Inscape: Guided Meditation

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Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Meditation app tied to actual studio; too mature for some.

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age 14+
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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn the basics of guided breathing and visualization, but won't necessarily be encouraged by the experience to make it a part of their daily lives.

Ease of Play

The app doesn't always recognize button presses, especially when you're trying to exit a meditation. 

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This app is the extension of a real-world meditation studio in New York City. Users can book appointments via the app by creating a login. No parent gates. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Inscape: Guided Meditation is a meditation app that is an extension of a real-world meditation studio in New York City. While the studio itself isn't mentioned in any of the visualizations and meditations, there is a place to book an appointment from within the app. Registration asks for name, email, gender, and birthday. The voice behind the app is female with an Australian accent. Tweens and younger may not connect with the types of stressors and needs that Inscape: Guided Meditation focuses on, such as  "Post-Workout Chill" and "Boost Vitality." The free version/trial includes only a small number of meditations, visualizations, and breathing exercises. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

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Adult Written byBella Devienne July 19, 2018

Only wise will understand this app

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What's it about?

INSCAPE: GUIDED MEDITATION is a tool for relaxation, stress relief, and mindfulness. After creating an account (name, email, gender, birthday), kids are introduced to a breathing exercise to teach them the basics. The app has tools such as a journal with prompts, a timer, and a generic breathing exercise that kids might use daily to help with their meditation practice. They can then explore the "moments," each of which has a collection of meditations, visualizations, and breathing exercises intended for a certain time of day or need, such as "Tranquil Evening" or "Conquering Deadlines." There are also "intentions," which are meant to help you achieve a certain frame of mind, such as "Calm" and "Creativity." Many of the activities have options for length: They can be short, such as two minutes, or much longer, such as 20 minutes. Kids can also choose between individual activities and a longer series of activities. The settings menu tracks how many "Inscapes" teens have done, their streak of days using the app, and the average length of their activities. They can see their most recent and favorite activities, download meditations for using offline, and book a session at the NYC studio.

Is it any good?

For kids who are already interested in breathing and meditation, this may provide a next-level experience from kid-focused apps, but it's not a great option for kids just getting started. Inscape: Guided Meditation is clearly aimed at adults and adult-related stressors and concerns. It's not the clearest navigation, either, and tweens could easily be confused and overwhelmed at the difference between all of the many options. While teens may get something out of this collection, it's just not the best option for younger ones. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about using meditation and mindful breathing as a way to calm down in a stressful or scary situation. What are other ways of handling stress and fear? Can an app like Inscape: Guided Meditation help?

  • Do you think this is a good app for learning? Why, or why not? What can you learn? 

  • Discuss your rules for sharing contact information online and via apps. Are there circumstances when it's OK to do so?

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For kids who love meditation and health

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