Kessia Ianzano, Psychologist
In a society where technology is everywhere, there is now a phone app for just about everything! Meditation and mindfulness for children and adolescence is no exception, and there are currently hundreds of apps available.
Below are the top 5 apps I recommend to my clients who need a little extra help with worries, getting better sleep, focusing in the classroom or when they might become a little too angry.
Smiling Mind's programs are divided by age, starting at 7-11 years. If you have children who are struggling with their emotions, this app may be a helpful addition to the current methods you and they are using.
The DreamyKid meditation app offers meditation, guided visualization and affirmations curated just for children & teens. It uses proven techniques that teach your kids methods to guide them towards a happier life through mindfulness.
Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.
Stop, Breathe & Think Kids
Stop, Breathe & Think Kids offers children a fun and easy way to identify and process their emotions. From counting breaths to friendly wishes or frog jumps, each activity brings fun rewards to keep them engaged.
Headspace: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation made simple. Guided meditations suitable for all levels from Headspace. Meditation can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress.