446. Wobbly Wheelbarrow

446. Wobbly Wheelbarrow

Wanda the Wheelbarrow wonders what will happen today. As she waits, the door to the shed opens. Max and Mia want to do some gardening and they need her help!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:22

Wobbly Wheelbarrow Excerpt:

A flicker of light rolled through the opening below the red shed doors. The little wheelbarrow smiled as light traveled up, up, up, between the doors, finally spilling through the window. It was morning!

Wanda the Wheelbarrow loved watching the sunrise. She wondered what she might do today. Would she help a new tree find a home? Would she help make a new bed for some colorful flowers? Maybe she would help make a garden. Her mind raced with the possibilities. She needed to calm herself, so Wanda took a deep Dragon Breath, in and out. That felt better. The little wheelbarrow felt a bit calmer.

Then she heard the doors squeak. Someone was coming! The little orange wheelbarrow could hardly wait for the door to open. Sunshine flooded into the shed. As Wanda grew accustomed to the light, she noticed a little boy and girl standing there.

“What should we do today?” the girl asked the boy.

“I don’t know, Mia,” he replied. “I was thinking about the garden, and what we need to get started.”

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 “Wobbly Wheelbarrow,” 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:

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!

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?

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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!
431. To the Rescue! a calming meditation and story

431. To the Rescue! a calming meditation and story

Eddie and Luis are playing outside when they notice their neighbor needs some help!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:02

To the Rescue! Excerpt:

Eddie and his little brother Luis were playing outside. It was a lovely autumn afternoon. The cool, crisp breeze swept over the tree branches, slowly but surely pushing any remaining leaves off the branches and onto the ground. But the sun was bright and kept the children from feeling too cold.

Eddie and Luis were pretending they were on an old-fashioned sailing ship. Eddie pretended to be the captain, and Luis one of the sailors. Luis had climbed one of the trees in the yard and was sitting on one of the branches, pretending to adjust the sails.

“Sailor!” shouted Eddie, “tie up the mizzenmast! There’s a storm approaching!”

“Ay-ay, captain!” shouted Luis, trying to make his voice loud and deep, which was a little hard since he was only six. But then he said in his normal voice, “Er, Eddie, what’s a mizzenmast?”

“Oh…well, you know, sailing ships have tall masts with sails. The mizzenmast is the mast at the back of the ship,” replied Eddie.

“Oh, okay,” said Luis. “Er, I mean… ay-ay, captain!” he said, using his sailor voice again. “Tying up the mizzenmast now, sir!”

 

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

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 “To the Rescue!” 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 “To the Rescue!” 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! We love our Ahway Island family!
429. Leafy Fun! a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

429. Leafy Fun! a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Lisa and her parents have fun cleaning up autumn leaves.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:36

Leafy Fun! Excerpt:

Lisa gazed out the window at her front yard. All she could see was leaves. There wasn’t even a glint of green – neither green grass nor green leaves. Instead the ground was a wash of warm, autumnal colors: all shades of brown, sprinkled here and there with pops of red, orange, and golden yellow. Lisa knew what that meant. Time to rake leaves!

Just then her mom walked into her room and said, “Hi, hon! I could use your help with something.”

Lisa turned to look at her mom. “Leaves?”

“How did you know?” Her mom smiled.

Lisa’s dad came into her room, looked out the window, and said “Well, I don’t know, dear. Maybe we should wait. That maple tree still has one leaf on it.”

All three of them laughed, but Lisa said, “You’re silly, dad! But we should really clean the yard today, while the weather’s still good! We could get snow soon!”

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you from head to toe.

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 “Leafy 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.

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 “Leafy 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). 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! We love our Ahway Island family!
420. Autumn Clean-Up: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

420. Autumn Clean-Up: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Joe helps out with his favorite chore: cleaning up leaves with the leaf blower!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:52

Autumn Clean-Up Excerpt:

Sunlight spilled into the room, waking up Joe. He sighed and stretched. It was a Saturday morning in early autumn – Joe’s favorite time of the year! Those crisp, cool days, when the leaves fell down from the trees like multi-colored rain. Those chilly evenings when Joe could curl up with a book in front of a cozy fire.

Joe and his sister Theresa both had to help with chores around the house, and in the fall, Joe’s job was to help clean up the yard, especially by clearing up all the leaves on the lawn. But Joe didn’t mind. Actually, raking and blowing leaves was his favorite chore. He loved making big piles of leaves on the lawn and he always had fun using the big leaf blower.

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 “Autumn Clean-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.

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 “Autumn Clean-Up!” 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:

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!
410. Work and Play: a mindful story for kids

410. Work and Play: a mindful story for kids

Anora and Blanka Bunny learn that working and playing are both important!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:48

Work and Play Excerpt:

Blanka Bunny, the stuffed plush toy bunny, woke up with a start. She had been sleeping in Anora’s bed, just like she had almost every night since she joined Anora’s family. She had been having a lovely dream about playing with Anora, when suddenly she was awakened by Anora’s voice shouting, “Yes, Daddy, okay! I’m doing it!”

Blanka found herself being lifted off the bed and hurriedly carried around the room.

“Sorry, Blanka! I have to clean up right now, really quick! Daddy and I are going the lake today but he said I have to clean my room first!” said Anora.

Just then, Dad came into the room.

“Anora, how’s the clean-up coming along?”

“I’m almost done, Daddy,” she replied.

“Are you sure? he said, smiling. “It still looks pretty messy to me.”

“Daddy, why do I have to clean my room before we go to the lake? What does cleaning my room have to do with the lake?”

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

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 “Work and Play,” 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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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!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!