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

801. Forest Finds: a calming bedtime and nap time story with a positive message

Andy and his dad go on a hike and try to find all the animals and plants on Andy’s list. Narrator: Male Story Begins: 3:51 Forest Finds Excerpt: It was a beautiful day on Ahway Island. Sunlight shimmered on the leaves of the trees. The birds twittered in song as they soared through the air on the warm summer breeze.  Butterflies fluttered from flower to flower in the lush green yards of the neighborhood. Andy sat on the porch of his front yard absentmindedly watching the birds dip and swoop. His eyes lowered and he noticed a dog in the yard across the street digging a hole in the ground. Andy was waiting for his dad outside. They were going to go on an adventure in the forest today. Andy had been learning about plants and animals at school, and he was excited to see what they could find in the forest.  He even had a list of things he was hoping to see on their hike. 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 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? 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! We appreciate your presence on Ahway Island. Stay tuned for more! ... Read more

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#30

388. A Good Idea: a calming bedtime story for children

Winfield and Brian are ready for wheel fun! With the new wheelchair wheels they are ready to play anywhere. 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 Good Idea,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday! Narrator: Female Story Begins: 10:16 A Good Idea Excerpt: “I think we should have a race.” Javier said with a smile. Winfield the wheelchair listened as the group of friends talked. “Yeah! That would be fun! Let’s race now.” Alice stood up, grinning and ready to go. “I don’t know.” Brian said, looking at Winfield’s big chunky wheels. “We’re kind of set up for rolling off road right now. Winfield’s other wheels are better for racing.” “I suppose we can wait until tomorrow.” Alice said, as she sat back down. 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 “A Good Idea.” 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 you had a great time on Ahway Island. Until next time! ... Read more

23 Feb 2024

17 MINS

17:21

23 Feb 2024


#29

800. Shiny Adventure: a mindful story and meditation for kids

Saira Sand Crab and Sandy Seagull uncover a mysterious piece of sea glass on the beach! Narrator: Female Story Begins: 3:43 Shiny Adventure Excerpt: It was a warm and breezy spring day on Ahway Island. The sun peeked out from behind scattered clouds. All along the beach, the waves crashed like cymbals on the shore and the aroma of salt water danced across the sand. Saira Sand Crab and Sandy Seagull were wandering up and down the coast searching for shiny treasures, which they called “shinies”. Ever since Sandy had arrived on Ahway Island, she and Saira would spend their days together, investigating the coastline, seeing what goodies they could discover and add to their ever-growing collection. They made a great team! Sandy would soar above the beach, using her keen eyesight to spot shinies poking out of the sand and she would call out to Saira on the ground below to investigate. 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 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? 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’re grateful for your time on Ahway Island. See you for the next story! ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

17 MINS

17:58

21 Feb 2024


#28

799. Soft and Loud: a calming story and meditation for bedtime

Clara Clarinet learns the importance of listening when she meets Portia Piano. Narrator: Female Story Begins: 3:18 Soft and Loud Excerpt: It was a bright weekend morning on Ahway Island. Sunlight streamed through the leaves on the trees as a trio of sparrows flitted through the neighborhood. In the cheerful Olsen-Mueller house, Clara Clarinet was resting quietly in her cozy case that sat on the bookshelf in Lisa’s room. Clara had been given to Lisa on Lisa’s last birthday, and Clara loved when Lisa made music with her. The house had been silent for quite some time, and the peacefulness had lulled Clara to sleep.  From her slumber, Clara heard footsteps and noises in the other room, and she instantly popped awake. A pair of familiar footsteps that Clara recognized became louder, and Clara knew that Lisa was nearby! 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 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? 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 enjoyed your visit to Ahway Island. Come back anytime! ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

16 MINS

16:32

19 Feb 2024


#27

386. Catching Kindness: a children’s bedtime story and meditation

Holly the green airplane has a great idea! She wants to spread the feeling of love and kindness across the island. How will she do it? 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 “Catching Kindness,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday! Narrator: Male Story Begins: 8:11 Catching Kindness Excerpt: Holly the green airplane rolled out of the hangar to catch a glimpse of the sky. Clouds formed a continuous fluffy blanket that dimmed the sun’s light to a soft glow. Holly sighed. “Oh well, it can’t be sunny all the time.” she thought. Then Holly felt the peace and calm the clouds carried with them. “Yes, the sparkling sunshine was nice, and so were the clouds.” the green plane decided. She smiled as she observed the airport vehicles. Everyone rolled by slowly. Some even grumbled as they looked up at the clouds. Holly’s eyes sparkled as an idea sparked a plan. Today would be the great day to spread some kindness around the island, starting with the other planes. The green airplane simply smiled as she passed Hawk, the red airplane. As Hawk caught Holly’s smile, the corners of his mouth started to turn up until the red plane smiled broadly back. Holly continued to smile at everyone she saw, and when she rolled past Herb, the yellow airplane, she stopped to say, “Hi Herb! Thank you for your help watering the fields the other day. I learned a lot!” Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you from head to toe. 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 “Catching Kindness.” 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 see you next time on Ahway Island! ... Read more

16 Feb 2024

18 MINS

18:05

16 Feb 2024


#26

798. Shapes in the Stars: a soothing meditation and bedtime story

Callie and her parents have an evening of dancing and imagination under a bright, starry sky. Narrator: Male Story Begins: 3:45 Shapes in the Stars Excerpt: It was a beautiful evening on Ahway Island. The sky above was clear and cloudless, gradually fading from a vibrant blue, to a soft orange, to a gentle pink. The weather was just right – not too warm and not too cool – the kind of night that makes people want to spend time outside. And outside is just where the Kim family found themselves. Callie, after having a super fun day playing in her inflatable pool, sat on the back porch with her mom and dad.  They had eaten dinner together, and now Callie was drawing pictures with colorful chalk on her patio. She drew all sorts of fantastic things – like a purple unicorn, and a red firetruck with a bright yellow hose. 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 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? 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! Thanks for joining us on Ahway Island! We hope you liked this story. ... Read more

14 Feb 2024

15 MINS

15:40

14 Feb 2024


#25

797. Singing Bamboo: an original short story for kids

Huan and Baba the pandas embark on an adventure in the windy forest to discover the source of a mysterious song. Narrator: Male Story Begins: 3:54 Singing Bamboo Excerpt: It was a particularly windy Autumn day on Ahway Island. The breeze was so strong you could see the trees sway in the distance as sunlight illuminated the fluttering leaves on the dancing branches. Gusts of wind kicked up rocks and pebbles, rolling them down the hill. Loose leaves and branches tumbled about in the air. In the Animal Sanctuary, Huan panda and Baba panda were relaxing. Huan sat on a ledge on a hill. He gazed out at the trees and admired the vibrant colors of the leaves in their Autumn glory. Vivid shades of cherry and burgundy reds, burnt oranges, sunshine yellows, and mossy greens intermingled with each other on the tree lines above. 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 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? 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’ll see you next time on Ahway Island! ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

16 MINS

16:32

12 Feb 2024


#24

384. Dragon and the Dragonfly: a nap time story and relaxation for kids

Tad and Tanner the toads lead Dragon to the pond where a new friend waits. Will Dragon and the Dragonfly 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 “Dragon and the Dragonfly,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday! Narrator: Male Story Begins: 6:41 Dragon and the Dragonfly Excerpt: Gazing at the enchanted forest from the cozy cave, Dragon smiled, wondering what fun today might bring. Sunshine lit up a path Dragon hadn’t noticed before. Curious, Dragon decided to follow the sunbeam along the fresh footpath. Once surrounded by the ancient trees Dragon took a deep breath, in and out, enjoying the crisp scent of forest air. Grasses rustled up ahead. Stepping closer and closer, Dragon realized that Freddie the frog, hopping along with Tad and Tanner the toads, had caused the stirring of the plants. The three amphibians spotted Dragon heading their way and waved. Tanner said, “We’re going to the pond! Do you want to come too?” 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 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 “Dragon and the Dragonfly.” 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 joining us for this special Ahway Island episode! ... Read more

09 Feb 2024

13 MINS

13:46

09 Feb 2024


#23

796. Delightful Drone: a relaxation and tale for kids

Dali the Drone goes on a fabulous evening adventure over Ahway Island! Narrator: Female Story Begins: 4:13 Delightful Drone Excerpt: The evening sky was like a giant canvas, stretching wide and open. The warm glow of the setting sun painted the clouds in pink, orange, and gold. The ocean below reflected the colors of the sky; the last rays of sunlight danced on its surface.  The air was still, as though the whole world was holding its breath at the sunning sky. Dali Drone thought that this was one of the most beautiful sunsets she had ever seen. The little drone sat on the soft ground, patiently waiting for her special instructions. Dali couldn’t help but feel a flutter of joy in her propellers; such a gorgeous evening held the promise of an amazing adventure! Today’s Meditation: Imagine drawing gentle shapes in the soothing sand as you relax before today’s story. 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? 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! Thank you for being calm on Ahway Island. See you soon for more stories! ... Read more

07 Feb 2024

17 MINS

17:08

07 Feb 2024


#22

795. Surprised Dragon: a kids’ relaxation and story

Dragon takes an unplanned adventure to the mountains after falling asleep on the Sparkling Train and discovers a new friend! Narrator: Female Story Begins: 3:39 Surprised Dragon Excerpt: It was a lazy afternoon on Ahway Island. The sun shined brightly. There wasn’t acloud in the sky nor a breeze to rustle the leaves of the trees. Many animals were taking an afternoon nap in the warmth of the sun. Everything was still, except Dragon, who was sitting by the side of the pond, dipping a toe into the water and watching the ripple it made on the surface. Dragon yawned, feeling peaceful and calm, but also a little curious. Truth be told, Dragon was always curious. Dragon loved to learn new things. Dragon loved to figure out how things worked. Dragon loved to understand why things happened a certain way and not another. Most of all, Dragon loved to explore Ahway Island and discover new places. And the best way to do that was to ride on the Sparkling Train. 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 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? 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! We hope Ahway Island helped you unwind. Until our next journey! ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

18 MINS

18:26

05 Feb 2024


#21

383. Blissful Books: a relaxing bedtime story for kids

Today, Billy volunteers at the library. As he shares the blissful books he notices one boy needs a little extra kindness, and helps him out. 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 “Blissful Books,” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday! Narrator: Male Story Begins: 9:10 Blissful Books Excerpt: As Billy and Emily walked up to the library with their dad, Emily asked Billy, “Are you excited you’re reading to us today?” Billy smiled at her and said, “Yeah. I also feel nervous.” Emily said, “I’ll be there with you. I know you’ll be great, cause you read to me.” He smiled at her and said, “Thanks. I hope everyone enjoys this book. It was my favorite so I thought the little kids might like it too.” “Good idea.” Billy’s dad said as they approached the librarian. Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating in a tranquil pool, safe and relaxed, as the water rocks you gently. 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 “Blissful Books.” 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 you had a great time on Ahway Island. Until next time! ... Read more

02 Feb 2024

17 MINS

17:43

02 Feb 2024