543. A Mountain of Snow!: a meditation and calming story

543. A Mountain of Snow!: a meditation and calming story

Sidney Snowplow creates a mountain of snow so the kids can go sledding.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 5:23

A Mountain of Snow Excerpt:

It was a windy and snowy morning on Ahway Island. Sidney Snowplow had just woken up in his cozy garage. He felt well rested and ready to start a busy day of snowplowing! Sidney revved his engine as he waited patiently for his driver to hop in and start their fun snow day together. As his engine warmed up, Sidney enjoyed taking a few minutes by himself to enjoy the quiet morning.

 

Sidney loved to work in the snow, especially when it was freshly fallen. It was like playing in a pile of sugar all day long! Sidney loved how soft and fluffy snow could be, but he also loved how strong it could be when people built forts or figures out of snow.

 

After a few minutes Sidney’s driver came out to the garage carrying a hot cup of coffee. The driver opened up the big garage door and took a seat in the driver’s seat. Now they were ready to head out into the snow!

Today’s Meditation: Relax your whole body from head to toe in this meditation.

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 “A Mountain of Snow!” 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 that you joined us to be calm on Ahway Island! 
205. BCAI: Pumpkin Run: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

205. BCAI: Pumpkin Run: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Trenton the tractor has a busy day. The kids are coming back with their parents to share the fun they had on their field trip.

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 “Pumpkin Run” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 5:40

Pumpkin Run Show Excerpt:

Sunlight spilled across the fields, lighting up the golden straw Trenton hauled on his trailer. The tractor smiled.  People were coming for a visit today, and Trenton felt excited.  The little yellow tractor would take them on a tour of the whole farm.  Trenton rolled over to the newly mowed grass, that was now a parking lot, to wait for the people to arrive.  As he drove towards the lot the trailer bounced a bit.

 

Every little bump caused the trailer to bounce, up and down and over to the side.  Trenton hoped that when the people sat on it it would be a little more calm, and intended the visitors to have a nice day.

 

As the little yellow tractor waited he heard a popping sound in the distance. Trenton looked up and saw the first car drive down the gravel driveway.  The little stones popped up as the car’s tires picked them up and tossed them aside.  The car made its way into the parking lot and stopped.

 

Parents opened the car door and two little boys hopped out.  Each one holding a parent’s hand.  Their faces lit up when they saw the tractor and one pointed at Trenton.  The family walked over to the tractor as more and more cars drove into the parking lot.  The gravel drive popped and popped.  Before long there was a line of people waiting to hop onto the trailer behind the Trenton.

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

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 “Pumpkin Run” 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:

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

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

 

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
537. Harbor Happiness: a calming meditation and children’s story

537. Harbor Happiness: a calming meditation and children’s story

Teagan Tugboat learns to appreciate her home with the help of her friend, Izzy Icebreaker.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:34

Harbor Happiness Excerpt:

It was early morning and the sun was just rising over the waters of Ahway Island Bay, making the water look as shiny as diamonds. Teagan Tugboat sat at her dock, patiently floating in the water. She was eager to get the day started.

 

Today, Teagan was going to see her good friend, Izzy Icebreaker! Today was a day off for both of them. They didn’t need to do any of their usual work, so they could just spend the day together and play! They were going to do all kinds of fun things: race in the river, talk about the beautiful places they’ve been, and even visit some of their other friends, like Manny Motorboat.

 

Then Izzy was going to stay overnight in the empty dock next to Teagan’s dock. Teagan had been waiting for this day for a long time, so she had planned everything out. All she had to do was wait for Izzy and the day could begin!

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

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 “Harbor Happiness” 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 happy you joined us to be calm on Ahway Island!
200. BCAI: Field Trip!: a calming meditation and story for kids

200. BCAI: Field Trip!: a calming meditation and story for kids

Bobby the Bus is excited. Today he gets to take the kids on a field trip. Where will they go?

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 “Field Trip!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:38

Field Trip! Show Excerpt:

Sunshine streamed through the colorful trees.  As Bobby the Bus waited patiently, he admired how the trees had changed from shades of green into red, orange, and gold.  The enchanted forest looked stunning and the school bus wished he could travel into it to see what was there.  The bus began to imagine the magical animals living in the forest.  Maybe there was a dragon.  The school bus smiled at the thought of a mysterious dragon living in the forest.  Then he decided he should review his schedule.

 

He hoped that he would be back to the school in time to do his afternoon route.  Bobby didn’t want to let any of his regular passengers down.  Then laughter and cheering poured out of the school.  The kindergartners were coming! Bobby opened his doors and the kids slowly climbed up the great big steps with their little legs.

 

The dragon was taking its morning walk past the school when a ruckus caught its attention.  Ears already turning towards the noise, the dragon stopped and peered out of the forest.  The kindergartners were getting on the bus.  The puzzled dragon looked up at the sky.

 

The sun was almost directly above.  It was too late for the children to be arriving at school.  It was also too early for them to be going home.  The dragon wondered where they were going? Wherever it was, they certainly seemed excited.

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 “Magical Chair,” 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 “Field Trip!” 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:

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

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

 

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
526. Pizza Delivery!: a mindful story and meditation for kids

526. Pizza Delivery!: a mindful story and meditation for kids

Vinnie Scooter helps out a new friend as he delivers pizza to people on Ahway Island.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:54

Pizza Delivery! Excerpt:

Vinnie was a little electric scooter who lived on Ahway Island with Flavio, the town pizza maker. Vinnie was a shiny, bright red color, very stylish and sleek, and when he drove fast, his engine made a buzzing sound that reminded people of the sound of a buzzy bee.

 

Vinnie loved whizzing around the roads of Ahway Island. He especially loved a ride through town, where Vinnie could see what everyone was up to on Ahway Island.

 

When Flavio wasn’t working, he would take Vinnie on long rides. They’d start off in the center of town and end up driving along the Shore Road that hugged the southern coastline of Ahway Island!

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you imagine a baby elephant and its mama.

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 “Pizza Delivery!” 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 had an excellent time with us on Ahway Island!
195. BCAI: The Beach Buggy Show: a calming bedtime and nap time story for children

195. BCAI: The Beach Buggy Show: a calming bedtime and nap time story for children

Bodhi the Beach Buggy is in his first car show. He’s excited to make some new friends!

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 “The Beach Buggy Show” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:19

The Beach Buggy Show Excerpt:

It was early morning.  Stars still twinkled in the sky, and the moon shined brightly.

 

Bodhi the Beach Buggy was awake and enjoying the peace.  Today was the day for the Beach Buggy Show, and he felt excited.  His driver had been getting the little beach buggy ready for days, and Bodhi was ready.  The moon reflected off of his sparkling blue hood.  He felt prepared for anything.  The sun peeked over the horizon, and slowly the world filled with light.

 

The beach buggy started to think about all that might happen, and began to feel impatient to get going, nervous about how he would do at the show, and hopeful about who he might meet. Bodhi took a deep dragon breath in and out and let those thoughts go.  He took another deep breath in and out  and decided to enjoy each moment of this wonderful day.  As the little beach buggy took one more deep dragon breath in and out he smiled as he watched the colorful sunrise.

 

Once the sun was up, Bodhi’s driver came outside and patted him on the hood, asking “Are you ready?” with a smile.

 

Bodhi’s engine rumbled with a “Yes!” as his driver turned the key, and away they went to the beach buggy show.

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 “Magical Chair,” 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 “The Beach Buggy Show!” 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:

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

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

 

Thank you for your listening, we hope you enjoyed this Friday Favorite!