Naturespace

LQ: 8.1

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Brain grade: 7.6
Fun score: 8.5

Platform/Console: , , , , LWK Recommended Age: 3+ Thinking Skills Used: , ,

 

 

Naturespace is a mobile app for playing calming and soothing soundscapes, which can help users to focus on tasks and block out unwanted distractions, or simply calm down or fall asleep more easily. Users can choose from songbirds, waves, rain, campfires, and a variety of other sounds and songs to alleviate stress and increase focus. The app boasts a “being there” experience, as users are immersed in natural 3-D soundscapes. The sound can be optimized for ear-bud, studio, or generic headphones, and there are a five soundscapes available in the free version, with additional natural sounds are available for purchase in Naturespace’s catalogue. The simplicity calming nature of the app makes it suitable for ages 3 and older.


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This app is good for kids who need help with:

Focus

Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.

If your child likes to listen to music while working on academic assignments, reading, or other activities that require sustained attention, using Naturespace can be a better alternative. Since there are no lyrics; just a variety of ambient noise patterns to choose from, your child will be able to focus better as the sounds drown out small distractions. In addition to simply drowning out sound, Naturespace can help your child enter into a peaceful environment, where his attention does not waver from the task at hand. In the same way that classical music is said to stimulate learning, Naturespace can help foster creativity, and increase productivity.

Self-Control

Managing our actions, feelings and behaviors.

Naturespace can also provide a moment of mediation where your child can think clearly, reflect on his emotions, and react without being impulsive. Once your child establishes a routine for removing himself from an upsetting situation, using Naturespace to remain calm and level-headed, he will be better able to practice self-control in stressful situations.

Self-Awareness

Understanding our own actions, thoughts and feelings.

Naturespace can be a great tool for reinforcing self-awareness. Your child should be able to self-diagnose when its use would most beneficial to him. If he knows that he has trouble reading or writing in the classroom, due to common distractions, he may request to use headphones with Naturespace as an accommodation. Your child uses metacognition when acknowledging this type of need. Naturespace may even help your child gauge the difficulty of an assignment. Longer assignments that require attention to detail, will most likely require Naturespace's soothing background soundscape, while shorter assignments can probably be completed before your child loses attention.

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