186. Bath Time for Teddy: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

186. Bath Time for Teddy: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Takoda the Teddy bear is worried about taking a bath. What will happen?

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 “Bath Time for Teddy” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:06

Bath Time for Teddy Excerpt:

Sitting on a little wooden chair, the fluffy chocolate brown teddy bear gazed out the bedroom window at the dots of light sprinkled across the night sky.  Takoda smiled as the stars twinkled at him.  It was time to get ready for bed.  His boy was busy putting away the toys.  Soon, the room was neat and tidy once again.  Takoda felt ready for bedtime. It had been a long day.  

 

The teddy bear went everywhere with the little boy, and today had been busy.  They had gone grocery shopping with dad, and then to the park with mom and dad.  Takoda had ridden in the grocery cart, as the boy pushed him up and down the aisles.  At the park the little bear had been down the slides, on the swings, and in the sandbox.  In fact, Takoda still had sand on his nose, head, and his squishy tan belly.

 

As Takoda waited to be placed in his spot on the soft comfy bed, he took a deep dragon breath in and out (deep breath).  The little teddy felt happy and content.  Suddenly, the boy grabbed Takoda by the arm.  “Oh good it’s time for bed.” Takoda thought.  Instead, the boy whisked the teddy bear off to the bathroom. 

 

Takoda had never been in the bathroom before. The room felt warm and cozy.  Takoda could hear water rushing out from the faucet and splashing down into the tub.  Bubbles appeared on the surface of the water and grew until they filled the tub.  The little boy smiled and said, “OK Takoda.  We both got pretty dirty at the park today, so we need a bath.”  The teddy bear knew the boy took baths all the time, so he guessed it would be ok.

 

The boy’s dad came in to turn off the water and make sure that the temperature felt just right.  Not too hot and not too cold. Then the little boy added his rubber ducky to the water. Takoda watched as it floated through the bubbles.  The boy set the little bear on the tub’s ledge, and sat down in the water. “Is Takoda getting a bath?” His dad asked.

 

“Well he was just as dirty as I was, so I thought he should have a bath, too.” The boy said.

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 “Bath Time for Teddy,” 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!

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In the press:

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!”

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.

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!
181. Imagine This! A meditation and story for your bedtime routine

181. Imagine This! A meditation and story for your bedtime routine

Chance the Cardboard box is ready for his next adventure! What will the kids imagine 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 “Imagine This!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:49

Imagine This! Excerpt:

The little kitty purred, happily resting in the cardboard box.  Its soft fur tickled Chance and he giggled.  The cardboard box felt curious, wondering where the kids’ powerful imaginations would take him today.  He heard their laughter growing louder, and guessed he would find out soon. 

 

“Ready for the continuing adventures of the changing cardboard box?” the boy asked his sister.

 

“I’m ready if you are.” She said. “You get to use your idea first.  Since I went first last time.”  The box thought that was pretty nice, and wondered what the boy’s idea was.

 

“OK!” the boy said, “Hop on board the express train.”

 

“Where are we going?” The little girl asked.

 

“You’ll see.” The boy replied.

 

With that the boy and girl hopped into the box.  Chance did his best train impersonation as they rolled out of the station.  The carpet around him slowly faded away, and Chance could see train tracks lying in front.  He heard chug a chug a chug a chug choo choo, and felt the breeze flowing by.  Wherever they were headed would be magical. The cardboard box knew that much. Chance was chugging along his track when the magical door appeared in front of him, just as it had before.

 

“There it is!” The little girl exclaimed.

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

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 “Imagine This!” 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 “Imagine This!” 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!

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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!

 

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