Mindful Powers™ is an award-winning, kid-first, holistic approach to helping young minds learn and practice mindfulness so they can respond more effectively to stressful situations through the power of play. Built on a skills-based approach that helps children in early and middle childhood build a healthier relationship with life, stress, and anxiety, Mindful Powers™ empowers kids to bring calm to their lives at the touch of their fingertips.
Download Mindful Powers™ today to experience the first three Mindful Play lessons for free!
Ideal for kids aged 7 – 10
Mindful Powers™ is designed to be a part of your child’s daily routine. It is simple, easy, and fun to use, so kids can pick it up and use it at any point in their day. The two key features are:
• Mindful Play | voice-guided mindfulness sessions
• Focus Time | a task timer
Through a series of 10 progressive and interactive voice-guided sessions, kids learn how to master the powers of mindfulness – the ability to know and understand what is happening in one’s head at any given moment, without getting carried away by it. Before each lesson, kids sooth their very own Flibbertigibbet™, who is in an agitated state, with the touch of their finger. This sensory-based repetitive interaction triggers the body’s rest and digest response, helping kids relax and regain focus.
The Flibbertigibbet™ self-set timer helps kids set mental parameters around a given task by applying focus time until completion. When the focus timer is on, Mindful Powers™ deters kids from using the device for any other purpose, encouraging them to work towards completing their tasks.
Mindful Powers helps grow the following skills:
• Calmness & relaxation
• Stress & anxiety reduction
• Concentration & focus
• Navigating big emotions
• Getting along with others
“Mindful Powers™ is not a cookie cutter approach to mindfulness. Based on contextual behavioral science and inspired by an approach to therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, it recognizes that the mindfulness experience is a psychological experience that can be learned in small bits and gradually presented and trained.”
— Dr. Roger Vilardaga, Assistant Professor at Duke University
Mindful Powers Awards:
• GOLD Winner: The Davey Awards, Best Mobile Apps/Site - Health & Wellness
• GOLD Winner: The W3 Awards, Best Mobile Apps/Site - Family & Kids
• Best Learning App: Kidscreen Awards 2019 — Original
• Finalist: 2018 Cynopsis Imagination Awards - Mobile App – K6-11
The content and lessons included in Mindful Powers™ were developed in consultation with Dr. Roger Vilardaga, a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Duke University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
*Mindful Powers™ is not intended to clinically treat kids with behavioral and/or emotional challenges.
Please note, In-App Purchases are not included in Family Sharing. If you have the app installed on multiple devices, you will need to be signed into iTunes using the account that made the initial purchase in order for your Story Pack In-App Purchases to carry over. You also have the option of downloading the paid version: Mindful Powers™ edu, which is compatible with Family Sharing (and does not have IAP).
Flibbertigibbet has been working hard to improve the Mindful Powers App! With this update we've added a new feature; you can now pick different smoothing settings for Flibbertigibbet. If the current setting feels like there's too many spiky bumps to smooth-out, head over to the settings section of the app and select the "No extra bumpy spikes" option for a more relaxing smoothing experience. The app now supports newer iPhone screens and our new privacy update is Flibbertigibbet's way of showing you how much your satisfaction matters to us. Flibbertigibbet has been hard at work fixing minor bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
Highly recommend this app!
My son’s caseworker suggested this app for my daughter with anxiety. She loves it! However we were surprised that you have to pay $4.99 for the next level. I wish that was mentioned in the app beforehand so we knew what we were downloading; but this app is super worth $4.99! The only issue I’m having is that it crashes everytime I try to pay it. I’ve submitted two payments of $4.99 and each time it tells me I have to pay to go to the next level. I’ve tried restarting my phone but I’m just scared that it took my money and won’t let me move on to the next level. I’ve tried googling customer service for this app so we can make our payment and move on to the next level but this seems to be the only way to share what’s going on. That is the only reason I gave it four stars because I’m not able to pay for the next level. Other than that, I highly recommend this app if you can make a payment lol It’s worth it!
Developer Response ,
Flibbertigibbet is thrilled to learn that you are enjoying the app Carlita Washington, and so are we!
It looks your payment issue may have something to do with the Apple system. If the purchase did go through, you can restore it by taking the following steps:
1. From the main screen tap the “menu” button in the upper right-hand corner
2. Tap the “More Stories” button
3. Tap the “Restore purchases” button — IAP will automatically be restored
Please note that when you purchase the remaining seven stories within the Mindful 101 story pack, the un-played lessons will remain locked in the story tracker. The application requires you to listen to the Mindfulness 101 stories sequentially in order to unlock them all. This is by design, it enables kids to progressively learn mindfulness in bite size pieces. Please see the Parents section within the application for more information.
If you find that IAP did not go through when you try restoring the IAP purchase, it will mean that the purchase did not go through initially. All purchases are handled by Apple, so if you continue to have this issue you’ll want to consult Apple Support. https://support.apple.com/
I love this game I have never been so mindful. It helps you stay focused on what you are doing,I was having a hard time at school but this fixed it. I am now a honor student in my school.
But like almost every thing it does have a down side you have to pay to play the game. You play the first three for free but the rest of the game YOU have to pay. But this totally works!👍
Developer Response ,
Congrats on being an honor student Unimedoday! Flibbertigibbet is thrilled to learn that you have never been so mindful and that the app helps you stay more focused, and so are we!
We'd like to address your feedback on cost: The Mindful Powers team, consisting of strategists, designers, developers, and youth experts spent over a year developing, testing, and validating the program, so we hope that the price reflects the depth of the experience. We understand that not everyone enjoys paying for apps, but the price reflects well over an hour's worth of highly curated content designed to calm negative emotions. :D
Therapists who know me well know my thoughts on using screens in therapy with children. I don’t, as in NEVER, until today. I have been desperate to incorporate mindfulness with a child who’s experienced more trauma in life than many adults. Solely auditory mindfulness apps weren’t cutting it. Mindful Powers incorporates auditory, visual, and kinesthetic senses. It educates the kid on mindfulness and the brain in very kid-friendly terms and how it relates to emotional regulation. It asks you do manipulate the screen, and if you are going too fast, it will not move on until you slow down! The music and visuals are SLOW and calming. This kid was engrossed in this task for >20 min, and after weeks of regression and avoiding participation, I saw smiles, increased interaction, and increased frustration tolerance. Guess who got some extra OT homework?! 😍 Oh, and it also has a visual “focus timer!”
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your very thoughtful and thorough review twins41601! We are honored that you have decided to use Mindful Powers in a clinical setting, and we are so happy to learn that Mindful Powers has helped your clients calm their mind and focus their attention. We created Mindful Powers with cognitive diversity needs in mind, receiving feedback like this really helps validate the Mindful Powers experience works.
- Smashing Ideas LLC
- 362.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Smashing Ideas.
- In-App Purchases
- Mindfulness 101 Story Pack $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.