, hop, hopping in. Carrie the cardinal and Odin the owl flittered into the cave and settled on a perch the caring dragon had made, so that the birds had a place to rest.  The happy dragon watched as the entrance to the cave filled with all the dragon’s forest friends.  Bobby and Babette Bunny hopped in to find a spot, as Nutsy and Peanut the squirrels scampered in. Their mouths filled with nuts to snack on.  Freddie frog hopped along just ahead of George the turtle. Once George had settled in, then the guests were all there. A hum filled the air as all the animals began to talk. They felt eager to hear about the new lands the dragon had been exploring, and began sharing their guesses on what was about to happen. 

 

The dragon smiled, and waited for the animals to settle back down.  Ready to show the animals what could be found in the other lands, the dragon had areas set up in the cave. The dragon waved the animals over to the first area. They saw paintings showing a land with sand and waves.  Another painting showed Benji the bucket and Paula the blue penguin next to a sand castle.  The animals moved along to the next area, and saw more paintings.  This time they showed ice, snow, and the sea.  Another painting showed Beau the beluga whale and Princely the penguin splashing into the cool sea.  Then the animals moved to the third area.  There were paintings of trees, grasses and pools of water. Another painting showed Henrietta the hippopotamus blowing bubbles next to Oliver the elephant showering her with water from his trunk.

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

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 Dragon’s Tale” 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 “The Dragon’s Tale!” 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:

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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

We’re included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
180. Sharing, Caring: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

490. Unpacking Fun: a calming short story for children

Callie’s family just moved to a new house on Ahway Island, and Callie has fun helping to unpack boxes.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:26

Unpacking Fun Excerpt:

It was a beautiful morning on Ahway Island. A beam of sunlight shone through the edges of the curtain in Callie’s bedroom, waking up the sleeping little girl. With a yawn, Callie opened her eyes and stretched. She smiled. Callie liked mornings, especially bright, sunny mornings. 

 

But this morning, Callie felt just a little bit confused. Where was she? Everything felt a little…different. From her position in bed, she looked around the dimly-lit room and saw big cardboard boxes everywhere. Then she remembered – she was in her new house! That’s right! Yesterday, she and her family had moved into their new house on Ahway Island! And she had met a little girl named Anora! 

 

Callie jumped out of bed, excited. Now she was remembering everything. Yesterday, the movers had brought in all the furniture and all the boxes from her old house and put them into her new house. But now, it was up to Callie and her family to unpack all the boxes and put everything away in its proper place in the new house.

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 them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Unpacking 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 “Unpacking 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). 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:

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

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.

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

Thank you for listening with us today!
176. It’s Too Dark: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

176. It’s Too Dark: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Bliss Blanket is afraid of the dark. Everything looks so different. What will help her relax?

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 “It’s Too Dark” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:40

It’s Too Dark Excerpt:

Soft red-orange light filtered into the little girl’s room, as the sun slowly slipped out of sight. Bliss the blanket watched the sky change colors. The light blue sky grew darker and darker as the sun set. The little blanket felt happy that the door to the little girl’s room was open. Light trickled in from the hall as the girl’s room became dark.

 

Bliss felt afraid of the dark. The blanket worried about what could be hiding in the shadows. Now that the stars shined in the sky outside, the little girl’s room was dark except for the trickle of light from the hallway. Already Bliss began to worry, what was sitting in the corner? There was something square with sharp corners spilled across the floor. It seemed to take up the whole corner. The blanket took a deep dragon breath in and out and looked somewhere else. What was that on the table? There was something tall and skinny with a big pyramid on top. Bliss took another deep dragon breath in and out and looked somewhere else. There was a big lumpy thing sitting next to her, and something snaking around on the floor. The blanket took another deep dragon breath in and out. Then the little girl came in and turned on the light.

 

“You’ll never guess what I have!” she said.

 

Bliss wondered what she had, but was even more relieved that the little girl had turned the light on.

 

“I got a night light!” she said and plugged it into the wall. “Isn’t it pretty?” It was. “I’m going to turn off the lights so we can see it better.”

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

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 “It’s Too Dark,” 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 “It’s Too Dark!” 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 Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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

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