803. Charming Chestnut: a kids’ guided relaxation and calming story

Be Calm on Ahway Island
803. Charming Chestnut: a kids’ guided relaxation and calming story

Odin the owl joins Peanut Squirrel and Babette Bunny to plant a chestnut so it can grow into a strong, tall tree.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:36

Charming Chestnut Excerpt:

Odin, the wise owl, soared through the Ahway Island forest, appreciating the fresh spring air. Although it was early morning—which was typically bedtime for an owl like himself—the magnificent weather made him want to enjoy one more leisurely flight around the enchanting woodland before retiring for the day.
As he flew, Odin marveled at the forest’s natural beauty. Fallen leaves blanketed the ground below. A delicate fragrance wafted by on the breeze. Odin smiled, recognizing the smell of lilacs immediately. Ahead, the lilac bushes were almost completely purple, they were so covered with their spring flowers. Odin alit on a nearby branch and took a deep breath, in and out, grateful for the relaxing view.

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you imagine a baby elephant and its mama.

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Are you and your children enjoying our stories and self-soothing meditations?

LLooking 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.

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We hope you enjoyed the story.  See you soon on Ahway Island!