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Peace Out

Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualisation and breathing exercises. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation. Download the mp3, listen in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Leela Kids, or listen online at https://bedtime.fm/peaceout Proud member of Kids Listen, a grass roots organisation promoting content just for children

Episodes

  • A Cloud of Cicadas

    Jun 29 2020

    We’re going underground today to learn more about the life cycle of cicadas! These incredible insects live underground for 17 years before emerging altogether—all 1.5 million of them!  During the first breathing exercise called Backbone Breathing (our kid-friendly version of yogic spinal breathing), we are going to breathe in to fill up our “tummy tanks” and make an imaginary car drive up our spine, or backbone, and breathe out to go back down the backbone road. The goal is to pay more atte...more

  • Salmon Run Home

    Jun 14 2020

    We’re all spending most of our time at home now, so you may relate a lot to our friends in today’s relaxation story: salmon. Salmon have a superpower and that’s finding their way home, no matter how far they swim away.  We hope that you are safe and happy at home right now.  Stay well and take care, everyone.  Today’s Themes Scientific (curriculum connections): salmon, salmon life cycle, migration patterns, predators, animals’ homing instincts Social-emotional connections: returni...more

  • A quick update

    Jun 01 2020

    We just wanted to let you know about an update to the Peace Out schedule Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Please support Bedtime FM and all the great shows we create by donating

  • Field Trip to Peace Out Park!

    May 18 2020

    Today we’re going on a field trip today! Activate those imaginations and get ready to spend some time outdoors in the park as we practice mindfulness together.  We miss being outdoors with our family, friends, and other people so we designed this episode to feel and sound like we’re really outside in a park together. It is a great episode to listen to with headphones to get the full experience!  We talk about a mindfulness meditation analogy that was adapted from the well-known bird an...more

  • Howdy, Partner: Seahorse Life

    May 03 2020

    Seahorses are seriously interesting creatures! Learn more about these fish as we breathe, move, and relax together.  A core part of Peace Out is social-emotional learning. Today we talk about how we can check in with our family and friends during this challenging time.  We also introduce Alternate Nostril Breathing, a pranayama (yogic breathing) practice that has a lot of benefits. As we are explaining it over audio only here, we will do a simplified version of the hand movement to kee...more

  • See Star? Sea Star!

    Apr 22 2020

    Have you ever seen a starfish? Another name for this invertebrate is sea star! Sea stars are really cool and can even regenerate! If you’re not sure what that means, check out this new relaxation story where we go through the life cycle of a sea star.  Stay well and take care, everyone.  Today’s Themes Scientific (curriculum connections): Sea stars (starfish), regeneration (biology) Social-emotional connections: self-care, importance of rest  Resources Starfish, National Geographi...more

  • Find your Forest

    Apr 06 2020

    We pretend to whistle with an acorn cap today, bring our hands near our mouth. Feel free to skip this one and/or make sure everyone has washed their hands right before listening. Did you know that trees talk to each other? They do! Mother trees can send food to their saplings. Trees that are being attacked can send warnings to their neighbours. Trees help each other and that connection is very important for their own survival and health.  Oh yes, of course we’re doing a tree pose today(!), ...more

  • Time to Pause: Friday

    Mar 27 2020

    It’s the end of the week so it’s time to relaaax! Today we’re going to do a top to toes relaxation exercise. Mindfulness Activity: We are focusing on relaxing our bodies today but it’s also important to keep active and moving. If you can’t get outside to play in the fresh air and sunshine, you can still play some fun movement games in the house. Here are a few ideas (just be careful of the things and people around you):Walk up and down the stairs 5 times (try doing this in different ways: slow m...more

  • Time to Pause: Thursday

    Mar 26 2020

    Just breathe! Today is all about breathing as we play the Birthday Cake Breathing Game! 🤤 Mindfulness Activity: Make your own pinwheel to help focus on your breathing!  Easy Pencil Pinwheel Pinwheel (with template) Subscribe to Peace Out on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. You can also listen at peaceoutpodcast.com.  Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Please support Bedtime FM and a...more

  • Time to Pause: Wednesday

    Mar 25 2020

    Think you have a good memory? We’re going to test that out today! Mindfulness Activity: Share one of your favourite memories with someone by drawing a picture, writing a story, showing them a photo, or just by telling them about it! (Ask them about their favourite memories too!) Subscribe to Peace Out on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. You can also listen at peaceoutpodcast.com.  Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follo...more

  • Time to Pause: Tuesday

    Mar 24 2020

    It’s all about the senses today as we do a simple grounding exercise. This good for those who experience anxiety or are having anxious thoughts.  NOTE: We will explore the sense of taste and smell, so it may be helpful to have a piece of fruit or veggie stick ready!  Mindfulness Activity: Go outside for a sensory walk! Choose one of your senses to focus on during different parts of your walk (what can you see, hear, smell, touch right now?).  You can try this listening game outsid...more

  • Time to Pause: Monday

    Mar 23 2020

    Today we do a Loving Kindness practice, sending friendly wishes to four people in our lives, including ourselves!  Mindfulness Activity: Call a relative or friends to say hello today!  Subscribe to Peace Out on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. You can also listen at peaceoutpodcast.com.  Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Please support Bedtime FM and all the great shows we crea...more

  • Time to Pause: Introduction

    Mar 20 2020

    Many countries are closing schools in response to the coronavirus, which means students are home for awhile. Things are confusing and changing everyday, so now it’s more important than ever to take time out of our days to pause so we can rest, recharge, and go back to life with a clear and calm mind.  So we’ve recorded five mini episodes (one for every weekday) that can be listened to at the beginning or any point of your day to help build mindfulness into your child’s routine. We’re callin...more

  • Tomatoes, Bees, and Me

    Mar 16 2020

    Are tomatoes a fruit or a vegetable? Today we’re talking about being adaptable while we move, breathe, and imagine that we’re a growing tomato plant and also a buzzing bumble bee! One of our poses today, inspired by boat pose in yoga, is quite challenging, using a lot of core muscles. A couple of options are given, but one more that can be used is holding behind the knees. Encourage your child(ren) to rest whenever they need it. If you’d like to tell us about a time when someone did something ki...more

  • Mycelium Mindfulness

    Mar 02 2020

    Today we talk about mycelium. To me, this is such an interesting topic, so I’ve included some links below if you want to learn more!  We also do a Loving Kindness practice today. This is when we think of four people (ourselves, someone we love, someone we find difficult, a neutral person) while we say: May you be happy May you be healthy May you be safe May you live with ease  This is a beautiful practice that helps encourage kindness. And speaking of kindness, if you’d like to tell us...more

  • Geodes: A Look Inside

    Feb 17 2020

    Have you ever seen a geode? Those rocks that have beautiful crystals inside? Today we’re going digging for geodes and talking about how you never know the beauty inside rocks…and people! If you’d like to tell us about a time when someone did something kind for you, please send a voice recording to peaceout@bedtime.fm with “Kindness Story (child’s name)” as the subject. We will listen and respond to each one and choose a few to include on future Peace Out episodes!  Today’s Themes Scientific...more

  • Pebble Patience

    Feb 03 2020

    Welcome to Season 4 of Peace Out Podcast! This season, we are exploring the life cycles of different animals, plants, and minerals on earth. We’re starting simple, with a pebble!  Also new this season is our Kindness Story shared each episode. If you’d like to tell us about a time when someone did something kind for you, please send a voice recording to peaceout@bedtime.fm with “Kindness Story (child’s name)” as the subject. We will listen and respond to each one and choose a few to include...more

  • For our listeners: Your SafeSPACE recordings

    Jan 20 2020

    In Season 3 we asked listeners to tell us where they felt safe, happy, and calm. We loved hearing from you and received so many recordings, we weren’t able to fit them all into last season. So we decided to make this special bonus with some more recordings that were sent in! Special thanks to the listeners featured in today’s episode: VivSadeKyleighBreaCaitlinEllisKianCorinWesley August Fraser Tayga Eliana ColtraneSilasEllisCharlotteMadison NorahJosie Kate...more

  • Hello! Just checking in

    Nov 05 2019

    Hello there! It’s been awhile and we wanted to check in with you. Work on Season 4 has begun and it will premiere in early 2020. Find out more in this quick Peace Out update!  Keep in touch with us by following us on Facebook, Twitter @peaceoutpodcast, and Instagram @peaceoutstories. You can also send us a note at peaceout@bedtime.fm.  Peace out and peace within, Chanel  Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Faceb...more

  • Star Stuff

    Jul 01 2019

    Wow! This is the last episode of our third season! This entire season we spent time traveling through space! From the moon to Neptune, black holes and constellations, and even seeing the northern lights up close, this season was a blast…off! If you haven’t listened to the first 18 episodes, go back and check them out! And don’t forget to subscribe to Peace Out so that you don’t miss us when we return! Connect with us for podcast updates and other children’s mindfulness, yoga, and other fun thing...more

  • Check It Out

    Jun 20 2019

    We have two more episodes before we have a break for the summer. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode! Today we’re going to be checking in with our minds and bodies, starting with a body scan. There won’t be much movement so get comfy and get ready to relaaax! Spaceship information from NASA:https://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/information/shuttle_faq.html#14 Connect with us! Twitter @peaceoutpodcastInstagram @peaceoutstoriesFacebook @bedtimefm Full transcript of eac...more

  • Reflect, Respect, Connect

    Jun 03 2019

    How do we make friends and have good relationships with our friends and family? Today we are going to talk about the three things that help us do this: Reflect, Respect, and Connect. We have two more episodes before we have a break for the summer. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode! Connect with us! Twitter @peaceoutpodcastInstagram @peaceoutstoriesFacebook @bedtimefm Full transcript of each episode is available upon request from peaceout@bedtime.fm. Peace Out was create...more

  • A Return to the Moon

    May 20 2019

    We’re going back to the moon! In Season 1, “A Trip to the Moon” brought us to the moon’s surface with our imagination. Join us as we go back in this short mindfulness + movement story. Twitter @peaceoutpodcastInstagram @peaceoutstoriesFacebook @bedtimefm This season we’re heading out to space, and with that, we are introducing a new feature: SafeSPACE. We hope that as children think about and talk about where they feel safe, it opens up discussion with their families and also creates an awarenes...more

  • Try, Try, and Try Again

    May 06 2019

    Today we talk about the importance of trying our best, trying again (or practicing), and pivoting (changing direction/strategy). We want to promote resiliency in children by encouraging them to keep trying and start to look for ways to be excellent! If you’re listening to this in a classroom, you’ll need some room for one of our exercises today, so please make sure everyone is spread out comfortably. 😀 This season we’re heading out to space, and with that, we are introducing a new feature: Safe...more

  • Ground Level

    Apr 22 2019

    For this episode, the first exercise requires a bit of room as we crab walk around. If you’re listening in your classroom, it might be a good idea to make sure you have a nice clear area first. Today we’re focusing on our five senses: taste, touch, smell, hear, see. Five breathing and movement activities and we end off by doing a helpful grounding technique that helps bring back control when we feel that things are out of control, especially for anyone who experiences anxiety. Check out our soci...more

  • Just Breathe

    Apr 02 2019

    Breath is life! If you want to practice mindfulness, focus on your breathing because it’s always happening right now. Today’s story does not have much movement, instead we are going to do a few breathing exercises (including Darth Vader breathing!) during our guided imagery!  Our Darth Vader breathing is inspired by pranayama breathing. Here are a couple of videos if older children or adults are interested in learning more! Pranayama - Full Yogic Breath Explained (Pranayama Breathing Exerci...more

  • Space Rocks! ☄️

    Mar 18 2019

    What’s the difference between a meteoroid, meteor, and meteorite? Find out in our latest relaxation story where we match each to a yoga pose and breathing exercise. Feed your brain while you relax! Space information from today’s episode can be found at these sites: Meteors & Meteorites: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/meteors-and-meteorites/in-depth/ Asteroid or Meteor: What's the Difference?: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/asteroid-or-meteor/en/  What is an Aster...more

  • Livin' the Dream

    Mar 04 2019

    Today we learn about the importance of folding laundry! ;) We also talk about why it’s important to get a good night’s sleep! Here’s Commander Chris Hadfield explaining how astronauts sleep on the International Space Station where there’s no gravity! https://youtu.be/UyFYgeE32f0 An TIME article on REM sleep and the importance of dreaming:http://time.com/4970767/rem-sleep-dreams-health/ We also got some information here:https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Understanding...more

  • The 3 B's

    Feb 18 2019

    Today we are going to use just one thing…our imaginations! No movement involved. So it’s perfect if you’re on a road trip (drivers, you can listen to it once you reach your destination!), getting ready for bed, or…anywhere you want to relax and find your calm! We’re going to get relaxed by paying attention to the 3 B’s: Brain, Body, Breath. Sit back, get ready to relax with this mini mindfulness relaxation story! This season we’re heading out to space, and with that, we are introducing a new fea...more

  • Lighten Up

    Feb 04 2019

    Today’s episode is dedicated to Peace Out listeners Kayden (6) and Ethan (3)! Kayden and Ethan love superheroes and today we are going to be talking about something that superheroes do…I wonder if you can figure out what it is…? This season we’re heading out to space, and with that, we are introducing a new feature: SafeSPACE. If your child would like to share where/who/what their safe, happy, or calm space is, please send in a recording of them, picture, or message to peaceout@bedtime.fm or on ...more

  • The Deep Dark

    Jan 21 2019

    Sometimes we may feel like we’re in a black hole, where light, happiness, and hope have disappeared. We talk about some ways to calm, cheer, and comfort ourselves, and also encourage anyone who experiences BIG feelings of sadness that are too heavy to carry on their own to reach out to a trust grown up If you don't feel like you can talk to someone you know, you can use one of these free services:Canada, call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 for support 24/7 or text CONNECT to 686868.UK, call C...more

  • Create Constellations

    Jan 07 2019

    This season we’re heading out to space, and with that, we are introducing a new feature: SafeSPACE. If your child would like to share where/who/what their safe, happy, or calm space is, please send in a recording of them, picture, or message to peaceout@bedtime.fm or on our Facebook page @bedtimefm or Twitter @peaceoutpodcast. We’d love to hear what makes them feel this way and why and we’ll share it on a future episode or on our social media! Constellations: Frequently Asked Questionshttp://www...more

  • Show your Glow

    Dec 17 2018

    This is our last episode before our winter break! We’ll be back in early January. The Northern Lights are a magical light show in the sky brought to us by Mother Nature! But what are they exactly, and why do they appear? Today we are going to explore the science and the stories behind the Aurora Borealis while we breathe and stretch. This season we’re heading out to space, and with that, we are introducing a new feature: SafeSPACE. If your child would like to share where/who/what their safe, hap...more

  • Tried and True

    Dec 03 2018

    "This is what we really hoped and imagined in our mind's eye," - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Rob Manning. NASA’s Mars Insight lander reached Mars last week but work on this started a long time ago when humans imagined themselves reaching another planet. This relaxation story has three breathing exercises and we talk about how it’s important to try new things and to get up and try again when things don’t work out. This season we’re heading out to space, and with that, we are introducing a ne...more

  • Neptune Namaste

    Nov 05 2018

    We’re heading to Neptune today! Today we are focused on standing strong and standing up for ourselves, all while learning a little about the planet Neptune! There are three different relaxation exercises in this story that you can do at home or in the classroom. This season we’re heading out to space, and with that, we are introducing a new feature: SafeSPACE. If your child would like to share where/who/what their safe, happy, or calm space is, please send in a recording of them, picture, or mes...more

  • Solid/Liquid/Gas

    Oct 22 2018

    Check out Chanel’s yoga teacher training fundraiser and get a special Peace Out story with personalized greeting!https://www.gofundme.com/peace-out-yoga-teacher-training/ This season we’re heading out to space, and with that, we are introducing a new feature: SafeSPACE. If your child would like to share where/who/what their safe, happy, or calm space is, please send in a recording of them, picture, or message to peaceout@bedtime.fm or on our Facebook page @bedtimefm or Twitter @peaceoutpodcast. ...more

  • Petite Pluto

    Oct 08 2018

    Check out Chanel’s yoga teacher training fundraiser and get a special Peace Out story with personalized greeting!https://www.gofundme.com/peace-out-yoga-teacher-training/ We’re off to Pluto! Once one of the nine planets of our Solar System, Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet…and still an interesting one that we’ll explore with some breathing and gentle movement exercises. One of our exercises is a fun one that involves spinning, so make sure you have cleared the floor area and have enough sp...more

  • Life, the Universe and Everything

    Sep 24 2018

    And just like that, we’re back. Thank you for your patience as we take a little break to rest and get ready for this new season of Peace Out! This season we’re heading out to space, and with that, we are introducing a new feature: SafeSPACE. If your child would like to share where/who/what their safe, happy, or calm space is, please send in a recording of them, picture, or message to peaceout@bedtime.fm or on our Facebook page @bedtimefm or Twitter @peaceoutpodcast. We’d love to hear what makes ...more

  • Coming Soon

    Sep 21 2018

    Peace Out season 3 is almost ready. As a huge thank you to all of you, we made our new intro with the help of a few listeners. We didnt have SPACE 🚀 to fit everyone in but we hope you like it. I hope you're as excited as I am. Love you to the MOON 🌖 and back. Peace out and Peace within. Chanel 💜 Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Please support Bedtime FM and all the great shows we create by donating

  • Season Finale

    Jun 25 2018

    Peace Out is going on summer break! I’m taking the summer off to spend time with my daughters and also start a new job…at a university research lab that studies the social and emotional development of children! Pretty perfect, right?  On behalf of the Bedtime FM team—that’s Rob, Jess, Amy, Kellie, and me— I want to thank you for listening, leaving us reviews on iTunes, and sending us messages and photos of you listening to Peace Out. If you haven’t had a chance, please leave us a review on ...more

  • Get Comfy!

    Jun 11 2018

    Peace Out podcast is going on summer break soon! After today’s episode we have one more until we’re back in September 2018. Subscribe to Peace out on Apple Podcasts or where you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss us when we get back! Special thanks to our friends Andrew and Polly of EarSnacks for their contribution to today’s episode. EarSnacks is an amazing and unique podcast full of music, science, art and culture in a fun-filled podcast for the whole family! Check them out on iTunes or at e...more

  • Top of the Mountain

    May 28 2018

    Kaala and Chuff have finally reached the top of the mountain! They’re about to find the treasure! But there are some surprises along the way…and more surprises to come as we wind down Season 2 of Peace Out! The second half of today’s episode does not have much movement so be prepared to get really comfortable while you listen during that part of our relaxation story! Enjoy! So many questions…but guess what, Kaala and Chuff’s adventure is not done yet! We have two more episdoes of Season 2 left, ...more

  • Stop Bothering Me!

    May 14 2018

    What can you do when someone is annoying or bothering you? Today we talk about three things you can do if this happens.  1. Tell them to stop.  2. Ignore them or walk away if you can.  3. Ask a grown-up that you trust for help. Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Please support Bedtime FM and all the great shows we create by donating

  • It’s Impossible!

    Apr 27 2018

    It’s hopeless! I’m never gonna get it! We’re never going to get there! I can’t do this!  Does that sound familiar? Feeling like something is impossible to do is frustrating and upsetting for us, and even more so for children who are still developing the tools to deal with these feelings of hopelessness. Today we talk about those feelings and what we can do to work on them. If you’d like to share what goals you’re working on with us, please email us at peaceout@bedtime.fm or find us on Twitt...more

  • Helping Hand

    Apr 09 2018

    At the highest altitude,  For centuries lay a multitude Of treasures beyond all imagination  That will one day save the our humble nation. Riches that will only be unburied By one who is pure of heart and deed  Who will pass through fire, water, air, and earth And defeat monsters to prove their worth.  The fortune you seek to win  Is unlocked by power from within. In this episode, we talk about helping others. Our main characters are Kaala, a red panda, and Chuff, a snow...more

  • Sleepy ZZZZZ

    Mar 26 2018

    Zzzzz…Kaala and Chuff are very sleepy after a long swim and journey to meet another group of red pandas. As they rest and dream, we’ll do the same with some new breathing and gentle movement exercises. We end this relaxation story with a little lullaby, so this is a good one to listen to before bedtime! Resources The evening is coming, the sun sinks to rest,The crows are all flying straight home to their nest.“Caw” says the crow as she flies over head,“It's time little people were going to bed” ...more

  • Because I'm Happy

    Mar 12 2018

    Today we talk about being happy! 😄 Kaala the red panda and Chuff the snow leopard have met someone special…find out who in this relaxation story as we talk about the feeling of happiness! If our stories make YOU happy, we’d be very grateful if you’d consider making a donation to Bedtime FM. Go to bedtime.fm/support for more details or to donate. Our entire team is made up of parent volunteers so any donation you make will help keep the lights – and the mics— on! QuestionsWhat makes you hap...more

  • Feeling Blue?

    Feb 12 2018

    Feeling sad doesn’t feel good…but did you know that sadness can help us sometimes? We explore the feeling of sadness in this relaxation story with Kaala the red panda and Chuff the snow leopard. Check out the sources we used for more information on feeling sad and how to help your children cope with that.  Questions:When was the last time you felt sad? What made you feel sad? Why?What helps you feel better when you’re feeling sad? Can you name at least three things you can do? Can you think...more

  • JEALOUS, MUCH?

    Jan 29 2018

    Jealousy is a hard emotion to deal with or even admit to being. It brings out negative feelings that make us feel bad about ourselves. Kaala is feeling jealous of Chuff in today’s story and has to deal with those feelings. Find out what she does and how you can get over the feeling of jealousy too. Check out the links below for more resources on jealousy including sibling jealousy. A relaxation story for children ages 5–13 years old. QuestionsDo you have a brother or sister? Have you ever felt j...more

  • Scared

    Jan 15 2018

    What are you afraid of? Everyone is afraid of something, so what can we do to face our fears? Kaala has to face her fear of the dark today. Check out peaceoutpodcast.com for more questions and links to helpful resources after your listen! Questions 1. (Naming the fear) What is something that you are secretly (or not-so-secretly) afraid of? 2. (Understanding the fear by breaking it down into smaller pieces) Think of at least two reasons why you find that scary. What are some things you can do to ...more

  • Just for Grown Ups!!

    Jan 01 2018

    This is our first episode written especially for grown-ups! You’re busy but it’s so important to take some time for yourself to rest and recharge so that you can go back and give your best to your family, work, and all the other things that are happening. Written so that it can be listened on the go (in the car, on the bus), before you go to sleep, or anytime in between! Let us know what you think of this episode by tweeting us @PeaceOutPodcast, messaging us on Facebook @BedtimeFM, or emailing P...more

  • Peaceful Pirates

    Dec 19 2017

    We take a short break from the main Peace Out story to bring you a mini mindfulness story. In this mini episode, we are pirates ☠️ out on the open sea and it's about to rain. ⛈ This mindfulness story is suitable for children ages 5-12 years old. Peace out, and peace within. "Odyssey" and "Light Awash" Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtim...more

  • H.A.L.T

    Dec 04 2017

    Thanks for joining us. Last time, Kaala the red panda, who is out in the mountains, looking for an ancient treasure, met a new friend—a vegetarian snow leopard named Chuff! Today we’ll hear more about Chuff and also talk about H.A.L.T. I wonder what that stands for? QuestionsWhen is a good time for you to “press pause” for just a minute to do the Calm Down Countdown or just be quiet and still? Give it a try today and then repeat it tomorrow and the next day.Do you remember what H.A.L.T. stands f...more

  • Shy

    Nov 20 2017

    Kaala’s making her way up the mountains, in search of an ancient hidden treasure. But something’s happened—someone’s been following her! Today we talk about shyness and introverts. If you’ve been enjoying Peace Out, please consider making a donation to keep our podcast ad-free! Go to bedtime.fm/support for more details. Thank you! QuestionsWhen do you feel shy (meeting new people, first day of school, at a party, etc.)?Think of something that someone has done to make you feel less shy.Who’s your...more

  • Anxiety

    Nov 06 2017

    After working through her indecision, Kaala the red panda has decided to go out to look for the ancient hidden treasure in the Himalayan Mountains! She’ll be the first red panda to venture off that far and will have to figure out how she’s going to find the energy and the courage to do it. This week Kaala is making plans to go, but is starting to worry and feel anxious about the huge journey ahead. When was the last time you felt worried about something? Everyone worries and feels anxious someti...more

  • Indecision

    Oct 23 2017

    Decisions, decisions! Why is it so difficult to make a choice sometimes? In this relaxation story we explore the feeling of indecision and talk about ways to make the decision-making process easier for kids as we do gentle breathing and movement exercises.  A relaxation story for children ages 5 – 12  Questions:What is a big decision that you had to make recently? How did you come to that decision? If you’re having trouble making a decision, can you think of at least one grown up that ...more

  • Curiosity

    Oct 09 2017

    Being curious is the start of any adventure! Curiosity makes you take that first step towards learning something new and fun and exciting! In this relaxation story, we are going to use our imagination to explore our curiosity as we learn a little more about the ancient buried treasure that Kaala the red panda is seeking! A relaxation story for children ages 5 – 12  Questions: 1.    What are you curious about right now? How can you find out more about it? 2.  &n...more

  • Calmness

    Sep 25 2017

    Episode 1: Calmness Have you ever been told to “calm down”? What exactly is calmness and how do you get there? Listen to our first relaxation story of Season Two! This season we’ll focus on a new emotion each story as well as the adventures of a new character that Peace Out listeners voted for last season! Each relaxation story will focus on breathing, visualization, gentle movements and will include questions to help continue the conversation at home or in class.  A relaxation story for c...more

  • Sun Salutations

    May 29 2017

    This is the final episode of Season One! Thank you for listening along with us. Today we are going to show gratitude and salute the sun, without which life on earth would not be possible. Let’s travel to space and learn more about the amazing sun! And make sure you listen to the end to hear an exciting announcement about Peace Out Season Two!  A relaxation story for children ages 5 – 12  Transcript: Salutations, friends! One of my favourite books as a child was Charlotte’s Web by E.B. ...more

  • Autumn Leaves

    May 22 2017

    For our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, the part of the world that is below the equator, it is autumn. Here’s a special autumn relaxation story for you! Let the beautiful colours of autumn leaves fill your imagination as we toss and make leaf angels in them! You will need a lot of room for this one, so make sure there is enough space around you before you begin.  A relaxation story for children aged 5 - 12. Transcript: Good morning, or good afternoon, or good evening. Welcome to Peace O...more

  • Bike Adventure

    May 15 2017

    Put on your helmet and hop on your bike for a ride around in your imagination! Today we’ll focus on visualization and movement as we imagine our journey, ending with a head-to-toe relaxation exercise while we consider how we are all connected to each other and the earth. A mindfulness story suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years old. Transcript: Hello everyone! I’m so glad you’re here. It’s spring here so that means that we’re outside almost every day afterschool because my kids love to ride t...more

  • Circus Spectacular

    May 08 2017

    Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Welcome to the greatest show on earth: Circus Spectacular, starring YOU! Join us as we use our body and mind to imagine ourselves being contortionists, clowning around, and flying through the air on a trapeze! A fun relaxation story to wind down to in the classroom or at home. A mindfulness story suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years old. Transcript Hi! We’re winding down our first season, just three more episodes to go! I’m coming up to my summer break he...more

  • Unicorn!

    May 01 2017

    Unicorns are everywhere lately, don’t you think?Books, movies, stickers, hairstyles, even coffee drinks! It’s probably because they’re such cool magical creatures,So Peace Out decided that it was time to featureUnicorns in this week’s relaxation story, I can’t wait! Let’s get started now, this is going to be great!  A mindfulness story suitable for children aged 5 – 7 years old. Transcript Hello, and welcome to Peace Out. Relaxation is what we’re all about. My name’s Chanel and I’...more

  • All About the Music

    Apr 24 2017

    🎶 Music can inspire, excite, and even calm us. Today we are going to practice focusing by listening to a piece of classical music. Whenever you notice yourself thinking of something else or your attention drawn somewhere else, it’s okay—just refocus on the music. It will take a lot of practice (millions of adults practice this everyday when they meditate) to focus so this can be an episode you listen to more than once. There are no movements so it’s a great one to listen to in the car too. A mi...more

  • Come Fly With Me!

    Apr 10 2017

    Welcome aboard Bedtime FM Airways! This is the final boarding call for anyone who is in need of a relaxing mini mind vacation! Fly with us through the clouds as we stretch, breath, and imagine our way to our destination: your favourite place on earth! A mindfulness story suitable for children aged 5–10 years old. "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime ...more

  • Don't React, Respond!

    Apr 03 2017

    Everyone gets angry and feels upset sometimes, but when you do, do you react or respond? There’s a big difference between reacting and responding, and in today’s episode, we talk about how to be more mindful of our emotions and actions by pausing before responding. The focus will be on listening and breathing, with very little movement, so this would be a great episode to play in the car! A mindfulness story suitable for children aged 5–10 years old. "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLice...more

  • Ready, Set, Grow!

    Mar 27 2017

    “Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this a world a beautiful garden.” Pretend to be a flower, growing out of a tiny seed into a beautiful strong plant. Today’s story is a great visualisation exercise that also introduces the life cycle of a plant and touches on the importance of diversity in both plants and people. A mindfulness story suitable for children aged 5–10 years old. "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4....more

  • Belly Breathing

    Mar 20 2017

    Today we talk about asthma and test out how it feels like to have asthma. We also try out a breathing exercise called belly breathing that is meant to increase airflow to your lungs. Suitable for children aged 5–12 years old. "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Please suppo...more

  • Water Cycle

    Mar 13 2017

    Join us for a journey through the water cycle! We’re going to imagine ourselves as tiny drops of water falling from a rain cloud, rushing through a waterfall, and evaporating back up to the sky. We’ll focus on breathing, gentle movements, and visualization for this short story. Suitable for children aged 5–12 years old. "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Why not listen to more of Peace Out from B...more

  • Superhero

    Mar 06 2017

    Need a quick pick-me- up? This is a short relaxation story inspired by superheroes! We’ll stretch, breath, and talk about how we can be everyday superheroes by using a super power that we can all have: compassion! Suitable for children ages 5–9 years old "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Fac...more

  • Dandelion Days

    Feb 27 2017

    What better way to calm down than to imagine that you’re a fluffy dandelion seed floating on a warm spring breeze? This relaxation story was written for children aged 5-10 years old and can be enjoyed at home or in the classroom. "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Please s...more

  • Into the Forest

    Feb 20 2017

    Today we’re going to use our senses and imaginations to explore a special forest—your forest! We’ll also introduce the concept of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, and encourage everyone to go outdoors and spend time in nature after listening to this relaxation story. More about forest bathing can be found at http://www.shinrin-yoku.org/shinrin-yoku.html. A relaxation story suitable for children ages 6–12 years old. "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attr...more

  • The Tortoise and the Hare

    Feb 13 2017

    The tortoise and the hare like you've never heard before. Instead of racing, we'll be using the idea of running in a relaxing way for your body and mind. A favorite children's classic with a calming twist. Written for children ages 5-10 years old "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or...more

  • A Trip to the Moon

    Feb 06 2017

    Sometimes when it's noisy or there's too much going on, it can help to find a quiet space of our own to take a moment to breathe and find some peace. But what if you can't find a quiet spot right away? Today we're going to go to a place that is always quiet and where we can always go...using our imagination! Written for children ages 6-12 years old "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Why not liste...more

  • Underwater Adventure

    Jan 30 2017

    Take a dive into the ocean of your imagination! We'll meet a dolphin, jellyfish, and even a shark! A fun relaxation story for children ages 5-10 years. "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Please support Bedtime FM and all the great shows we create by donating

  • The Little Monkey

    Jan 16 2017

    A mini monkey decides to jump on you, so you'll have to stretch, breathe, and move so that the monkey jumps back off! A calm down story for children ages 4-6 years. "Odyssey" and "Garden Music"Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Please support Bedtime FM and all the great shows we create by donating