“Mind Yeti” Mindfulness App
Age Range: 5 – 12 years (younger or older possible with modifications)
Format: iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (requires iOS 10.3 or later)
Also available via the website MindYeti.com
Cost: Free (or paid premium version)
You may have heard the term “mindfulness” a lot lately, as it is becoming a widely accepted practice for both children and adults. It is a simple, yet effective, way to bring calm and focus to your life.
Using mindfulness in education, in particular, has been shown to:
- Improve student attention
- Improve social-emotional skills
- Increase pro-social behaviour
- Decrease aggression and symptoms of depression
(To read more about this research, click here)
Mind Yeti is a website/app that provides guided mindfulness sessions for kids, which can help your child to calm down, relax and de-stress; bring more focus to their school work; get along with others; and get to sleep easier.
It uses the cartoon “Yeti” to guide your child through the process of becoming more mindful. The free version gives you access to 12 guided audio sessions, which you can access and revisit any time.