170. The New Tunnel: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

170. The New Tunnel: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

The brand new tunnel is ready! How will the train like it?

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 New Tunnel” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:12

The New Tunnel Excerpt:

It was time for the sunset roll, and the sparkling train pulled out of the station and headed towards the forest. The train thought about the tunnel under the forest. Eager for it to be finished, the train had many questions. “How big is the tunnel? Will it change my route? How dark is the tunnel?” Every time the train passed by the construction crew, the train thought of its questions. “How big is the tunnel? Will it change my route? How dark is the tunnel?” After what felt like a million days, the sparkling train passed by the tunnel site and could tell it was finished! The train drove by slowly to see all the little details. It could see that the tunnel was long, and the entrance was wide enough to be comfortable. Along the top of the tunnel the sparkling train could see some clear panels that allowed sunlight through. Phew, the train was happy to see that. It had felt a little worried that the tunnel would be too dark. Mounds of earth surrounded the tunnel, and the train could see ivy beginning to sprout. Little purple flowers decorated the entrance to the tunnel. As the train rolled away from the site, it smiled. The tunnel looked fantastic from the outside. Then the train thought of the questions, “How big is the tunnel? Will it change my route? How dark is the tunnel?” and realized that two had already been answered. Now the train wondered if its route would be changing. Then one more question popped into the train’s mind. “When will I be able to drive through the tunnel?” Maybe the train would get to drive through it on the next run.

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you 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 “The New 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.

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 New Tunnel!” 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:

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

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

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 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!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
168. Happy Hiding: a soothing story and meditation for kids

168. Happy Hiding: a soothing story and meditation for kids

Everyone loves hide and seek! Where will Dragon find Henrietta Hippo and Oliver the elephant?

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 “Happy Hiding” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:29

Happy Hiding Excerpt:

The eager dragon peered out from the cozy cave and watched as the sun settled down to rest for the night. The hmmm from the sparkling train faded into the distance, and the dragon knew it was time to visit the sanctuary again. The dragon stepped outside the cave, stretched its wings wide, then lifted up off the ground. Hovering above the forest, the dragon looked for the train’s tracks and then followed them once again to visit Oliver the elephant and Henrietta the hippo. The dragon carefully landed next to a peaceful pool of water and admired this magnificent new land. Henrietta floated up from her spot in the pool and Oliver came running over.

 

“What should we do today?” The little elephant asked eagerly.

 

“Why don’t we play hide and seek?” the little hippo suggested. “Do you know how to play?” she asked the dragon.

 

The dragon shook its head, unsure of what hide and seek was.

 

“That’s ok.” Oliver said, “We’ll teach you.” So the little elephant and hippo explained how to play hide and seek. “Do you want to hide first, or seek first?” Oliver asked. The dragon took a deep dragon breath in and out and the flames showed the dragon covering its eyes.

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 “Happy Hiding,” 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 “Happy Hiding!” 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!

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.

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

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

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
473. Snowy Memories: a soothing story and meditation for kids

473. Snowy Memories: a soothing story and meditation for kids

Dragon wakes up to a snowy forest. Everything is so peaceful you can hear the icicles drip. Dragon decides to go for a walk to explore.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:12

Snowy Memories Excerpt:

As the sun barely peeked over the horizon the sound of gentle snoring floated out of Dragon’s cave. Slowly, the lovely light flowed across the land. Shadows of the bare trees fell across the snowy forest floor. The floor of the cozy cave warmed as sunshine spilled into Dragon’s home and gradually rose up onto Dragon’s mossy bed. The gentle snoring of the little dragon stopped as the sunlight reached Dragon’s eyelids. Dragon blinked and squinted into the morning sun. With a smile, Dragon stretched and sat up. Dragon took a deep dragon breath, in and out, (deep breath) to get ready for a wonderful morning. As Dragon’s feet touched the warm floor, Dragon sighed happily, feeling grateful. The morning sun had already warmed the floor, even though it was a cool winter morning. Dragon stood up and walked back to the cool spring pool in the cave, wanting a refreshing drink of water. Sunshine sparkled on the rippling surface as Dragon scooped up a bit to drink.

Feeling invigorated, Dragon looked towards the entrance to the cave and blinked. Outside everything was white. Dragon blinked again. It was so bright. Dragon smiled, and took a deep dragon breath, in and out, (deep breath) enjoying the peaceful scene. Everything always seemed to be so peaceful after a snowfall. Of course the world had been tucked in under a fluffy blanket of snow. As Dragon watched, sunlight sparkled off the piles of snowflakes. Then Dragon heard a drip, drip, drip, drop. Dragon heard it again, drip, drip, drip, drop. Curious, Dragon looked up, just as a drop of water fell with a splash, on Dragon’s nose. Dragon shook the water off, feeling a little surprised. Then Dragon realized what had happened and stepped outside the cave for a better look. The snow above the entrance was melting in the warm sun. As the melted snow dripped towards the ground, the cold air caught the water drops, forming icicles. Dragon took a deep dragon breath, in and out, (deep breath). The flames tickled the little icicles warming them until they had completely changed into water once more.

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 “Snowy Memories,” 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 “Snowy Memories!” 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!”

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

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

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

 

Thank you for listening with us today!
470. Sudden Snow: a kids’ mindful tale and relaxation

470. Sudden Snow: a kids’ mindful tale and relaxation

It’s a surprise autumn snow! Sydney Snow Plow learns from Sam that snow sometimes falls before wintertime.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:00

Sudden Snow Excerpt:

With a gentle rumble the large garage door slowly rolled up. As sunlight spilled into the room, Sydney the little snowplow yawned. Outside, red, orange, and yellow leaves tumbled past, propelled by the wind. With each gust, leaves swirled and danced by. Sydney noticed that the trees still held quite a few leaves. That was unusual. When his garage door opened the snowplow rarely saw leaves. When Sydney was out plowing, the trees were completely bare. And the only green trees that Sydney ever saw were pine and fir trees. As Sydney watched and wondered, a large cloud floated past the sun, casting a shadow into the garage. More and more clouds floated towards the large cloud. Beams of sunlight lit the ground like spotlights as the clouds coasted closer and closer together.

 

It was then that the snowplow noticed the people. They hurried past, bundled up and looking at the sky with worried expressions. Sydney wondered what they were so concerned about. There was just a bit of wind and leaves. Nothing to worry about. Just to be sure, the snowplow followed their gaze up to the sky once more. Now, clouds completely covered the sun. They had formed an enormous fluffy blanket that stretched across the sky. The little snow plow smiled, imagining the sun wrapped up in the cozy blanket of clouds. Then it happened. A big puffy snowflake drifted down to the ground. Another flake followed, but it was scooped up by a leaf, blown by a gust of wind.

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 “Sudden Snow,” 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 “Sudden Snow!” 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!

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!” ♡

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

 

Thank you for listening with us today!
166. Anything Is Possible: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

166. Anything Is Possible: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Chance the cardboard box is happy to be part of an adventure with the kids, and to relax with the kitty. Usually he just delivers stuff.

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 “Anything Is Possible” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:16

Anything Is Possible Excerpt:

The little kitty stretched, feeling refreshed by a nap. Noticing the movement, Chance the cardboard box woke up with a smile. After such a long journey, that nap felt just right. The little kitty arched its back and hopped out of the cardboard box. Now Chance wondered what was next. He got his answer when two little kids zipped around the corner.

 

“A box!” The little girl said. “I know just what to do!”

 

“I have an idea too,” the little boy said.

 

“We can take turns,” the little girl suggested.

 

“OK, play rock, scissors, paper to figure out whose idea is first?” the boy added.

 

“OK,” said the little girl.

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

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 “Anything Is Possible” 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 “Anything Is Possible!” 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!

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!

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

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!
466. Bubbles in the Bowl: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

466. Bubbles in the Bowl: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Gavin Goldfish wants to communicate with his family so he tries blowing bubbles at them!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:15

Bubbles in the Bowl Excerpt:

A warm light settled on the little sandcastle as Gavin the Goldfish swam around his tank. Noticing the flickering light, the little goldfish stopped to look towards the fireplace. Sure enough, there was a cozy fire going. It must have just been lit. The flames leaped up around the carefully stacked logs. Gavin swayed his long flowing tail from side to side to keep him glued to that spot. The little goldfish loved to watch the flames dance. They were so graceful and fluid, much like the seaweed in his tank. But the seaweed didn’t glow or pop. Gavin loved to hear the crackle of sparks as they flew up into the air, like glittery popcorn.

 

While the little goldfish watched the cozy fire, he noticed a fire extinguisher resting next to the fireplace. He felt happy his people were being safe with the fire. Gavin circled his tank slowly, watching as the flames shortened and relaxed until they were just a warm glow around the logs. Before long, there was nothing left but glowing embers in the fireplace.

 

Gavin shivered as the temperature in his tank cooled slightly, without the warmth from the fire. He wanted to let his people know he felt cold. But how would he tell them? After pacing the tank, back and forth, back and forth, the little goldfish came up with an idea. Gavin swam up to the water’s surface and took a big gulp of air. Then he quickly swam over to the thermometer in the tank. The little goldfish blew a barrage of bubbles at the glass. “pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.” Mom heard and walked over to the tank.

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 “Bubbles in the Bowl,” 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 “Bubbles in the Bowl!” 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.

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

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

 

Thank you for listening with us today!