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/