Sensory Delight: a guided meditation and story

Sensory Delight: a guided meditation and story

Winfield the Wheelchair and Brian experience sensory delight as they share beautiful colors, scents, and sounds with Javier.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:48

Narrator: Male

Sensory Delight Excerpt:

Brian and Winfield rolled forward onto the wide path towards the source of the soothing sounds. The families made their way down the path, taking their time and enjoying the beauty of all the plants. Up ahead Winfield spotted a dot of red zipping around the raised beds. As he rolled closer the wheelchair discovered that the zippy red dot was a hummingbird sipping nectar from some bright orange trumpet flowers. Their grass like leaves flowed over the edges of their raised bed. Winfield stopped so that Brian would have the opportunity to touch their leaves. As he held the leaves of the trumpet flowers, the little red hummingbird hovered directly in front of Brian. Javier gasped, impressed that the bird had flown so close to Brian. Brian giggled, happy to interact with the cheerful little hummingbird.

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

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 “Sensory Delight” 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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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 also 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 and in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! ListenNotes, included us in their list of the 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate. Our most recent accolades are: from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! 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! 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.

We wish you a peaceful day with “Sensory Delight.”  For more relaxation listen to “Three Chihuahuas” and “Home on Ahway Island.”

Thanks for all your support!

The Sparkling Engine: a child’s mindful story and relaxation

The Sparkling Engine: a child’s mindful story and relaxation

Billy and Emily enjoy a walk down their favorite forest path with their dad. As they reach the train tracks the sparkling engine whirrs by.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Doctor Mia” on Monday. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “The Sparkling Engine,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:21

Narrator: Male

The Sparkling Engine Excerpt:

As they walked through the forest their dad pointed out the different animals and plants.  Billy and Emily saw squirrels, bunnies, turtles, robins, oak trees, and ferns.  Every once and a while, Billy checked to make sure his favorite green train engine was still in his pocket.

Soon the forest opened up to a sidewalk.  They followed the sidewalk back to the street and saw train tracks ahead!  Billy was excited! He might see a real live train!  Would it be anything like his favorite toy engine?  Emily beamed at her big brother.  She was thrilled to see the train tracks too.  Emily liked trains, just as much as her big brother.  “Shall we wait here a bit to see the train go by?”  Dad said, pointing to a bench.

“Yes!” Billy and Emily exclaimed.

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

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 “The Sparkling Engine” 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 “The Sparkling Engine.” 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. Feedspot has placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list and in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 ! Our most recent accolades are: from ListenNotes, as one of 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate; and from Parentology, as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens! 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.

We hope you enjoyed “The Sparkling Engine?” For another relaxing story check out “Happy Song” or “Finding the Trail.

Thanks for all your support!

A Garden for All: a mindful bedtime story

A Garden for All: a mindful bedtime story

Winfield the Wheelchair and Brian meet Javier at a sensory garden. The two friends begin exploring this garden for all, enjoying the beauty of nature.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:07

Narrator: Female

A Garden for All Excerpt:

“Are you ready for another great day!” Brian’s dad said as he peeked through the doorway.

Brian grinned even wider as he responded, “Yes! Let’s get going!” Brian’s dad walked over to Brian’s dresser and asked, “What do you want to wear today?”

“I was thinking I would wear my orange train shirt. I think Javier is going to wear his green train shirt.” As Brian and his dad completed their morning routine Winfield wondered what they were going to do. Once Brian was buckled in, Winfield steered while Brian pushed the wheels around, working together to get to the kitchen for breakfast. After breakfast Brian’s mom and dad followed as Brian and Winfield wheeled out the door and onto the sidewalk. The morning sun lit the sidewalk with a warm glow and the group began their walk to the garden.

Today’s Meditation: Happiness and love flow through you in this meditation.

Looking for a podcast to help settle your child in for nap time or bed?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “A Garden for All” 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 “A Garden for All.” 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.

Was “A Garden for All” relaxing? Looking for another calming story? Try “Animal Artists” or “Brave Bunny” next time.

Thanks for all your support!

Changing Winds: a kids’ relaxation and calming tale

Changing Winds: a kids’ relaxation and calming tale

During a relaxing sail Sandy the sailboat notices the changing winds. To keep her crew safe from the storm, she heads back to the harbor.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:31

Narrator: Male

Changing Winds Excerpt:

Sandy motored away from the harbor to a spot where she could put up her sails. The colorful stretches of fabric filled up with wind until they were stretched tight. Sandy could feel the wind moving her through the water and took a deep dragon breath, in and out (deep breath) relaxing in the peace of the morning. The wind carried the sailboat out and Sandy enjoyed gliding across the water. Sandy looked around. She loved to gaze at the deep turquoise blue water. Then the sailboat noticed the sky looked different. On one side, the sky was growing dark. On her other side it was very bright. Sandy knew immediately what was happening. A storm was on its way.

Today’s Meditation: Feel your muscles relax as you check in with your body 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, like “Changing Winds” 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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We hope your child loved “Changing Winds.”  Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations? If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too.

Please leave a review on your favorite podcast app or our social media pages!

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.

How was “Changing Winds?” Relaxing? For another soothing story try “Delightful Designs.” Thanks for your support!

 

Polite Parrot: a relaxing story for kids

Polite Parrot: a relaxing story for kids

Knowing he needs help from the boats to find his treasure Pendelton practices being a polite parrot. Meanwhile, the boats practice talking like a pirate to talk with the parrot.

Hello everyone!  Today we have a bonus episode! For a little fun on Talk like a Pirate Day we have a new story. We hope you enjoy “Polite Parrot!”
Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:03

Narrator: Male

Polite Parrot Excerpt:

As the sailboat wondered where Zig-Zag had gone she spotted a bright red bird zig-zagging her way. She smiled and announced to the others in her best pirate voice. “Be ye ready? I spy a scurvy pirate bird on the wind.”

Manny the motorboat followed her gaze to the red bird. Sure enough, there were blue and yellow feathers on the bird’s wings and a tell-tale patch of black feathers over one eye. Manny responded eagerly in his best pirate voice.  “Aye! Zig Zag be returning to seek out the lost pirate booty.”

Sandy the sailboat had been teaching all the boats how to speak Pirate ever since Zig-Zag’s last arrival. She giggled as the pirate bird grew closer and asked, “Yarrrr me hearties. Is everyone shipshape and ready for an adventure?”

“Shiver me Timbers.” Teagan the tugboat said. “Be Zig-Zag returning this day?”

Almost in response the pirate parrot landed on Sandy’s bow and said, “Good morning, fine yacht. Would you be able to assist me in the search for my treasure?”

The boats sat silently, surprised at how the pirate parrot’s manners had changed.

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you send kind energy to your heart.

Looking for a way to help your child with emotional regulation?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Polite Parrot” 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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We hope your child loved “Polite Parrot.”  Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations? If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a review on your favorite podcast app or our social media pages!

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.

We hope “Polite Parrot” was lots of fun! If you need more relaxation try “What’s the Weather.” Thanks for your support!

Wave Jump Boogie: a relaxing bedtime story

Wave Jump Boogie: a relaxing bedtime story

Wakely Waverunner heads out to play in the swirling waters of the mouth of the harbor. Between the waves and the boats entering and leaving, Wakely does the wave jump boogie.

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story, “Ronald’s Turn”, Monday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Welcome to Favorite Friday! Please enjoy “Wave Jump Boogie” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:04

Narrator: Male

Wave Jump Boogie Excerpt:

The trailer carried Wakely all the way to the lake, and backed down a steep ramp.  As he rolled down the ramp, water rose up, from covering the wheels of the trailer, to tickling Wakely’s belly.  The water splashed under and around him, and the little wave runner relaxed.  His rider released Wakely from the trailer, and he slowly drifted next to the dock.  He enjoyed floating.  Any worries the little wave runner may have had, drifted away with the waves.

His rider tugged Wakely over and snugged him to the dock.  Now the little wave runner waited for his rider to park the truck and trailer.  He was very excited to play on the lake, and could hardly wait to get started.  All this waiting was difficult, so Wakely took a deep dragon breath in and out (deep breath) and then smiled.  The little wave runner realized that waiting gave him some time to just enjoy the sensation of floating.  Wakely rocked gently as the water rolled back and forth, back and forth underneath him.  The lake seemed pretty calm today.

Wakely was just getting in to the rhythm of the water when his rider returned.  His motor rumbled and the little wave runner moved away from the dock.  Wakely wanted to zip right out into the lake, but he knew he needed to move slowly in the entrance to the harbor, and watch for other boats.  So, he took his time and carefully made his way out to the lake.  Once the little wave runner had made it out onto the lake, he turned up his engine and began zipping around in an open area.

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

Looking for a way to help your child with emotional regulation?  You’ll find them on Ahway Island. Be Calm on Ahway Island Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Wave, Jump, Boogie” 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

We hope your child loved “Wave Jump Boogie.”  Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations? If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a review on your favorite podcast app or our social media pages!

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.

How was “Wave Jump Boogie?” Was it calming? Here’s another episode that’s sure to relax you and your kids. Try “Nap Time.” Thanks for your support!