Looking for Mindfulness Apps to Try?

Posted on March 29 2017

When I first heard of mindfulness apps, I wasn’t too eager to check them out. Practicing mindfulness was supposed to get us off of technology and out into the world where we could appreciate the present, right? Well, that’s true, however, I see now, how beneficial they can be. As a teacher of elementary children, I found that many of the mindfulness apps currently out there are very developmentally appropriate and great for parents and teachers who many not be overly familiar with mindfulness, but want to guide children through mindful exercises. Kids can also use many of these by themselves for their own emotional regulation. The list below is just a short list of some mindfulness/meditation apps for children that either I have tried or my colleagues have. Some are free and some have a small fee. Check them out and if you have others you like that are not on this list, please comment!
1. Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame (Age 4+)
2. Headspace (Age 9+)
3. Scape (Age 8+)
4. Settle Your Glitter (Age 4+)
5. Stop, Breathe, Think (Age 10+)
6. Super Stretch Yoga HD (Age 4+)
7. Calm (Age 5+)
8. Smiling Mind (Age 7+)
9. Meditation for Kids by Highly Meditated (Age 5+)
10. Wellbeyond Meditation for Kids (Age 7+)
11. Sleep Meditation for Kids by Christine Kerr (Age 5+)
12. Breathing Bubble (Age 5+)
13. Mandala Memory (age 5+)
14. Dreamykid Meditation App Just for Kids (Age 8+)
15. Drift Away (Age 9+)
16. 5-Minute Escapes-Guided Meditation & Relaxation (Age 10+)
17. Zen Bound 2 Universal (Age 9+)
18. Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Feelings (Age 5+)
19. HelloMind (Age 7+)
20. Silo (Coming soon)
21. Thrive for Alexa (children can talk to Alexa on the Amazon Echo for meditations for the morning and night).
Laura Zimmer- Author/Creator of The Beginner's Mind Mindfulness Teaching Toolkit and Beginner’s Mind At Home kit
Helping the community and families connect through interactive and engaging mindfulness activities.
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