508. Which One Fun: a calming children’s story

508. Which One Fun: a calming children’s story

Bobbi and Blanca Butterfly find some tasty wildflowers on a beautiful morning on Ahway Island.

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:45

Which One Fun Excerpt:

Bobbi Butterfly stretched her wings in the early morning sun.  A gentle breeze rustled through the leaves signaling another beautiful day on Ahway Island. The air held a sweet scent.  Bobbi fluttered up into the breeze, curious to find the source of the scent.  As she flitted back and forth, this way and that, the scent got stronger and stronger until she came upon a beautiful meadow of wildflowers. 

 

What a glorious sight it was!  Tall yellow flowers waved in the wind as short purple flowers fluttered close to the ground.  In the middle were bright pink flowers that reflected the sunshine.  Bobbi landed on one of the pink flowers and tasted the nectar inside. It was absolutely delicious.  As she took another taste, another butterfly flitted by and landed on one of the purple flowers next to Bobbi’s pink one.  It was Blanca, Bobbi’s best friend.  

 

“Good Morning, Blanca” Bobbi called cheerfully.

 

“Bobbi! It’s you! Good morning!” Blanca replied.

 

“Isn’t it a lovely day?” Bobbi asked.

 

“Oh yes!” exclaimed Blanca.  

 

“What shall we do today?” Bobbi wondered out loud.

 

Blanca’s eyes were twinkling with excitement. “I had an idea.  Why don’t we taste as many flowers as possible and figure out which one has the sweetest nectar?”  

 

Both butterflies were very hungry, so this idea was very appealing.

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 “Which One Fun” 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 “Which One Fun!” 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!

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 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 listening with us today!
504. A Beautiful Flight: a soothing story and children’s meditation

504. A Beautiful Flight: a soothing story and children’s meditation

It’s a beautiful day and Hazen Hawk enjoys the scenery during a peaceful flight around Ahway Island.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:16

A Beautiful Flight Excerpt:

It was a calm morning. The sun’s light was softened by the blanket of clouds covering the sky. Dew drops speckled the bright green grass, the petals of the white and yellow daisies, and the trees. With a yawn, Hazen Hawk opened his eyes and looked around the branches of the great oak tree in which he had slept so peacefully the night before.

 

Hazen stretched his wings out, gently brushing the leaves of the tree.

 

Water droplets fell off the leaves and onto a squirrel sitting below. The squirrel shook his tail, trying to stay dry, and looked up at Hazen, slightly annoyed.

 

“Uh…Hazen!” called the squirrel! “Excuse me, but…you got water all over me!”

 

“Oh no, I’m sorry!” replied Hazen, apologetically. “I didn’t mean to! I guess there’s a lot of dew on the trees this morning! My feathers are pretty wet, too. Sorry about that!”

 

“It’s okay,” said the squirrel with a smile. “I’ll dry off – it’s supposed to get warm out today! Have a nice day flying!”

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you send kind energy to your heart.

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 Beautiful Flight,” 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 Beautiful Flight!” 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.

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!

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!