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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

    • Stories for Kids
    • 4.4 • 693 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.

    146. More Tent Tales: a bedtime story and meditation

    146. More Tent Tales: a bedtime story and meditation

    Tyra the Tent has more Tent Tales of helping kids with their emotions. Who will she help today?

    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 “More Tent Tales" and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

    Narrator: Female

    More Tent Tales Excerpt:

    Tyra the Tent was proud of her role in helping the children learn. She made sure that the paper listing the rules was posted right inside the entrance, although now the kids seemed to know exactly what to do. Just like the rules said, once inside the tent, they took three deep dragon breaths in and out. Just like that. Then, once they finished with the deep breaths, they chose a “feel better” activity. That’s what was different.



    Tyra was interested to see each kid’s choice. Sometimes they used the same things for the different feelings. Sometimes they used something different for the same feeling. Sometimes they had to try a few things before they found something that helped. The little tent had all kinds of books. She had all kinds of fidgets. Tyra had music to quietly hum along with, papers and crayons to draw with, and a list of exercises. In the corner the little tent had a small beanbag chair, and a blanket for sitting quietly. There were so many options. She wondered what the kids would use today.



    The little tent found out quickly.  A little girl came in and bounced into the beanbag chair.  The girl could hardly sit still, and she had a giant grin plastered on her face.



    “Wow!” Tyra thought, “She really feels excited.”

    Today’s Meditation: Today, 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 "More Tent Tales" 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 “More Tent Tales!” 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) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. 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!



    One more thing: did you know we also have a YouTube channel? Check out the a href="https://www.

    • 19 min
    427. Dear Helpers: a mindful bedtime story

    427. Dear Helpers: a mindful bedtime story

    Lydia and Luis create thank you cards to the helpers in their community.



    Narrator: Male



    Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:50

    Dear Helpers Excerpt:

    Lydia had just begun drawing a portrait of her parents when she heard her Dad’s phone ring from the other room. She heard her Dad talking for a minute, and then he came into the kitchen.



    “Hey Lydia, Luis’ mom is on the phone. Luis is sad that he can’t play outside today and would like to come over to our house and play with you. Would that be okay with you?”



    “Oh wow, sure!” said Lydia, excitedly. “That’d be great!”



    “Okay!” said Dad, and he went back into the other room to confirm with Luis’ mom. In another minute he came back into the kitchen.



    “Luis will be over in just a couple of minutes. His mom said he’d love to make art with you! He’s going to bring some supplies.”



    Luis lived in the same neighborhood as Lydia, so it didn’t take long for him to arrive. He had brought with him some of his own markers, and, to Lydia’s delight, a whole box full of stickers!



    “Wow!” said Lydia, “Look at all these stickers! What kind of art shall we make?”



    “I don’t know yet,” said Luis. “What do you think?”



    “You know, I have an idea, kids,” said Lydia’s Dad. “Why don’t you each draw a thank-you card for your teachers? They’re working really hard right now and I think they’d really appreciate cards for each of you!”

    Today’s Meditation: Happiness and love flow through you in this 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 "Dear Helpers," 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 “Dear Helpers!” 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:

    We’re honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota list us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19.



    406 Families of Missoula lists us on their a href="https://www.406families.

    • 18 min
    145. 1st Day Fun: a calming story and meditation

    145. 1st Day Fun: a calming story and meditation

    Bobby the Bus is ready for 1st day fun as he follows his route to pick up the Kindergarteners.

    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 “1st Day Fun" and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

    Narrator: Male



    Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:41

    1st Day Fun Excerpt:

    Sunshine filled the morning sky with bright cheerful light.  It was the 1st day of Kindergarten and Bobby the Bus was excited and nervous.  He was sparkling clean and ready. Bobby had practiced his route several times, and had it memorized.  The happy yellow bus knew it was his responsibility and privilege to carry the kindergartners to school safely.  Bobby reminded himself that his practice routes had gone well.  He had extra time scheduled so that the kindergartners would be on time, even if their parents took a while to say goodbye.  Bobby took a deep dragon breath in and out to help himself calm.  OK, it was time to start the day.



    As the big yellow bus approached the first stop, he noticed the little kids were pointing and smiling.  One was even hopping up and down with excitement. What a relief!  Moms and dads gave their little ones hugs as each child stepped onto the bus. They climbed slowly up the great big steps with their little legs.  Each little one sat down in a seat where they could see their parents, and waved excitedly out the window.  Great big smiles shined on their faces as their parents waved back.  Slowly Bobby pulled away from the stop.  The big yellow bus delighted in the sound of laughter as it drifted to the front.

    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 "1st Day Fun" 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 “1st Day Fun!" 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) or on our Amazon Alexa Skill page. 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:

    SheKnows recommends us as as a podcast a...

    • 15 min
    423. Heirlooms: a mindful bedtime story

    423. Heirlooms: a mindful bedtime story

    Mia and Max learn about heirloom seeds from Grandma and Grandpa.



    Narrator: Female



    Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:03

    Heirlooms Excerpt:

    Autumn sunlight poured into Max’s bedroom, a bright beam of light falling over Max’s closed eyes. He stirred, the light beginning to wake him. He sighed and stretched and slowly opened his eyes, shielding them from the light with his arm. As he woke up, he suddenly remembered – they were going to visit the Botanic Gardens with Grandma and Grandpa today!



    Max went to wake up his sister Mia. He knew she would be excited, too. Max and Mia both loved visiting the Botanic Garden, but more importantly, they loved spending time with Grandma and Grandpa. Sure enough, Mia got out of bed cheerfully as soon as Max woke her up.



    After Max and Mia had breakfast, had gotten dressed, and brushed their teeth, they waited for Grandma and Grandpa to arrive so they could all go together to the Gardens.



    “I want to go to the kitchen gardens!” said Mia. “That’s my favorite part of the Botanic Gardens.”



    “Me, too!” said Max. “I want to see the vegetables!”

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

    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 "Heirlooms," 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 “Heirlooms!” 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). It makes a big difference!



    To stay connected with Ahway Island, you can follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) or subscribe to our YouTube channel!

    In the press:

    We're honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota list us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19.



    406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!



    Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

    • 21 min
    144. Puffin Fun: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

    144. Puffin Fun: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

    Join us for Puffin Fun as Pearl and Peter Puffin dive into the water and swim with the fish.

    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 “Puffin Fun" and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

    Narrator: Male

    Puffin Fun Excerpt:

    Soft clouds covered the sky, as the puffin family woke from their afternoon nap. Pearl and Peter Puffin rubbed beaks and smiled as they hugged their baby bird. Then Pearl stretched her wings wide. It was her turn to search for dinner. The mama and papa puffin rubbed beaks once more and Pearl stepped outside of their cozy burrow.



    The little puffin wandered over to the edge of the island and flew out across the water. Finding a good spot, she dove into the water with a tiny splash. With her wings extended, Pearl looked like she was flying through the water. She twisted and turned, enjoying the feeling of the water around her feathers. Then she popped back up to the surface and floated on the waves. Just for a moment, Pearl allowed herself to enjoy the gentle rocking sensation of the sea.



    It was time to find food for dinner so the little puffin took a deep dragon breath in and out and dove down.  The color of the water changed from clear, to a light blue to a rich blue, as Pearl dove deeper and deeper.  Then she saw something sparking as it was caught by the light.

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

    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 "Puffin Fun" 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 “Puffin Fun!” 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!



    One more thing: did you know we also have a YouTube channel? Check out the video page on our website AhwayIsland.com. We hope you enjoy the calming videos and share our channel with others!

    In the press:

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



    We’re reaching listeners internationally!

    • 19 min
    422. Putt-Putt Fun: a calming meditation and story

    422. Putt-Putt Fun: a calming meditation and story

    Mia and Max play a fun game of miniature golf with their parents.



    Narrator: Female



    Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:32

    Putt-Putt Fun Excerpt:

    “Dad, what are we going to do today?” asked Mia.



    “Today we’re going to play miniature golf,” replied Dad.



    “Oh wow, cool!” exclaimed Max.



    “Miniature golf? What’s that?” asked Mia.



    “Mini golf is like grownup golf, but it’s better for kids and it’s more fun,” said Max. “You get a golf ball and a golf stick…”



    “…a putter,” said Mom, smiling.



    “…a putter,” continued Max, “and then instead of hitting the golf ball into holes in the grass like in a regular golf game, you hit the ball into holes next to cute little buildings and castles and stuff. Some people call it Putt-Putt golf. Maybe because of the putter.”



    “Wow,” said Mia, “I want to play Putt Putt!”

    Today’s Meditation: Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.

    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 "Putt-Putt Fun" 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, ahwayisland.com

    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 “Putt-Putt Fun!” 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). It makes a big difference!



    To stay connected with Ahway Island, you can follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) or subscribe to our YouTube channel!

    In the press:

    We're honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota list us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19.



    406 Families of Missoula lists us on their Favorite Podcasts for Kids roundup!



    Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.



    We’re reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year,

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
693 Ratings

693 Ratings

robin_a ,

Wonderful bedtime tool

This podcast has been a recent helpful tool for my children to calm down and sit quietly in bed as they allow themselves to become sleepy. Truly a wonderful tool and my 5yo asks for his story time now!

RedSquirrel116 ,

The Perfect Evening Unwind for Children and Adults

I adore Be Calm on Ahway Island. The special meditations followed by the dreamy bedtime stories make the perfect recipe for sweet dreams. This is definitely my favorite part of my bedtime routine and I always look forward to my nightly dragon breaths.

Jmecough ,

Awesome

All of my kids love this podcast. We use it for bedtime every night and if they are having a rough day we will take a break and listen and breathe together.

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