165. All Done! A guided relaxation and calming story

165. All Done! A guided relaxation and calming story

The Construction Crew puts the finishing touches on the train tunnel. While she works Dizzy the concrete mixer rambles on and on. Will she notice how the others are feeling?

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 “All Done!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:54

All Done! Excerpt:

Ellie the excavator woke, ready to finish the tunnel project. She carefully opened her eyes,expecting sunshine to spill into her cozy garage. Instead, Ellie heard a voice drifting through the walls. It sounded like Dizzy the concrete mixer. The talking had woken her up just ahead of the sunlight. The little excavator rumbled out of her garage, curious to see what was happening. Dizzy was busy talking to Danny, the dump truck. Ellie could see she was really excited about something. Dizzy was busy explaining to Danny why it was important that she kept the concrete spinning. She rumbled around the yard following Danny wherever he went. “I like to keep the concrete moving at a nice steady pace…” the two trucks rumbled away. Ellie decided she should probably check on them later, Danny looked a little annoyed. Ronald the roller rolled over to the little excavator.

 

“Where are they going?” he asked as he watched Dizzy following the little dump truck.

 

“I think Dizzy is explaining concrete to Danny.” Ellie answered.

 

“Oh no. Not again.” Ronald said. “She really gets stuck, around and around she goes, explaining the same thing over and over.”

 

“Oh dear. Danny isn’t nearly as patient as you Ronald. This may be a problem.”

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating in a tranquil pool, safe and relaxed, as the water rocks you gently.

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 “All Done!” 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 “All Done!” 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!

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

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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!
163. Sharing a Snack: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

163. Sharing a Snack: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

Dragon and Oliver the elephant feel a little hungry. What can they have for a snack?

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 a Snack” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:31

Sharing a Snack Excerpt:

The curious dragon peered out from the cozy cave and eagerly watched the sun set. The dragon could hardly wait to return to the animal sanctuary and explore some more.The hmmm from the sparkling train faded into the distance, and the dragon knew it was time to go. The dragon stepped outside the cave, stretched its wings wide, then lifted up off the ground. Hovering above the forest, the dragon looked for the train’s tracks and then followed them once more. The dragon smiled, and passing the beach, waved to Benji the bucket and Paula the blue penguin. Warm air surrounded the dragon above the beach land, and then slowly the air began to cool. The dragon smiled, and waved to Beau the beluga whale and Princely the penguin as the land turned white, covered in snow. The dragon followed along the tracks until the white snow melted away, and the land changed to green and brown.The dragon looked for the peaceful pool of water, and landed in the sanctuary.

 

Oliver the elephant rested with his herd. He heard a noise and looked up. The dragon had come back! The little elephant smiled, happy to see the dragon again. The little elephant hopped up and ran over to the dragon. The dragon felt a little worried at the sight of the elephant bounding forward at full speed. Oliver screeched to a stop and wrapped the dragon in a big hug with his trunk. The squished dragon smiled and began to wiggle out of the little elephant’s grasp. Oliver noticed that his great big hug had made the dragon feel uncomfortable, and apologized. “Sorry dragon, I was just so excited to see you again. I guess I over did it.”

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 “Sharing a Snack,” 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 a Snack!” 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!

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

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

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!
160. Fantastic Flyers: a bedtime story & guided meditation for kids

160. Fantastic Flyers: a bedtime story & guided meditation for kids

As the airplanes fly above the island the clouds gather. Will they make it back to the hangar before the storm begins?

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 “Fantastic Flyers” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:38

Fantastic Flyers Excerpt:

The airplanes gazed out of the hangar at the beautiful blue sky speckled with fluffy clouds. Holly, Hawk and Herb decided it was a good time to see how things were going around their little world. The three planes rumbled out to the runway and one by one, took off. Meeting each other just below the clouds the planes decided to visit the beach first. So Herb took the lead. After all, the beach was the bright yellow plane’s favorite spot to visit.

 

Right away Herb spotted a blue bucket lounging in the sand and smiled. Holly the green plane laughed as she watched the little blue penguins popping out of the waves. They certainly seemed to be having fun. Hawk the red plane enjoyed watching the palm trees sway back and forth, back and forth. The beach was a soothing place for all three planes.

 

Then the red plane took the lead. Hawk wanted to check on the land of ice and snow. So off the trio went, flying through the sky. The air grew cooler and cooler, and the ground changed to white as the planes approached the land of ice and snow. Hawk smiled as he watched a beluga whale blow water out of his spout. Herb was flying a bit low and nearly was splashed. All three planes laughed. Then there was a splash! A penguin popped up and then dove back down. The little whale followed.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating in a tranquil pool, safe and relaxed, as the water rocks you gently.

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 “Fantastic Flyers,” 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 “Fantastic Flyers!” 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 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.

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!
158. Dragon Bubbles: a calming story and meditation

158. Dragon Bubbles: a calming story and meditation

Oliver the Elephant and Henrietta Hippo blow bubbles in the pool. Dragon joins them and playfully adds dragon bubbles to the mix.

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 “Dragon Bubbles” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:16

Dragon Bubbles Excerpt:

Then the dragon heard something. It sounded a little like air bubbling up to the surface of a spring. Bloop, Bloop, Bloop. So the interested dragon turned to look at the pool. Sure enough, there were bubbles popping on the surface. The dragon looked a little closer and noticed that there were two eyes and two ears right behind the bubbles. The cautious dragon backed up as something began to rise out of the pool.

“Hi! I’m Henrietta!” the hippopotamus said with a gigantic smile.

The relieved dragon relaxed, and nodded a hello to the little hippo. Feeling curious about the bubbles, the dragon took a deep dragon breath in and out and the fire danced about until it revealed a question mark, followed by a the image of bubbles popping on the surface of the pond.

“Oh!” Henrietta said, with a wide grin. “You want to know how I made the bubbles. Like this.”

The little hippo took a deep dragon breath in, dunked her nose in the water, and blew the air out through her nose. Big bubbles floated up to the surface of the pool, followed by smaller and smaller bubbles. She lifted her snout back out and smiled at the dragon.

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 “Dragon Bubbles,” 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 “Dragon Bubbles!” 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) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. 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!

One more thing: did you know we also have a YouTube channel? Check out the video page on our website AhwayIsland.com. We hope you enjoy the calming videos and share our channel with others!

In the press:

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

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!” ♡

Finally, 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!
448. Big Pond

448. Big Pond

Dylan the duck wants a place to swim. His friend Zara is eager to help him. What will she do?

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:47

Big Pond Excerpt:

Zara the Kitten napped in the sunlight with her friend Dylan the Duck. The cozy warmth of her sunny spot caused the little kitten to purr. As she relaxed, a cloud drifted across the sky, covering the sun for just a moment. With that interruption, Zara sat up and Dylan quacked. It was a good time to get up. The little kitten hopped off the couch and waited while Dylan waddled his way down to the floor. Zara felt thirsty, so she hurried to her water fountain for a drink. As she did, Dylan waddled over and started to step into Zara’s water.

Zara meowed and moved quickly, so that her friend would not be able to wade in her dish. Dylan quacked at her. He needed to swim. The little kitten understood her friend needed water, but she did not want stinky feet in her drink. She thought a minute about how to help her friend. Then she smiled as an idea filled her head.

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 “Big Pond,” 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 “Big Pond!” 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 Aitkin County, Minnesota lists us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19. 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.

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!