Laugh Out Loud: a kid’s meditation and story

Laugh Out Loud: a kid’s meditation and story

Hana the hyena is out for a walk when she gets a case of the giggles before long all the animals in the sanctuary join in to laugh out loud.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:32

Narrator: Female
Laugh Out Loud Story Excerpt:

Hana Hyena strolled through the fields singing a little song. She was feeling especially happy today and wanted to share her joy. As the little hyena walked her song grew louder and louder. Then Hana noticed some movement to her right. She turned and saw a meerkat standing up, looking at her with a puzzled expression. “That’s funny.” Hana thought, then smiled and continued her song. The little hyena sensed movement to her left and turned. Another puzzled looking meerkat had popped up. The little hyena giggled and continued on her way singing once again.  One meerkat popped up in front of her, then another. More and more meerkats popped up in the waving grass. Hana began to giggle a bit more at the site of all the meerkats popping up to look at her.
The little hyena tried to continue her song but now the giggle was stuck.

Today’s Meditation: Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.

Looking for stories that emphasize acceptance and empathy?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Laugh Out Loud” 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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Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

We hope your child loved “Laugh Out Loud.” 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 find “Laugh Out Loud” calming? Try “Octopus Adventure” or “Spring Flowers.” You’re sure to find them relaxing as well!

Happy Dragon: a bedtime story to help with emotional regulation

Happy Dragon: a bedtime story to help with emotional regulation

In the forest, just beyond the park, Dragon discovers a present. The happy dragon hurries onto the playground to thank the kids.

Emotional regulation is a skill for all ages. As an important tool for success and growth, adults regularly use emotional regulation. Kids also require emotional regulation in school, creating and maintaining relationships, and even for self care. We’re here at Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast, to help you provide your child with the tools they need to self-soothe.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:18

Narrator: Male

Here’s an excerpt from today’s bedtime story to help with emotional regulation, Happy Dragon:

Growing nearer to the playground Dragon began to feel curious because there was something sitting in the forest just ahead. It was wrapped in a big red bow. As Dragon walked closer, Dragon realized it was a present. Had someone lost a gift? Dragon hurried over to it, eager to return the gift to its recipient.  Dragon searched for a clue as to whose present it might be. There was a picture tied to the present. It was a dragon!  Dragon smiled knowing whose present it was. Quickly, Dragon untied the ribbon picked up the soft fabric.

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

Does your child have difficulty self-soothing?  Do daily challenges result in tears or yelling? Looking for a way to teach your child about emotional regulation? Look no further because Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers you original bedtime, nap time stories & meditations for kids to teach these strategies.

Learning emotional regulation is part of the necessary skills obtained in childhood, and we’re here, on Ahway Island, to help your kids with this important tool!

Gently nestled within each podcast episode are mindfulness techniques and positive learning moments.  Because emotional regulation is critical for the health and well being of young children Be Calm on Ahway Island teaches techniques like taking “Dragon Breaths,” using self talk, understanding feelings, and many other mindfulness techniques. In addition to practicing these skills in our relaxations, our stories provide examples of when to use the various self soothing strategies. All of this, and we help your little ones drift off to sleep peacefully, just include us in your bedtime & nap time routines.

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 self soothing with our podcast, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite emotional regulation 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 loves “Happy Dragon.” 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! So, if you have a minute – please leave a review and follow your favorite short stories for kids on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, 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 self soothe with the calming videos. If you do, please share our channel with others.

Thank you for joining us!

To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our team please visit our website. We hope to see you there. For now, We hope you found “Happy Dragon” relaxing. For another soothing story try “Playful Dragon” or “A Thoughtful Gift.” They’re sure to soothe you as well!

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!

Silly Squirrels: a story and guided meditation for kids

Silly Squirrels: a story and guided meditation for kids

Today’s Story (EP239): Silly Squirrels: a story and guided meditation for kids

Re-Release for #WorldFoodDay!

Nutsy and Peanut Squirrel are silly squirrels looking for breakfast.  They come across Chelsea Chipmunk who is worried she can’t find her stash.  Will the silly squirrels find a way to help?

Today’s Meditation:

Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.

Today’s Children’s Story Excerpt:

The Silly Squirrels scampered down from their nest, which was high in a big oak tree. They looked around to make sure there was no danger nearby. Peanut looked right while Nutsy looked left. Once they decided it was clear they ran to another tree down the street. At the bottom of the tree they had hidden nuts so they would have them to eat during the winter. 

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 “Silly Squirrels” 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 “Silly Squirrels.” 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!

We would appreciate your help getting the word out about Ahway Island bedtime stories podcast on social media.  Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you!  If you love stories about animals, be sure to check out other Animal Stories.

Frog Songs: a story and guided meditation for kids

Frog Songs: a story and guided meditation for kids

Fernando the frog wants to sing his friend Felicity frog a song but feels shy when people walk by.  Will he get up the courage to finish his frog songs?

Children’s story excerpt:

It was a lovely warm day on the island. The sun was shining bright. The plants were showing off their best blooms. And Fernando the peeper frog was thinking of the perfect song to sing to his friend Felicity. He tried a few combinations in his head and decided on a sweet melody. Fernando hopped about on his leaf. He was excited to sing his new song! But, Fernando was shy. He didn’t want to sing his new song when people walked by. He thought, “I’ll sing it after the sun goes down. There will be less people when it gets dark.”

Today’s Meditation: Today, you will focus on relaxing your body a little bit at a time.  Starting with your feet, moving up to the top of your head, and ending with a focus on your entire body, you are sure to feel calm and relaxed.

Looking for stories that emphasize acceptance and empathy?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like ” All Smiles ” 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.

Please subscribe to us on YouTube and get the word out through social media!  Facebook and Twitter.

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Join us and other great podcasts made just for children at http://www.kidslisten.org/ – find their app in the Apple Store.

Thank you!  Here are two other stories you’re sure to enjoy. Something New – A bedtime story with guided meditation for kids and TV Drama: A Bedtime Story for Kids