Dragon on Ice: a relaxation and story for your naptime routine

Dragon on Ice: a relaxation and story for your naptime routine

Hello everyone! We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Please enjoy “Dragon on Ice” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Dragon follows the train for another adventure. This time it’s Dragon on ice as Dragon explores a mysterious snowy land. Will Dragon make a new friend there?

Narrator: Male

Dragon on Ice Excerpt:

The dragon gently landed on the white snow.  Brrrr! It was a bit cold, so the dragon decided to keep moving.  As the dragon took a step forward, all of a sudden, both feet slipped and the dragon flipped.  Snow flew up as the dragon landed belly side up.  Eyes wide from surprise, the dragon took a deep breath in and out and slowly stood back up.  This was a cold and slippery place.  The dragon extended talons to grip the ice.  Slowly and carefully the dragon trudged forward, occasionally slipping.  It was a lot of work, and the dragon’s feet were getting cold.  Then the dragon had an idea, and leaned over, and took a deep breath in and out, breathing fire on the ground.  Maybe that would warm things up.  The dragon also wondered what was underneath the ice and snow.  With another deep breath in and out the dragon admired how easily the snow and ice melted away.

Today’s Meditation: Rest among the twinkling stars with today’s 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 “Dragon on Ice,” 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 supporting us on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. Thank you!

Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!

Sweet Pickles: a bedtime meditation and story

Sweet Pickles: a bedtime meditation and story

Mia and Max help their grandma and grandpa prepare the vegetables from the garden. Before long the beets and cucumbers are sweet pickles!

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Please enjoy “Sweet Pickles” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Sweet Pickles Excerpt:

Mia blinked and slowly opened her eyes. It had been a lovely nap.  She stretched and looked over at her brother.  “Max? Are you awake?”
Max slowly sat up and stretched.  “Of course.” he said with a yawn.
“Well, I’m going to see what we can do with grandpa and grandma.” She paused. “Do you smell that?  I smell something sweet.”
“So do I!”  Max said. “I wonder what it is?”
Max and Mia quickly hopped out of their beds and headed to the kitchen, where they found grandpa running the beets they had picked under cool water.
“Are you ready to help pickle the beets?” He asked.
“And the cucumbers?” said grandma.
“Yes!” Both Max and Mia exclaimed.
“OK, I’ve boiled the beets, and now I’m cooling them. After you wash your hands, we’ll peel them.”

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

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 “Sweet Pickles” 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 content for Be Calm on Ahway Island takes a lot of time and care.

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:

Thank you, Mommy Poppins, for featuring us as one of the Best Podcasts for Kids Staying In!

Train Game: a bedtime meditation and story

Train Game: a bedtime meditation and story

James is sad that it’s too rainy to play at the park. But Julia has an idea for a super-fun indoor game.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:39

Narrator: Male

Train Game Excerpt:

It was a Sunday afternoon in deep summer, and James longed to be outside playing at the park. He pressed his nose up against the front window, looking out at the park across the street. If he looked carefully, he could see the playground in the distance.

But there was to be no playing in the park today. On Friday evening, there was a big thunderstorm. Mom’s phone buzzed several times that evening to warn people about the severe weather. James was scared about the buzzing at first, but Mom explained that he didn’t need to be afraid. It was actually good that the phone was buzzing, because that way, everyone could know that it wasn’t safe to go outside and play!

But, all day long on Saturday, it had rained, and rained, and rained. And now it was still raining! Even if it stopped raining right now, James knew he couldn’t go to the park today no matter what. Mom said the park would be too muddy and would need to dry out for a couple of days.

James sighed again, even louder. Then he “harrumphed” a little bit. This made his sister, Julia, who was sitting on the couch, look up.

“What’s wrong, James?”

“You know what’s wrong! It’s raining and we can’t go to the park!” James exclaimed. “I think it’s never going to stop raining and we won’t ever get to go to the park again because it’ll be all flooded forever!”

“That’s silly,” Julia said. “It’s going to stop sometime and then everything will dry up.”

James sniffled a little and rubbed his eyes. “But I really wanted to play with you at the park today.”

Julia got up off the couch, and walked over to James by the window. She gave him a hug.

“I know, I want to play there, too. But I have an idea for a game we can play inside. Do you want to play with me?”

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

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 “Train Game,” 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.

Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Train Game!” 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, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message! And, please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
Growing Up: a calming story and meditation

Growing Up: a calming story and meditation

Sachi, a little snake, is feeling irritatble today and snaps at his friends. With a little help from Dragon, Sachi learns he is just growing up!

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story, “Colorful Crayons” this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Growing Up” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 11:05

Narrator: Male

Growing Up Excerpt:

A calm breeze circled Sachi Snake, and the little snake sighed. Slowly, Sachi slipped through the flowers and leaves, looking for a place to rest.  The little snake looked a bit faded.  His usual deep green appeared a bit gray.  The patterns on his skin had disappeared.  His bright yellow stripe looked white.  Even the sparkle in his eyes seemed clouded over.

As Sachi searched, he heard a cheerful voice.

“Hi Sachi!”  It was Freddie Frog hopping alongside of him.  “How are you?”

Sachi stopped and said flatly, “Hi Freddie.  Ehh, I’m OK I guess.”

“Hi, Freddie! Hi Sachi!”  Tad and Tanner had hopped up. Once he could see everyone’s lips, Tad said. “We’re on our way to the pond. Want to come?”  Tad watched for their responses.  Freddie looked right at Tad and said, “That sounds like fun!  What do you think Sachi?”

Sachi turned his head away, and mumbled, “No thanks.”

“Sachi, Tad can’t hear you. It helps to look at him when you talk, so he knows what you said.” Tanner reminded the little snake.

So Sachi turned towards Tad and said, “The pond is cold and slimy.  I’d rather do something else.”  And with that, the little snake hurried away.

Tad, Tanner, and Freddie felt surprised. Their friend usually acted friendly.  They wondered what was wrong with Sachi as they hopped off to the pond.  Sachi wondered what was wrong too.  He felt itchy and uncomfortable.

Today’s Meditation: We will guide you in a progressive relaxation from your head to your toes.

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 “Growing Up” 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 making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

Donate Here

Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Growing Up” 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, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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!

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.

Did you find “Growing Up” relaxing? Try “Forest Discovery” for another soothing story.

Thank you for all your support!

Sprinkler Games: a bedtime story and meditation

Sprinkler Games: a bedtime story and meditation

It’s a hot day as Mike and Ian get ready for some sprinkler games. Anora would like to play too. Will the three friends share a fun afternoon?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Little Pond” this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Sprinkler Games” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:50

Narrator: Male

Sprinkler Games Excerpt:

The little pool sparkled as the sunlight reflected off the water.  It was a hot day, and Ian’s parents had invited Mike’s family over.  Ian had helped his dad set up the pool and sprinkler, and was ready for some fun in the water with his best friend.

Before long the boys were busy splashing, and their parents were busy chatting.  Everyone was having fun.  Then another family walked by, looking very hot.  Mike said, “I think that’s Anora.  She looks like she could use some cool water.  We should invite her to play.”

Ian looked at his friend a little unsure.  “But, Mike.  Anora’s a girl.  Besides, we need to ask our parents.”

“OK, let’s ask our parents.  It’ll be fun.”  Mike replied. He knew that once Ian got to know Anora, he would like her.  Their parents had heard the conversation and Ian’s mom said, “What a great idea! Go right ahead, and invite her mom and dad too.”

Mike and Ian ran over to the sidewalk and said, “Hi Anora! Would you like to play with us in the pool and sprinkler.”  Then they said to her parents, “You’re invited too!”

“That sounds like fun! Can I?” Anora asked, expectantly looking at her dad.  Anora’s dad looked at her mom and said, “Sure.  We should probably go get your swimsuit, and then come back.”

“Great!” Mike said.  “We’ll see you in a little bit.

Today’s Meditation: Today, you will focus on relaxing your body a little bit at a time. Starting with your feet, moving up to the top of your head, and ending with a focus on your entire body, you are sure to feel calm and relaxed.

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 “Sprinkler 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.

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 making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

Donate Here

Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Sprinkler Games” 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, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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!

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.

Did you find “Sprinkler Games” relaxing? Try “A Tropical Breeze” for another soothing story.

Thank you for all your support!

Silly Bunny: a calming meditation and story

Silly Bunny: a calming meditation and story

Betty Bunny notices a bunny statue in her house. Silly bunny, she thinks the statue is real. Being kind, Betty welcomes the statue.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story, “Blissful Books” this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Silly Bunny” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 11:12

Narrator: Female

Silly Bunny Excerpt:

It was a quiet day in the little house.  Betty bunny settled into a warm sunbeam and relaxed, kicking out her back legs.  The sun lit up her tan and white fluffy fur. She had already been quite busy hopping around the living room, and eating her carrot greens.  Looking out across the room, she noticed something different.  There appeared to be another bunny, sitting in a sunbeam.  Not realizing the new bunny was a statue, Betty sat right up.  The dark brown bunny statue seemed to be relaxed as well. Her feet were kicked out behind her, and her front paws daintily crossed.  The bunny statue’s ears, however, were standing up and alert.

Betty bunny decided to hop over and introduce herself to the new bunny.  So hop, hop, hop, Betty crossed the floor.  The other bunny was very still and quiet.  Betty thought, maybe the bunny is sleeping.  She didn’t want to wake the other bunny, so Betty settled down next to her and waited.

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

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 “Silly Bunny” 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 making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

Donate Here

Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Silly Bunny” 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, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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!
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.

We hope you enjoyed “Silly Bunny”! Next time you need a break, try “Sensory Delight.” It’s soothing too.

Thank you for all your support!