443. Dragon’s New Friends: a calming bedtime and nap time story

443. Dragon’s New Friends: a calming bedtime and nap time story

Anora leads Javier, Brian, and Winfield through the forest to meet Dragon.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:28

Dragon’s New Friends Excerpt:

Anora danced in her living room, eager to see Javier and Brian. They would be there any minute. She noticed a bit of movement outside and hurried to the front door. Even before Javier and Brian had pushed the doorbell, Anora had opened the door, smiling widely.

“Are you guys ready for another hike?” she asked.

Javier and Brian returned her smile and shouted, “Yes!” They were just as excited as Anora to be exploring the forest.

Anora skipped out the door and said, “Follow me!”

She led them through the meadow next to her house. The tall grasses and wildflowers rippled with each passing breeze. The three friends stopped for a moment and took a deep Dragon Breath, in and out.

“Ahhh,” Javier said with a smile, enjoying the delicate scent of the flowers.

 

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 “Dragon’s New 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 “Dragon’s New 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:

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 Aitkin County, Minnesota lists us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19. The website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems also includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

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 being calm with us on Ahway Island!
441. Off-Road Adventures: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

441. Off-Road Adventures: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

— Javier and Anora join Brian for a hike as he tries out Winfield’s off-road wheels on different terrain.
Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:52

Off-Road Adventures Excerpt:

Brian loved watching the sun come up in the morning, especially when he felt there was a wonderful day ahead…and that was just about every day! Eager to greet the sun today, Brian and Winfield, his wheelchair, rolled over to the window. Then, gently moving the delicate curtain aside, Brian peered out. Sunlight streamed through the window. Brian took a deep Dragon Breath, in and out, enjoying the warmth. What a beautiful day! Now it was time for breakfast! Brian and Winfield rolled over to the kitchen table to have some breakfast with his mom and dad.

As Brian ate, he gazed at the front door, waiting for a knock. He hoped Javier and Anora would arrive soon. Brian could hardly wait to try a hike in the woods. Now that Winfield had some off-road tires, Brian wanted to explore everything he could. With a full belly, Brian rolled his dishes over to the sink to help his dad and mom clean up. As they washed, dried, and put them away, Brian imagined what it would be like to roll through the woods without a sidewalk anywhere in sight.

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 “Off-Road Adventures,” 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 “Off-Road Adventures!” 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!
152. Color Helpers: a relaxing short story and meditation

152. Color Helpers: a relaxing short story and meditation

Billy teaches his sister how to use color helpers to organize school 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 “Color Helpers,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Color Helpers Excerpt:

It was an ordinary day. There were some clouds in the sky. The air felt warm as Emily and Billy left with their dad to shop for their school supplies. Emily felt excited! It was her first time shopping for school. She was starting kindergarten this year and couldn’t wait to have a backpack just like her big brother.

As they walked down the aisle with the supplies, Emily’s eyes grew big. There was so much to choose. She began to feel nervous, and decided that to make it easy, she would just choose everything green.

Emily quickly picked up a green binder, 6 green folders, and 7 green notebooks. It was a lot to carry and Emily struggled to hold everything until …she dropped it all on the ground. That startled Billy who had been carefully considering what binder he should get.

“Emily, are you ok? I know it’s your favorite color, but why do you have all green?” Billy asked, seeing the emerald sea of supplies surrounding his little sister.

“Well, green is my favorite color. With so many choices, I felt overwhelmed, and just figured if I picked all green, then I would be done, and wouldn’t feel nervous anymore.”  Emily said.

“Would you like some help?” Billy asked.

“Yes, please!”  Emily said.

“OK.” Then Billy added with a smile, “first, let’s try something to help you calm.”

Today’s Meditation: Feel your muscles relax as you check in with your body from head to toe.

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 “Color 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 “Color 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) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. 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!

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!

In the press:

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

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

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!” ♡

Finally, 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!
435. First Snowfall: a mindful bedtime story

435. First Snowfall: a mindful bedtime story

Owen enjoys the first snowfall of the season by going sledding with a new friend.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:15

First Snowfall Excerpt:

According to the calendar, the first official day of winter wouldn’t come for another month, but to Owen, it seemed that winter had definitely arrived in his neighborhood! Overnight, the first snow of the season had fallen all across Ahway Island, covering the neighborhoods, forests, and beaches with a thick blanket of snow.

Fluffy white flakes piled on top of each other on the window sill as Owen gazed outside. He watched, entranced, as more and more flakes slowly floated down to the ground, covering the snow that had fallen overnight with ever-thickening sheets across the front lawn. Owen smiled. He had always loved falling snow, and the first snow of the year was always a particularly joyous event. He knew that when he went outside, he would experience that special, quiet hush unique to a world covered with freshly fallen snow.

Owen watched for a few more minutes, just quietly enjoying the sight. The peaceful beauty of a snowy world was one of his favorite things and he just wanted to watch silently for a little while. But after a couple minutes, a thought occurred to Owen. The snow was probably thick enough for sledding!

Gazing through the window, Owen looked down the block to see the hill at the end of his street. All the children in the neighborhood called the hill “the sledding hill,” no matter what time of the year it was. Today, the hill stood tall and white and ready for some the season’s first sledding tracks!

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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 “First Snowfall,” 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 “First Snowfall!” 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 today!
148. Penguin Games: a calming story and meditation

148. Penguin Games: a calming story and meditation

Dragon joins in the penguin games with Princely. Having lots of fun sliding across the ice, will Dragon end up in the water?

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 “Penguin Games” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Penguin Games Excerpt:

The dragon flew back to the land of ice and snow, for another visit with Princely the Penguin and Beau the Beluga Whale. The dragon paid close attention to the gorgeous landscape, now knowing the way. Everything was white, with a little bit of blue in the ice and sea. Stars twinkled in the sky and the moonlight caused the snow to sparkle like diamonds.

The dragon landed in the soft snow and began searching for Princely and Beau. Then Princely slid up and over a drift, on his belly. He spun in a circle and popped up at the dragon’s feet.

The penguin smiled and asked, “Wanna try?”

It did look like a lot of fun. The dragon heard a splash, turned, and saw the little whale smiling from the surface of the sea.

“Go ahead! You’ll like it,” Beau encouraged the dragon. “I’ll have fun watching.”

The dragon nodded at Princely with a smile.

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 “Penguin Games” 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 “Penguin Games!” 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) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. 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 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!” ♡

Finally, 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!
423. Heirlooms: a mindful bedtime story

423. Heirlooms: a mindful bedtime story

Mia and Max learn about heirloom seeds from Grandma and Grandpa.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:03

Heirlooms Excerpt:

Autumn sunlight poured into Max’s bedroom, a bright beam of light falling over Max’s closed eyes. He stirred, the light beginning to wake him. He sighed and stretched and slowly opened his eyes, shielding them from the light with his arm. As he woke up, he suddenly remembered – they were going to visit the Botanic Gardens with Grandma and Grandpa today!

Max went to wake up his sister Mia. He knew she would be excited, too. Max and Mia both loved visiting the Botanic Garden, but more importantly, they loved spending time with Grandma and Grandpa. Sure enough, Mia got out of bed cheerfully as soon as Max woke her up.

After Max and Mia had breakfast, had gotten dressed, and brushed their teeth, they waited for Grandma and Grandpa to arrive so they could all go together to the Gardens.

“I want to go to the kitchen gardens!” said Mia. “That’s my favorite part of the Botanic Gardens.”

“Me, too!” said Max. “I want to see the vegetables!”

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

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 “Heirlooms,” 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 “Heirlooms!” 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). It makes a big difference!

To stay connected with Ahway Island, you can follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) or subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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!” ♡

Finally, 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!