145. 1st Day Fun: a calming story and meditation

145. 1st Day Fun: a calming story and meditation

Bobby the Bus is ready for 1st day fun as he follows his route to pick up the Kindergarteners.

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 “1st Day Fun” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:41

1st Day Fun Excerpt:

Sunshine filled the morning sky with bright cheerful light.  It was the 1st day of Kindergarten and Bobby the Bus was excited and nervous.  He was sparkling clean and ready. Bobby had practiced his route several times, and had it memorized.  The happy yellow bus knew it was his responsibility and privilege to carry the kindergartners to school safely.  Bobby reminded himself that his practice routes had gone well.  He had extra time scheduled so that the kindergartners would be on time, even if their parents took a while to say goodbye.  Bobby took a deep dragon breath in and out to help himself calm.  OK, it was time to start the day.

As the big yellow bus approached the first stop, he noticed the little kids were pointing and smiling.  One was even hopping up and down with excitement. What a relief!  Moms and dads gave their little ones hugs as each child stepped onto the bus. They climbed slowly up the great big steps with their little legs.  Each little one sat down in a seat where they could see their parents, and waved excitedly out the window.  Great big smiles shined on their faces as their parents waved back.  Slowly Bobby pulled away from the stop.  The big yellow bus delighted in the sound of laughter as it drifted to the front.

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 “1st 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.

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In the press:

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.

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

Finally, 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!
140. Special Delivery! a bedtime story and meditation

140. Special Delivery! a bedtime story and meditation

Special Delivery! Felicity the farm truck brings fresh food to the people in town past many fancy cars.

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 “Special Delivery! and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Special Delivery Excerpt

The little farm truck squinted into the bright sunlight. She was ready for her day! The farmer loaded up all kinds of fruits and vegetables into Felicity’s bed and she was ready to go. Felicity farm truck loved delivering the fresh food to the people. The colors in the back of her truck were vibrant and beautiful. Today she was carrying bright red beets, orange carrots, yellow squash, dark green zucchini, and purple eggplants. Her bed was a rainbow of color!

With a lick of the lips, the dragon watched the colorful truck leave, and hoped that there would be some vegetables left over after the market. When there were extra vegetables left, sometimes, the farmer shared them with the forest animals. Oh, how the dragon hoped for some roasted beets today! Knowing there would be a wait, the dragon headed back into the forest and decided to check later.

Today’s Meditation: Today, enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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 “Special Delivery!” 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 with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or becoming a member on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. Thank you!

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130. The Train Tunnel: a soothing kid’s story when you need a break

130. The Train Tunnel: a soothing kid’s story when you need a break

Today’s task for the construction crew is to build a train tunnel, but there are trees in the area. How will they get their job done while taking care of the trees?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Something Nice” and this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “The Train Tunnel” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:24

Narrator: Female

The Train Tunnel Excerpt:

Then the Contractor walked out to the construction crew.  “OK everyone.” He paused.  “We have an important job today.  We’re responsible for making a tunnel for the new train.  It’s going to go under the forest.  While we work, we need to take care and watch for the forest animals, it’s their home.  Ellie, you will be in charge of digging a trench. Take your time.  We want to be safe.  Danny, I want you to haul away the dirt Ellie is digging.  Then you’ll bring gravel back to the trench. Ellie will help spread the gravel out.  Ronald and Dizzy we’ll call you when we’re ready for you. Ronald, we’ll need your help, packing the gravel in nice and tight for a solid foundation.  And Dizzy, you will pour the concrete when the forms are ready.  Let’s make sure it stays nicely mixed.  You can both wait here until we’re ready. This project may take a few days so we need to be patient.  Any questions?   This is going to be a fantastic tunnel! OK! Let’s go!”

With that, the team drove out to their site and got right to work.  Ellie noticed that the trees lined both sides of the area, and knew she would need to be careful of their roots.  Ellie looked at the posts telling her where she should dig and then up at the trees.  It seemed like the posts were a safe distance from the trees. Still, Ellie wanted to be careful. The little excavator knew some of those oaks were over 100 years old, and she wanted to protect them.

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you from head to toe.

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 “The Train Tunnel” 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 with a positive message, 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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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’ll find us ranking among the best in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Feedspot placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list, in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 and 2020 list! ListenNotes, included us in their list of the 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate and VeryWellMind listed us as one of the 20 Best Meditation Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 in an article by Sara Lindberg, M.Ed!

Our most recent accolades are:

As a recommended bedtime podcast for kids on Georgetown Hill’s Early School website, from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! We’re also reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama in Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, while Haven magazine in Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Guess what! We’re problem solvers!

Be Calm on Ahway Island podcast is part of the solution in this question and answer article by Torie Henderson on what to do when your kids are staying up late. We’re also included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy.

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 “The Train Tunnel” relaxing? Try “Mystery Jug” for another soothing story.

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128. Dragon Train: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

128. Dragon Train: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Feeling curious, Dragon follows the train around Ahway Island. Join the Dragon train for a tour of the scenic landscape of our island.
Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Cheerful Chat” this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Dragon Train” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:32

Narrator: Female

Dragon Train Excerpt:

With a determined look the dragon stepped outside the cave. Tonight, the dragon was going to find out what the train did. A soft Hmmm filled the air and the dragon new the train was arriving. So, the dragon extended its wings and caught the wind, gracefully lifting up off the ground.  Once again, the dragon followed the train to the beach. Following the train as it continued on past the beach, the dragon waved at Paula the blue penguin, and Benji the bucket. Then the train began to slow down, more and more until it stopped. The dragon also glided to a stop, hovering above the train, and closely observing.

There was a whoosh sound, and people began to pour out of the train.  The dragon looked to see where they were coming from, and noticed the train had doors on each segment.  Once some people were off, more people stepped on.  The curious dragon grew excited as the train began to humm again.  Then slowly it started to move.  As the train rolled along the air grew colder, and the land looked white.  The train tracks began to slope down, until the track sat right on top of the land, no longer elevated.

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

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 “Dragon Train” 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 with a positive message, 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 “Dragon Train” 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’ll find us ranking among the best in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Feedspot placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list, in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 and 2020 list! ListenNotes, included us in their list of the 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate and VeryWellMind listed us as one of the 20 Best Meditation Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 in an article by Sara Lindberg, M.Ed!

Our most recent accolades are:

As a recommended bedtime podcast for kids on Georgetown Hill’s Early School website, from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! We’re also reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama in Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, while Haven magazine in Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Guess what! We’re problem solvers!

Be Calm on Ahway Island podcast is part of the solution in this question and answer article by Torie Henderson on what to do when your kids are staying up late. We’re also included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy.

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 “Dragon Train” relaxing? Try “Bug Party” for another soothing story.

Thank you for all your support!

300. Magical Chair: a bedtime story on acceptance for kids

300. Magical Chair: a bedtime story on acceptance for kids

After moving to a new home, Winfield the wheelchair decides to help Brian find new friends.  Will the magical chair find them at a colorful park?

Kids meet individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Therefore, learning acceptance of others with disabilities is important to help children understand that differences are ok and valuable. Dim the lights, get your favorite blanket or sleep buddy and snuggle up for Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast with a soothing story encouraging empathy.

Here’s an excerpt from today’s bedtime story on acceptance, Magical Chair:

The little wheelchair waited patiently while the boy buckled into the comfy seat. Winfield the wheelchair could tell Brian felt lonely in their new town. The family had just moved in and the little boy missed all his friends. Outside the sun shined brightly on the winding sidewalk. That gave Winfield an idea. Maybe Brian would meet some kids if they explored the neighborhood. Brian’s dad must have understood what Winfield was thinking. He suggested, “Why don’t we go outside for a walk?

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

Does your child have classmates or neighbors with a disability? Do you live in a diverse neighborhood? Or, are you looking for a way to teach your kids about acceptance?  Once again, Ahway Island is here for you!

Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime, nap time stories & meditations for kids illustrating empathy.

Empathy is a critical skill for the healthy social emotional development of young children. And so Ahway Island offers stories crafted to assist you in teaching your children understanding and acceptance of others with differences. Our stories feature wonderful characters with disabilities. We take great care to create an environment that encourages empathy. In addition to all this, we help your little ones drift off to sleep with a guided relaxation and a calming story. Just include us in your bedtime and nap time routines.

Creating the original bedtime stories and art for Be Calm on Ahway Island takes a lot of time and care.

Looking for a podcast to develop your child’s sense of empathy and acceptance of people with disabilities? Gently nestled within each podcast episode are situations that model understanding of differences along with many other positive learning moments.  To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our team please visit our website.

Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys taking a break 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 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 loves “Magical Chair.” 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 encouraging acceptance of disabilities and empathy! So, if you have a minute – please leave your review here and follow your favorite short stories podcast 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!

More news!

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 our stories on acceptance in the video format, as well. If you do, please share our channel with others.

Thank you!  Check out this episode for another great bedtime story Mystery Jug: a calming bedtime and nap time story with a positive message

295. Mystery Jug: a calming story with a positive message

295. Mystery Jug: a calming story with a positive message

Today’s Bedtime Story with a Positive Message: Terry and Charlie truck carefully drive at the edge of the forest.  Charlie gets hot and needs water. What will Terry Truck do to help his friend?

Excerpt from today’s calming bedtime and nap time story with a positive message: Mystery Jug

Warm sunlight filtered through the leaves of the trees at the edge of the woods forming a lacy pattern of light and leaves that covered everything underneath the forest canopy. Terry the truck carefully drove alongside Charlie. As the two trucks drove slowly at the edge of the forest they tried to keep their engines cool. Today, even in the shade, it was hot. Up ahead, Terry noticed a hill causing the little truck to wonder how they would climb it in the heat.

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you from head to toe.

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 & 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 with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep this self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. 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 loves “Mystery Jug: a calming story with a positive message.” 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! Here’s another story you’re sure to enjoy!  Flying Friends