458. Fresh from the Garden: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

458. Fresh from the Garden: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Rob the Raccoon realizes that Nutsy and Peanut the Squirrels haven’t had any of the vegetables. Since the squirrels shared a lot of the seeds for the garden, the raccoons search for them to share the delicious vegetables.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:05

Fresh from the Garden Excerpt:

As he relaxed, it occurred to Rob that Nutsy and Peanut, the squirrels, were nowhere to be found. The little raccoon knew that they would enjoy the vegetables too.

 

He spoke up, “Has anyone seen Nutsy and Peanut?”

 

Rebel and Riley stopped for a moment to think. Then Rebel said, “No, I don’t think I’ve seen them today.”

 

Rob said, “We should let them know about the vegetables. They brought a lot of the seeds for the garden. They should have some of the vegetables, too.”

 

Riley nodded and said, “Let’s go look for them.” And with that the three raccoons headed into the forest to find their friends. They headed first to the old oak tree, where the squirrels liked to nap.

 

Rebel called up, “Nutsy? Peanut?”

 

With no response, Rob hurried up the tree as fast as his three legs would carry him. He knocked on the trunk next to their nest, but no answer.

 

I don’t think they’re here.” He called down to his friends.

Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you 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 “Fresh from the Garden,” 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 “Fresh from the Garden!” 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 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.

Thank you for being calm with us on Ahway Island!
458. Fresh from the Garden: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

450. Terrific Tree: a short story and meditation for kids

Peanut and Nutsy the Squirrels check on the acorn they planted. Has it grown since they saw it last?

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 9:39

Terrific Tree Excerpt:

Peanut the Squirrel sat on a sturdy branch next to the trunk of the oak tree. She sniffed the air as a breeze circled around her and ruffled her fur. The leaves whistled as the wind danced around them. The red squirrel took a deep dragon breath, in and out,  wondering where her friend Nutsy was. He would enjoy the refreshing breeze too.

 

Just then, Peanut heard a rustling of leaves. She looked up in time to see Nutsy tumbling down through the branches. Nutsy rolled to a stop at her feet.

 

“Whoops!” he said as he stood up. “I guess I missed that branch by a little bit. It’s good I have lightning quick reflexes.”

 

Peanut giggled and shook her head. “If you would slow down just a little Nutsy, you wouldn’t fall through the tree so often. But I’m glad you’re here. Isn’t the breeze wonderful?”

 

As an answer to her comment the breeze circled the two squirrels, fluffing up their fur.

Today’s Meditation: Feel your muscles relax as you check in with your body from head to toe.

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 “Terrific Tree” 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 “Terrific Tree!” 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!

Thank you for being calm with us on Ahway Island!
413. A Perfect Evening: a short story and meditation for kids

413. A Perfect Evening: a short story and meditation for kids

Prince Grey Kitty enjoys watching the world through the big front window.

Narrator: Female
Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:10
A Perfect Evening Excerpt:
Prince Grey Kitty watched from the front window as the bright sun moved ever closer to the horizon, streaks of radiant orange and pink light filtering through the clouds. This was Prince Grey’s favorite place to watch the world go by. He enjoyed watching the colors of the world change throughout the seasons, and he was always entertained by the antics of the outdoor animals. His favorite activity was watching a beautiful sunset. This was a really good one tonight!
But suddenly, Prince Grey was distracted from the beauty of the sky. A flash of fur dashed in front of him. Nutsy and Peanut Squirrel were at it again! Interrupting the serenity of the quiet evening, they zipped back and forth across the yard, squeaking and grunting at each other. Once in a while they’d stop their wild chase to gather a seed from the ground. Then they’d begin again, crisscrossing each other’s paths, and somersaulting over each other, until Prince Grey was almost dizzy watching them race all over the yard.

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 “A Perfect Evening” 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 Perfect Evening!” 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!