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!
179. Do You Need Help? A kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

179. Do You Need Help? A kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Riley and Rebel meet another raccoon, Rob. How will the three raccoons get along?

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 “Do You Need Help?” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:10

Do You Need Help? Excerpt:

Stars twinkled against the crisp blue background of the night sky.  The moon was full and bright.  Its light sparkled off the rippling waters of the stream.  Riley and Rebel watched as the moon’s reflection danced on the surface of the water.  They laughed as they noticed their faces wiggling in the rippling surface.  Then the raccoons saw another face. 

 

“Hi!” 

 

Rebel and Riley jumped and turned to see the newcomer.

 

“I’m Rob!”  The new raccoon said smiling widely at them.

 

“Oh Hi, I’m Riley and this is Rebel.” Riley said.  

 

“What brings you to the stream?” Rob asked. 

 

Rebel replied, “We were thinking about getting a snack, and so we figured we should wash up first.”  

 

“That’s a good idea!” Rob said.  “Can I join you?”

 

“Sure,” Rebel said.  And the three raccoons bent over the rushing water to wash their paws.  One, two, Rebel dipped his front paws into the stream.  Three, four, Riley began to wash his paws.  Five, Rob dipped his front paw in the stream and allowed the water to flow over it.  Rebel and Riley looked at each other and then at Rob.  Lots of emotions tumbled through their minds as they realized that Rob only had three paws.  The two raccoons felt surprised, sad, and a little nervous at first.  “Would you like us to bring you a snack?  Rebel asked.

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 “Do You Need Help?” 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 “Do You Need Help?” 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:

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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

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

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 for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
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!
488. Gloomy Day Fun: a relaxing story and meditation for kids

488. Gloomy Day Fun: a relaxing story and meditation for kids

It’s a gloomy and rainy day on Ahway Island, but Serena and Salvador Sea Lion have a fun day anyway!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:41

Gloomy Day Fun Excerpt:

It was a gloomy afternoon on Ahway Island. The sun was shining behind the clouds, of course, but nobody on the island could see it, because there were too many clouds in the way. It wasn’t really cold, but the air was heavy, as if the clouds wanted to rain down on the ground below but just weren’t quite ready yet. The world just felt a little dreary and as if everything was just…waiting for something.
Serena and her friends were sleeping on some big rocks in the water not far from the shoreline. They had felt listless in the morning and had decided to take a nap. Now, the tide was starting to come in, and the water rose higher and higher against the rocks until at last, suddenly, a wave swept up over the rock and all over Serena’s body.

Serena woke up with a start as the cold water hit her, her eyes opening wide.

“Oof!” she said in surprise. But then she giggled. After all, she had thick, warm fur and the cold water didn’t bother her.

“The tides coming in, everyone! Let’s play!” she said loudly.

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

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

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

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!

Thank you for listening with us today!
175. Bumper Boats: a calming meditation and kid’s story

175. Bumper Boats: a calming meditation and kid’s story

The boats relax in the harbor, then the wind grows stronger. Soon the boats are rocking and rolling on the waves.

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 “Bumper Boats” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:31

Bumper Boats Excerpt:

Sunshine streamed down through the clouds, sparkling on the calm water. All the boats rested in their slips, waiting for their captains to take them out to sea for the day. Manny the motorboat waited patiently in his slip next to Wakely the waverunner. The little waverunner was still asleep, enjoying the peace of the harbor. Manny looked over to see if Teagan the tugboat and Sandy the sailboat were awake. Teagan was already out and about, seeing if anyone needed help. Sandy was up too, and she sighed deeply. “What’s up Sandy?” Manny asked. “It’s a beautiful morning.”

 

“The sunrise is beautiful. There’s just no wind. I won’t be able to sail with everything this calm.” Sandy said. Then she realized that this was the type of weather that Manny preferred. The sailboat smiled and said. “It is perfect weather for you, though. I guess I can trade off some windy days with calm days so that you have a chance for some fun too.”

 

The motorboat smiled back and said. “We do tend to like opposite types of weather.”

 

“Well, we both like sunshine. Maybe we can hope for a sunny day.” Sandy said.

 

As the clouds above drifted together, a shadow covered the boats. “I’m sure the sun will be back out in a minute.” Manny said with a little hesitation. The water in the harbor was a little more wavy than before.

 

“I feel the wind.” Sandy said. “I think the weather is changing.”

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

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 “Bumper Boats” 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 “Bumper Boats!” 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:

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

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

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

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!
485. The Colorful Ocean: a guided meditation and story for kids

485. The Colorful Ocean: a guided meditation and story for kids

Tanya the Sea Turtle goes for a swim by herself and enjoys the beautiful colors of her ocean neighborhood.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:41

The Colorful Ocean Excerpt:

 Tanya the Sea Turtle was swimming in the beautiful green-blue ocean waters that surrounded Ahway Island. Sunlight streamed through the clear and shallow waters, the light causing the ocean to sparkle beautifully all around her.
Tanya’s front flippers stroked through the water in a soft, relaxed motion. It felt safe and calming to be surrounded completely by the smooth, warm waters all around her entire body.
Tanya was no longer a baby but not quite an adult yet. She had been born in these waters, but for the first part of her life, she had stayed close to her family. Only recently had she begun to venture out on her own, exploring the waters farther away from Ahway Island’s shores.

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

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 “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 “A Birthday Search!” 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.

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

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!

Thank you for listening with us today!