516. Mini-Golf Adventure: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

516. Mini-Golf Adventure: a story and meditation for your bedtime routine

Rogelio and his dad have a fun day playing miniature golf with Helen and Brianna.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:45

Mini-Golf Adventure Excerpt:

Rogelio munched his breakfast with excitement. Today was going to be a fun day. Rogelio’s Dad was going to take him and his best friends, Brianna and Helen, to play a game called miniature golf.

 

The goal of the game was to hit a brightly colored golf ball into a hole by tapping it as few times as possible with a golf club called a “putter.”  Each hole had a different theme. Whoever took the fewest strokes to get the golf ball into all the holes was the winner.

 

“Dad, what color ball do you think I’ll get?” Rogelio asked.

 

“I don’t know, Ro.” Dad replied, using Rogelio’s nickname, “Ro.”

 

Rogelio loved it when his Dad called him by his nickname. It made him feel special.

 

“I think mine will be orange.” Rogelio guessed.

Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine you are a baby penguin snuggled close to its papa.

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 “Mini-Golf Adventure” 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’re joining us to be calm on Ahway Island
514. Shelter Pet Parade: a guided meditation and story for kids

514. Shelter Pet Parade: a guided meditation and story for kids

Missy the Dog and some of her friends come to the Ahway Island Animal Shelter to find their forever families.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:59

Shelter Pet Parade Excerpt:

Five new arrivals landed at Ahway Island Airport.  They were labeled “Handle With Care!”  In five special containers were Gilbert the Goldfish, MustardB the Parakeet, Missy the Dog, Kit the Cat, and Larry the Iguana.

 

On the flight over, the five had been talking. They were all being transferred to Ahway Island Animal Shelter, so that they all find their forever families and be adopted.

 

At first, they all had felt nervous, not knowing where Ahway Island was or what would happen when they arrived.  Missy Dog encouraged all of them to take a deep dragon breath in and out so that they would feel less nervous.

 

She was grateful they were all together, and she told them she had heard that Ahway Island was a very nice place, with people who loved their pets very much and considered them to be part of the family.  And that’s what each shelter pet wanted, a forever family.

 

The airplane ride had been noisy, but not too long, and after they landed, their carriers were brought off the plane and immediately placed into an air-conditioned van.  A man checked on each of them, to make sure they were ok.  As he checked each one, he called them by name.

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

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 “Shelter Pet Parade” 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!

Thank you for listening to this week’s special story! 
512. Sparkling Solar Train: a soothing story and meditation

512. Sparkling Solar Train: a soothing story and meditation

Sparkling Train makes a trip around Ahway Island and meets many friends!

Narrator: Male

Story Start: 4:24

Sparkling Solar Train Excerpt:

The Ahway Island Train sat quietly in its roundhouse, waiting for the day to begin.  The moon was still out, reflecting brightly off the trees, and the air was still and peaceful. The sun would not rise for a few more hours, so the Train knew it would be a while before it was time to get going.

 

As the Train relaxed, it daydreamed about what it might encounter in the upcoming day.  Would Dragon be out and about in the enchanted forest, perhaps hanging out with Nutsy and Peanut squirrel?

 

Or would Dragon be off on adventure with some of the kids? Perhaps Rogelio, Brianna and Helen?  If they were on an adventure, would they be at the Ahway Island beach swimming or making a sandcastle?

 

What about Dylan and Diana Duck?  Would they have a nest of ducklings tucked away somewhere? It was that time of year. Perhaps they would have the ducklings practicing swimming in one of the smaller ponds on the island.

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

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 “Sparkling Solar Train” 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 you joined us to be calm on Ahway Island!
182. A Train Ride: a bedtime story and guided meditation for kids

182. A Train Ride: a bedtime story and guided meditation for kids

Billy and Emily are excited to ride the sparkling train. What will they see?

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 “A Train Ride” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:52

A Train Ride Excerpt:

The doors slid open with a whoosh.  Emily and Billy stepped aboard the sparkling train. Their heads turned as they took note of every little detail.  Emily had already pointed out the dark blue solar paint on the train twinkling like the stars in the night sky.  Billy smiled at his little sister and asked.  “Where should we sit?”

 

“How about right here!” She said, enthusiastically pointing to a seat about halfway through the train. Then she bowed and motioned for her brother to sit by the window. 

 

“Thanks Emily, but you’re shorter than me.  So, if you sit by the window, both of us will be able to see.” Billy said.

 

“OK!” Emily said and slid into her spot. Their parents smiled knowingly at each other and sat down in the seat behind them.  Then the train slowly began to roll forward.  “We’re moving!” Emily exclaimed.

 

“Look! We’re going up to the elevated tracks!” Billy said.

 

“I’m so excited! I better take some deep dragon breaths!”  Emily said.

 

“Me too!”  Billy said, and with that they both took a deep breath in and out. “How are you?” Billy asked his little sister.  She squealed with excitement “I need another dragon breath!”

 

“OK, me too!”  Billy said through a gigantic smile, and they both took a deep breath in and out.

 

There was a giggle from their parents as Emily asked her brother “Are you ready now?” 

 

“Let’s take one more deep dragon breath.”  He suggested, and they did.

 

“That’s better.” Emily said still smiling widely. “Oh! Look outside!  The forest is beautiful!” It was.  The needles on the fir trees fluttered as the train passed.  Emily could see sunshine streaming through the branches of the trees decorating the ground like a lace tablecloth.

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

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 “A Train Ride,” 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 Train Ride!” 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 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.

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

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

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!
181. Imagine This! A meditation and story for your bedtime routine

181. Imagine This! A meditation and story for your bedtime routine

Chance the Cardboard box is ready for his next adventure! What will the kids imagine today?

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 “Imagine This!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:49

Imagine This! Excerpt:

The little kitty purred, happily resting in the cardboard box.  Its soft fur tickled Chance and he giggled.  The cardboard box felt curious, wondering where the kids’ powerful imaginations would take him today.  He heard their laughter growing louder, and guessed he would find out soon. 

 

“Ready for the continuing adventures of the changing cardboard box?” the boy asked his sister.

 

“I’m ready if you are.” She said. “You get to use your idea first.  Since I went first last time.”  The box thought that was pretty nice, and wondered what the boy’s idea was.

 

“OK!” the boy said, “Hop on board the express train.”

 

“Where are we going?” The little girl asked.

 

“You’ll see.” The boy replied.

 

With that the boy and girl hopped into the box.  Chance did his best train impersonation as they rolled out of the station.  The carpet around him slowly faded away, and Chance could see train tracks lying in front.  He heard chug a chug a chug a chug choo choo, and felt the breeze flowing by.  Wherever they were headed would be magical. The cardboard box knew that much. Chance was chugging along his track when the magical door appeared in front of him, just as it had before.

 

“There it is!” The little girl exclaimed.

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 “Imagine This!” 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 “Imagine This!” 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.

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

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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!

 

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