180. Sharing, Caring: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

180. Sharing, Caring: a calming story and guided relaxation for kids

Gabby the flower delivery van is worried that the people are not feeling enough kindness, because she doesn’t bring everyone gifts. Jamal an older and wiser delivery van helps her see kindness everywhere.

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 “Sharing, Caring” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:59

Sharing, Caring Excerpt:

Gabby waited eagerly to see what she would be delivering today. The flower delivery truck was parked next to an older flower truck named Jamal.  She felt so delighted, she began to talk at the flower truck next to her. Jamal looked at her puzzled.  She seemed to be carrying on without even expecting a response.  “I wonder what I’ll be delivering today? Maybe I’ll deliver red, yellow, and orange tulips for a birthday, or white and red roses for an anniversary.  Maybe I’ll deliver happy daffodils to help someone feel better, or a rainbow of flowers, just because. I’d better take a deep dragon breath, I’m a little over excited.”  So, she took a deep breath in and out Jamal smiled.  Gabby certainly was enthusiastic. After she finished her deep breath, she started talking again.  “It is so much fun!  I love to watch as people’s puzzled faces turn into smiles.  Without me how would people know they are loved?”  The little flower delivery truck felt very proud.

 

Jamal said, “You’re right. We do get to show people that others care about them, and I love making my deliveries too.  I’m pretty sure that people can show each other they care, without sending flowers.  We are just one of those ways.”

 

Gabby’s forehead wrinkled as she thought.  “I don’t think I’ve seen people show they care any other way.”

 

“Well, it’s just a thought. Maybe we can look, while we’re doing our first deliveries today, and see if we notice any other ways people show they care.”  Jamal said.  “After all, we both like seeing people light up with happiness, we’ll just get some bonus smiles.”

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 “Sharing, Caring,” 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 “Sharing, Caring!” 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 included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

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

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

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.

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

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
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?

We hope your child loved “A Creative Mess!” 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!

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!
179. Do You Need Help? A kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

179. Do You Need Help? A kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Riley and Rebel meet another raccoon, Rob. How will the three raccoons get along?

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 “Do You Need Help?” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:10

Do You Need Help? Excerpt:

Stars twinkled against the crisp blue background of the night sky.  The moon was full and bright.  Its light sparkled off the rippling waters of the stream.  Riley and Rebel watched as the moon’s reflection danced on the surface of the water.  They laughed as they noticed their faces wiggling in the rippling surface.  Then the raccoons saw another face. 

 

“Hi!” 

 

Rebel and Riley jumped and turned to see the newcomer.

 

“I’m Rob!”  The new raccoon said smiling widely at them.

 

“Oh Hi, I’m Riley and this is Rebel.” Riley said.  

 

“What brings you to the stream?” Rob asked. 

 

Rebel replied, “We were thinking about getting a snack, and so we figured we should wash up first.”  

 

“That’s a good idea!” Rob said.  “Can I join you?”

 

“Sure,” Rebel said.  And the three raccoons bent over the rushing water to wash their paws.  One, two, Rebel dipped his front paws into the stream.  Three, four, Riley began to wash his paws.  Five, Rob dipped his front paw in the stream and allowed the water to flow over it.  Rebel and Riley looked at each other and then at Rob.  Lots of emotions tumbled through their minds as they realized that Rob only had three paws.  The two raccoons felt surprised, sad, and a little nervous at first.  “Would you like us to bring you a snack?  Rebel asked.

Today’s Meditation: Rest among the twinkling stars with today’s 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 “Do You Need Help?” 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 “Do You Need Help?” 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.

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!

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 for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
175. Bumper Boats: a calming meditation and kid’s story

175. Bumper Boats: a calming meditation and kid’s story

The boats relax in the harbor, then the wind grows stronger. Soon the boats are rocking and rolling on the waves.

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 “Bumper Boats” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:31

Bumper Boats Excerpt:

Sunshine streamed down through the clouds, sparkling on the calm water. All the boats rested in their slips, waiting for their captains to take them out to sea for the day. Manny the motorboat waited patiently in his slip next to Wakely the waverunner. The little waverunner was still asleep, enjoying the peace of the harbor. Manny looked over to see if Teagan the tugboat and Sandy the sailboat were awake. Teagan was already out and about, seeing if anyone needed help. Sandy was up too, and she sighed deeply. “What’s up Sandy?” Manny asked. “It’s a beautiful morning.”

 

“The sunrise is beautiful. There’s just no wind. I won’t be able to sail with everything this calm.” Sandy said. Then she realized that this was the type of weather that Manny preferred. The sailboat smiled and said. “It is perfect weather for you, though. I guess I can trade off some windy days with calm days so that you have a chance for some fun too.”

 

The motorboat smiled back and said. “We do tend to like opposite types of weather.”

 

“Well, we both like sunshine. Maybe we can hope for a sunny day.” Sandy said.

 

As the clouds above drifted together, a shadow covered the boats. “I’m sure the sun will be back out in a minute.” Manny said with a little hesitation. The water in the harbor was a little more wavy than before.

 

“I feel the wind.” Sandy said. “I think the weather is changing.”

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

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 “Bumper Boats” 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 “Bumper Boats!” 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!

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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

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

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!
169. Plucky Pandas: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

169. Plucky Pandas: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Huan the panda needs some help climbing a tall bamboo, but he wants to do it himself. His friend Daiyu tries to help him understand that asking for help is ok.

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 “Plucky Pandas” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:36

Plucky Pandas Excerpt:

Soft grey skies covered the bamboo forest. Huan the Panda opened his eyes. The little panda smiled as he looked up through the towering plants. Their bright green leaves stood out against the dull sky. Huan stretched and watched for his friend Daiyu. The little panda thought he saw something moving towards him in the distance. Huan watched carefully. Was it Daiyu? If it was, she was taking her sweet time. Huan concentrated, trying to figure it out, when suddenly, “Good morning Huan!” The little panda bear jumped up feeling startled, and turned around.

 

“Oh! Good morning Daiyu. You surprised me.” Huan said.

 

“What were you watching so closely?” Daiyu asked peering off in the same direction Huan had been looking.

 

“I thought you were coming from that way. I guess it’s just the breeze.” Huan said, shrugging his shoulders.

 

“Must be.” Daiyu said. “I don’t see anything now.” A rumbling noise distracted the little panda and she looked back at Huan. “Are you hungry?” she asked.

 

“My tummy seems to think so.” Huan said rubbing his belly. “Time for breakfast.” Huan looked up at the bamboo and started to climb. The bamboo was slippery and Huan slowly slid back down to the ground. The little panda couldn’t reach the leaves.

Today’s Meditation: Be calm during this progressive relaxation from your head to your toes.

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 “Plucky Pandas,” 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 “Plucky Pandas!” 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!” ♡

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

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

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

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!