167. Making Music: a meditation and relaxing story for children

167. Making Music: a meditation and relaxing story for children

Rogelio, Brianna and Helen are working on their play. Today they are exploring music.

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 “Making Music” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:46

Making Music Excerpt:

It had been a while since Rogelio, Brianna, and Helen had met in the park and decided to write a play. Rogelio thought about it and smiled. All three of them had such different ideas. It was amazing that they had figured out what to do. But because of those differences, he had a feeling that their play would be a huge hit. Rogelio was looking forward to their meeting at the park today. He looked up and noticed Helen walking towards him and waved excitedly. Helen smiled broadly and waved back. Then Rogelio saw Brianna headed their way and waved at her too. She was also smiling and waving. Rogelio felt excited and eager to see what they came up with today.

 

Once Brianna made her way to their meeting place under the big oak tree, Helen said, “Ok, last time we decided that our play would be about a dragon living in the forest with the animals. The dragon has a special jewel to communicate with everything, even cars and plants. We also wanted to add music and write a script, with some parts where the audience can choose. What new ideas did you guys have?”

 

Rogelio said. “I’ve been thinking about the music for our play. I brought some instruments!” Rogelio had his backpack with him. He pulled out a little keyboard, a little hand drum, and an instrument case.

 

“What’s in the case?” Brianna asked.

 

“I’ll show you.” Rogelio replied. He opened it up and inside there was a ukulele.

Today’s Meditation: Relax your body from your toes up to the top of your head.

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 “Making Music,” 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 “Making Music!” 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!

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

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!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
468. A Tasty Treat: a children’s bedtime story and meditation

468. A Tasty Treat: a children’s bedtime story and meditation

Dragon enjoyed the popcorn Trenton the Tractor shared, and returns to the farm for some more.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:54

A Tasty Treat Excerpt:

A cool breeze danced around the colorful trees, swirling red, orange, and yellow leaves off their branches. They drifted along, spinning in circles, this way and that, before they finally reached the ground. The breeze continued on, through the enchanted forest, and into Dragon’s cozy cave.

 

Dragon rested, nose out from under the colorful quilt. The cool breeze wafted over and tickled it. Dragon felt the cool air and shook the blanket right off. Awake now, Dragon hopped out of bed. There was so much fun to be had, and it was past time to get started.

 

Dragon picked up the empty corn husk and smiled. Trenton the tractor had offered Dragon more popcorn and so Dragon was going to get some more to share. Leaves flew up into the air as Dragon skipped down the path. Dragon knew the kids would love to watch the popcorn popping, and the animals would love eating the popcorn. Picking up the pace, Dragon hurried down the path to the farm. Then Dragon smiled with an excellent idea. Flying would be faster, so, with a hop, skip and a jump, Dragon opened wings wide and flew up into the sky. As Dragon rose through the trees, the colors of the forest caught Dragon’s eye. Just below the clouds Dragon could see the entire enchanted forest. A sea of red, orange and yellow leaves danced in the fall breeze below. It really was enchanting. Dragon felt grateful for the choice to fly this morning.

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

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 Tasty Treat,” 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 Tasty Treat!” 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.

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 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!
173. Good Friends: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

173. Good Friends: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

Dragon visits Henrietta Hippo and Oliver Elephant. What will they do 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 “Good Friends” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 5:51

Good Friends Excerpt:

The happy dragon peered out from the cozy cave and watched as the sun settled down to rest for the evening. The hmmm from the sparkling train faded away into the distance. The dragon smiled, ready to visit the sanctuary again. Stepping outside the cave, the dragon stretched its wings wide, then lifted up off the ground. Hovering above the forest, the dragon followed the train’s tracks once again to visit Oliver the elephant and Henrietta the Hippo. The dragon carefully landed next to the peaceful pool of water. Henrietta emerged and smiled at the little dragon, while Oliver hurried over.

 

“Isn’t it peaceful today?” The little hippopotamus asked.

 

“It sure is.” The little elephant responded.

 

“I’m a bit hungry. Would you like to join me for a walk?” Henrietta asked. Water rolled off of her back and sides, as she slowly climbed out of the pool.

 

“That sounds relaxing.” Oliver said. “How about you dragon?” The dragon smiled and nodded.

 

“Great!” The hippo said. “I’ll show you where I find my night time snack.” And Henrietta led the way.

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 them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Good 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 “Good 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:

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

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

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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!
169. Plucky Pandas: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

169. Plucky Pandas: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Huan the panda needs some help climbing a tall bamboo, but he wants to do it himself. His friend Daiyu tries to help him understand that asking for help is ok.

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 “Plucky Pandas” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:36

Plucky Pandas Excerpt:

Soft grey skies covered the bamboo forest. Huan the Panda opened his eyes. The little panda smiled as he looked up through the towering plants. Their bright green leaves stood out against the dull sky. Huan stretched and watched for his friend Daiyu. The little panda thought he saw something moving towards him in the distance. Huan watched carefully. Was it Daiyu? If it was, she was taking her sweet time. Huan concentrated, trying to figure it out, when suddenly, “Good morning Huan!” The little panda bear jumped up feeling startled, and turned around.

 

“Oh! Good morning Daiyu. You surprised me.” Huan said.

 

“What were you watching so closely?” Daiyu asked peering off in the same direction Huan had been looking.

 

“I thought you were coming from that way. I guess it’s just the breeze.” Huan said, shrugging his shoulders.

 

“Must be.” Daiyu said. “I don’t see anything now.” A rumbling noise distracted the little panda and she looked back at Huan. “Are you hungry?” she asked.

 

“My tummy seems to think so.” Huan said rubbing his belly. “Time for breakfast.” Huan looked up at the bamboo and started to climb. The bamboo was slippery and Huan slowly slid back down to the ground. The little panda couldn’t reach the leaves.

Today’s Meditation: Be calm during this 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 “Plucky Pandas,” 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 “Plucky Pandas!” 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!” ♡

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

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

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

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
464. Tractor Treats: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

464. Tractor Treats: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

Trenton the Tractor helps Dragon and the kids share their harvest with the animals and the town.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:09

Tractor Treats Excerpt:

Sunlight spilled across the fields on the crisp, fall morning. The grass sparkled with frost. Trenton the tractor smiled feeling the sun warm the land. He had had a lot of work to do, lately. And now it was time to enjoy some peace. Trenton looked to see if anyone else was up. He wanted to share the magic with a friend. The little yellow tractor looked to his right. No one was there. Then he looked to the left. Dragon smiled back at the yellow tractor.

 

Trenton jumped, surprised to see Dragon so early in the day.

 

“Isn’t the sunrise beautiful Dragon?” The tractor asked, catching his breath.

 

Dragon nodded and took a deep dragon breath, in and out, (deep breath) enjoying the peace.

 

Joining Dragon in the moment, the little yellow tractor took a deep dragon breath of the fresh morning air, in and out, (deep breath), and listened to the sounds of the morning. Delicate melodies drifted down from the trees. The birds sang a cheerful song to wake everyone up.

 

“So, what brings you out to the farm?” the tractor asked Dragon.

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 “Tractor Treats” 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 “Tractor Treats!” 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 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!

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

 

Thank you for listening with us today!
165. All Done! A guided relaxation and calming story

165. All Done! A guided relaxation and calming story

The Construction Crew puts the finishing touches on the train tunnel. While she works Dizzy the concrete mixer rambles on and on. Will she notice how the others are feeling?

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 “All Done!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:54

All Done! Excerpt:

Ellie the excavator woke, ready to finish the tunnel project. She carefully opened her eyes,expecting sunshine to spill into her cozy garage. Instead, Ellie heard a voice drifting through the walls. It sounded like Dizzy the concrete mixer. The talking had woken her up just ahead of the sunlight. The little excavator rumbled out of her garage, curious to see what was happening. Dizzy was busy talking to Danny, the dump truck. Ellie could see she was really excited about something. Dizzy was busy explaining to Danny why it was important that she kept the concrete spinning. She rumbled around the yard following Danny wherever he went. “I like to keep the concrete moving at a nice steady pace…” the two trucks rumbled away. Ellie decided she should probably check on them later, Danny looked a little annoyed. Ronald the roller rolled over to the little excavator.

 

“Where are they going?” he asked as he watched Dizzy following the little dump truck.

 

“I think Dizzy is explaining concrete to Danny.” Ellie answered.

 

“Oh no. Not again.” Ronald said. “She really gets stuck, around and around she goes, explaining the same thing over and over.”

 

“Oh dear. Danny isn’t nearly as patient as you Ronald. This may be a problem.”

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 “All Done!” 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 “All Done!” 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!

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

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