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!

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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
510. Searching for Treasure: a meditation and relaxing story for children

510. Searching for Treasure: a meditation and relaxing story for children

Mia and Max have a treasure hunt – and Max is helping Mia practice her reading!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:05

Searching for Treasure Excerpt:

Mia knocked on her brother’s bedroom door.  Max opened the door a crack, peeked out and when he saw it was Mia, exclaimed, “Not yet, Mia, not yet!” 

 

“How much longer?” Mia asked.  She felt like she had been waiting FOREVER, when in fact, she had only been waiting about 15 minutes.  

 

“Soon, probably another 15 minutes.” Max replied, shutting his bedroom door quickly.

 

Mia sighed and headed towards her bedroom.  She picked up her T-Rex and Stegosaurus and pretended to have them play tag on her bookshelf.  Soon she had the dinosaurs leaping off a pretend waterfall, swimming to a pretend shore, and hopping on her fire engine to go save the town from a big fire.  She was so busy playing make believe that she didn’t realize how fast the time had passed.  Before she knew it, Max appeared in her doorway.

 

“Ok, Mia, it’s ready!”  he exclaimed with excitement.

 

“It is?” Mia replied, dropping her dinosaurs.  

 

“Yes!” Said Max. “You can begin.”

 

“How do I get started?  Mia asked.

 

“Here, look at this.”  Max said as he handed Mia a piece of colored paper folded in half with a big number 1 on the outside.  “This is your first clue in the treasure hunt!” Max explained. “That’s why it’s numbered one.  Unfold the paper and read the clue, and that will tell you where to find the next clue!” 

 

“Ok!” Mia exclaimed.  She was very excited to do a treasure hunt but also nervous about having to read the clues.  She was just learning how to read and wasn’t sure how to sound out all the words yet. 

 

Max was excited for his little sister and hopeful he had created the treasure hunt the right way.  This was his first time creating a treasure hunt.  Their mom had created ones for him, when he was Mia’s age, to help him learn to read, and now it was his turn to help Mia in the same way.

Today’s Meditation: Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.

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 “Searching for Treasure,” 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 “Searching for Treasure!” 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 with us today!
506. Sweep Sweep and Away! A relaxing bedtime story for kids

506. Sweep Sweep and Away! A relaxing bedtime story for kids

Skipper Street Sweeper and his driver Marta clean the streets all around town.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:07

Sweep Sweep and Away! Excerpt:

Skipper the Street Sweeper was a happy fellow.  He just loved cleaning the streets of Ahway Island and keeping the island beautiful for everyone to enjoy.  And today was a very exciting day! It was the first of the month, which meant he was going to sweep over by the school and the library, as well as the post office and the grocery store.  There usually were very interesting things to see and sweep away when he was cleaning in town.

 

It was bright and early morning when Marta opened the overhead door to the garage where Skipper was waiting.  Marta was his driver and he thought she was such fun to work with.  While she was driving, Marta liked to listen to really peppy, cheerful music and Skipper loved the music too.  Or sometimes, Marta would just sing or hum a melody and she had such a pretty voice.

 

Marta also would wave hello to everyone they passed while cleaning the streets.  All the friendly waves back made Skipper feel really appreciated.

 

“Ready to go, buddy?” Marta called as she patted Skipper’s hood. Skipper was so excited he wanted to shout “yes” from the rooftops.  He knew exactly what was going to happen next.

 

Marta hopped into the driver’s seat and rolled down the window of the cab. Skipper’s engine roared to life with a loud VROOOOMMMM and soon they were rolling forward, out of the garage and into the sunlight. Skipper just loved the tickly rumble his engine made.

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 “Sweep Sweep and Away!” 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 “Sweep Sweep and Away!” 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.

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


Thank you for listening with us today!
502. A Celebration on Ahway Island: a relaxation & conclusion of our special celebration story

502. A Celebration on Ahway Island: a relaxation & conclusion of our special celebration story

Everyone on Ahway Island brings a treasure to share at a big party celebrating friendship!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:21

A Celebration on Ahway Island Excerpt:

The sun shone brightly on Ahway Island. The sky was perfectly blue. The ocean waves were gentle. The breeze gently caused the trees and flowers to sway. It was as if the entire island was ready for a wonderful day.

 

And indeed, everyone on the island was ready for a wonderful day. Today was the day of the big Ahway Island celebration party!

 

Dragon woke up gently. Something felt special already. Eyes opening, and taking a big stretch, Dragon sat up and looked around. What was happening today? Something big, and something special. Oh yes! All of a sudden, Dragon remembered. Today was the day of the big Ahway Island party!

 

Quickly getting up, Dragon hurried outside. Oh yes, it was a gorgeous day, perfect for an outdoor celebration. Everyone had been asked to find a treasure to bring to the party to share with everyone else. Dragon’s treasure was strawberries, which would be picked from a small clearing not too far from the cave. Dragon would go pick them now to have plenty of time before the party.

 

Taking deep Dragon Breaths, savoring the fragrant morning air, Dragon walked quickly to the clearing where the strawberries were growing. Reaching the clearing, Dragon looked around for something to put the berries into after they were picked. Oh, that would be perfect – a great big banana plant leaf!

Today’s Meditation: Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.

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 “A Celebration on Ahway Island,” 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 Celebration on Ahway Island!” 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.

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


Thank you for listening with us today!
500. The Treasure Hunt: a meditation & extra-special celebratory story

500. The Treasure Hunt: a meditation & extra-special celebratory story

Everyone on Ahway Island is preparing for a big celebration by finding a treasure to bring to the party. What will Dragon bring?

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:14

The Treasure Hunt Excerpt:

It was a glorious morning on Ahway Island. The temperature was warm but not hot, the breeze was refreshing but not cold, and the sky was sunny but still sprinkled with white clouds. In the cozy cave, Dragon slowly woke up and stretched, taking a deep Dragon Breath in and out (deep breath). This was a very special day indeed, Dragon remembered. There was going to be an extra-special party the following afternoon in the big clearing in the middle of the Forest – a party celebrating the entire Ahway Island Family! Everyone had been asked to find a “treasure” – some little, special thing that could be brought to the party for everyone to enjoy.

 

After fully awakening, Dragon headed out of the cave and into the bright sunshine. What a gorgeous day! A crisp breeze rustled through the trees. Dragon breathed in the fresh, fragrant air, smiling. But what was that? Carried on the breeze was a sound – the sound of singing! After a moment of careful listening, Dragon recognized the voices. It was Freeda, Fernando, and Felicity Frog! They were singing in harmony about the upcoming party, to remind all the animals in the forest to be sure to attend. 

 

“An Ahway Island Celebration!” they sang. “Join our friends in jubilation! Bring a treasure then to share and show each other that you care!” 

 

Suddenly, Dragon saw something move in a nearby tree as Gerry Robin landed on a branch. She waved a wing at Dragon and sang out:

 

“Just bring a little something, anything at all; everyone is welcome, answer to the call!”

Today’s Meditation: Rest among the twinkling stars with today’s 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 “The Treasure Hunt,” 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 “The Treasure Hunt!” 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!

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 listening with us today!