Saturday May 6th, Rabbit Ladders at The Platform in Culver City held Stop, Breathe and Think Kids. Stop, Breathe and Think Kids is a brand new app designed for kids due to the success of the adult version of Stop, Breathe and Think, an award- winning mindfulness and meditation app that is simple and easy to use. Actress, Ali Larter lent her passion for mindfulness to the launch of this new kids app which is geared for children 5-1o years of age.
Ali is a huge advocate of teaching kids mindfulness and calming techniques. She has been using yoga for ever 20 years to calm her mind and practice deep breathing techniques. As a mom now, she wants to give her children tools to emotional success in life. What she loves about this app is that it is a good way to integrate how captive technology can be for kids and turn it into a learning moment. Depending on what emotion your child is feeling, the app goes through offers different mindful techniques. Ali’s favorite technique that she has learned with her kids is to shake it out for a couple of minutes before bedtime to get the last bit of energy out so that going to bed becomes easier. One of my favorite techniques is the 5 finger breathing. Children need tools to calm themselves down and this app is a good option for teaching them that. The app was created with input from Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of Mindful Games. The app leverages the activities in the Mindful Games book with a fun integration of tech for kids.
The event was filled with mindful family fun. Kids enjoyed making Mindful Glitter Jars and Therapeutic Coloring. Great food, drinks and fun were had by all. We can’t wait to out more mindful tools into our emotional tool belt.