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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.

Be Calm on Ahway Island Bedtime Stories Sheep Jam Productions

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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.

    Little Loons: a mindful children’s story

    Little Loons: a mindful children’s story

    Leland the loon teaches his little loons how to take care of themselves and notice what others are feeling.



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



    Narrator: Male

    Little Loons Excerpt:

    The waters on the lake sat peaceful and still. A gentle mist danced across the smooth surface, circling rocks and reeds. Through the peaceful calm a gentle song surfaced. Leland Loon called to his baby chicks. It was time for them to come back to the nest and eat. The little loons stopped exploring the smooth surface of the lake and listened. They heard their papa’s call and began to follow the sound of his song. The little loons felt hungry and were ready for dinner. The loons hooted back to their papa. Listening carefully, Leland hooted again, so that the little ones would know where to go. Slowly the five little loons floated into view. As they came closer together, one little loon bumped into her brothers.



    “Sorry,” she said, lowering her head. “I’m just so hungry.”



    Her brother sighed. “You always run into us.”



    “I know,” she said. “There’s just always something exciting to see or listen to. I get distracted.”



    Leland smiled. He knew how she felt. There were a lot of wondrous things to see and hear in the world.



    “Luna, when you finish your dinner, come see me.”



    “OK,” Luna said.



    The 5 little loons ate their dinner, and with a full belly little Luna coasted over to Leland.



    “Luna, you are right. There is a lot to see and hear. I understand your curiosity. It’s great. I would like to show you how to pay attention to what is happening right around you at the same time. Do you know why?"

    Today’s Meditation: Gently sway like the graceful willow tree in today's meditation.

    Looking for stories with positive learning moments for your little one?  You'll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like "Little Loons" 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.

    Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or becoming a member on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. Thank you!

    Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

    We hope your child loved “Little Loons!” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app (like Apple Podcasts) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. And, please like, follow, and/or share our social media profiles at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Thank you for your help in spreading the word!

    • 17 min
    Work and Play: a mindful story for kids

    Work and Play: a mindful story for kids

    Anora and Blanka Bunny learn that working and playing are both important!



    Narrator: Male



    Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:48

    Work and Play Excerpt:

    Blanka Bunny, the stuffed plush toy bunny, woke up with a start. She had been sleeping in Anora’s bed, just like she had almost every night since she joined Anora’s family. She had been having a lovely dream about playing with Anora, when suddenly she was awakened by Anora’s voice shouting, “Yes, Daddy, okay! I’m doing it!”



    Blanka found herself being lifted off the bed and hurriedly carried around the room.



    “Sorry, Blanka! I have to clean up right now, really quick! Daddy and I are going the lake today but he said I have to clean my room first!” said Anora.



    Just then, Dad came into the room.



    “Anora, how’s the clean-up coming along?”



    “I’m almost done, Daddy,” she replied.



    “Are you sure? he said, smiling. “It still looks pretty messy to me.”



    “Daddy, why do I have to clean my room before we go to the lake? What does cleaning my room have to do with the lake?”

    Today’s Meditation: Feel your body fill with warmth and love as you send your loving energy to the world.

    Looking for stories with positive learning moments for your little one? You'll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like "Work and Play," 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.

    Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or becoming a member on Patreon!

    Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

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    As a result of your support, you’ll find us ranking among the best in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids from Big Life Journal. Feedspot placed us at the #3 spot on their Top 15 Children’s Bedtime Stories Podcasts of 2019 list, in the top 10 of their Top 20 Kids Podcasts of 2019 and a href="https://blog.feedspot.

    • 21 min
    Same and Different: a short story and meditation for kids

    Same and Different: a short story and meditation for kids

    Dragon goes back to the land of snow to compare it with the other lands on Ahway Island. What is same and different?

    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 “Same and Different” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

    Narrator: Female

    Same and Different Excerpt:

    Landing on the snow, the dragon looked for the open water where Beau the little beluga whale had been before. The dragon searched for the sea. Finding it, the dragon thought about the sea in the beach land. There the water was warm, so the dragon dipped a foot into the water, to compare. Oh no! It was not warm here. The water was cold. The dragon shook with a brrrrr. Beau popped out of the water and said, “You’re back!” The dragon smiled and waved at the little beluga whale. “I was hoping you would come back! I wanted to introduce you to my friend Princely Penguin.”



    The dragon felt curious. At the beach there were blue penguins. Would the penguins here be like the penguins there? The dragon nodded at Beau, happy to meet a new friend. The little beluga said, “OK, follow me.” The dragon followed the little whale along the icy shore. Soon, they saw a tall black and white penguin waddling along the snowy shore. This penguin looked a bit different from the little blue penguins on the beach. The dragon took a deep breath in and out and breathed a question mark to Beau.

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

    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 "Same and Different" 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.

    Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop and/or becoming a member on Patreon. Thank you!



    Other ways to support us include recommending us to others! Please consider leaving a positive review on your favorite podcast app, such as Apple Podcasts, or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. And please, like or follow us on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Thank you — we appreciate it so much!

    Recent press includes:

    We are a recommended bedtime podcast for kids on Georgetown Hill's Early School website. Parentology lists us as one of the 15 Most Popular Podcasts for Kids, Tweens, and Teens, and Torie Henderson lists us as a resource for what to do when your kids are staying up late.

    • 20 min
    The Magic of Colors — Refreshed! a soothing kid’s story for when you need a break

    The Magic of Colors — Refreshed! a soothing kid’s story for when you need a break

    Lydia's dad teaches her about the magic of colors as they paint beautiful pictures together.







    Narrator: Female



    Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:44







    The Magic of Colors — Refreshed! Excerpt:



    White fluffy clouds dotted the blue sky and sunshine sparkled on the freshly watered plants. A breeze gently ruffled through the branches of the trees, making the leaves flutter. Lydia looked out of the window at the bright blue sky. It was a magnificent day! She began to think of all the fun things she could do outside. She could swing, draw a picture, walk, write a story, ride her bike, or read a book. But just then, her dad walked in carrying some paper, two old shirts, and four colorful containers. “I thought today might be a good day for finger painting!” he said excitedly.



    Lydia’s face lit up with a smile. “Ooh, that sounds fantastic! May we paint outside?”



    “That is a great idea,” her dad said. “But first, let’s make sure our clothes don’t get dirty. Here’s a smock for you.” Lydia’s dad held out one of the old shirts. Lydia put it on and laughed. The shirt was so big it covered her knees, and the sleeves were hanging off her hands. Her dad laughed as well.

    Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.

    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 "The Magic of Colors — Refreshed!" 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.

    Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or becoming a member on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. Thank you!

    Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

    We hope your child loved “The Magic of Colors — Refreshed!” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast app (like Apple Podcasts) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. And, please like, follow, and/or share our social media profiles at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Thank you for your help in spreading the word!

    • 23 min
    Lightning Show: a bedtime story and meditation

    Lightning Show: a bedtime story and meditation

    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 “Lightning Show” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!



    James enjoys the lightning show until he notices his big sister, Julia, is afraid of thunderstorms. Will he be able to help her out?



    Narrator: Male

    Lightning Show Excerpt:

    James and Julia were playing ball outside when the skies grew dark.  A clap of thunder echoed across the land as lightning flashed through the grey clouds, announcing the arrival of the rain.  It poured down, as James and Julia ran into the house.  James peered out the window, excited to watch  the light show in the sky.



    “Wow, can you believe this!”



    James loved thunderstorms.  Though he usually disliked loud sounds, there was something about thunder.  He loved the way it rumbled.  And the lightning!  It could flash across the sky, or strike the ground with a bright burst of light.  Sometimes it was even red!  Looking outside, he smiled widely. Then James noticed something in the reflection of the window.  His sister was under the desk, holding her knees up to her chest and looking miserable.



    “Julia, what’s wrong?” he asked.



    “It’s a very big storm, James,” she said, feeling a bit scared.  “How are you feeling? Usually you hide from loud noises.  I’m amazed you’re actually excited.”

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



    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 "Lightning Show" 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.

    Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or becoming a member on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. Thank you so much!

    Recent press:

    We're so happy to be reaching an international audience! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, while Sassy Mama Singapore recommended us for avoiding screen time while remaining at home during COVID-19. And, Haven magazine in Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

    • 16 min
    Bird Bath: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

    Bird Bath: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

    The summer weather is hot and dry, and the neighborhood birds are thirsty!



    Narrator: Male



    Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:52

    Bird Bath Excerpt:

    The ground was dry – very, very dry. It hadn’t rained in several weeks; actually Carrie the Cardinal couldn’t exactly remember the last time it had rained. Grass had changed from green to brown. The temperatures were very high, and the whole earth felt parched.



    Nevertheless, the little bird admitted to herself, the world was still very beautiful. Trees were green, including the beautiful maple tree in which she had built her nest. Flowers bloomed. The sun shone dazzlingly bright. The sky was deep blue, with a few scattered clouds, bright and white, high in the sky. Whether she was sitting in a tree or flying in the air, Carrie always enjoyed cloud-watching, imaging that she saw pictures formed by the shape of the clouds. But these clouds were very high and far away, and Carrie knew that no rain would come from those clouds for a long time.



    Carrie was thirsty and was feeling a tired from the heat. She knew if she flew a long distance, she could find some water – she knew there was a big pond in a nearby neighborhood. But it would take her a while to get there, and she just didn’t feel like she had enough energy. She needed water for energy – but she couldn’t get water without having energy first! What was she going to do?

    Today’s Meditation: Feel your body fill with warmth and love as you send your loving energy to the world.

    Looking for stories with positive learning moments for your little one?  You'll find it on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like "Bird Bath" 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.

    Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or becoming a member on Patreon to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. Thank you!

    Do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations?

    We hope your child loved “Bird Bath!” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app (like Apple Podcasts) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. And, please like, follow, and/or share our social media profiles at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Thank you for your help in spreading the word!

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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644 Ratings

644 Ratings

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