Tumbling Tabby: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

Tumbling Tabby: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

Grubby Kitty discovers packing peanuts — and makes a mess! But Dad is very patient.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:18

Narrator: Male

Tumbling Tabby Excerpt:

The afternoon sun poured through the big kitchen window onto the shelf placed under the window. The shelf was covered with some pretty fabric with flowers on it; Mom had put the fabric on the shelf to protect the shelf from scratches, but Grubby Kitty liked to think that she had put it there just for him, because it made a very cozy place to sleep. Grubby Kitty had discovered this wonderful napping location quite recently, and so this afternoon, like every other afternoon for the last two weeks, Grubby was curled up on the fabric, taking a nap in the warmth of the sun.

But suddenly, ding-dong! The front doorbell rang. Grubby woke up with a shake. From the other room, he heard Dad walk to the door, open it, and shout out “thank you!” Grubby was a little startled at first, as he had been deeply asleep and the noise surprised him. But he took a couple of big Dragon Breaths and felt much better. He stretched and yawned. Now he was wide awake and felt like exploring. Who had been at the door?

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

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 “Tumbling Tabby,” 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 with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or joining us on Patreon!

Guess what! We’re problem solvers!

Be Calm on Ahway Island podcast is part of the solution in this question and answer article by Torie Henderson on what to do when your kids are staying up late. We’re also included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy.

Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Tumbling Tabby!” 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! And, please follow or like us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!

Thank you for all your support!
Dragon on Ice: a relaxation and story for your naptime routine

Dragon on Ice: a relaxation and story for your naptime routine

Hello everyone! We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Please enjoy “Dragon on Ice” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Dragon follows the train for another adventure. This time it’s Dragon on ice as Dragon explores a mysterious snowy land. Will Dragon make a new friend there?

Narrator: Male

Dragon on Ice Excerpt:

The dragon gently landed on the white snow.  Brrrr! It was a bit cold, so the dragon decided to keep moving.  As the dragon took a step forward, all of a sudden, both feet slipped and the dragon flipped.  Snow flew up as the dragon landed belly side up.  Eyes wide from surprise, the dragon took a deep breath in and out and slowly stood back up.  This was a cold and slippery place.  The dragon extended talons to grip the ice.  Slowly and carefully the dragon trudged forward, occasionally slipping.  It was a lot of work, and the dragon’s feet were getting cold.  Then the dragon had an idea, and leaned over, and took a deep breath in and out, breathing fire on the ground.  Maybe that would warm things up.  The dragon also wondered what was underneath the ice and snow.  With another deep breath in and out the dragon admired how easily the snow and ice melted away.

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

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 “Dragon on Ice,” 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 with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or supporting us on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. Thank you!

Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

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!

Something Nice: a mindful story for kids

Something Nice: a mindful story for kids

Tad & Tanner Toad share something nice with the other animals in the forest!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:53

Narrator: Male

Something Nice Excerpt:

Tanner the Toad noticed his friend among the lavender blooms and happily hopped over. Once he reached a spot where Tad could see him, Tanner waved and said, “Good morning, Tad.”

Tad smiled at his friend and after reading the pleasant greeting off of his friend’s lips, he replied, “Morning, Tanner! I’m glad you’re up. It’s such a nice day and I’m glad I can share it with my kindest and most adventurous friend.”

Tanner blushed at the compliment, and then added, “and I am looking forward to another adventure with my best friend. What did you have in mind for today?”

Tad finished reading what Tanner had said, then a twinkle sparkled in his eye as he responded, “I want to share something nice with everyone in the forest!”

Tanner smiled and nodded. He thought Tad’s idea was a good one. The two toads continued hopping along their favorite path. Soon they met a friend. George the Turtle slowly wandered toward the toads.

Today’s Meditation: Draw gentle shapes in the soothing sand as you prepare for today’s story.

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 “Something Nice” 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 with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or joining us on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. Thank you so much!

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

We hope your child loved “Something Nice!” 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’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 in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 and 2020 lists! 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!

Train Game: a bedtime meditation and story

Train Game: a bedtime meditation and story

James is sad that it’s too rainy to play at the park. But Julia has an idea for a super-fun indoor game.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:39

Narrator: Male

Train Game Excerpt:

It was a Sunday afternoon in deep summer, and James longed to be outside playing at the park. He pressed his nose up against the front window, looking out at the park across the street. If he looked carefully, he could see the playground in the distance.

But there was to be no playing in the park today. On Friday evening, there was a big thunderstorm. Mom’s phone buzzed several times that evening to warn people about the severe weather. James was scared about the buzzing at first, but Mom explained that he didn’t need to be afraid. It was actually good that the phone was buzzing, because that way, everyone could know that it wasn’t safe to go outside and play!

But, all day long on Saturday, it had rained, and rained, and rained. And now it was still raining! Even if it stopped raining right now, James knew he couldn’t go to the park today no matter what. Mom said the park would be too muddy and would need to dry out for a couple of days.

James sighed again, even louder. Then he “harrumphed” a little bit. This made his sister, Julia, who was sitting on the couch, look up.

“What’s wrong, James?”

“You know what’s wrong! It’s raining and we can’t go to the park!” James exclaimed. “I think it’s never going to stop raining and we won’t ever get to go to the park again because it’ll be all flooded forever!”

“That’s silly,” Julia said. “It’s going to stop sometime and then everything will dry up.”

James sniffled a little and rubbed his eyes. “But I really wanted to play with you at the park today.”

Julia got up off the couch, and walked over to James by the window. She gave him a hug.

“I know, I want to play there, too. But I have an idea for a game we can play inside. Do you want to play with me?”

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 “Train Game,” 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 with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or becoming a member on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going.

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

We hope your child loved “Train Game!” 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! And, 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!
Bot Basics: a mindful children’s tale

Bot Basics: a mindful children’s tale

Roly the Robot is happy that Billy and Emily figure out how to communicate with her.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:51

Narrator: Male

Bot Basics Excerpt:

Light filled the living room as the curtains opened. The little robot charging on the table opened her eyes. Feeling refreshed and full of energy, Roly slid off the charger. She hoped the kids had time to play today. Roly wanted to learn more.

The little robot looked over to the quiet tablet, and then towards the sound of laughter spilling out of the hallway. From the sound of it, Roly figured the happy kids were coming her way. As she listened to Billy and Emily talking, the little robot looked back at the tablet, still sitting peacefully. Roly wished she could understand what the kids were saying without a translator.

Billy and Emily rushed over to the table. Billy picked up the tablet and said, “Good morning, Roly!” as he typed.

Roly smiled as the tablet translated his greeting and then she replied, through the tablet, “Good morning!”

Billy looked at his sister and said, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could talk directly to Roly and Roly could understand us, without this tablet?”

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 it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Bot Basics,” 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 with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or becoming a member on Patreon!

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

We hope your child loved “Bot Basics!” 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.

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!
Growing Up: a calming story and meditation

Growing Up: a calming story and meditation

Sachi, a little snake, is feeling irritatble today and snaps at his friends. With a little help from Dragon, Sachi learns he is just growing up!

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story, “Colorful Crayons” this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Growing Up” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 11:05

Narrator: Male

Growing Up Excerpt:

A calm breeze circled Sachi Snake, and the little snake sighed. Slowly, Sachi slipped through the flowers and leaves, looking for a place to rest.  The little snake looked a bit faded.  His usual deep green appeared a bit gray.  The patterns on his skin had disappeared.  His bright yellow stripe looked white.  Even the sparkle in his eyes seemed clouded over.

As Sachi searched, he heard a cheerful voice.

“Hi Sachi!”  It was Freddie Frog hopping alongside of him.  “How are you?”

Sachi stopped and said flatly, “Hi Freddie.  Ehh, I’m OK I guess.”

“Hi, Freddie! Hi Sachi!”  Tad and Tanner had hopped up. Once he could see everyone’s lips, Tad said. “We’re on our way to the pond. Want to come?”  Tad watched for their responses.  Freddie looked right at Tad and said, “That sounds like fun!  What do you think Sachi?”

Sachi turned his head away, and mumbled, “No thanks.”

“Sachi, Tad can’t hear you. It helps to look at him when you talk, so he knows what you said.” Tanner reminded the little snake.

So Sachi turned towards Tad and said, “The pond is cold and slimy.  I’d rather do something else.”  And with that, the little snake hurried away.

Tad, Tanner, and Freddie felt surprised. Their friend usually acted friendly.  They wondered what was wrong with Sachi as they hopped off to the pond.  Sachi wondered what was wrong too.  He felt itchy and uncomfortable.

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

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 “Growing 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.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, 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 “Growing Up” 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’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!

Our most recent accolades are:

As a recommended bedtime podcast for kids on Georgetown Hill’s Early School website, from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! We’re also reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama in Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, while Haven magazine in Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Guess what! We’re problem solvers!

Be Calm on Ahway Island podcast is part of the solution in this question and answer article by Torie Henderson on what to do when your kids are staying up late. We’re also included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy.

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 find “Growing Up” relaxing? Try “Forest Discovery” for another soothing story.

Thank you for all your support!