30 episodes

Original Children's Stories and Meditations for nap time, bedtime, and any time it's relax time! Be calm with us at www.ahwayisland.com for original bedtime stories with a positive message.

Be Calm on Ahway Island Bedtime Stories Sheep Jam Productions

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 73 Ratings

Original Children's Stories and Meditations for nap time, bedtime, and any time it's relax time! Be calm with us at www.ahwayisland.com for original bedtime stories with a positive message.

    685. Fearless Flying: a calming meditation and kid’s story

    685. Fearless Flying: a calming meditation and kid’s story

    Geoffrey Robin is old enough to learn to fly! How will his first day of practice go?



    Narrator: Male



    Story Begins: 4:25

    Fearless Flying Excerpt:











    It was a breezy morning on Ahway Island. Geoffrey Robin was woken up by the warm sun’s rays. It had been two weeks since Geoffrey had hatched. Since hatching, Geoffrey had stayed in his nest high up in the trees with his mother, Gerry Robin, who kept Geoffrey warm while his feathers grew in. On this windy morning, Gerry was still curled up next to Geoffrey, making sure he stayed cozy and protected while he slept. Geoffrey could feel the warmth of his mom’s feathers next to him. Being wrapped in his mother’s wings made Geoffrey feel very safe.



    Geoffrey decided to look at his own wings. They were already covered in soft grey feathers that hadn’t been there just days ago, and when he looked down at his chest, he even saw the beginnings of a few orange feathers!









    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. 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," 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.

    In the press:

    Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in this feature from Global Comment!



    Zzz! The Boston Globe recommends "Be Calm on Ahway Island" as as one of "Eight Podcasts That Could Help You Get Some Sleep."



    SheKnows recommends us as as a podcast you and your kids will love!



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

    Thanks for visiting us on Ahway Island!

    • 20 min
    315. Five Little Fish: a children’s story and meditation

    315. Five Little Fish: a children’s story and meditation

    Five little fish explore the sea, just outside their colorful coral home. What will they find?

    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 “Five Little Fish” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

    Narrator: Male



    Story Begins: 9:08



    Five Little Fish Excerpt:

    Sunshine shimmered down through the water. The gently flickering light wakened the sea animals. Five little fish yawned and stretched their fins. The sunlight hugged them and warmly encouraged the little fish to leave their coral beds. Fish one gracefully swam past fish two. Fish two joined fish one and they weaved past each other, back and forth, back and forth. As the fish swam past fish three, fish three flipped and fish four zipped to join the group. Finally, fish five twirled around all of them. The five fish giggled and smiled. They were ready to start their day!



    The five little fish decided to go explore away from their colorful coral beds. Fish one led the way through a maze of softly swaying sea plants. The five little fish emerged from the plants and admired the wide-open sea ahead of them. A shadow floated over the five little fish. Curious to see what was blocking the sun, the five little fish looked up. The shadow seemed to use four flippers to effortlessly flow through the water. Fish two decided to get a closer look and zipped up towards the gentle animal. Immediately, fish two recognized the animal and then zipped back to share the discovery with the others.



    “It’s a sea turtle! Let’s go play!” Fish two said. In a flash all the fish happily swam up towards the turtle.

    Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating in a tranquil pool, safe and relaxed, as the water rocks you gently.

    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" 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 page. To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our team, please visit our About page, or check out our FAQs.

    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 “Five Little Fish" 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, a href="https://www.instagram.

    • 17 min
    683. Peanut Butter Power: a story and guided relaxation for children

    683. Peanut Butter Power: a story and guided relaxation for children

    Katie and Tom have to clean up their school project, so Tom suggests they listen to his favorite podcast while they're cleaning up!



    Narrator: Female



    Story Begins: 3:58



    Today's story is a very special "crossover" episode with our friends from the Who Smarted? podcast! We think many of our Ahway Islanders will enjoy this fun and educational show.

    Peanut Butter Power Excerpt:











    On a lazy Sunday afternoon on Ahway Island, Katie Bowski and her good friend Tom Davis worked carefully at the kitchen table in Katie’s home. They were finishing up their school project, a diorama of the Ahway Island library.  Katie was carefully creating the columns in front of the library with rolled paper, while Tom made dozens of miniature books to go on the tiny book shelves he had created.



    As Katie crafted her final column, she thought about her favorite subject, science, and how understanding science is so important to understand how the world works: from how food is produced, to how living things thrive, to how the planet works, to how the whole universe fits together.



    Upon finishing the project, the kids stepped back to reflect on their work, examining their replica of the library carefully.



    “I really like how you made those columns” Tom complimented Katie.









    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. 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!

    Special thanks to our friends at Who Smarted? podcast! You can listen to the Who Smarted? podcast episode titled, "Who thought to add Jelly to Peanut Butter sandwiches?" here!

    Thanks for joining us for this special Ahway Island episode!

    • 16 min
    314. Dragon’s New Toy: an original short story for kids

    314. Dragon’s New Toy: an original short story for kids

    Dragon finds a beautiful rose garden and lays down to rest, snuggling with a cozy blanket.

    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's New Toy” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

    Narrator: Male



    Story Begins: 8:59



    Dragon's New Toy Excerpt:

    Sunshine slowly flowed through the entrance of the dragon’s cave. As the sunlight filled the cave, Dragon pulled the soft blanket over its eyes in one last attempt to sleep a little more. The happy yellow blanket was so soft Dragon understood why the kids carried it around. Before long even the blanket couldn’t keep the sun out of the dragon’s eyes.  It was time to get up. So, Dragon stretched and sat up. Giving the blanket a hug, Dragon decided to go out for a walk through the forest.



     



    It was a lovely day for a walk.  The sun was shining bright.  Dragon stopped for a moment to listen to the birds singing their favorite melodies. In the distance Dragon could hear frogs croaking and toads trilling. Dragon stopped for a moment to picture the frogs and toads playing near the pond. Then Dragon ducked under the branches of a large oak tree, walking through a small opening. The enchanted forest was stunning today. Sunlight filtered softly through the leaves of the trees, speckling the forest floor with light. The leaves rustled as the forest’s breeze danced around them. Dragon took a deep breath, in and out and noticed a light fragrance in the air.  Looking up, Dragon noticed blooms on the locust trees.  Dragon smiled and took another deep breath in and out, enjoying the smell of the flowering black locust trees.

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

    Looking for a podcast to help settle your child in for nap time, bedtime or a break?  You'll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like "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 page. To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our team, please visit our About page, or check out our FAQs.

    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 “Dragon's New Toy" 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, a href="https://www.instagram.

    • 15 min
    681 Tunnel Trouble: a mindful story and relaxation

    681 Tunnel Trouble: a mindful story and relaxation

    Bertie Bat helps Morgan Mole find their missing tunnel. The two friends learn that their differences are what makes them both amazing and helpful!



    Narrator: Female



    Story Begins: 4:05

    Tunnel Trouble Excerpt:











    It was a breezy evening on Ahway Island.  The sun had set, and the stars were just beginning to twinkle. Bertie Bat flew around the edge of the forest, feeling the cool wind under his wings. Bertie liked to practice his flying tricks on breezy nights. It was so much fun darting through the night sky and flitting between the branches of the trees. Some nights, Bertie would find himself in a new, exciting place where adventure waited for him. But tonight, Bertie wanted to practice flying near his cave. Even though it was fun to go somewhere new sometimes, Bertie knew that home could be just as exciting.



    As Bertie flew around, he noticed his neighbor Bailey Bat quietly watching him practice his tricks. Bailey’s eyes were fixed on Bertie as he practiced one of his most difficult stunts, a triple loop-de-loop. Bertie made three big circles in the sky: One, two, three! When he finished his last circle, he heard Bailey chittering in excitement.



    “That was excellent, Bertie!” called Bailey.









    Today’s Meditation: Love flows through you in this meditation as you imagine a baby fawn and mama deer.

    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," 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 "Tunnel Trouble" 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,and YouTube — @ahwayisland) to help us bring our original stories with positive messages to even more listeners!

    In the press:

    Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in this feature from Global Comment!



    Zzz! The Boston Globe recommends "Be Calm on Ahway Island" as as one of "a href="https://www.bostonglobe.

    • 19 min
    313. Island Sign: a bedtime story with guided meditation for kids

    313. Island Sign: a bedtime story with guided meditation for kids

    Anora and Alice go to the Ahway Island Forest to switch the old island sign with their brand new one to welcome visitors.

    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 “Island Sign” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

    Narrator: Female



    Story Begins: 10:22



    Island Sign Excerpt:

    Anora hummed her favorite melody as she skipped into the hallway and scooped up her tennis shoes. Anora slipped the shoes onto her feet. As she concentrated on tying the laces, she grew quiet. Anora tugged her laces tightly and they slipped right back apart. She sighed and took a deep dragon breath in and out. Feeling confident, Anora took the laces in her hands, again, and pictured each step. With that vision fresh in her mind Anora tried again. She tugged at the laces to tighten them. This time they stayed tight! Anora moved on to her other shoe. She reminded herself that she knew how to tie her shoes. Anora took the laces in her hands and now both shoes were tied. Anora hopped up and began to dance and sing. Her dad peaked around the corner to see what the celebration was about. “I tied my shoes by myself!” Anora sang as she gave him a great big hug.



     



    “That’s great! Where are you going?” he asked as he hugged his proud daughter.



     



    “I’m going to Alice’s house. We’re going to put our new Island sign up today. We hope people will see our sign and know they can relax here.”

    Today’s Meditation: Happiness and love flow through you in this 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 "Happy Dragon" 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 page. To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our team, please visit our About page, or check out our FAQs.

    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 “Island Sign" 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:

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

🐧PenguinLover11🐧 ,

Love it

Hi
I love this podcast, I think sometimes the relaxation at the start is too long but I love it!
Please do more episodes on the people. Great for families or just on your own!

pugamator52 ,

Great

I love this podcast but they recently removed first snowfall and gentle giraffes which were my two favourites so please bring them back

BobbyPoxon11 ,

Ishowspeed

Hi

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