A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can get inspired to try out a big variety of offscreen activities. Activities include discussion starters, ways to interact with other people, arts or crafts to create, and physical movement. Short affirmation statements can give kids suggestions for coping with difficult emotions. All activities are meant to encourage mindfulness.
Ease of Play
Easily tap to choose an emotion and a task, and then mark the task as completed.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Though it's not the most sophisticated app, this is a great collection of ways to get kids involved with offscreen activities on their own, or with family and friends. There are some very creative ideas that are wonderful inspiration for getting kids to try something new or connect with other people in a new way. Well-Beings: Wellness for Kids's structure is pretty simple which shows in its bare-bones opportunities for on-screen interaction. Even though the focus here is on getting kids to do things offscreen, it would still be nice to have some extra app features, such as a back button in case kids decide to change their emotion choice. It would also be nice if kids could add a simple reflection on the activity they completed, such as a drawing, photo, or a short text entry. That way, it wouldn't be quite so easy for kids to simply tap "completed" even if they haven't actually done the task. Also, the six emotion choices feel a bit limited, especially since they never change. It might be nice to have more options, or a clearer connection between the emotion choice and the suggested activity. However, i families focus on using Well-Beings: Wellness for Kids as a library of creative ideas for things to do offscreen and don't expect much from the app itself, they're likely to get some good use out of it.
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