477. Moving Day: a mindful story and relaxation for kids

477. Moving Day: a mindful story and relaxation for kids

Grace is moving to a new home on Ahway Island, but is worried about making new friends.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:13

Moving Day Excerpt:

It was a cold winter morning but Grace had hardly noticed. Grace was just too excited to even think about the cold. Today, Grace’s family was moving to a new house!

 

Grace was a little sad, of course. She had been happy in her previous home where she had lots of friends. But mom and dad told her that Ahway Island was a wonderful place to live and that she would make lots of new friends. Plus, she could still visit her old friends sometimes.

 

Grace squirmed in her seat in the train.

 

“Mom, will the moving truck be at our house when we get there?”

 

“No, honey, but it’ll get there soon after we arrive.”

 

“How much longer will the train take before we get there?”

 

“Not too long,” said Dad, “just a few more minutes.”

 

“This is a great train, Jun,” said Mom. “What do they call it around here? The uh, ‘Sparkling Train,’ is that right?”

 

“That’s right, said Grace’s dad. “It goes all around the island.”

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, bedtime or a break?  You’ll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “Moving Day” 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 “Moving Day!” 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.

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

 

Thank you for listening with us today!
464. Tractor Treats: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

464. Tractor Treats: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

Trenton the Tractor helps Dragon and the kids share their harvest with the animals and the town.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:09

Tractor Treats Excerpt:

Sunlight spilled across the fields on the crisp, fall morning. The grass sparkled with frost. Trenton the tractor smiled feeling the sun warm the land. He had had a lot of work to do, lately. And now it was time to enjoy some peace. Trenton looked to see if anyone else was up. He wanted to share the magic with a friend. The little yellow tractor looked to his right. No one was there. Then he looked to the left. Dragon smiled back at the yellow tractor.

 

Trenton jumped, surprised to see Dragon so early in the day.

 

“Isn’t the sunrise beautiful Dragon?” The tractor asked, catching his breath.

 

Dragon nodded and took a deep dragon breath, in and out, (deep breath) enjoying the peace.

 

Joining Dragon in the moment, the little yellow tractor took a deep dragon breath of the fresh morning air, in and out, (deep breath), and listened to the sounds of the morning. Delicate melodies drifted down from the trees. The birds sang a cheerful song to wake everyone up.

 

“So, what brings you out to the farm?” the tractor asked Dragon.

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

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 “Tractor Treats” 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 “Tractor Treats!” 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 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!” ♡

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!

 

Thank you for listening with us today!
462. Happy Harvest: a bedtime meditation and story

462. Happy Harvest: a bedtime meditation and story

Allie meets Anora at the garden. There are just too many ripe vegetables to give away. They need a better plan.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:23

Happy Harvest Excerpt:

Sunshine flowed through any opening it could find, excited to wake everyone up for the day. It found a nice spot right between the drapes in Allie’s bedroom. The sunlight slowly spilled into the room until Allie’s eye fluttered open. Allie smiled and stretched.

 

“Thank you for waking me up, sun! It’s going to be a great day!”

 

Allie took a deep dragon breath, in and out, of the refreshing morning air. She hopped right out of bed and got dressed in her favorite shirt and pants.

 

Allie heard a little bit of clatter from the kitchen and rubbed her tummy. It was time to make breakfast! Allie hurried to the kitchen to help her dad and mom. She knew just what to do. Allie got dishes, silverware, and napkins out, placing one of each on the table in front of each chair. “The table is set!” Allie announced.

 

“Thank you, Allie,” her dad said with a smile. “Would you pour us some water?”

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 “Happy Harvest,” 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 “Happy Harvest!” 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 also 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.

Thank you for being calm with us on Ahway Island!