Best Day Yet Podcast: Affirmations, Meditations, & Growth Mindset for Kids and Families

Best Day Yet Podcast: Affirmations, Meditations, & Growth Mindset for Kids and Families

By Marjorie Stordeur

What if we could teach our kids to get in the habit of talking to themselves in a way that's kind, reassuring, and motivating while they're still young?Best Day Yet Podcast guides kids on affirmation adventures, while learning meditation strategies, growth mindset skills, and positive self talk tools. We make it fun for kids by meeting animals all around the world, but the skills we teach will help kids boost confidence, achieve their goals, and get through challenging times. Best Day Yet is proud to be a member of Kids Listen, a grassroots organization of advocates for high-quality audio content for children.


ENCORE: KITTENS Are Worthy of Love And Respect. (And so are you!)

Join us for this encore episode where we meet our newest pet! She's absolutely adorable and reminds us that even though not everyone is going to like us, what matters most are the people who love us.
30/06/2010m 4s

ENCORE: WATER BEARS Get Stronger Every Day (And So Do You!)

Encore! We'll be back with brand new episodes soon, and until then hope you're having the best summer yet.What has eight legs, a squishy body and is probably living on the moon RIGHT NOW? You'll find out in this episode of Best Bay Yet when we meet an animal that knows all about resiliency and how challenges help us grow. 
16/06/209m 57s

POWER EPISODE for Uncertain Times -For Kids By Kids

This episode is entirely led by kids. These are positive words for uncertain times.Kids can listen to this anytime they feel worried, or need help centering and calming down.This would be a great episode to listen to right before bed too.Wishing all of our listeners the best summer yet, as this is the end of season one. We'll be back at the end of the summer for season two. ✌✌✌
02/06/208m 35s

Turtles Respect Themselves (& So Do You!)

Today we're up at our family's cottage on a lake, and we’re going to take the kayaks out and try to catch some turtles. Want to come along?Today's affirmations:I respect everyone around me, but most of all I respect me.I love my friends and family, but most of all I love MYSELF.And if someone doesn't like me, it's totally okay because what matters most is that I like MYSELF.If you like Best Day Yet, please share our podcast with a friend, or leave us a review!Thank you!
17/05/2012m 54s

Introducing Sleep Adventures! 😴🕊️

Introducing Best Day Yet's first ever SLEEP ADVENTURE!😴✨This is a peaceful story to listen to as you fall asleep. It’s a guided mindfulness adventure with affirmations and kind thoughts about feeling safe and loved.Today's affirmations:You are safeYou are lovedYou are protectedBest Day Yet is written and produced by Marjorie Stordeur. Pay it forward by leaving us a review! You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can email us at
05/05/2011m 36s

Daily Pledge for Schooling at Home (POWER EPISODE)

How's schooling at home going? We made this power episode for kids to listen to right before they start their daily schooling at home routine.  We hope this helps give kids the extra boost they need to stay motivated, positive, and kind while learning at home!If you like this episode, pay it forward by leaving a review and/or sharing with a friend who could use it!Today's Affirmations:Today I will focus,and do my very best. Because I am a problem solver.I know that my ideas and my words matter.And it’s so IMPORTANT that I learn to read and write them down clearly.Today I am even  more focused, and even more helpfulthan I was yesterday.Today I will be kinder than necessaryI will help my familyeven when I’m not asked. Because we are part of a teamand we’re making this time togetheras awesome as possible.
21/04/206m 8s

You are Filled With Creative Ideas (Beaver Adventure!)

Feeling bored? This episode is for you!This episode is a reminder that you're a naturally creative person, filled with ideas of what to do, build, and create.  We also get to take a bike ride to our neighborhood pond to meet a wild animal that never gets bored. Today's affirmations:I am filled with creative ideas.I am  an artist.I am  a builder.I am  a maker of fun and interesting things.I  love what I make, even when it’s not perfect.I make something cool every day
07/04/2014m 40s

Positive Mindset For The School Shutdown 😎🌞

Since we are home from school, and we're guessing a lot of you listeners are too, we made an episode all about keeping a positive mindset while the schools are closed.Today's affirmations:I am safe at home with my familyI am full of good ideasI have no problem finding creative ways to spend my timeNow is the best time for me to learn new thingsI have helpers everywhere helping me and my family stay healthyWe’re in all this together and we are going to get through this.
24/03/208m 57s

May I Be Safe (Hand Washing Song)✌💖

What if instead of singing Happy Birthday each time we wash our hands, we sing a song that wishes ourselves and our world safety, health, peace, and kindness.We recorded a 20 second hand washing song to sing every time we wash our hands. This song was inspired by the ancient practice of loving kindness or metta meditation. There’s a lot of modern research that says loving kindness is a powerful tool that increases the well-being of both kids and adults.Special thanks to Kurt Gunn for the vocals and guitar. Check out Kurt Gunn at thank you to the children of Aldo Leopold Community School for the chorus.Enjoy and please share! Today's Affirmations:May I be safeMay I be healthyMay I be peacefulMay I be kindMay all be safeMay all be healthyMay all peacefulMay all be kind
14/03/204m 19s

You Are Totally Enough (Dream Pet Visualization)

Today we imagine a visit from a dream pet, and we are reminded that we are totally enough exactly as we are.Today's affirmations: I am enoughI am totally, completely enoughI love myself  exactly as I amI am smart enoughI am good enoughI am LOVED enough
10/03/209m 25s

Your Best SCHOOL DAY Yet! (Power Episode)

Just like we feed our bodies healthy foods every day, it’s important that we feed our minds positive, healthy thoughts every day. This is a power episode for being our very best at school.Today's Affirmations:My school is a teamAnd I am a priceless member of that teamWe are stronger when we work togetherI handle challenges with easeI can do hard thingsI learn new things easilyThere is no limit to what I can learn and who I can becomeBecause I am limitlessI am a leaderBut sometimes I follow tooEither way, my school is a better place to be with me in it I radiate positivityI inspire my classmates to be the best they can be too
25/02/209m 48s

Your School Is A Better Place To Be With YOU In It (Herring Fish Adventure!)

This is the perfect episode to listen to right before school for an amazing school day!Today we’re on a boat in the Pacific Ocean in search of the MOST IMPRESSIVE SCHOOL IN THE WORLD. This school reminds us that we’re our most powerful when we work as a team.Today's Affirmations: My school is a team I am a priceless member of that team We are stronger when we work together I am a leader But sometimes I follow too Either way, my school is a better place to be with me in it  I radiate positivity I inspire my classmates to be the best they can be too 
18/02/2015m 6s

Instant Peace for Kids By Kids (Power Episode)

This power episode is all about inner peace...and it's led by 6-year-old, Annie. Perfect for before bed listening or while transitioning between activities. Today's affirmations:All is well.Right here, right now, all is truly well.My body is calm and light.My breath is slow and relaxed.My mind is quiet and peaceful.I have enough time to do everything I need to do.Everything is exactly as it needs to be.Over and over I choose peace.I choose peace, peace, peace.I let others be who they are,and I love myself exactly as I am.I take my time and do my best work.And bring my best selfto this every day.All is well.Right here, right now, all is truly well. 
04/02/208m 14s

Affirmations For Making New Friends (Dolphin Adventure!)

What if there were positive words we could tell ourselves that would help it be easier to make new friends?Well it turns out there are! And on today's episode we learn them.To make it even more fun, we get to trade our legs in for tail fins and swim with an animal friend (Surprise—it's a dolphin!) who teaches us all about friendliness and how to be a good friend.Today's affirmations:I am warm and brightI am compassionateI am a wonderful friendI am a magnet for friendshipI treat everyone with kindness and respectOther kids really need a friend like me 
28/01/2012m 33s

May You Be Happy, Peaceful & Kind (Power Episode)

Here's a power episode with words to help us be kinder with ourselves and those around us.May I be happy May I be peacefulMay I be kindToday we’re going to send these words to someone who is sometimes hard to be kind to.  Maybe it’s a friend or sibling who you haven’t been getting along with. Maybe this is someone who bothers or annoys you.As we say these each of these words, imagine each word touches this person and helps them feel a little better.May you be happy.May you be peaceful.May you be kind. 
14/01/2010m 17s

Affirmations For Your BEST YEAR YET! (Rat Adventure!)

Today we celebrate the new year by meeting the animal that represents 2020 in the Chinese Zodiac. We'll practice mindful breathing on sleds and learn words that will help make 2020 our best year yet. Affirmations Today:I shine from the inside outI am a problem solverI am focused and alertI am stronger, smarter, and better than I was last yearThis year is my year to shine.
07/01/2015m 44s

You Have Everything You Really Need (POWER EPISODE!)

This is a power episode to help us focus on the good and realize how much we really have.Today's Affirmations:I have everything I really need.In every situation, I choose to focus on the goodI am a thankful person
17/12/194m 53s

ELEPHANTS Know Loving Kindness

This episode we're taking a moment to send kindness to ourselves, our loved ones, and the world around us.Today we’re headed to Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa to meet an animal who knows all about giving kindness.Today's Affirmations: May I be happy May I be peacefulMay I be kind
10/12/1913m 30s

BDY Gratitude Challenge

BONUS EPISODE! Today we’re going to try something TOTALLY DIFFERENT.We’re inviting you and your family play a game with us. This game is called The GRATITUDE CHALLENGEIn this challenge we’re going to list as many things as we can that we’re grateful for in just 1 minute.Ready? Set...GO!
26/11/194m 46s

Arctic Hares Have an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE

This episode is all about GRATITUDE. Join us as we travel to the arctic circle to meet an animal who never complains about the cold.Today's affirmations:I have everything I really need.In every situation, I choose to focus on the good.I am a thankful person.
19/11/1914m 47s


Here comes another POWER EPISODE! This is a mini episode designed for kids to listen to over and over any time they are feeling worried, scared, or nervous.Today's affirmations:I am calm.I am surrounded by love and protection.Good things are coming my way.
05/11/197m 20s

DOGS See The Goodness in YOU!

Come along as we visit one of our pets and learn to trust the goodness in ourselves.Today's affirmations: I am a good person.The people and pets who love me see the goodness shining in me.I can trust my heart to tell me what’s right and wrong.
30/10/1910m 30s


Welcome to our Halloween Episode! Today we take a walk in a forest that was once a resting spot for pirates in search of an animal who knows what it's like to be fearless.Affirmations: I am brave, I am fearless, I have nothing to be afraid of.
14/10/1913m 49s

There Is Nowhere Better To Be Than With WILD HORSES (Or Here)

Get ready! Today we're taking a train to the Virginia Range of Nevada. We're going to search for certain type of animal to remind us that when we turn our attention towards beauty, we find it everywhere.
02/10/1910m 59s

POWER EPISODE! Positive Words To Rock Your School Day

Introducing POWER EPISODES!Here's a mini episode packed with powerful affirmations to rock the school day.Kids can listen once or as many times as they want for a positive, confident day at school.
18/09/194m 54s

KITTENS Are Worthy of Love And Respect. (And so are you!)

In the latest episode you'll get to meet our newest pet! She's absolutely adorable and reminds us that even though not everyone is going to like us, what matters most are the people who love us.
10/09/1910m 4s

MONARCHS Are Changing in INCREDIBLE ways! (And so are you!)

New teacher? New school? This time of year is all about BIG CHANGES. Especially for this week's animal, who actually has to LIQUEFY to become the greatest version of itself. This week's affirmations are all about embracing big changes and using them to grow.
02/09/197m 53s

WATER BEARS Get Stronger Every Day. (And so do you!)

What has eight legs, a squishy body and is probably living on the moon RIGHT NOW? You'll find out in this episode of Best Bay Yet when we meet an animal that knows all about resiliency and how challenges help us grow. 
20/08/199m 16s

There Is No One Better To Be Than A TIGER (Or YOU!)

In this episode we travel to the jungles of India to meet an animal who will teach us that we are each unique individuals and worthy of respect.
13/08/198m 7s

You Can Do This! (BABY BIRD!)

This week we climb high up into  a tree house to meet a winged-creature that teaches us how important it is to believe in ourselves.
06/08/197m 37s

BEES Matter. (And so do you!)

This week we travel to meadow and meet a buzzing creature who teaches us how valuable we all are, big or small. 
31/07/197m 52s

BLUE WHALES Let Their Heart Guide Them (And So Can You!)

Welcome to the first episode of Best Day Yet! This week we meet a very big creature who teaches us about following our very big hearts. 
21/07/197m 1s
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