182. A Train Ride: a bedtime story and guided meditation for kids

182. A Train Ride: a bedtime story and guided meditation for kids

Billy and Emily are excited to ride the sparkling train. What will they see?

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 “A Train Ride” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:52

A Train Ride Excerpt:

The doors slid open with a whoosh.  Emily and Billy stepped aboard the sparkling train. Their heads turned as they took note of every little detail.  Emily had already pointed out the dark blue solar paint on the train twinkling like the stars in the night sky.  Billy smiled at his little sister and asked.  “Where should we sit?”

 

“How about right here!” She said, enthusiastically pointing to a seat about halfway through the train. Then she bowed and motioned for her brother to sit by the window. 

 

“Thanks Emily, but you’re shorter than me.  So, if you sit by the window, both of us will be able to see.” Billy said.

 

“OK!” Emily said and slid into her spot. Their parents smiled knowingly at each other and sat down in the seat behind them.  Then the train slowly began to roll forward.  “We’re moving!” Emily exclaimed.

 

“Look! We’re going up to the elevated tracks!” Billy said.

 

“I’m so excited! I better take some deep dragon breaths!”  Emily said.

 

“Me too!”  Billy said, and with that they both took a deep breath in and out. “How are you?” Billy asked his little sister.  She squealed with excitement “I need another dragon breath!”

 

“OK, me too!”  Billy said through a gigantic smile, and they both took a deep breath in and out.

 

There was a giggle from their parents as Emily asked her brother “Are you ready now?” 

 

“Let’s take one more deep dragon breath.”  He suggested, and they did.

 

“That’s better.” Emily said still smiling widely. “Oh! Look outside!  The forest is beautiful!” It was.  The needles on the fir trees fluttered as the train passed.  Emily could see sunshine streaming through the branches of the trees decorating the ground like a lace tablecloth.

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 “A Train Ride,” 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?

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In the press:

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

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!

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 your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
181. Imagine This! A meditation and story for your bedtime routine

181. Imagine This! A meditation and story for your bedtime routine

Chance the Cardboard box is ready for his next adventure! What will the kids imagine 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 “Imagine This!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:49

Imagine This! Excerpt:

The little kitty purred, happily resting in the cardboard box.  Its soft fur tickled Chance and he giggled.  The cardboard box felt curious, wondering where the kids’ powerful imaginations would take him today.  He heard their laughter growing louder, and guessed he would find out soon. 

 

“Ready for the continuing adventures of the changing cardboard box?” the boy asked his sister.

 

“I’m ready if you are.” She said. “You get to use your idea first.  Since I went first last time.”  The box thought that was pretty nice, and wondered what the boy’s idea was.

 

“OK!” the boy said, “Hop on board the express train.”

 

“Where are we going?” The little girl asked.

 

“You’ll see.” The boy replied.

 

With that the boy and girl hopped into the box.  Chance did his best train impersonation as they rolled out of the station.  The carpet around him slowly faded away, and Chance could see train tracks lying in front.  He heard chug a chug a chug a chug choo choo, and felt the breeze flowing by.  Wherever they were headed would be magical. The cardboard box knew that much. Chance was chugging along his track when the magical door appeared in front of him, just as it had before.

 

“There it is!” The little girl exclaimed.

Today’s Meditation: Rest among the twinkling stars with today’s meditation.

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 “Imagine This!” 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 “Imagine This!” 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.

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 your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!
179. Do You Need Help? A kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

179. Do You Need Help? A kid’s mindful story and guided relaxation

Riley and Rebel meet another raccoon, Rob. How will the three raccoons get along?

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 “Do You Need Help?” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:10

Do You Need Help? Excerpt:

Stars twinkled against the crisp blue background of the night sky.  The moon was full and bright.  Its light sparkled off the rippling waters of the stream.  Riley and Rebel watched as the moon’s reflection danced on the surface of the water.  They laughed as they noticed their faces wiggling in the rippling surface.  Then the raccoons saw another face. 

 

“Hi!” 

 

Rebel and Riley jumped and turned to see the newcomer.

 

“I’m Rob!”  The new raccoon said smiling widely at them.

 

“Oh Hi, I’m Riley and this is Rebel.” Riley said.  

 

“What brings you to the stream?” Rob asked. 

 

Rebel replied, “We were thinking about getting a snack, and so we figured we should wash up first.”  

 

“That’s a good idea!” Rob said.  “Can I join you?”

 

“Sure,” Rebel said.  And the three raccoons bent over the rushing water to wash their paws.  One, two, Rebel dipped his front paws into the stream.  Three, four, Riley began to wash his paws.  Five, Rob dipped his front paw in the stream and allowed the water to flow over it.  Rebel and Riley looked at each other and then at Rob.  Lots of emotions tumbled through their minds as they realized that Rob only had three paws.  The two raccoons felt surprised, sad, and a little nervous at first.  “Would you like us to bring you a snack?  Rebel asked.

Today’s Meditation: Rest among the twinkling stars with today’s meditation.

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 “Do You Need Help?” 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 “Do You Need Help?” 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.

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

We’re included in 8 Snow Day Activities That the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

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!

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island!