496. Neighborhood Friends: a story and relaxation for kids

496. Neighborhood Friends: a story and relaxation for kids

Callie feels a little shy when Anora, her new neighbor, invites her out to play, but she ends up having a wonderful time with new friends.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:52

Neighborhood Friends Excerpt:

It was a bright winter afternoon on Ahway Island. Callie had spent the morning playing with her toys in her new bedroom. Callie’s family had just moved to their new house on Ahway Island, and most of the moving boxes were unpacked, including the boxes of Callie’s toys. 

 

This was the first time Callie had a chance to play with her toys in her new bedroom, so she enjoyed letting her toys explore their new environment. She showed them the closet in her room, and the window that looked out to the backyard, and the shelf where they could sleep at night. She wanted to make sure they would all be comfortable in their new home. 

 

Eventually, Callie’s parents called her out to the kitchen to eat lunch. Callie carefully put her toys away on the shelf and headed to the kitchen. 

 

“Hi Callie,” said Jun, Callie’s dad. “Did you have fun playing in your new room?” 

 

“Yes, daddy,” replied Callie. “I showed my toys my new room. I think they like it.”

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

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 “Neighborhood Friends,” 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 “Neighborhood Friends!” 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!

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

Thanks, Mommy Poppins, for saying our “soothing stories are like melatonin for the soul!” ♡

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 listening with us today!
494. A Creative Mess: a calming nap time story for children

494. A Creative Mess: a calming nap time story for children

Helen and her friends Brianna and Rogelio are painting together, but painting can get messy.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:19

A Creative Mess Excerpt:

It was a peaceful weekend on Ahway Island. In the basement of one of the little houses in the neighborhood, Helen and her friends, Brianna and Rogelio, had decided to spend the afternoon painting together.

 

Helen stopped painting for a moment to admire her art. She was painting a picture of her house, her family, and her dog.  A big, bright orange sun lit up the upper right corner of the painting. Green grass dotted with flowers filled the yard in the front of the house. To the side of the house, Helen had painted her family and her dog. Painting people and animals was more difficult than houses and flowers, Helen thought. But still, she was pleased with how everything was looking.

 

She especially liked that her house in the painting had a bright red door. In real life, her house’s door was brown. Helen always wanted to have a bright red front door, but her parents didn’t think that was necessary. But that’s one reason why Helen liked painting so much — she could make things whatever color she wanted! If she wanted a blue sun and a purple moon, then she would paint a blue sun and a purple moon!

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you 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 “A Creative Mess,” 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 Creative Mess!” 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:

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

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

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.

Thank you for listening with us today!
492. The Science Museum: a relaxing bedtime story for children

492. The Science Museum: a relaxing bedtime story for children

Owen, Allie, and Andy go to the Science Museum together, but they have to figure out what exhibit to see.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:24

The Science Museum Excerpt:

It was a rainy morning on Ahway Island. But Andy, Allie, and Owen didn’t mind the rain one bit. After all, they were getting ready for a trip to the Ahway Island Science Museum! The children loved the museum and had each visited it many times with their families or with their classmates and teachers as a school outing. But this time was different – the three of them were going together as friends, and without any grownups! This was going to be fun and exciting!

 

Each of them had their own favorite area in the museum. Andy loved seeing the Brachiosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex in the dinosaur exhibit and never got tired of looking at the fossils and bones in the collection. Allie usually wanted to see the airplanes and spaceships. No matter how many times she saw them, she always noticed something new she hadn’t noticed before. Owen’s favorite exhibit was all about the human body. This exhibit included interactive displays that Owen never got bored of exploring.

 

From all their previous trips to the museum, they knew they would have a better time if they prepared for their visit. So each child wore their most comfortable shoes. The museum was very big and they would have to walk a lot to see everything they wanted to see. They also each packed a backpack with water and snacks.

 

When the kids arrived at the museum, they entered through the giant main doors into the entrance foyer. As always, the first thing they did was to look around and admire the beautiful, enormous hall. The room had marble floors and was surrounded by pillars. There were beautiful paintings of animals and plants all over the walls and the ceiling. As many times as they had been in this room, they still found it beautiful and exciting.

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 “The Science Museum” 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 “The Science Museum!” 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!”

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

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 Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

 

Thank you for listening with us today!
490. Unpacking Fun: a calming short story for children

490. Unpacking Fun: a calming short story for children

Callie’s family just moved to a new house on Ahway Island, and Callie has fun helping to unpack boxes.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:26

Unpacking Fun Excerpt:

It was a beautiful morning on Ahway Island. A beam of sunlight shone through the edges of the curtain in Callie’s bedroom, waking up the sleeping little girl. With a yawn, Callie opened her eyes and stretched. She smiled. Callie liked mornings, especially bright, sunny mornings. 

 

But this morning, Callie felt just a little bit confused. Where was she? Everything felt a little…different. From her position in bed, she looked around the dimly-lit room and saw big cardboard boxes everywhere. Then she remembered – she was in her new house! That’s right! Yesterday, she and her family had moved into their new house on Ahway Island! And she had met a little girl named Anora! 

 

Callie jumped out of bed, excited. Now she was remembering everything. Yesterday, the movers had brought in all the furniture and all the boxes from her old house and put them into her new house. But now, it was up to Callie and her family to unpack all the boxes and put everything away in its proper place in the new house.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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 “Unpacking 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 “Unpacking 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:

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

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

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.

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

Thank you for listening with us today!
177. Guessing Game: a meditation and relaxing story for children

177. Guessing Game: a meditation and relaxing story for children

Ian’s schedule is missing. His friend Mike and his teacher help him out. What trick will Ian learn today?

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

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:36

Guessing Game Excerpt:

Ian settled down at his desk and noticed that his schedule was missing.  He began to feel nervous.  Ian liked to know what was going to happen so he could feel ready for his day.  Today he had no idea.  His friend Mike looked over and noticed that Ian seemed upset.

 

“What’s wrong Ian?” Mike asked. 

 

“I don’t have my schedule.”  Ian replied.  

 

“Oh, did you ask Mr. Smith?” Mike suggested.

 

“No.  If it’s not on my desk then Mr. Smith doesn’t have it.  He always puts my schedule out.” Ian said, starting to feel a little panicky.  “I need to take a deep dragon breath (deep breath).  Ian felt a little better, though he still worried about what was happening today.  

 

Mike asked, “Do you want to know what I do when I’m unsure about what is going on?”

 

Ian looked at Mike and said, “I thought you always knew what was happening.” 

 

“Oh no.” Mike said with a smile.  “I guess.  I look and listen to find clues, then I guess.  Sometimes I’m right, sometimes, I’m wrong.  Do you want to try?” 

 

“Ok,” Ian said hesitantly.  “ How do you find the clues?”  

 

“I look and listen for changes.  Like Mr. Smith standing up at the board, he was at his desk.  Since he has changed spots, he may be giving us a clue.”  Ian eagerly waited for the clue his teacher was about to give. Mr. Smith got out his magnets.  Ian made his first guess.

 

“I’m guessing that Mr. Smith is about to give us directions.”  He said to Mike. 

Today’s Meditation: Happiness and love flow through you in this meditation.

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 “EPISODE NAME,” 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 “Guessing Game!” 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:

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 Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems 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.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
172. Sunflower Silliness: a bedtime story and guided meditation for kids

172. Sunflower Silliness: a bedtime story and guided meditation for kids

James and Julia have a sunflower garden. As they go through their day they notice the flowers face different directions. What is going on?

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

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:28

Sunflower Silliness Excerpt:

Sunlight slipped through the drapes in Julia’s room, and she opened her eyes. Julia hopped out of bed and headed downstairs to eat her breakfast. James was already there. He looked up as she walked into the kitchen and asked. “Did you look at our garden?”

 

“Not yet,” Julia replied. “Why?”

 

“Look and see!” her little brother said. So Julia walked over to the window to look out at the garden and understood why James felt so excited. Their sunflowers had grown tall and though they were still green, now they all had buds on them. “Wow! Look at our sunflowers!” she said. “Did you notice they are all facing the same direction?” she asked James.

 

“Yeah. I wonder why they’re doing that.” He said. Julia went back to the table to have breakfast. She and James had big plans today. They were going to have a checkers tournament. “I think it would be nice to set up the checkerboard near the sunflowers.”

 

“That’s a good idea.” James said.

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 “Sunflower Silliness,” 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 “Sunflower Silliness!” 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.

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

We’re included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

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

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