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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.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 1.1K 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.

    273. Clean Dragon: a mindful kids’ story

    273. Clean Dragon: a mindful kids’ story

    Hello parents and grownups in our Ahway Island Family, this episode of Be Calm on Ahway Island is brought to you by our friends at Sambucol. Sambucol Black Elderberry is a supplement for adults and kids. Visit sambucolusa.com and use promo code CALM15 at checkout to save 15% on your order of $9.99 or more. Supporting our sponsors helps us bring you more episodes of Be Calm on Ahway Island!*

    Our Dragon is a muddy mess! How will Dragon get clean?

    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 “Clean Dragon” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

    Narrator: Male



    Story Begins: 11:02



    Clean Dragon Excerpt:

    Three fluffy, white clouds floated across the bright blue sky. Sunshine easily covered the forest floor since the trees were just beginning to open their leaves.  The sun warmed a large pile of mud next a little oak tree.  The mud slowly dried as sunshine baked the moisture out.  Then the mud pile shifted slightly.  The dragon was beginning to wake from its second nap of the day.  The dragon had wanted to wave goodbye to its friends Charlie and Terry truck when their engines began to rumble, so the dragon had taken a break from its first little nap.  After the trucks had left the muddy dragon snuggled back down and fell asleep, looking very much like a mud pile.  Now the dragon did feel quite rested but found it difficult to move.  The mud had formed a hard shell around the dragon’s body.  The dragon sighed.  It was definitely time for a bath.  Slowly the dragon stood up, and some dried mud flaked off.  It was a good thing that the dragon had a nice spot to clean up inside its cave.



     



    The dragon headed back to its cozy cave. As the dragon walked it became easier to move.  The animals scurried away, unsure of what new animal was wandering in the forest.  Noticing their reactions, the dragon realized just how dirty it had gotten.

    Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you send kind energy to your heart.

    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.



    Additional music in this episode is from MelodyLoops.

    We'd like to thank Sambucol for sponsoring us! Sambucol is the Original Black Elderberry supplement, with products for adults and kids! Parents and grownups, don't forget to visit sambucolusa.com and use promo code CALM15 at checkout to save 15% on your order of $9.99 or more. By supporting our sponsors, you're helping us bring you more episodes of Be Calm on Ahway Island!*

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



    *Do not consume raw elderberries.

    • 18 min
    631: Cat Conundrum: a calming meditation and story for kids

    631: Cat Conundrum: a calming meditation and story for kids

    Hello parents and grownups in our Ahway Island Family, this episode of Be Calm on Ahway Island is brought to you by our friends at Sambucol. Sambucol Black Elderberry is a supplement for adults and kids. Visit sambucolusa.com and use promo code CALM15 at checkout to save 15% on your order of $9.99 or more. Supporting our sponsors helps us bring you more episodes of Be Calm on Ahway Island!*

    Kit Cat is happy in her new home with Marta, but she learns that sometimes she needs to listen to what Marta tells her.



    Narrator: Male



    Story Begins: 4:56

    Cat Conundrum Excerpt:











    Kit Cat was feeling very contented and grateful in her new home. Her new family member, Marta, had adopted Kit from the Ahway Island Animal Shelter just last week, and Kit had already made herself at home in Marta’s little apartment. Although Kit’s favorite place in the entire apartment was definitely the window seat in the living room’s big picture window, Kit had found many other wonderful places to play, hide, and nap in Marta’s compact apartment.



     



    For example, Marta had a cushy rocking chair in one corner of her bedroom. That was a very fun place to sit, because when Kit jumped up onto the seat, the chair rocked a little. Marta also had a big stack of moving boxes piled up in another corner of the room. Kit liked to climb on top of the pile and sit up there to get a good view of the rest of the room. And Marta had a large wicker laundry hamper in another corner of her bedroom – that was excellent place for a nap, particularly if Kit didn’t want anyone to bother her for a while. It was sometimes a little hard to climb out of since the hamper was pretty deep, but Kit just sank her claws into the wicker and with a little effort, hauled herself out.









    Today’s Meditation: Imagine you are a twinkling star, receiving and sending energy through the universe in today's meditation.

    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.

    We'd like to thank Sambucol for sponsoring us! Sambucol is the Original Black Elderberry supplement, with products for adults and kids! Parents and grownups, don't forget to visit sambucolusa.com and use promo code CALM15 at checkout to save 15% on your order of $9.99 or more. By supporting our sponsors, you're helping us bring you more episodes of Be Calm on Ahway Island!*

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



    *Do not consume raw elderberries. Elderberries cannot be eaten raw because they contain certain toxic substances. Raw elderberries must be cooked before they are safe to consume. Sambucol Syrup is safe to consume and should not be heated or cooked. Cooking the syrup (such as in recipes) can destroy its beneficial properties.

    • 22 min
    272. Silly Scenery: a calming nap time story for children

    272. Silly Scenery: a calming nap time story for children

    Brianna, Rogelio, and Helen paint scenery for their play on a rainy day.

    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 “Silly Scenery” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

    Narrator: Female



    Story Begins: 8:13



    Silly Scenery Excerpt:

    Raindrops rolled down the kitchen windows as Brianna gazed outside. A rumble shook the house, and the rain began to beat even stronger on the roof.  Brianna hoped her friends wouldn’t get too wet.  She felt excited! Today Helen and Rogelio were coming over to paint the scenery for their island play.  She had placed a pile of scrap paper on the table, along with white paper for them to paint on.  Three of her dad’s old shirts were hung neatly on a chair, waiting for their new life as art smocks to begin. The paints were neatly arranged so that Brianna Rogelio and Helen could all reach the colors they needed, and she had paper towels ready to go in case there was a spill. Brianna was a little worried that Helen would be messy, like last time.  She had never seen anyone get paint all over like that.  Although Brianna did have to admit that Helen’s paintings were pretty fantastic.



     



    The rain slowed to a steady drip-drop and then she heard a knock on the door.  Brianna ran over and opened it.  Helen and Rogelio smiled and stepped inside. They had managed to find a good time to walk to the house. The rain had slowed considerably. “That was lucky!” Rogelio said.

    Today’s Meditation: Relax in the grass as you imagine sunlight warming you from head to toe.

    Looking for stories that emphasize acceptance, understanding, and empathy? You'll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like "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.

    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 “Silly Scenery" 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:

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

    • 18 min
    629: Secret Superpower: a calming bedtime and nap time story for children

    629: Secret Superpower: a calming bedtime and nap time story for children

    Lisa visits Mrs. Tang for help with her reading, and learns that she has a secret superpower!



    Narrator: Female



    Story Begins: 4:13

    Secret Superpower Excerpt:











    Lisa sighed, swinging her legs under the chair in the little waiting room.



     



    Her mother, sitting in the chair next to her, looked at Lisa. “You okay, honey?” her mother asked.



     



    “I’m fine,” said Lisa.



     



    “Maybe take some Dragon Breaths?” her mother suggested.



     



    Lisa nodded. She took a deep Dragon Breath in and out . She was indeed mostly fine, but she was feeling a little frustrated. She took another deep Dragon Breath, in and out. She also felt bored waiting in this little room. Lisa took one more deep Dragon Breath, in and out.



     



    The Dragon Breaths made her feel better, but she still felt discontented. Over the last year or so in school, Lisa and her class had been learning how to read. As a concept, Lisa thought reading was very cool. But in practice, she struggled with it. The letters just didn’t make sense sometimes, and it took her a long time to sound out words, even short ones. After talking to her parents and teachers about it, Lisa had taken some tests and found out she had something called dyslexia.









    Today’s Meditation: Enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

    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.  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 "Secret Superpower" 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:

    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...

    • 18 min
    271. Imagination Power: a kids’ meditation and story

    271. Imagination Power: a kids’ meditation and story

    Chance Cardboard Box is colorful and ready for a new adventure! Today the kids use their friend to explore their island home.

    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 “Imagination Power” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

    Narrator: Male



    Story Begins: 9:21



    Imagination Power Excerpt:

    Chance the cardboard box relaxed in the cozy sunbeam.  He admired the bright colorful drawings that the kids had made on his sides and wondered when they would have their next adventure.  The cardboard box heard a commotion in the kitchen and then the boy and girl raced into the living room to play.  Startled by the racket the little kitty quickly leapt out of the box. The girl said to her brother, “I think it’s your turn to pick what we do.” “Ok.” The boy said, shrugging his shoulders.



     



    Chance wondered what they would do today as the boy hopped into the cardboard box. “Have a seat.” He said to his sister.  “We’re going to be submerging soon, so get comfortable.”



     



    “Yes!” She exclaimed.  “I’ve always wanted to pilot a submarine!”



     



    “Since it’s my idea, I think I should get to be the captain.” The boy said.

    Today’s Meditation: Relax your whole body from head to toe in this meditation.

    Looking for a podcast to help settle your child in for nap time, bedtime or a break?  You'll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like "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, 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 “Imagination Power" 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:

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



    We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.



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    • 19 min
    627: Vociferous Vacuum: a guided meditation and soothing story

    627: Vociferous Vacuum: a guided meditation and soothing story

    Varnika Vacuum wants to be quieter, like her friend Bradley Broom. But Bradley wants to be more like Varnika. Will they both learn that they each have special strengths?



    Narrator: Male



    Story Begins: 4:32

    Vociferous Vacuum Excerpt:











    Varnika Vacuum yawned. She was feeling a little bored sitting in the quiet utility room where she lived. Her family member, Mr. Love, liked to keep his house neat and tidy, and he vacuumed the whole house at least once every single week, usually on Saturdays. Varnika was often needed more on than just Saturdays, though. Mr. Love had a young daughter, Britney, who was sometimes a little messy. In any case, Varnika was always happy to help keep the Love household neat and tidy.



     



    Varnika’s friend Bradley Broom was needed to help keep the house clean, too. Since Mr. Love loved cooking, the kitchen floor often got dirty. Sometimes, for kitchen messes, Bradley was a better choice for cleaning. But Varnika was still often called in if there was a big kitchen crisis.



     



    Bradley hung on the wall on a hook right next to Varnika in the utility room. When the two of them weren’t working, they spent lots of time together, laughing and chatting. The two were very different, but they got along well and were good friends.









    Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine sunlight warming you as you lie in a grassy meadow.

    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.

    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 "Vociferous Vacuum" 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:

    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."

    • 19 min

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