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Keep ’em Calm…

Anxiety Canada’s free app, MindShift, uses cognitive-based tools to help reorient thinking and behavioural strategies. There’s a thought journal, coping cards and a “Chill Zone” where kids can listen to audio recordings and guided relaxation.

Headspace’s Meditation for Kids, with a 30-day free trial, includes five themes for kids to explore: calm, focus, kindness, sleep, and wake up. They’ll learn the fundamentals of meditation with simple, fun breathing exercises. headspace.com

If meditation isn’t your thing, try “MeditOcean,” Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 11-minute guided stress relief session featuring the undulating and mesmerising dance of aquarium jelly fish. Google meditocean.

Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton is hosting a live 30-minute drawing class for kids, Mondays through Fridays. #drawtogether classes include silly songs, deep breathing exercises, and lots of time to relax and draw. instagram.com/wendymac/

April/May 2020

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