Merry Mermaid: a kids’ meditation and story

Merry Mermaid: a kids’ meditation and story

It’s a hot day, perfect for playing in the pool. And that is exactly what Lisa’s mom has planned. Lisa gets ready for a fun afternoon in her favorite mermaid suit. Listen in to hear how our merry mermaid spent the day!

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story, “Dragon’s Bus Ride”, Monday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Welcome to Favorite Friday! Please enjoy “Merry Mermaid” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 12:03

Narrator: Female

Merry Mermaid Excerpt:

Lisa and her mom patiently waited in the line.  Moving slowly and steadily forward, Finally, they reached the front. Lisa and her mom were on their way in!  Now, they just needed to find a place to set the beach bag and their stuff.  Lisa’s mom looked around and spotted an open area, with a giant umbrella for shade.  She held Lisa’s hand, and began to make her way there.

As they weaved through the crowd, Lisa was bumped and jostled a little bit.  Sometimes, people said, “Oh, excuse me!” and sometimes they didn’t seem to know they had bumped into her.
Although she was a little uncomfortable, Lisa understood that it was just that crowded.  When Lisa and her mom reached the spot in the shade, Lisa took a deep dragon breath in and out (deep breath).  She felt better now that she had more space.  Just then another girl, and her mom, squeezed through the crowd to reach the shady spot.
“Hi, I’m Lydia.”  The girl said.
“I’m Lisa.” Lisa replied.
Lydia said, “I like your swimsuit.  You look like a mermaid.”
“Thanks!” Lisa said. “I like yours too! Purple is one of my favorite colors!” It looked like she would definitely make a new friend today.

Today’s Meditation: We will guide you in a progressive relaxation from your head to your toes.

Looking for a source of positive messaging for your little one?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Merry Mermaid” 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.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story for nap time we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

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We hope your child loved “Merry Mermaid.”  Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations? If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a review on your favorite podcast app or our social media pages!

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island! As a result of your support you can check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re also proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Discover our top 10 listing in Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolade is from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate! Thanks again and keep spreading the word!

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.

We hope you and your kids enjoyed “Merry Mermaid.” Next time try “Animal Train” for your relaxation. Thanks for your support!

Purchase Power: a mindful children’s tale

Purchase Power: a mindful children’s tale

After weeks of helping out Emily and Billy have filled up their saving jars. Do they have enough Purchase Power to buy the robot kit?

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:08
Narrator: Female

Purchase Power Excerpt:

Billy and Emily had earned the money in their jars by saving money they got as birthday gifts and for holidays. They had also been busy helping with extra projects beyond their regular chores. As part of the family they helped with the laundry, dishes, and cleaning the house. Emily and Billy enjoyed helping their mom and dad with the chores. They knew that working together meant that they all would have more time for fun together. So, those tasks were just part of being a family.

To fill up the jars on the shelf, Billy and Emily had to do special projects.  Emily and Billy helped organize the tools in the garage. They helped plant the spring flowers.  They helped weed the vegetable garden. Now the garage was clean and organized. The flower beds were filled with delicate and fragrant flowers. The vegetable garden was tidy with vegetables growing. And Billy and Emily had full savings jars.

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

Looking for a source of positive messaging for your little one?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Purchase Power” 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.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. And so, if your child enjoys a good story for nap time we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

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Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Purchase Power.” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

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

As a result of your support you can check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re also proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Discover our top 10 listing in Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolade is from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate! Thanks again and keep spreading the word! Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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.

Did you find “Purchase Power” calming? For another calming tale try “A Thoughtful Gift” the next time you need to relax. Thank you for listening to Be Calm on Ahway Island!

The Enchanting Woods: a kids’ meditation and story

The Enchanting Woods: a kids’ meditation and story

Rogelio’s family is going camping. Rogelio would prefer to play with his tablet. How will Rogelio react to the enchanting woods?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story, “Silly Scooters”, Monday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Welcome to Favorite Friday! Please enjoy “The Enchanting Woods” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:01

Narrator: Male

The Enchanting Woods Excerpt:

“Now what do we do?” Rogelio asked.

“We should set up the campfire.  Would you help me carry the wood we got at the ranger’s station?” his dad asked.  Rogelio replied “OK.” as he helped his dad carry the firewood from the fire to the campsite.

Once Rogelio and his dad had carried the firewood to the campsite, his mom and dad started arranging it.  Now, Rogelio decided, it would be a good time to use his tablet.  He opened his bag, and pulled the tablet out.  Rogelio pressed the button.  It was still dark.  Rogelio pushed the button again and it flickered to life… just long enough to tell him that it needed to be recharged.  He had forgotten to charge it, and there was nowhere to plug it in out in the woods.

Today’s Meditation: Deep dragon breaths are a key part of this guided meditation as you relax your body from your toes up to the top of your head.

Looking for a podcast to help settle your child in for nap time or bed?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “The Enchanting Woods,” 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.  If you would like 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.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. And so, if your child enjoys a good story for nap time we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

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We hope your child loved “The Enchanting Woods.”  Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations? If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too.

Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “The Enchanting Woods.” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island! As a result of your support you can check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re also proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Discover our top 10 listing in Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolade is from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate! Thanks again and keep spreading the word! Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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.

Did “The Enchanting Woods” relax you and your children? “Laughter in the Sun” is a great addition to your bedtime routine as well! Thanks for supporting Be Calm on Ahway Island!

The Magic of Colors: a mindful bedtime story

The Magic of Colors: a mindful bedtime story

Lydia is ready for finger painting. She learns the magic of colors with her dad as they blend colors together. What do you think happened?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story, “Happy Dragon”, Monday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Welcome to Favorite Friday! Please enjoy “The Magic of Colors.” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:03

Narrator: Female

The Magic of Colors Story Excerpt:

He put a glob of red on his paper and then added a glob of yellow.  Where the two colors were closest, he began to draw circles in the paint with his finger.  As a result, the yellow swirled into the red.  The red swirled into the yellow.  With each circle the trails the colors grew thinner. A new color was emerging.  It was orange!
“Wow!” Lydia said. “What other colors can we make?”
“All of them.” Her dad said. “Why don’t you try it out?”

Lydia was excited to try the magic.  She looked at the beautiful orange and decided she would try yellow and blue.  So just like her dad, Lydia dropped a glob of blue and yellow on her paper and drew circles in the paint with her fingers.  The blue swirled into the yellow.  The yellow swirled into the blue.  With each circle the trails of each color grew thinner and a new color was emerging.  It was green!  Soon there was a fluffy green cloud of color on Lydia’s page.  “Your turn.” She said to her dad smiling.

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

Looking for a source of positive messaging for your little one?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “The Magic of Colors” 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.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. And so, if your child enjoys a good story for nap time we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

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Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “The Magic of Colors.” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island! As a result of your support you can check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re also proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Discover our top 10 listing in Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolade is from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate! Thanks again and keep spreading the word!

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.

Did you enjoy “The Magic of Colors?” If you need more soothing, listen to “Dad to the Rescue” or “Dancing Deer” and relax.

A Thoughtful Gift: a child’s mindful story and relaxation

A Thoughtful Gift: a child’s mindful story and relaxation

James is so relieved to have his blanket back he wants to make a blanket for Dragon. All the kids love the idea and soon they are all busy with a thoughtful gift.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:08

Narrator: Female

A Thoughtful Gift Story Excerpt:

James and Julia quickly spread the word about Dragon’s blanket. Before long there was a line of kids holding t-shirts at their door. Rogelio shared his favorite red shirt, that was now too small. Then Brianna shared her striped orange shirt. Mia shared the sunny yellow t-shirt that made everyone smile, and Owen shared his super soft green shirt. Owen gave the old shirt one last hug and handed the it to James. Anora shared her favorite blue t-shirt and Billy shared his purple one. Soon there was a pile of shirts in the family room. James smiled and said, “I think we have enough now. Now I need to figure out how to make a blanket.”

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating in a tranquil pool, safe and relaxed, as the water rocks you gently.

Looking for a way to help your child with emotional regulation?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “A Thoughtful Gift,” 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.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story for nap time we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

Donate Here

Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “A Thoughtful Gift.” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island! As a result of your support you can check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re also proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Discover our top 10 listing in Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolade is from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate! Thanks again and keep spreading the word!

Thank you for listening. We hope you found “A Thoughtful Gift” relaxing. Try “Cuddly Dragon” and “Monkeying Around” next time you need a calm moment.

Love Is…: a soothing bedtime story and relaxation

Love Is…: a soothing bedtime story and relaxation

It’s bedtime and Mia has a question for her mom. She wonders what love is, and how she can share her love with others. Find out what she learns.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:06

Narrator: Female

Love Is Story Excerpt:

“Then Mia asked, “How do you know if someone loves you? I know we say I love you. Are there other ways to know?”

Mia’s mom smiled and said, “If you watch and listen, you can see lots of ways.”

Mia sat up and asked, “How?”

Her mom responded, “People and animals show they care in lots of ways. Kids might invite you to play. A puppy or kitty might wait for you to walk in the door after school. You might see a cat feeding and snuggling with a little duckling along with all her kittens.”

Mia looked puzzled and asked, “A cat would take care of a different animal?”

Mia’s mom nodded. “Yes, that’s part of what makes it love. Doing something for someone, especially when you don’t have to, or when caring for them may even be difficult.”

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

We’re happy to be part of the KidsListen Pride week, celebrating all families and people. “Love Is…” is our way of saying we are all more alike than different, so let’s show each other how much we care!

Looking for a source of positive messaging for your little one?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Love Is…” 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.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. And so, if your child enjoys a good story for nap time we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com.

Donate Here

Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Love Is…” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message!

Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island! As a result of your support you can check us out in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re also proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Discover our top 10 listing in Feedspot’s top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolade is from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate! Thanks again and keep spreading the word!

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.

Thank you! If you enjoyed “Love Is…” try, “Show Time” and “Sandbox City.” They’re really relaxing!