Learning to meditate at an early age sets kids up for life.
It's not just about kids learning to be calm and relaxed; it’s about learning the qualities of compassion, creativity, and kindness. It’s about understanding that thoughts and emotions don’t have to rule our minds. It’s about giving kids the opportunity to grow up being comfortable with who they are. Headspace users around the world have shared just how much meditation helps kids at bedtime, how much it calms them down, and how it’s become something special to be shared with not only parents but teachers, babysitters, caregivers, and grandparents. It’s something both children and adults can enjoy in equal measure. As of today, the Headspace for Kids section of the Headspace library has a shiny new look. We’ve reorganized a few things, renamed some old favorites, recategorized the age groups, and have even introduced some new exercises. With a series of short, single, child-friendly exercises, Headspace is here to make life easier — and make meditation fun for the little ones. There are newly titled subcategories divided by age group: First steps (ages 3-5), Curious minds (ages 6-8), and Growing up (ages 9-12). As to the different exercises, here’s the breakdown, from what’s staying the same to what’s new to what’s renamed: What’s Staying
Check out the new additions and find your old favorites in the Headspace library.