LW4K App Spotlights: Shine

Welcome to Learningworks for Kids App Spotlight for Parents! In this series, we are highlighting some key apps for children and families and defining the key executive functions that can be strengthened through their use. This video will focus on the mindfullness app Shine. Click below to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. A special thanks to our videographer Alexa for her work on this awesome video!


Hello and Welcome to LearningWorks for Kids App Spotlights for Parents! In this series, we will be highlighting some apps that can really help your child’s executive functioning skills. Like what you see? Then be sure to visit us at learningworksforkids.com to read our educational blogs, and game reviews, and learn more about how to create a balanced play diet for your child. 

Today we are going to be talking about the self-care and meditation app Shine. This app isn’t just for kids, but it can be a great way to introduce self-awareness and self-control skills to your child at an early age. 

The app features a daily check in that works almost like a chat back and forth with the app. It will ask how you are feeling and what is making you feel that way. For example, if your child says that they feel proud of themselves because they got a good grade, it will ask them to explore this feeling and what happened to make them feel this way. Afterwards, the app then asks how they would like to process this emotion. There are several options, including meditation, free-writing, and a really cool option called Talk It Out. For this, your child can answer prompts much like they would texting back and forth with a friend. They can still go back to the other features, but this might be a good start if your child has a hard time putting their feelings into words. 

The app also features meditations for morning, afternoon, and evening to help soothe anxieties and reflect on the importance of gratitude in all of our lives. There are also articles about these topics for kids who really want to find out more. Daily Questions also allow for community input and allow your child to respond to a prompt that is much more open-ended but still focusing on self-care. 

Well, that’s all the time we have for today. If you’d like to watch more videos like this, go ahead and hit the subscribe button. We publish new content every week so you can learn how to set up your child’s play diet. To learn more visit learningworksforkids.com 




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