177. Guessing Game: a meditation and relaxing story for children

177. Guessing Game: a meditation and relaxing story for children

Ian’s schedule is missing. His friend Mike and his teacher help him out. What trick will Ian learn 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 “Guessing Game” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:36

Guessing Game Excerpt:

Ian settled down at his desk and noticed that his schedule was missing.  He began to feel nervous.  Ian liked to know what was going to happen so he could feel ready for his day.  Today he had no idea.  His friend Mike looked over and noticed that Ian seemed upset.

 

“What’s wrong Ian?” Mike asked. 

 

“I don’t have my schedule.”  Ian replied.  

 

“Oh, did you ask Mr. Smith?” Mike suggested.

 

“No.  If it’s not on my desk then Mr. Smith doesn’t have it.  He always puts my schedule out.” Ian said, starting to feel a little panicky.  “I need to take a deep dragon breath (deep breath).  Ian felt a little better, though he still worried about what was happening today.  

 

Mike asked, “Do you want to know what I do when I’m unsure about what is going on?”

 

Ian looked at Mike and said, “I thought you always knew what was happening.” 

 

“Oh no.” Mike said with a smile.  “I guess.  I look and listen to find clues, then I guess.  Sometimes I’m right, sometimes, I’m wrong.  Do you want to try?” 

 

“Ok,” Ian said hesitantly.  “ How do you find the clues?”  

 

“I look and listen for changes.  Like Mr. Smith standing up at the board, he was at his desk.  Since he has changed spots, he may be giving us a clue.”  Ian eagerly waited for the clue his teacher was about to give. Mr. Smith got out his magnets.  Ian made his first guess.

 

“I’m guessing that Mr. Smith is about to give us directions.”  He said to Mike. 

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

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 “EPISODE NAME,” 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!

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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 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.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
172. Sunflower Silliness: a bedtime story and guided meditation for kids

172. Sunflower Silliness: a bedtime story and guided meditation for kids

James and Julia have a sunflower garden. As they go through their day they notice the flowers face different directions. What is going on?

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 “Sunflower Silliness” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:28

Sunflower Silliness Excerpt:

Sunlight slipped through the drapes in Julia’s room, and she opened her eyes. Julia hopped out of bed and headed downstairs to eat her breakfast. James was already there. He looked up as she walked into the kitchen and asked. “Did you look at our garden?”

 

“Not yet,” Julia replied. “Why?”

 

“Look and see!” her little brother said. So Julia walked over to the window to look out at the garden and understood why James felt so excited. Their sunflowers had grown tall and though they were still green, now they all had buds on them. “Wow! Look at our sunflowers!” she said. “Did you notice they are all facing the same direction?” she asked James.

 

“Yeah. I wonder why they’re doing that.” He said. Julia went back to the table to have breakfast. She and James had big plans today. They were going to have a checkers tournament. “I think it would be nice to set up the checkerboard near the sunflowers.”

 

“That’s a good idea.” James said.

Today’s Meditation: Feel your muscles relax as you check in with your body 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 “Sunflower Silliness,” 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 “Sunflower Silliness!” 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.

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!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
171. Changing Patterns: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

171. Changing Patterns: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

Brandon the block likes to follow a pattern in his art but today the kids are creating something new. Will he like it?

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 “Changing Patterns” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:20

Changing Patterns Excerpt:

The pattern blocks sat in their usual spots, all neatly placed according to size and shape in their container. Brandon the purple triangle block smiled. He felt contented. Everything was just as he liked it: neat, orderly, and all the blocks ready to follow the directions on whatever pattern the kids picked. As he wondered what their next pattern would be, the lid to the container opened and light spilled inside. It was time to play! Brandon watched carefully to see what pattern the kids would pick, but they left the direction cards in their spot.

 

Brandon felt confused. What could the kids be doing? All the blocks were already organized nicely. The purple triangle block watched as the kids took out large, red rectangle blocks and stood them on their side, in many different patterns. None of the patterns were like anything Brandon had seen before. Now the purple triangle block felt a bit worried. This was something new. He was unsure what would happen next. So he watched. The big orange squares were next, and the kids set them on top of the red blocks in some places and not in others. All the blocks were talking, wondering what was happening. Brandon started to feel upset. Then he remembered his deep dragon breaths. He took a deep breath in and out and watched carefully. The kids were smiling and the red and orange blocks seemed more curious than upset. He took another deep breath in and out feeling better. “Ok,” he thought. “Let’s see what’s going to happen. Everyone seems to be happy and safe. Maybe the kids have something really fun planned.” He still wasn’t sure how they could make anything without a pattern.

Today’s Meditation: Draw gentle shapes in the soothing sand as you prepare for today’s story.

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 “Changing Patterns,” 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 “Changing Patterns!” 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.

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!

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

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
168. Happy Hiding: a soothing story and meditation for kids

168. Happy Hiding: a soothing story and meditation for kids

Everyone loves hide and seek! Where will Dragon find Henrietta Hippo and Oliver the elephant?

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 “Happy Hiding” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:29

Happy Hiding Excerpt:

The eager dragon peered out from the cozy cave and watched as the sun settled down to rest for the night. The hmmm from the sparkling train faded into the distance, and the dragon knew it was time to visit the sanctuary again. 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 again to visit Oliver the elephant and Henrietta the hippo. The dragon carefully landed next to a peaceful pool of water and admired this magnificent new land. Henrietta floated up from her spot in the pool and Oliver came running over.

 

“What should we do today?” The little elephant asked eagerly.

 

“Why don’t we play hide and seek?” the little hippo suggested. “Do you know how to play?” she asked the dragon.

 

The dragon shook its head, unsure of what hide and seek was.

 

“That’s ok.” Oliver said, “We’ll teach you.” So the little elephant and hippo explained how to play hide and seek. “Do you want to hide first, or seek first?” Oliver asked. The dragon took a deep dragon breath in and out and the flames showed the dragon covering its eyes.

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

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 Hiding,” 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 Hiding!” 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!

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!

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!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
166. Anything Is Possible: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

166. Anything Is Possible: a kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Chance the cardboard box is happy to be part of an adventure with the kids, and to relax with the kitty. Usually he just delivers stuff.

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 “Anything Is Possible” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:16

Anything Is Possible Excerpt:

The little kitty stretched, feeling refreshed by a nap. Noticing the movement, Chance the cardboard box woke up with a smile. After such a long journey, that nap felt just right. The little kitty arched its back and hopped out of the cardboard box. Now Chance wondered what was next. He got his answer when two little kids zipped around the corner.

 

“A box!” The little girl said. “I know just what to do!”

 

“I have an idea too,” the little boy said.

 

“We can take turns,” the little girl suggested.

 

“OK, play rock, scissors, paper to figure out whose idea is first?” the boy added.

 

“OK,” said the little girl.

Today’s Meditation: Today, enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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 “Anything Is Possible” 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 “Anything Is Possible!” 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!

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!

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

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!