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What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn the practice of meditation, how to take stock of their emotions, and how to self-regulate. They also can let the app suggest "missions" based on the feelings they report, or they can select the right technique on their own.
Ease of Play
After parents watch the intro video, it's easy for kids to take a spin through the app on their own.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This is a fabulous tool to help kids learn to identify and manage their emotions. Stop, Breathe, and Think Kids: Focus, Calm & Sleep has kid-friendly animations, and a sticker reward system will keep kids coming back for the missions. And they'll learn good habits for taking stock of how they feel and taking action to help them feel more calm, focused, or ready to go to bed. It's also great that the app features an intro video that features tips for parents about how to use the app. While kids can certainly use the app on their own, there's even greater potential for using the app to help parents and kids structure conversations about feelings and how to cope with them.
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