Teach Your Kids About Calming Skills with Stillwater and Calm

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Finding calming techniques for your kids can be a challenge, but the Calm app has an entire kids section to get them started. With help from the Apple TV+ Original series Stillwater, children can practice guided meditation.

Calm and Stillwater teamed up to create three, seven-minute guided meditations for children that each feature a fun, guided exercise, followed by a story illuminating a classic koan or parable. The meditations available now include:

  • “Rainy Day” — Stillwater shows kids how to manage disappointment by tuning into sounds with a meditation on the rainfall in his garden.
  • “Stargazing” — Settle down and relax at bedtime. Stillwater guides kids through a soothing body scan under a canopy of stars.
  • “Windchimes” — Develop feelings of kindness. Stillwater teaches little ones how to fill up with friendliness for themselves and others. 

The short yet impactful meditations are narrated by James Sie. “Stillwater” executive producer Rob Hoegee worked with Tamara Levitt, Calm’s Head of Mindfulness, to write the meditations with “Stillwater” mindfulness consultant Mallika Chopra. 

The first six episodes of “Stillwater” are now streaming globally on Apple TV+. Based on the “Zen Shorts” book series by Jon J. Muth, the series tells the story of a beautiful friendship formed between siblings Karl, Addy and Michael and their next-door neighbor, a wise panda named Stillwater.

The meditation series will be available on the Calm platform beginning January 28. Listen to the “Stillwater” meditations on Calm here:  https://cal.mn/Stillwater  

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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