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These serene audio scenes can bring calm to stressed minds and bodies, but parents with younger kids may want to set rules for in-app purchases first. 5 Minute Escapes - Guided meditation & relaxation includes a variety of options for calming scenes, from a Greek fishing village on a summer morning to the sound of rain and thunder from a distant storm. The soothing sound effects, music, and calming voice lead the listener through guided meditations of varying lengths. Since it's not created with kids in mind, there's no instruction or parent gate on purchases. Before using with younger kids, parents may want to set rules and introduce meditation first, so kids know what they're doing and why. Also, if using meditation around bedtime is helpful but you don't want devices in the bedroom, kids can use the app in a common space before hitting the sack.
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Families can talk about when it may be helpful to use a guided meditation such as the ones found in 5 Minute Escapes - Guided meditation & relaxation. What are some scenarios in your teen's life that create anxiety and agitation? When do they find it difficult to relax? When would relaxation be useful? Before studying? Before bedtime?
Ask which meditation scene they like best and why: Are there ways to incorporate similar aspects of that serene scene in your schedule, your home, or even your room?
Talk about your rules for in-app purchases. Can kids buy more content? If so, how much?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Skills: Self-Direction: personal growth
Emotional Development: handling stress
Health & Fitness: meditation
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free (in-app purchases for more content $3.99 to $7.99)
- Release date: February 7, 2017
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Size: 48.20 MB
- Version: 1.0.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up
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