Mindfulness for Children Free Meditation for kids

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Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media
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Kid-friendly meditation and nature sounds; limited content.

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Educational Value

Kids will learn mindfulness and relaxation strategies, including breathing and visualizations techniques, that can be used to help them improve self-awareness and find a sense of calm in everyday situations. 

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Choose a guided meditation option or a sound from nature, press play, and listen to follow along.

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Some guided meditations and sounds from nature are free, but families need to purchase and download the premium version of the app to access all of the content. A link to the premium version appears when users tap to play most content.  

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mindfulness for Children Free Meditation for kids is a health and fitness app that provides families with a series of guided meditation sessions and a collection of nature sounds. The free version of the app is designed as a demo for families to get an idea of what Mindfulness for Children offers prior to purchasing the premium version. In the free version, families will have access to two guided meditations and two nature sounds. One of the included guided meditations aims at building visualization and breathing techniques that can be applied to find calm and peace. The other guided meditation focuses on connecting thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations to develop greater self-awareness and the ability to describe experiences. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change. 

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What's it about?

There are two guided meditations and two nature sounds available through MINDFULNESS FOR CHILDREN FREE MEDITATION FOR KIDS. Under the meditation tab, families will find guided meditations, a description of the meditations and the skills they help develop, information about mindfulness, and information about the app and the developers. Choose one of the guided meditations, press play, listen and follow along. Work on developing self-awareness and making connections between feelings, thoughts, and physical sensations. Practice breathing and visualization exercises that evoke calm and peace. Under the goodnight tab, families can access the sounds of gentle waves or nature by the sea. The launch page also has a “more apps” tab that shares information about other apps by the developer and a “join us” tab that helps families connect with the Mindfulness for Children community. 

Is it any good?

This is a perfect opportunity if parents want to explore the idea of meditation with their kids but don't want to commit with cash since the content in this free version is limited. The calm, soothing voice in the guided meditations helps kids develop relaxation techniques, build self-awareness, and the ability to reflect; while the nature sounds evoke serenity and peace in this capped demo. Meditation for Children Free Meditation for kids introduces families to the content and quality of the app. Although the guided meditations available on the free version are on the shorter end compared to the others, they address key mindfulness techniques that can be applied to everyday situations. The nature sounds included are ideal for relaxation and bedtime, taking listeners on a journey to a beach where they hear waves crashing or birds chirping. The graphics and layout are a bit outdated and dull, but the content itself is worthwhile. It’s an easy to use tool that families can use to launch learning and conversation around mindfulness and/or to evoke relaxation and calm. The material in the free version is limited, but it's a good starting point for families wanting to explore mindfulness, without having to commit to a purchase. 

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  • Families can talk about the purpose and benefits of meditation while enjoying Mindfulness for Children Free Meditation for kids. When might meditation be helpful? What impact does meditation have? How can you use the techniques learned through meditation in everyday situations? These conversations can help kids connect what they are practicing in guided meditation to real life experiences. 

  • Talk about how practicing mindfulness can help develop self-awareness and self-reflection. When we are able to recognize and acknowledge our feelings, thoughts, and physical sensations, we can better describe our experiences or work through challenges. Families may want to reinforce and/or share words or terms kids can use to describe their feelings or physical sensations. 

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