518. Fabulous Fire Engine: a guided meditation and kid’s story

518. Fabulous Fire Engine: a guided meditation and kid’s story

Students at Ahway Island Middle school visit Frankie Fire Engine at the Ahway Island Fire Station.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:05

Fabulous Fire Engine Excerpt:

Frankie the Fire Engine was excited. Today was a very special day, a special day indeed! Today was the day that the school kids from Ahway Island Middle School were coming to the Ahway Island Fire Station.

 

They would get to take a tour of the Fire Station and meet Frankie! Frankie just loved all the kids and he loved his job protecting them and helping them feel safe.

 

Early in the morning, the entire crew of firefighters on duty opened the garage door to the Fire Station and brought Frankie outside on the driveway.  They were going to give him a bath to make sure he was shiny and sparkling clean for all the kids.

 

First, they took out the hose and sprayed Frankie with fresh clean water. It was already getting hot outside and the cool water felt good to Frankie. They sprayed Frankie from front to back until he was thoroughly wet.  Then with big scrub brushes and soapy water, they scrubbed every inch of Frankie from top to bottom.

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 “Nap Time,” 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 “Fabulous Fire Engine” 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.

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.

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

We hope you enjoyed this episode of Ahway Island!
190. Listen, Tractor, Listen: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

190. Listen, Tractor, Listen: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

Trenton the tractor has so much to say, but he listens first to the others. With understanding, he changes his thoughts and helps.

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 “Listen, Tractor, Listen” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:21

Listen, Tractor, Listen Excerpt:

Sunlight began to spill across the fields on the crisp, fall morning.  The grass sparkled with frost. Trenton the tractor smiled. The sunrise was beautiful. He turned to see if the others were out. He wanted to share the magical moment.  The little yellow tractor looked to his right. No one was there.  Then he looked to the left. No one was there.  The tractor wondered where everyone was.  It was time to get moving, the sun was up!  So Trenton headed back to the red barn, to see where the others were.  As the tractor rolled through the barn doors he could see that everyone was peacefully sleeping.  They had been working pretty hard lately, so he decided to let them rest and enjoy the morning on his own.

 

The dragon peeked out of the forest, eager to see what was going on at the farm today.  Noticing that the red barn was closed, the dragon thought, that was odd.  Usually when the sun came up, the farm vehicles were busy working and creating music with the animals. The dragon looked around some more and then saw the tractor roll out of the barn, smiling.  Maybe there would be some music after all.

 

Trenton the tractor rumbled back out of the barn. Then he turned off his motor to enjoy the peace. The little yellow tractor took a deep breath of the fresh morning air, and listened to the sounds of the morning.  Delicate melodies drifted down from the trees.  The birds were singing their happy songs.  The tractor realized that there were certain animals that were too quiet to hear over the sound of his engine.  The tractor listened closely to the quiet song he usually missed.

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

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 “Listen, Tractor, Listen,” 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 “Listen, Tractor, Listen!” 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!”

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

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

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

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!
512. Sparkling Solar Train: a soothing story and meditation

512. Sparkling Solar Train: a soothing story and meditation

Sparkling Train makes a trip around Ahway Island and meets many friends!

Narrator: Male

Story Start: 4:24

Sparkling Solar Train Excerpt:

The Ahway Island Train sat quietly in its roundhouse, waiting for the day to begin.  The moon was still out, reflecting brightly off the trees, and the air was still and peaceful. The sun would not rise for a few more hours, so the Train knew it would be a while before it was time to get going.

 

As the Train relaxed, it daydreamed about what it might encounter in the upcoming day.  Would Dragon be out and about in the enchanted forest, perhaps hanging out with Nutsy and Peanut squirrel?

 

Or would Dragon be off on adventure with some of the kids? Perhaps Rogelio, Brianna and Helen?  If they were on an adventure, would they be at the Ahway Island beach swimming or making a sandcastle?

 

What about Dylan and Diana Duck?  Would they have a nest of ducklings tucked away somewhere? It was that time of year. Perhaps they would have the ducklings practicing swimming in one of the smaller ponds on the island.

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

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 “Happy Dragon,” 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 “Sparkling Solar Train” 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.

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.

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

We’re so grateful you joined us to be calm on Ahway Island!
506. Sweep Sweep and Away! A relaxing bedtime story for kids

506. Sweep Sweep and Away! A relaxing bedtime story for kids

Skipper Street Sweeper and his driver Marta clean the streets all around town.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:07

Sweep Sweep and Away! Excerpt:

Skipper the Street Sweeper was a happy fellow.  He just loved cleaning the streets of Ahway Island and keeping the island beautiful for everyone to enjoy.  And today was a very exciting day! It was the first of the month, which meant he was going to sweep over by the school and the library, as well as the post office and the grocery store.  There usually were very interesting things to see and sweep away when he was cleaning in town.

 

It was bright and early morning when Marta opened the overhead door to the garage where Skipper was waiting.  Marta was his driver and he thought she was such fun to work with.  While she was driving, Marta liked to listen to really peppy, cheerful music and Skipper loved the music too.  Or sometimes, Marta would just sing or hum a melody and she had such a pretty voice.

 

Marta also would wave hello to everyone they passed while cleaning the streets.  All the friendly waves back made Skipper feel really appreciated.

 

“Ready to go, buddy?” Marta called as she patted Skipper’s hood. Skipper was so excited he wanted to shout “yes” from the rooftops.  He knew exactly what was going to happen next.

 

Marta hopped into the driver’s seat and rolled down the window of the cab. Skipper’s engine roared to life with a loud VROOOOMMMM and soon they were rolling forward, out of the garage and into the sunlight. Skipper just loved the tickly rumble his engine made.

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 “Sweep Sweep and Away!” 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 “Sweep Sweep and Away!” 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:

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.

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


Thank you for listening with us today!
185. Fire Truck Tour: a soothing story and meditation for kids

185. Fire Truck Tour: a soothing story and meditation for kids

Frankie the Firetruck is excited to see the kindergartners visit him, but he notices some of the kids are afraid. What will frankie do to help?

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 “Fire Truck Tour” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:44

Fire Truck Tour Excerpt:

Frankie the fire truck rested outside the firehouse.  Sunlight sparkled on his bright red sides.  Frankie hadn’t been that vibrant in a while, and he was loving it!  He had been polished and shined inside and out.  Today, Frankie was going to have a group of kindergarteners on board for a tour.  The fire truck felt honored.  He wanted the kids to feel safe, knowing that he was always ready to help.  Frankie watched the road as car after car passed by.  He hoped he would see a bus soon.  And then, he saw it.  The bright yellow bus turned into the fire station parking lot.  One by one the little kindergartners carefully stepped down the gigantic steps, one at a time.  The adults held their hands to help the little ones with this task. As all the children reached the ground, the adults settled them into a line, and they waited for instructions.

 

Frankie beeped a friendly hello, and then a couple of the kindergartners began to cry.  The fire truck felt surprised. He thought that all kids loved to see a fire truck.  Then Frankie noticed quite a few of them were holding their ears. In his excitement, the fire truck had forgotten how loud he could be.  He decided that he would try to be as quiet as he could.  Frankie watched the kindergartners and saw that some were jumping up and down, feeling excited to see him.  Some of the kids were smiling, feeling happy and content.  Some of the kids stepped up on their tippy toes, and peeked around the people in front of them.  They tried to see as much of the fire truck as they could and still be in line.  These kindergartners were definitely a curious bunch.  Then there were a few who were hiding behind the adults, and grasping their hands tightly, feeling scared.   This was definitely an interesting group, with many different needs.

 

The fire truck opened his doors and the kindergartners walked over with their teachers.  Right away the firemen all said hello, and began to talk about the fire truck.  The curious ones asked: 

 

“How fast can Frankie go?” “How much water can the fire truck carry?” “Is there a dog that rides the fire truck?”

 

The excited ones said: “I have a toy fire truck at home!”  “My favorite book has a fire truck in it!”  “I’m going to drive a fire truck when I grow up!”

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

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 “Fire Truck Tour,” 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 “Fire Truck Tour!” 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!
185. Fire Truck Tour: a soothing story and meditation for kids

180. Sharing, Caring: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

Gabby the flower delivery van is worried that the people are not feeling enough kindness, because she doesn’t bring everyone gifts. Jamal an older and wiser delivery van helps her see kindness everywhere.

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 “Sharing, Caring” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:59

Sharing, Caring Excerpt:

Gabby waited eagerly to see what she would be delivering today. The flower delivery truck was parked next to an older flower truck named Jamal.  She felt so delighted, she began to talk at the flower truck next to her. Jamal looked at her puzzled.  She seemed to be carrying on without even expecting a response.  “I wonder what I’ll be delivering today? Maybe I’ll deliver red, yellow, and orange tulips for a birthday, or white and red roses for an anniversary.  Maybe I’ll deliver happy daffodils to help someone feel better, or a rainbow of flowers, just because. I’d better take a deep dragon breath, I’m a little over excited.”  So, she took a deep breath in and out Jamal smiled.  Gabby certainly was enthusiastic. After she finished her deep breath, she started talking again.  “It is so much fun!  I love to watch as people’s puzzled faces turn into smiles.  Without me how would people know they are loved?”  The little flower delivery truck felt very proud.

 

Jamal said, “You’re right. We do get to show people that others care about them, and I love making my deliveries too.  I’m pretty sure that people can show each other they care, without sending flowers.  We are just one of those ways.”

 

Gabby’s forehead wrinkled as she thought.  “I don’t think I’ve seen people show they care any other way.”

 

“Well, it’s just a thought. Maybe we can look, while we’re doing our first deliveries today, and see if we notice any other ways people show they care.”  Jamal said.  “After all, we both like seeing people light up with happiness, we’ll just get some bonus smiles.”

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 “Sharing, Caring,” 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 “Sharing, Caring!” 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 included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

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

406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!

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.

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!