Be Calm on Ahway Island Bedtime Stories podcast

Be Calm on Ahway Island Bedtime Stories

Relax and enjoy the calm retreat of Ahway Island Bedtime Stories. Original children’s stories for nap time, bedtime and any time it’s relax time!

Relax and enjoy the calm retreat of Ahway Island Bedtime Stories. Original children’s stories for nap time, bedtime and any time it’s relax time!

 

#31

826. The Memory Palace: a short story and meditation for kids

Eddie has an assignment to memorize a list of 10 animals! How will he remember them all? Narrator: Male Story Begins: 3:55 Plans for Planting Excerpt: It was a cool, cloudy day on Ahway Island. The birds circled the neighborhood, searching for trees to nest in, and the squirrels diligently hunted nuts to stow away. The trees shook from the wind, and leaves began to release from their branches. Eddie De Souza returned to his classroom from recess and sat at his desk, ready to receive his homework for the day. He looked at the board at the front of the classroom and saw the words “Memory Test” written in bright blue. Today’s Meditation: Enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach. 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] (http://patreon.com/ahwayisland) . 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 2 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and extra episodes every other month! Are you and your children enjoying our stories and self-soothing meditations? Looking for ways 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 “ [Happy Dragon] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/happy-dragon-emotional-regulation/) ” 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] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) , please [visit] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) our [website] (http://ahwayisland.com) . In the press: Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in [this feature] (https://globalcomment.com/podcast-showcase-be-calm-on-ahway-island/) from [Global Comment] (https://globalcomment.com/) ! Zzz! [The Boston Globe] (https://www.bostonglobe.com) recommends “Be Calm on Ahway Island” as as one of “ [Eight Podcasts That Could Help You Get Some Sleep] (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/30/lifestyle/eight-podcasts-that-could-help-you-get-some-sleep/) .” [SheKnows] (https://www.sheknows.com/) recommends us as as [a podcast you and your kids will love!] (https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/slideshow/2111139/podcasts-for-kids/) [Digital Trends] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/) warns listeners that “ [you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-podcasts-for-kids/) ” Yay! Thanks for being here with us on Ahway Island! ... Read more

20 hrs Ago

16 MINS

16:37

20 hrs Ago


#30

402. Tumbling Tabby: a children’s bedtime story and meditation

Grubby Kitty discovers packing peanuts — and makes a mess! But Dad is very patient. Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new stories this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Tumbling Tabby,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday! Narrator: Male Story Begins: 8:16 Tumbling Tabby Excerpt: The afternoon sun poured through the big kitchen window onto the shelf placed under the window. The shelf was covered with some pretty fabric with flowers on it; Mom had put the fabric on the shelf to protect the shelf from scratches, but Grubby Kitty liked to think that she had put it there just for him, because it made a very cozy place to sleep. Grubby Kitty had discovered this wonderful napping location quite recently, and so this afternoon, like every other afternoon for the last two weeks, Grubby was curled up on the fabric, taking a nap in the warmth of the sun. But suddenly, ding-dong! The front doorbell rang. Grubby woke up with a shake. From the other room, he heard Dad walk to the door, open it, and shout out “thank you!” Grubby was a little startled at first, as he had been deeply asleep and the noise surprised him. But he took a couple of big Dragon Breaths and felt much better. He stretched and yawned. Now he was wide awake and felt like exploring. Who had been at the door? 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 “ [Magical Chair] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/magical-chair-acceptance/) ” 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. You can search for stories by Learning Message, Character Type, or Narrator Type on our [Episodes] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/episodes/) page. To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our [team] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) , please visit our [About] (http://ahwayisland.com/about) page, or check out our [FAQs] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/faq/) . 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] (http://patreon.com/ahwayisland) . 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 “Tumbling Tabby.” 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] (https://www.facebook.com/ahwayisland/) ,  [Twitter,] (https://twitter.com/AhwayIsland) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ahwayisland/) ) to help us bring our original stories with positive messages to even more listeners! Be Calm on Ahway Island is on Kinzoo Messenger! Be Calm on Ahway Island is now part of the Kinzoo Messenger app as a special experience called a Path! In Kinzoo, Paths are unique interactive stories and engaging activities you can explore on your device. We’ve reimagined some of your favorite Be Calm on Ahway Island episodes as Paths on Kinzoo, providing a whole new way to experience our calming stories. It’s like having a journey through Ahway Island right at your fingertips! Click [here] (https://www.kinzoo.com/kinzoo-messenger) to find out more! In the press: [Digital Trends] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/) warns listeners that [“you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.”] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-podcasts-for-kids/) Yay! We’re honored that the website of [Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems] (https://www.svchs.com/) includes us on their list of [Technology to Boost Mental Health.] (https://www.svchs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Technology-to-Boost-Mental-Health-for-Kids.pdf) [Jooki] (https://jooki.rocks/) recommends [us as an outstanding podcast] (https://jooki.rocks/blogs/news/top-27-best-podcasts-for-kids) for preschoolers. We’re reaching listeners internationally! [Sassy Mama Hong Kong] (https://www.sassymamahk.com/health-wellness-make-peace-new-year/) included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, [Sassy Mama Singapore] (https://www.sassymamasg.com/) recommends [us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home] (https://www.sassymamasg.com/the-best-podcasts-for-kids-when-youre-staying-home-avoiding-screen-time/) , and [Haven Magazine Australia] (https://www.havenmagazine.com.au/) included [us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.] (https://www.havenmagazine.com.au/take-it-slow-these-school-holidays/) Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of [School Library Journal] (https://www.slj.com/) for listing us as one of [“8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”] (https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=8-Podcasts-To-Encourage-Mindfulness-Kidcasts-librarians) We hope today’s story left you with a smile. See you soon on Ahway Island! ... Read more

17 May 2024

20 MINS

20:35

17 May 2024


#29

825. Possum Playdate: a children’s relaxing story and meditation

Petunia Possum feels a bit shy when meeting new friends. How will she react to meeting Morgan Mole? Narrator: Female Story Begins: 3:26 Possum Playdate Excerpt: The soft glow of moonlight blanketed the Ahway Island Forest. The leaves of the trees shimmered in the moon’s gentle silver light. Fireflies twinkled amidst their branches. The air was filled with the soothing sounds of chirping crickets and the occasional hoot of an owl. It was a truly beautiful evening. Petunia Possum had just awoken from her sleep. With a yawn and a stretch, she poked her head out from the hole in the tree stump that was her home and looked around.  Petunia decided it was a lovely evening for a walk. Today’s Meditation: Love flows through you in this meditation as you imagine a baby fawn and mama deer. 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] (http://patreon.com/ahwayisland) . 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 2 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and extra episodes every other month! Are you and your children enjoying our stories and self-soothing meditations? Looking for ways 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 “ [Happy Dragon] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/happy-dragon-emotional-regulation/) ” 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] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) , please [visit] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) our [website] (http://ahwayisland.com) . In the press: Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in [this feature] (https://globalcomment.com/podcast-showcase-be-calm-on-ahway-island/) from [Global Comment] (https://globalcomment.com/) ! Zzz! [The Boston Globe] (https://www.bostonglobe.com) recommends “Be Calm on Ahway Island” as as one of “ [Eight Podcasts That Could Help You Get Some Sleep] (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/30/lifestyle/eight-podcasts-that-could-help-you-get-some-sleep/) .” [SheKnows] (https://www.sheknows.com/) recommends us as as [a podcast you and your kids will love!] (https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/slideshow/2111139/podcasts-for-kids/) [Digital Trends] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/) warns listeners that “ [you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-podcasts-for-kids/) ” Yay! We’re so glad you could join us today on Ahway Island. See you again soon! ... Read more

15 May 2024

15 MINS

15:32

15 May 2024


#28

823. Drifting Dandelion: a story and guided meditation for kids

Fionn the dandelion seed goes on an unexpected journey through the air. Where will he land? Narrator: Female Story Begins: 3:50 Drifting Dandelion Excerpt: It was a cool, sunny morning in the Ahway Island forest. The calm creek trickled water downstream. Birds chirped playfully, coasting from tree to tree, and the sun shined brightly. A gentle breeze carried the aroma of local wildflowers. In the thick, green grass, a bed of once bright yellow dandelions had transformed into a blanket of white, fuzzy seeds clustered together around each flowerhead in the shape of snowballs. Among the hundreds of seeds was Fionn, who was just now seeing the beauty of the forest for the first time. As Fionn opened his eyes, he gasped as he took in the beauty of the world he had only heard until now. The sapphire sky contrasted brilliantly against the verdant canopy of the forest made Fionn sigh in awe. Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you imagine a baby elephant and its mama. 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] (http://patreon.com/ahwayisland) . 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 2 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and extra episodes every other month! Are you and your children enjoying our stories and self-soothing meditations? Looking for ways 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 “ [Happy Dragon] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/happy-dragon-emotional-regulation/) ” 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] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) , please [visit] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) our [website] (http://ahwayisland.com) . In the press: Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in [this feature] (https://globalcomment.com/podcast-showcase-be-calm-on-ahway-island/) from [Global Comment] (https://globalcomment.com/) ! Zzz! [The Boston Globe] (https://www.bostonglobe.com) recommends “Be Calm on Ahway Island” as as one of “ [Eight Podcasts That Could Help You Get Some Sleep] (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/30/lifestyle/eight-podcasts-that-could-help-you-get-some-sleep/) .” [SheKnows] (https://www.sheknows.com/) recommends us as as [a podcast you and your kids will love!] (https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/slideshow/2111139/podcasts-for-kids/) [Digital Trends] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/) warns listeners that “ [you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-podcasts-for-kids/) ” Yay! We’ll be back with more, soon. Thank you for being here! ... Read more

13 May 2024

16 MINS

16:18

13 May 2024


#27

400. Bot Basics: a mindful story and meditation

Billy and Emily figure out how to communicate with Roly the Robot. 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 “Bot Basics,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday! Narrator: Male Story Begins: 8:55 Bot Basics Excerpt: Light filled the living room as the curtains opened. The little robot charging on the table opened her eyes. Feeling refreshed and full of energy Roly slid off the charger. She hoped the kids had time to play today. Roly wanted to learn more. The little robot looked over to the quiet tablet, and then towards the sound of laughter spilling out of the hallway. From the sound of it, Roly figured the happy kids were coming her way. As she listened to Billy and Emily talking the little robot looked back at the tablet, still sitting peacefully. Roly wished she could understand what the kids were saying without a translator. Billy and Emily rushed over to the table. Billy picked up the tablet and said, “Good morning, Roly!” as he typed. Today’s Meditation: Today, enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach. 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 “ [Mystery Jug] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/mystery-jug-a-story-with-a-positive-message/) ” 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. You can search for stories by Learning Message, Character Type, or Narrator Type on our [Episodes] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/episodes/) page. To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our [team] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) , please visit our [About] (http://ahwayisland.com/about) page, or check out our [FAQs] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/faq/) . 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] (http://patreon.com/ahwayisland) . 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 “Bot Basics.” 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] (https://www.facebook.com/ahwayisland/) ,  [Twitter,] (https://twitter.com/AhwayIsland) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ahwayisland/) ) to help us bring our original stories with positive messages to even more listeners! Be Calm on Ahway Island is on Kinzoo Messenger! Be Calm on Ahway Island is now part of the Kinzoo Messenger app as a special experience called a Path! In Kinzoo, Paths are unique interactive stories and engaging activities you can explore on your device. We’ve reimagined some of your favorite Be Calm on Ahway Island episodes as Paths on Kinzoo, providing a whole new way to experience our calming stories. It’s like having a journey through Ahway Island right at your fingertips! Click [here] (https://www.kinzoo.com/kinzoo-messenger) to find out more! In the press: [Digital Trends] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/) warns listeners that [“you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.”] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-podcasts-for-kids/) Yay! We’re honored that the website of [Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems] (https://www.svchs.com/) includes us on their list of [Technology to Boost Mental Health.] (https://www.svchs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Technology-to-Boost-Mental-Health-for-Kids.pdf) [Jooki] (https://jooki.rocks/) recommends [us as an outstanding podcast] (https://jooki.rocks/blogs/news/top-27-best-podcasts-for-kids) for preschoolers. We’re reaching listeners internationally! [Sassy Mama Hong Kong] (https://www.sassymamahk.com/health-wellness-make-peace-new-year/) included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, [Sassy Mama Singapore] (https://www.sassymamasg.com/) recommends [us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home] (https://www.sassymamasg.com/the-best-podcasts-for-kids-when-youre-staying-home-avoiding-screen-time/) , and [Haven Magazine Australia] (https://www.havenmagazine.com.au/) included [us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.] (https://www.havenmagazine.com.au/take-it-slow-these-school-holidays/) Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of [School Library Journal] (https://www.slj.com/) for listing us as one of [“8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”] (https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=8-Podcasts-To-Encourage-Mindfulness-Kidcasts-librarians) Thanks for listening to our calming stories on Ahway Island. See you again next time! ... Read more

10 May 2024

15 MINS

15:26

10 May 2024


#26

822. Plans for Planting: an original short story for kids

Raj is excited to start planting in the community garden! What will he plant? Narrator: Male Story Begins: 3:50 Plans for Planting Excerpt: It was a crisp, sunny morning on Ahway Island. Birds chirped cheerily in the trees, singing their happy songs in the shining sun.  A gentle breeze swept past the windows of the Khanna house, carrying with it the last remaining chill of winter. Raj paced back and forth in the living room. He was feeling a bit impatient as he waited for his mother to finish getting ready for the morning.  His parents had signed up for a plot in the Ahway Island community garden, and today, Raj and his mother were going to go visit so they could start plating! Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine sunlight warming you as you lie in a grassy meadow. 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] (http://patreon.com/ahwayisland) . 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 2 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and extra episodes every other month! Are you and your children enjoying our stories and self-soothing meditations? 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 or Not?] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/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] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) , please [visit] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) our [website] (http://ahwayisland.com) . In the press: Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in [this feature] (https://globalcomment.com/podcast-showcase-be-calm-on-ahway-island/) from [Global Comment] (https://globalcomment.com/) ! Zzz! [The Boston Globe] (https://www.bostonglobe.com) recommends “Be Calm on Ahway Island” as as one of “ [Eight Podcasts That Could Help You Get Some Sleep] (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/30/lifestyle/eight-podcasts-that-could-help-you-get-some-sleep/) .” [SheKnows] (https://www.sheknows.com/) recommends us as as [a podcast you and your kids will love!] (https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/slideshow/2111139/podcasts-for-kids/) [Digital Trends] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/) warns listeners that “ [you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-podcasts-for-kids/) ” Yay! Thanks for tuning in. See you next time on Ahway Island! ... Read more

08 May 2024

18 MINS

18:02

08 May 2024


#25

821. Dragon Hiccups: a relaxation and story for your naptime routine

Dragon has some unexpected hiccups, and Peanut Squirrel tries to help find a cure. Narrator: Female Story Begins: 3:30 Dragon Hiccups Excerpt: In the Ahway Island Forest, a gentle breeze rustled the leaves of the trees as sunlight streamed through the branches, making delightful shadows on the ground. Dragon sat in the wild berry patch, picking berries and eating them. Dragon loved to eat berries, with their sweet bursts of flavor. As Dragon ate a handful of berries all at once, a funny sensation arose in Dragon’s midsection and throat. It caused Dragon to make a strange sound: “Hic!” After another moment, the same sensation happened a second time, and again Dragon made an involuntary sound: “hic!”. Dragon thought surely this sensation would stop, but at regular intervals, it continued. Dragon sat very still, unsure what was happening, or what to do. Today’s Meditation: Imagine that you are a graceful willow tree in today’s meditation. 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] (http://patreon.com/ahwayisland) . 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 2 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and extra episodes every other month! Are you and your children enjoying our stories and self-soothing meditations? 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 or Not?] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/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] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) , please [visit] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) our [website] (http://ahwayisland.com) . In the press: Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in [this feature] (https://globalcomment.com/podcast-showcase-be-calm-on-ahway-island/) from [Global Comment] (https://globalcomment.com/) ! Zzz! [The Boston Globe] (https://www.bostonglobe.com) recommends “Be Calm on Ahway Island” as as one of “ [Eight Podcasts That Could Help You Get Some Sleep] (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/30/lifestyle/eight-podcasts-that-could-help-you-get-some-sleep/) .” [SheKnows] (https://www.sheknows.com/) recommends us as as [a podcast you and your kids will love!] (https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/slideshow/2111139/podcasts-for-kids/) [Digital Trends] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/) warns listeners that “ [you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-podcasts-for-kids/) ” Yay! Thanks for taking a break with us on Ahway Island. See you soon! ... Read more

06 May 2024

17 MINS

17:06

06 May 2024


#24

399. Ready to Race: a meditation and kid’s tale

Brian and Winfield Wheelchair race Javier, Kumar, Ella, Alice and Anora at the park! 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 “Ready to Race,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday! Narrator: Male Story Begins: 9:25 Ready to Race Excerpt: Winfield the wheelchair waited patiently as Brian finished his lunch. The wheelchair felt excited for their upcoming race and hoped Brian would be ready to go soon. Once he and Brian helped clean up the kitchen, they rolled off to the race. Brian’s parents shouted, “Good Luck!” and “Have Fun!” and Brian replied, “Thanks!” as he and Winfield rolled quickly down the sidewalk. Brian and Winfield were the first ones to arrive the park with Javier following shortly after. “Ready?” He asked Brian. Today’s Meditation: Feel your muscles relax as you check in with your body from head to toe. Looking for ways 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 “ [Happy Dragon] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/happy-dragon-emotional-regulation/) ” 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. You can search for stories by Learning Message, Character Type, or Narrator Type on our [Episodes] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/episodes/) page. To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our [team] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) , please visit our [About] (http://ahwayisland.com/about) page, or check out our [FAQs] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/faq/) . 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] (http://patreon.com/ahwayisland) . 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 “Ready to Race.” 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] (https://www.facebook.com/ahwayisland/) ,  [Twitter,] (https://twitter.com/AhwayIsland) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ahwayisland/) ) to help us bring our original stories with positive messages to even more listeners! Be Calm on Ahway Island is on Kinzoo Messenger! Be Calm on Ahway Island is now part of the Kinzoo Messenger app as a special experience called a Path! In Kinzoo, Paths are unique interactive stories and engaging activities you can explore on your device. We’ve reimagined some of your favorite Be Calm on Ahway Island episodes as Paths on Kinzoo, providing a whole new way to experience our calming stories. It’s like having a journey through Ahway Island right at your fingertips! Click [here] (https://www.kinzoo.com/kinzoo-messenger) to find out more! In the press: [Digital Trends] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/) warns listeners that [“you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.”] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-podcasts-for-kids/) Yay! We’re honored that the website of [Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems] (https://www.svchs.com/) includes us on their list of [Technology to Boost Mental Health.] (https://www.svchs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Technology-to-Boost-Mental-Health-for-Kids.pdf) [Jooki] (https://jooki.rocks/) recommends [us as an outstanding podcast] (https://jooki.rocks/blogs/news/top-27-best-podcasts-for-kids) for preschoolers. We’re reaching listeners internationally! [Sassy Mama Hong Kong] (https://www.sassymamahk.com/health-wellness-make-peace-new-year/) included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, [Sassy Mama Singapore] (https://www.sassymamasg.com/) recommends [us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home] (https://www.sassymamasg.com/the-best-podcasts-for-kids-when-youre-staying-home-avoiding-screen-time/) , and [Haven Magazine Australia] (https://www.havenmagazine.com.au/) included [us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.] (https://www.havenmagazine.com.au/take-it-slow-these-school-holidays/) Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of [School Library Journal] (https://www.slj.com/) for listing us as one of [“8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”] (https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=8-Podcasts-To-Encourage-Mindfulness-Kidcasts-librarians) We’ll be back with more. Thank you for being here! ... Read more

03 May 2024

16 MINS

16:34

03 May 2024


#23

820. The Four-Letter Word: a soothing kid’s story when you need a break

Addae the African Grey Parrot tries to chose his words wisely when he finds out that some words are rude! Narrator: Male Story Begins: 4:01 The Four-Letter Word Excerpt: The Ahway Island Animal Shelter was a cozy haven for pets of all types. Furry, feathery, and scaly friends found love and care at the shelter while awaiting their forever homes. In the main room of the shelter perched a curious African Grey Parrot named Addae. On this particular day, Addae found himself looking out over the main room of the shelter.  It was sunny outside, and the big window at the front filled the room with a golden glow.  The nice weather meant the people of Ahway Island were out and about.  Often, they would pass by the shelter and take a peek at the animals through the window.  Sometimes, they would even stop in to play! Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine you are a baby penguin snuggled close to its papa. 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] (http://patreon.com/ahwayisland) . 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 2 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and extra episodes every other month! Are you and your children enjoying our stories and self-soothing meditations? 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 “ [Magical Chair] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/magical-chair-acceptance/) ” 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] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) , please [visit] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) our [website] (http://ahwayisland.com) . In the press: Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in [this feature] (https://globalcomment.com/podcast-showcase-be-calm-on-ahway-island/) from [Global Comment] (https://globalcomment.com/) ! Zzz! [The Boston Globe] (https://www.bostonglobe.com) recommends “Be Calm on Ahway Island” as as one of “ [Eight Podcasts That Could Help You Get Some Sleep] (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/30/lifestyle/eight-podcasts-that-could-help-you-get-some-sleep/) .” [SheKnows] (https://www.sheknows.com/) recommends us as as [a podcast you and your kids will love!] (https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/slideshow/2111139/podcasts-for-kids/) [Digital Trends] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/) warns listeners that “ [you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-podcasts-for-kids/) ” Yay! We hope you had a great time on Ahway Island. Until next time! ... Read more

01 May 2024

20 MINS

20:19

01 May 2024


#22

819. Dirt Mountain: a calming meditation and children’s story

When faced with a massive mountain of dirt, Drevan Dump Truck learns the importance of accepting help from friends. Narrator: Female Story Begins: 3:28 Dirt Mountain Excerpt: Drevan the dump truck awoke to the gentle hum of the garage door opening. He stretched his tires and smiled, wondering what the crew would do today. The little dump truck anticipated another day of exciting construction projects. The crew had finished their last project, so he guessed that today would bring something new. Drevan couldn’t wait to find out what it was! With a slight rattle, the garage door rolled up, section by section, and Drevan’s driver made her way inside. Drevan peered out into the construction yard. It was peaceful and quiet. No one was there yet. The little dump truck grinned; he loved being the first one out. The driver turned the key, and Drevan’s engine rumbled to life.  Drevan happily rolled out of the garage and patiently waited to see if any other vehicles would be joining him today. Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness. 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] (http://patreon.com/ahwayisland) . 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 2 different Membership Levels, all of which include access to our Archives and extra episodes every other month! Are you and your children enjoying our stories and self-soothing meditations? 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 “ [Mystery Jug] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/mystery-jug-a-story-with-a-positive-message/) ” 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] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) , please [visit] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) our [website] (http://ahwayisland.com) . In the press: Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in [this feature] (https://globalcomment.com/podcast-showcase-be-calm-on-ahway-island/) from [Global Comment] (https://globalcomment.com/) ! Zzz! [The Boston Globe] (https://www.bostonglobe.com) recommends “Be Calm on Ahway Island” as as one of “ [Eight Podcasts That Could Help You Get Some Sleep] (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/30/lifestyle/eight-podcasts-that-could-help-you-get-some-sleep/) .” [SheKnows] (https://www.sheknows.com/) recommends us as as [a podcast you and your kids will love!] (https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/slideshow/2111139/podcasts-for-kids/) [Digital Trends] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/) warns listeners that “ [you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-podcasts-for-kids/) ” Yay! We’re so glad you could join us today on Ahway Island. See you again soon! ... Read more

29 Apr 2024

16 MINS

16:21

29 Apr 2024


#21

397. Mysterious Mud: a story and relaxation for kids

Dragon steps outside after the rain has passed. After playing in the puddles the mysterious mud inspires Dragon and the raccoons to create. 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 “Mysterious Mud,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday! Narrator: Male Story Begins: 8:08 Mysterious Mud Excerpt: Sunshine flowed into Dragon’s cave until the light stretched over to Dragon’s bed. Feeling the warmth, Dragon’s eyelids fluttered open. Dragon smiled, happy to see the sun after last night’s storm. Then Dragon sat up and stretched, wondering what to do today. Stepping outside the cave, Dragon saw puddles everywhere. With a little smile, Dragon hopped into one and began splashing the water all around. Hearing the commotion, three raccoons climbed down their tree curious to see what was going on. Finding Dragon splashing in the puddles, Rebel raccoon immediately began to giggle and hurried to join in. Rob and Riley quickly followed. 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 them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like “ [Naptime or Not?] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/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. You can search for stories by Learning Message, Character Type, or Narrator Type on our [Episodes] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/episodes/) page. To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our [team] (http://ahwayisland.com/meet-our-team) , please visit our [About] (http://ahwayisland.com/about) page, or check out our [FAQs] (https://www.ahwayisland.com/faq/) . 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] (http://patreon.com/ahwayisland) . 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 “Mysterious Mud.” 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] (https://www.facebook.com/ahwayisland/) ,  [Twitter,] (https://twitter.com/AhwayIsland) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ahwayisland/) ) to help us bring our original stories with positive messages to even more listeners! Be Calm on Ahway Island is on Kinzoo Messenger! Be Calm on Ahway Island is now part of the Kinzoo Messenger app as a special experience called a Path! In Kinzoo, Paths are unique interactive stories and engaging activities you can explore on your device. We’ve reimagined some of your favorite Be Calm on Ahway Island episodes as Paths on Kinzoo, providing a whole new way to experience our calming stories. It’s like having a journey through Ahway Island right at your fingertips! Click [here] (https://www.kinzoo.com/kinzoo-messenger) to find out more! In the press: [Digital Trends] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/) warns listeners that [“you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.”] (https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-podcasts-for-kids/) Yay! We’re honored that the website of [Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems] (https://www.svchs.com/) includes us on their list of [Technology to Boost Mental Health.] (https://www.svchs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Technology-to-Boost-Mental-Health-for-Kids.pdf) [Jooki] (https://jooki.rocks/) recommends [us as an outstanding podcast] (https://jooki.rocks/blogs/news/top-27-best-podcasts-for-kids) for preschoolers. We’re reaching listeners internationally! [Sassy Mama Hong Kong] (https://www.sassymamahk.com/health-wellness-make-peace-new-year/) included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, [Sassy Mama Singapore] (https://www.sassymamasg.com/) recommends [us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home] (https://www.sassymamasg.com/the-best-podcasts-for-kids-when-youre-staying-home-avoiding-screen-time/) , and [Haven Magazine Australia] (https://www.havenmagazine.com.au/) included [us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.] (https://www.havenmagazine.com.au/take-it-slow-these-school-holidays/) Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of [School Library Journal] (https://www.slj.com/) for listing us as one of [“8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”] (https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=8-Podcasts-To-Encourage-Mindfulness-Kidcasts-librarians) Thanks for taking a break with us on Ahway Island. See you soon! ... Read more

26 Apr 2024

14 MINS

14:56

26 Apr 2024