207. BCAI: Wheee!: a relaxing story and mindful relaxation

207. BCAI: Wheee!: a relaxing story and mindful relaxation

Feeling confident on her bike, Max and Mia go out for a ride and find a little hill. How will Mia do?

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

Narrator: Male

Final Dragon Breath: 7:01

Wheee! Show Excerpt:

Clouds blanketed the sky, turning it a fluffy grey.  The wind circled the trees, causing the branches to wave and colorful leaves to whirl away.  Max smiled as he felt the breeze tickle his nose and said, “Mia are you ready? Come see this!”

 

“I’m coming!” Mia said.  She hurried over to Max, her bicycle helmet already on. “Let’s go!” She said.

 

“Hold on. Look at the trees.”  Max said.

 

“Wow!” Mia said. “Look at the leaves!”

 

Max smiled. “I thought you’d like that.”   Reds, golds, orange and browns swirled in the air as the wind carried them away from the trees.  Mia began to dance with the falling leaves, and so did her brother.  Around and around they turned, until the two flopped down on the ground dizzy and giggling.  They laughed until Max asked, “Are you ready to go to the big hill?”

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 “Mystery Jug,” 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 “Wheee!” 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!

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

 

We hope you enjoyed this Friday Favorite story!
202. BCAI: New Ways: a kids’ relaxation and story

202. BCAI: New Ways: a kids’ relaxation and story

Ian is busy working on a project when his teacher asks him to try doing something differently. How will Ian do?

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

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:39

New Ways Show Excerpt:

The classroom was busy as everyone found their seats. As he sat down, Ian checked the magnet schedule on the board to see if it matched the schedule on his desk.  It did.  A worksheet was next.  Mr. Smith handed the papers out and explained what they would need, placing magnets on the board as he said each item.  “OK everyone, Please take out your scissors, glue and markers.”

 

Ian quickly took out each item, as Mr. Smith put the magnet on the board.  When told to begin, Ian started coloring the pieces of his paper puzzle.  Then, according to the instructions, Ian began cutting each piece out.  Now, it was time to glue.  Ian did not like gluing things.

 

It was messy and glue always got all over his fingers.  The marker ink got all over his fingers too, once the paper became soggy from the glue. He usually made 2-3 trips to the bathroom to wash his hands. Oh well, Ian thought and began to squeeze glue onto the back of one of the puzzle pieces.

 

Once it was completely covered, he set the piece in place, and as usual, glue got all over his fingers. Ian touched his finger and thumb together then pulled them apart, feeling the stickiness of the glue.

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

Looking for a podcast to help settle your child in for nap time, bedtime or a break?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “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 “New Ways” 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!

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

 

Thanks for listening! We hope you’ve enjoyed this Friday Favorites
532. Snorkel Surpise: a relaxation & conclusion of our special celebration story

532. Snorkel Surpise: a relaxation & conclusion of our special celebration story

Alice’s dad gave her a snorkel for her birthday, and today she’s going to snorkel for the very first time!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:12

Snorkel Surprise Excerpt:

It was a beautiful sunny day on Ahway Island. “Are you excited?” Alice’s mom asked. Alice had just buckled herself into her booster seat in the back seat of the car, but mom wanted to double-check that the seatbelt was fastened properly. Alice raised her arms high so her mom could double-check the belt.

 

“Of course!” Alice cheered. “I love the beach!”

 

Alice’s favorite place to visit was the beach. She knew there were a lot of beautiful and colorful fish that lived in the water, but she had never gotten to see them up close before.

Today’s Meditation: 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 “Mystery Jug,” 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 “Snorkel Surprise” 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 had a relaxing time with us on Ahway Island!
528. Book of Music: a calming children’s story

528. Book of Music: a calming children’s story

Ruby June learns another way to share stories when her new friend Henry shows her a special book.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:04

Book of Music Excerpt:

Ruby June lived in a little house between the library and school on Ahway Island. Her mom, Ms. Guerdy, was a teacher in the Ahway Island primary school. She always brought books home from the library or school for Ruby June to read. Ruby June loved to read. She read as many books as she could get.

 

Every time she finished a book, she would place it in a stack in her room. After a couple of weeks, she would have a tower of books as tall as she was! Then her mom would take the books back to the library or school and Ruby June would start a new tower.

 

Ruby June didn’t have many friends, but she loved her mom and her books very much. While Ruby June read many books by herself, she really enjoyed it when Mom would read a new book out loud to her.

 

Mom was very good at reading stories out loud. She used different voices for different characters and sometimes added sound effects.

Today’s Meditation: Love flows through you in this meditation as you imagine a baby fawn and mama deer.

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 “Happy Dragon,” 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 “Book of Music” 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 Ahway Island story, see you next time!
524. Beyond the Bed: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

524. Beyond the Bed: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Penny Pillow explores the big beautiful world beyond the bed and meets a new friend.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:29

Beyond the Bed Excerpt:

Penny Pillow lived on the softest little bed in the world. Its clean white sheets and the other soft pillow friends who lived with Penny made the bed a cozy home. Penny loved her little bed. The bed was small but it was her special bed. She’d been there for as long as she could remember.

 

Penny Pillow was a little light blue pillow with white flowers. Her fresh stuffing made her as soft as can be! Her friend Paul Pillow was a big wrinkly grey pillow with older stuffing, but he was still soft enough to squeeze. He liked to sit at the head of the bed.

 

Penny’s other friend, Patty Pillow, was a medium-sized white pillow who usually nestled in the corner of the bed.

 

Paul would chuckle as Penny bounced around him. He would say: “Penny, my friend, you’re stuffed full of fun!”

Today’s Meditation: 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 “Magical Chair,” 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 “Beyond the Bed” 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 joining us to be calm on Ahway Island!
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!