• Mindful App

    Smiling Mind: Website
    Smiling Mind “aims to build happier, healthier and more compassionate people. Our mindfulness meditation programs are designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress and challenges of daily life.” The app includes the most extensive library of meditations to use with children aged 7-12 years, teens and adults. There are also meditations developed for the classroom, workplace and for sporting teams/individuals. While Immy chooses from the 7-9 year old exercise library, I have also used the shorter, bite sized meditations with AJ (who is 4 1/2) – it’s a different, less relaxed exercise with a little one but she will lay and listen with me. This is currently our favourite mindfulness app. Free.

    Meditations for Kids by Highly Meditated: Website
    Meditations for Kids includes 10 short themed meditations (plus an introduction to parents) as well as six relaxing environmental sounds/music pieces. The meditations use guided imagery to help children learn to manage worry and anxiety, everyday stress, fidgeting, calmness and fear of the dark. Most suitable for children aged 6+ years. Currently $1.49.

    Wellbeyond Meditation for Kids: Website
    This app includes 5 short ( 3-10 minutes) meditations themed to focus on focus (focusing mentally on what is right in front of you), feelings, kindness, entering and sleep. Free.

    Super Stretch Yoga: Website
    This one is popular with AJ at 4 1/2 years of age as it includes a more physical element than the other apps featured here. Integrating visual images of children doing a series of 12 simple yoga poses, it helps younger children to stretch their bodies, rest their minds and focus in their breathing. For ages 4+. Free.

    *Sourced from: http://childhood101.com/2016/10/mindfulness-for-kids/