Well-Beings app teaches kids to be more mindful of their emotions and to express themselves.
Guess what; the pandemic situation is making everyone stressed, anxious and depressed. No duh, right? Well, one app that can help kids to take control of their emotions is the Well-Beings app.
Little kids are facing stress and anxiety during the pandemic. It’s a confusing time for them with school closed and everyone at home, and because of social distancing they can’t even meet their friends for a chat.
Kids need a way to express their emotions, and one app that can offer them precisely that is the Well-Beings app from Kuato Studios. The app lets kids express themselves and be mindful of their emotions, and they can share their results with their parents to get a sense of much needed emotional support.
How the Well-Being app helps kids with their emotions
The Well-Beings app was created as a free way to help kids who are struggling with mental health problems during the pandemic to get a little help with their emotions. It’s a very simple app to use so kids will be able to start using it quickly. The app gives kids visual representations of their emotions, ranging from happy to sad to creative and everything in between.
Kids apps are taking over the world right now, and there are tons of other types of mindfulness toys too. But the Well-Beings app offers something different.
It’s a much easier app to use than other apps, like Headspace or Calm and the various yoga streaming apps. The simple action of choosing a picture that shows the emotion they’re feeling is intuitive enough to be great for the little ones. And it could be beneficial too.
Studies show that labelling our emotions, like we do in Vipassana meditation (a Buddhist meditation technique), helps us to get a “third-person perspective” on the way we are feeling, essentially distancing ourselves from our emotions, so we are not so reactive to them. This is traditionally done by ascribing a word to the emotion, but it seems logical that a visual button would work equally well, so the science behind the Well-Beings app seems legit.
When the little ones choose an emotion, the Well-Beings app recommends an action or activity that they can do to help them with the emotion. There are over a hundred such actions that include everything from artistic activities to dancing and lots of other mindful exercises for kids.
The Well-Beings app is a new take on mindfulness-of-emotions and it is easy and intuitive enough for your kids to use. I haven’t included in my list of the best yoga and meditation apps for kids yet because I want to see what sort of response the app gets, but it seems promising.
The app is available via the iTunes store.
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