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!

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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!
422.	Putt-Putt Fun: a calming meditation and story

422. Putt-Putt Fun: a calming meditation and story

Mia and Max play a fun game of miniature golf with their parents.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:32

Putt-Putt Fun Excerpt:

“Dad, what are we going to do today?” asked Mia.

“Today we’re going to play miniature golf,” replied Dad.

“Oh wow, cool!” exclaimed Max.

“Miniature golf? What’s that?” asked Mia.

“Mini golf is like grownup golf, but it’s better for kids and it’s more fun,” said Max. “You get a golf ball and a golf stick…”

“…a putter,” said Mom, smiling.

“…a putter,” continued Max, “and then instead of hitting the golf ball into holes in the grass like in a regular golf game, you hit the ball into holes next to cute little buildings and castles and stuff. Some people call it Putt-Putt golf. Maybe because of the putter.”

“Wow,” said Mia, “I want to play Putt Putt!”

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 it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Putt-Putt Fun” 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, ahwayisland.com

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 “Putt-Putt Fun!” 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!
143. Dragon the Builder: a bedtime story and meditation

143. Dragon the Builder: a bedtime story and meditation

Dragon the builder completes an ice castle for Princely the Penguin. How will they celebrate?

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 “Dragon the Builder” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Dragon the Builder Excerpt:

The dragon smiled at Beau and nodded, then began to pack the snow together. Princely smoothed it over with his wings. Amazingly, the snow stayed together better than the sand had. Creating tall cylinders on the sides for the towers and making a square for the center, slowly the castle grew. Once the basic shape was there, the dragon began to dig some snow out to form entrances.

“Wow” Princely said, “this looks extravagant.”

The dragon stopped and looked at the penguin with an expression that said, ‘what does that mean?’

“You know, fancy.” The dragon nodded. Before long the structure was finished.

Princely and Beau said, “Wow!”

Beau said, “You could live in that, Princely.”

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you 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 “Dragon the Builder” 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 the Builder!” 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!

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:

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!
419. Dance Class: a bedtime story and meditation

419. Dance Class: a bedtime story and meditation

Ballet Bunny practices her dancing and teaches Dragon how to turn and spin.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:07

Dance Class Excerpt:

Before going outside, Ballet Bunny took a few minutes to warm up her body before beginning to practice dancing. It was important to stretch before doing any strenuous dance moves, especially since she hadn’t danced in several days. Ballet Bunny stretched her legs out one by one, in front, in back, and to the sides. She arched her back, and twisted her head to the left and the right. She did a few bending exercises to strengthen her muscles. Soon she felt ready to go outside and dance!

Ballet Bunny stepped out of her den, blinking at first in the bright sunlight. What a beautiful day! In the open area in front of her den, Ballet did one or two more stretches. Then, she began to dance. She did simple steps at first, still feeling like she needed to warm-up. Slowly, she switched to more intricate footwork, focusing on her technique at first. Finally, fully warmed up, she began practicing her turns. She spun rapidly around many times, first to the left, and then again to the right. Then, left, then right again. It was important to be able to turn equally well in both directions, so she needed to practice her turns on both sides.

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 “Dance Class” 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 “Dance Class!” We ask for your positive reviews to help others find us, too! If you enjoy our show, 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 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!
413. A Perfect Evening: a short story and meditation for kids

413. A Perfect Evening: a short story and meditation for kids

Prince Grey Kitty enjoys watching the world through the big front window.

Narrator: Female
Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:10
A Perfect Evening Excerpt:
Prince Grey Kitty watched from the front window as the bright sun moved ever closer to the horizon, streaks of radiant orange and pink light filtering through the clouds. This was Prince Grey’s favorite place to watch the world go by. He enjoyed watching the colors of the world change throughout the seasons, and he was always entertained by the antics of the outdoor animals. His favorite activity was watching a beautiful sunset. This was a really good one tonight!
But suddenly, Prince Grey was distracted from the beauty of the sky. A flash of fur dashed in front of him. Nutsy and Peanut Squirrel were at it again! Interrupting the serenity of the quiet evening, they zipped back and forth across the yard, squeaking and grunting at each other. Once in a while they’d stop their wild chase to gather a seed from the ground. Then they’d begin again, crisscrossing each other’s paths, and somersaulting over each other, until Prince Grey was almost dizzy watching them race all over the yard.

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 “A Perfect Evening” 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 Perfect Evening!” 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:

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!
139. Little Loons: a mindful children’s story

139. Little Loons: a mindful children’s story

Leland the loon teaches his little loons how to take care of themselves and notice what others are feeling.

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

Narrator: Male

Little Loons Excerpt:

The waters on the lake sat peaceful and still. A gentle mist danced across the smooth surface, circling rocks and reeds. Through the peaceful calm a gentle song surfaced. Leland Loon called to his baby chicks. It was time for them to come back to the nest and eat. The little loons stopped exploring the smooth surface of the lake and listened. They heard their papa’s call and began to follow the sound of his song. The little loons felt hungry and were ready for dinner. The loons hooted back to their papa. Listening carefully, Leland hooted again, so that the little ones would know where to go. Slowly the five little loons floated into view. As they came closer together, one little loon bumped into her brothers.

“Sorry,” she said, lowering her head. “I’m just so hungry.”

Her brother sighed. “You always run into us.”

“I know,” she said. “There’s just always something exciting to see or listen to. I get distracted.”

Leland smiled. He knew how she felt. There were a lot of wondrous things to see and hear in the world.

“Luna, when you finish your dinner, come see me.”

“OK,” Luna said.

The 5 little loons ate their dinner, and with a full belly little Luna coasted over to Leland.

“Luna, you are right. There is a lot to see and hear. I understand your curiosity. It’s great. I would like to show you how to pay attention to what is happening right around you at the same time. Do you know why?”

Today’s Meditation: Gently sway like the graceful willow tree in today’s meditation.

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 “Little Loons” 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.

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