518. Fabulous Fire Engine: a guided meditation and kid’s story

518. Fabulous Fire Engine: a guided meditation and kid’s story

Students at Ahway Island Middle school visit Frankie Fire Engine at the Ahway Island Fire Station.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:05

Fabulous Fire Engine Excerpt:

Frankie the Fire Engine was excited. Today was a very special day, a special day indeed! Today was the day that the school kids from Ahway Island Middle School were coming to the Ahway Island Fire Station.

 

They would get to take a tour of the Fire Station and meet Frankie! Frankie just loved all the kids and he loved his job protecting them and helping them feel safe.

 

Early in the morning, the entire crew of firefighters on duty opened the garage door to the Fire Station and brought Frankie outside on the driveway.  They were going to give him a bath to make sure he was shiny and sparkling clean for all the kids.

 

First, they took out the hose and sprayed Frankie with fresh clean water. It was already getting hot outside and the cool water felt good to Frankie. They sprayed Frankie from front to back until he was thoroughly wet.  Then with big scrub brushes and soapy water, they scrubbed every inch of Frankie from top to bottom.

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 “Nap Time,” 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 “Fabulous Fire Engine” 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:

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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.

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

We hope you enjoyed this episode of Ahway Island!
516. Mini-Golf Adventure: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

516. Mini-Golf Adventure: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

Rogelio and his dad have a fun day playing miniature golf with Helen and Brianna.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:45

Mini-Golf Adventure Excerpt:

Rogelio munched his breakfast with excitement. Today was going to be a fun day. Rogelio’s Dad was going to take him and his best friends, Brianna and Helen, to play a game called miniature golf.

 

The goal of the game was to hit a brightly colored golf ball into a hole by tapping it as few times as possible with a golf club called a “putter.”  Each hole had a different theme. Whoever took the fewest strokes to get the golf ball into all the holes was the winner.

 

“Dad, what color ball do you think I’ll get?” Rogelio asked.

 

“I don’t know, Ro.” Dad replied, using Rogelio’s nickname, “Ro.”

 

Rogelio loved it when his Dad called him by his nickname. It made him feel special.

 

“I think mine will be orange.” Rogelio guessed.

Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine you are a baby penguin snuggled close to its papa.

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 “Nap Time,” 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 “Mini-Golf Adventure” 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:

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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.

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

We’re so grateful that you’re joining us to be calm on Ahway Island
510. Searching for Treasure: a meditation and relaxing story for children

510. Searching for Treasure: a meditation and relaxing story for children

Mia and Max have a treasure hunt – and Max is helping Mia practice her reading!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:05

Searching for Treasure Excerpt:

Mia knocked on her brother’s bedroom door.  Max opened the door a crack, peeked out and when he saw it was Mia, exclaimed, “Not yet, Mia, not yet!” 

 

“How much longer?” Mia asked.  She felt like she had been waiting FOREVER, when in fact, she had only been waiting about 15 minutes.  

 

“Soon, probably another 15 minutes.” Max replied, shutting his bedroom door quickly.

 

Mia sighed and headed towards her bedroom.  She picked up her T-Rex and Stegosaurus and pretended to have them play tag on her bookshelf.  Soon she had the dinosaurs leaping off a pretend waterfall, swimming to a pretend shore, and hopping on her fire engine to go save the town from a big fire.  She was so busy playing make believe that she didn’t realize how fast the time had passed.  Before she knew it, Max appeared in her doorway.

 

“Ok, Mia, it’s ready!”  he exclaimed with excitement.

 

“It is?” Mia replied, dropping her dinosaurs.  

 

“Yes!” Said Max. “You can begin.”

 

“How do I get started?  Mia asked.

 

“Here, look at this.”  Max said as he handed Mia a piece of colored paper folded in half with a big number 1 on the outside.  “This is your first clue in the treasure hunt!” Max explained. “That’s why it’s numbered one.  Unfold the paper and read the clue, and that will tell you where to find the next clue!” 

 

“Ok!” Mia exclaimed.  She was very excited to do a treasure hunt but also nervous about having to read the clues.  She was just learning how to read and wasn’t sure how to sound out all the words yet. 

 

Max was excited for his little sister and hopeful he had created the treasure hunt the right way.  This was his first time creating a treasure hunt.  Their mom had created ones for him, when he was Mia’s age, to help him learn to read, and now it was his turn to help Mia in the same way.

Today’s Meditation: Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.

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 “Searching for Treasure,” 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 “Searching for Treasure!” 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:

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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.

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


Thank you for listening with us today!
186. Bath Time for Teddy: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

186. Bath Time for Teddy: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Takoda the Teddy bear is worried about taking a bath. What will happen?

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 “Bath Time for Teddy” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:06

Bath Time for Teddy Excerpt:

Sitting on a little wooden chair, the fluffy chocolate brown teddy bear gazed out the bedroom window at the dots of light sprinkled across the night sky.  Takoda smiled as the stars twinkled at him.  It was time to get ready for bed.  His boy was busy putting away the toys.  Soon, the room was neat and tidy once again.  Takoda felt ready for bedtime. It had been a long day.  

 

The teddy bear went everywhere with the little boy, and today had been busy.  They had gone grocery shopping with dad, and then to the park with mom and dad.  Takoda had ridden in the grocery cart, as the boy pushed him up and down the aisles.  At the park the little bear had been down the slides, on the swings, and in the sandbox.  In fact, Takoda still had sand on his nose, head, and his squishy tan belly.

 

As Takoda waited to be placed in his spot on the soft comfy bed, he took a deep dragon breath in and out (deep breath).  The little teddy felt happy and content.  Suddenly, the boy grabbed Takoda by the arm.  “Oh good it’s time for bed.” Takoda thought.  Instead, the boy whisked the teddy bear off to the bathroom. 

 

Takoda had never been in the bathroom before. The room felt warm and cozy.  Takoda could hear water rushing out from the faucet and splashing down into the tub.  Bubbles appeared on the surface of the water and grew until they filled the tub.  The little boy smiled and said, “OK Takoda.  We both got pretty dirty at the park today, so we need a bath.”  The teddy bear knew the boy took baths all the time, so he guessed it would be ok.

 

The boy’s dad came in to turn off the water and make sure that the temperature felt just right.  Not too hot and not too cold. Then the little boy added his rubber ducky to the water. Takoda watched as it floated through the bubbles.  The boy set the little bear on the tub’s ledge, and sat down in the water. “Is Takoda getting a bath?” His dad asked.

 

“Well he was just as dirty as I was, so I thought he should have a bath, too.” The boy said.

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 “Bath Time for Teddy,” 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 “Bath Time for Teddy!” 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 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.

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 your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
504. A Beautiful Flight: a soothing story and children’s meditation

504. A Beautiful Flight: a soothing story and children’s meditation

It’s a beautiful day and Hazen Hawk enjoys the scenery during a peaceful flight around Ahway Island.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:16

A Beautiful Flight Excerpt:

It was a calm morning. The sun’s light was softened by the blanket of clouds covering the sky. Dew drops speckled the bright green grass, the petals of the white and yellow daisies, and the trees. With a yawn, Hazen Hawk opened his eyes and looked around the branches of the great oak tree in which he had slept so peacefully the night before.

 

Hazen stretched his wings out, gently brushing the leaves of the tree.

 

Water droplets fell off the leaves and onto a squirrel sitting below. The squirrel shook his tail, trying to stay dry, and looked up at Hazen, slightly annoyed.

 

“Uh…Hazen!” called the squirrel! “Excuse me, but…you got water all over me!”

 

“Oh no, I’m sorry!” replied Hazen, apologetically. “I didn’t mean to! I guess there’s a lot of dew on the trees this morning! My feathers are pretty wet, too. Sorry about that!”

 

“It’s okay,” said the squirrel with a smile. “I’ll dry off – it’s supposed to get warm out today! Have a nice day flying!”

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you send kind energy to your heart.

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 “A Beautiful Flight,” 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 “A Beautiful Flight!” 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.

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!

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


Thank you for listening with us today!
184. Fly Away: a meditation and relaxing story for children

184. Fly Away: a meditation and relaxing story for children

Mac and Marley the caterpillars wake up to find they have changed. What will they find?

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 “Fly Away” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:40

Fly Away Excerpt:

The dragon peeked at the pair of chrysalises in the bush. It had been days since Mac and Marley, the caterpillars, had rested there, and the dragon was hoping that they were ready to come out again.  The chrysalises had already become clear.  The dragon could see something orange and black.  As the dragon watched, the chrysalises began to wiggle.  The excited dragon knew it was time!  

 

Slowly, Marley climbed out of the tight home she had napped in for days.  She looked over at Mac and smiled when she saw him start to emerge from his little home.  Hanging upside down from the branch, Marley began to stretch her wrinkly new wings.  Wait a minute. She had wings?  She looked over at Mac and noticed he had wings too!  When Marley settled in for her nap, she had been a yellow, white and black striped caterpillar. Now, both she and Mac looked like the orange and black butterfly they had seen twirling through the flowers!  Well kind of,… her wings were pretty wrinkled. As she waited for them to relax and lengthen she called to Mac.

 

“Hey Mac!  Look at this! I have wings! And you do too!” She exclaimed.  

 

Mac smiled at her as he hung upside down and said, “I know! Just wait until they’re relaxed.  Right now mine are so crinkled. But it gives me a chance to enjoy the view.  I’ve never seen the world from this angle.”

 

“What upside down?” Marley asked.

 

“Yep!” Mac said.  “Isn’t it neat!”

 

“It sure is! Marley replied.  “I like the lines underneath the leaves, they’re so delicate and pretty.”

 

“I like how the light shines up through my feet,” Mac said.

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 “Fly Away,” 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 “Fly Away!” 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:

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!

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!”

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!