494. A Creative Mess: a calming nap time story for children

494. A Creative Mess: a calming nap time story for children

Helen and her friends Brianna and Rogelio are painting together, but painting can get messy.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:19

A Creative Mess Excerpt:

It was a peaceful weekend on Ahway Island. In the basement of one of the little houses in the neighborhood, Helen and her friends, Brianna and Rogelio, had decided to spend the afternoon painting together.

 

Helen stopped painting for a moment to admire her art. She was painting a picture of her house, her family, and her dog.  A big, bright orange sun lit up the upper right corner of the painting. Green grass dotted with flowers filled the yard in the front of the house. To the side of the house, Helen had painted her family and her dog. Painting people and animals was more difficult than houses and flowers, Helen thought. But still, she was pleased with how everything was looking.

 

She especially liked that her house in the painting had a bright red door. In real life, her house’s door was brown. Helen always wanted to have a bright red front door, but her parents didn’t think that was necessary. But that’s one reason why Helen liked painting so much — she could make things whatever color she wanted! If she wanted a blue sun and a purple moon, then she would paint a blue sun and a purple moon!

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

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 “A Creative Mess,” 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?

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In the press:

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

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

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.

Thank you for listening with us today!
492. The Science Museum: a relaxing bedtime story for children

492. The Science Museum: a relaxing bedtime story for children

Owen, Allie, and Andy go to the Science Museum together, but they have to figure out what exhibit to see.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:24

The Science Museum Excerpt:

It was a rainy morning on Ahway Island. But Andy, Allie, and Owen didn’t mind the rain one bit. After all, they were getting ready for a trip to the Ahway Island Science Museum! The children loved the museum and had each visited it many times with their families or with their classmates and teachers as a school outing. But this time was different – the three of them were going together as friends, and without any grownups! This was going to be fun and exciting!

 

Each of them had their own favorite area in the museum. Andy loved seeing the Brachiosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex in the dinosaur exhibit and never got tired of looking at the fossils and bones in the collection. Allie usually wanted to see the airplanes and spaceships. No matter how many times she saw them, she always noticed something new she hadn’t noticed before. Owen’s favorite exhibit was all about the human body. This exhibit included interactive displays that Owen never got bored of exploring.

 

From all their previous trips to the museum, they knew they would have a better time if they prepared for their visit. So each child wore their most comfortable shoes. The museum was very big and they would have to walk a lot to see everything they wanted to see. They also each packed a backpack with water and snacks.

 

When the kids arrived at the museum, they entered through the giant main doors into the entrance foyer. As always, the first thing they did was to look around and admire the beautiful, enormous hall. The room had marble floors and was surrounded by pillars. There were beautiful paintings of animals and plants all over the walls and the ceiling. As many times as they had been in this room, they still found it beautiful and exciting.

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

Looking for a podcast to help settle your child in for nap time, bedtime or a break?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “The Science Museum” 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 Science Museum!” 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!”

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

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.

 

Thank you for listening with us today!
487. Singing Class: a mindful story and meditation for kids

487. Singing Class: a mindful story and meditation for kids

NapNap Crocodile gives a singing lesson to Freeda, Fernando, and Felicity the Peeper Frogs.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:54

Found Friends Excerpt:

It was a beautiful afternoon in the early spring. The birds sang in the trees of the bamboo forest. The air had been cool in the morning, but as the day wore on the air had become warmer and warmer as the sun shone down on the ground.
NapNap Crocodile opened her eyes. She had been taking a long nap in the refreshing waters of her stream. But now, as the afternoon sun warmed her back, she stretched and yawned.
“What a lovely nap!” she said to herself. “But now I really need to practice my singing for a while.”
NapNap took a drink from the stream, and then cleared her throat a couple of times.
“Do mi so do so mi do,” she sang.

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

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 “Singing Class,” 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 “Singing Class!” We ask for your positive reviews to help others find us, too! Please leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast app (such as Apple Podcasts). And, please follow, like, and/or share our social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) to help us bring our original stories with positive messages to even more listeners!

In the press:

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

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

We’re included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

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

Thank you for listening with us today!
167. Making Music: a meditation and relaxing story for children

167. Making Music: a meditation and relaxing story for children

Rogelio, Brianna and Helen are working on their play. Today they are exploring music.

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 “Making Music” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:46

Making Music Excerpt:

It had been a while since Rogelio, Brianna, and Helen had met in the park and decided to write a play. Rogelio thought about it and smiled. All three of them had such different ideas. It was amazing that they had figured out what to do. But because of those differences, he had a feeling that their play would be a huge hit. Rogelio was looking forward to their meeting at the park today. He looked up and noticed Helen walking towards him and waved excitedly. Helen smiled broadly and waved back. Then Rogelio saw Brianna headed their way and waved at her too. She was also smiling and waving. Rogelio felt excited and eager to see what they came up with today.

 

Once Brianna made her way to their meeting place under the big oak tree, Helen said, “Ok, last time we decided that our play would be about a dragon living in the forest with the animals. The dragon has a special jewel to communicate with everything, even cars and plants. We also wanted to add music and write a script, with some parts where the audience can choose. What new ideas did you guys have?”

 

Rogelio said. “I’ve been thinking about the music for our play. I brought some instruments!” Rogelio had his backpack with him. He pulled out a little keyboard, a little hand drum, and an instrument case.

 

“What’s in the case?” Brianna asked.

 

“I’ll show you.” Rogelio replied. He opened it up and inside there was a ukulele.

Today’s Meditation: Relax your body from your toes up to the top of your head.

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 “Making Music,” 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 “Making Music!” 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:

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

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 included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

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!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
468. A Tasty Treat: a children’s bedtime story and meditation

468. A Tasty Treat: a children’s bedtime story and meditation

Dragon enjoyed the popcorn Trenton the Tractor shared, and returns to the farm for some more.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:54

A Tasty Treat Excerpt:

A cool breeze danced around the colorful trees, swirling red, orange, and yellow leaves off their branches. They drifted along, spinning in circles, this way and that, before they finally reached the ground. The breeze continued on, through the enchanted forest, and into Dragon’s cozy cave.

 

Dragon rested, nose out from under the colorful quilt. The cool breeze wafted over and tickled it. Dragon felt the cool air and shook the blanket right off. Awake now, Dragon hopped out of bed. There was so much fun to be had, and it was past time to get started.

 

Dragon picked up the empty corn husk and smiled. Trenton the tractor had offered Dragon more popcorn and so Dragon was going to get some more to share. Leaves flew up into the air as Dragon skipped down the path. Dragon knew the kids would love to watch the popcorn popping, and the animals would love eating the popcorn. Picking up the pace, Dragon hurried down the path to the farm. Then Dragon smiled with an excellent idea. Flying would be faster, so, with a hop, skip and a jump, Dragon opened wings wide and flew up into the sky. As Dragon rose through the trees, the colors of the forest caught Dragon’s eye. Just below the clouds Dragon could see the entire enchanted forest. A sea of red, orange and yellow leaves danced in the fall breeze below. It really was enchanting. Dragon felt grateful for the choice to fly this morning.

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 “A Tasty Treat,” 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 Tasty Treat!” 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.

We’re included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

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.

Thank you for listening with us today!