The Mindful Lil Minds Breathing Meditation Buddy

Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness, the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment. It is so important for children to become more in tune with their emotions. When children focus on being more mindful, they slow down, take their time, and focus on something that is relaxing. 

It’s never too early to think about mindfulness. And remember, mindfulness can be fun. Perhaps you're considering becoming more mindful with a young child at home? A really easy way to introduce mindfulness to your children is with simple meditation that you can do along with them. Meditation for children can have an amazing impact at home, school, as well as helping with their overall well being. 

Emotion plays a part in everything and if children are cut from their emotions, they cannot fully blossom. Maybe you have a young child at home and want to encourage a more mindful lifestyle, then we have the perfect cuddly buddy to do that.

The Mindful Lil Minds Breathing Meditation Buddy is a brand-new cuddly soft toy from Flair GP that has been designed to teach children the importance of creating an everyday meditation practice. It stimulates the senses of sight, sound, smell, and touch while managing stress levels and anxiety through play.

The adorable koala is a soft and cuddly toy that is the perfect companion for children that need to take some time for themselves and be mindful. You simply press her right paw to begin a 5 minute guided meditation, which is just enough time to help any child feel calm and relaxed but not too long that the child will become bored.

As the Koala guides children through the five minutes meditation her belly and chest expands and retracts in time with the guided meditation. Allowing children to follow her with ease. The plush has a eucalyptus scented belly to assist in visualising the meditation and can also be used as an aromatherapy to help relax. The Koala has soft arms and legs but has a weighted bead bottom to ensure children feel as comfortable as possible.

Like most children, my daughter struggled to adapt with normal life during the pandemic. So we decided to introduce a few ways to practice mindfulness and meditating was her favourite thing to do with me. It has really helped her in her everyday life and especially during her transition from infant school to junior school. 

There has been times where she has felt overwhelmed to get all her homework done, be the first one in her class to finish all her class work. So meditating when she felt overwhelmed was something she practiced regularly. It was also something that she enjoyed to do with me to help me feel calm and relaxed. So when an opportunity to try something a little different to help her meditate on her own, we knew we had to say yes. 

Ways to Play with Mindful Lil Minds

With Mindful Lil Minds Breathing Meditation Buddy there are four ways that they can be used. So if you're just starting out your mindful journey or want to discover something a little different then why not try one of these to get you started. 

Sitting Alone

Sit down in a quiet comfortable place like a bedroom or living area with the buddy sitting next to you or in front of you. Press the right paw, close your eyes and the meditation will begin sending you off in a more mindful place. 

Sitting in a Group

This adorable meditation buddy can be really great for larger groups of people or for classrooms. Meditation in the classroom helps students become more focused, calm, quiet, settled and rested by providing them an opportunity to learn to relax and reflect. It could improve attention and help reduce anxiety and depression increasing their psychological well-being more positively.

Laying Down with a Toy on Chest

My daughter preferred this way of using her meditating buddy. Lay down somewhere really comfortable with the toy on your chest - we decided that laying on the sofa would be a great place to start. Press the paw to begin meditation. Place your hand on the koala's belly to feel it move up and down, then move your belly up and down along with the toy. 

Sit Down and Hold the Soft Toy Up To Your Face

Another way that you could use your meditating buddy is by pressing the paw to begin the guided mediation and then inhaling the beautiful calming scents of eucalyptus as you listen. 

We love the Mindful Lil Minds Breathing Meditation Buddy. It has really helped my daughter to feel calm and relaxed when she is gets too overwhelmed and struggles with the pressure of everyday life. She has tried used the buddy in all the different ways but her favourite is when she is laying down on her bed or sofa which helped her drift off into an afternoon snooze - something that she hasn't done in years.

This Mindful Lil Minds Breathing Meditation Buddy is a weighted plush that has been designed to bring comfort and lower anxiety, especially those on the Autism spectrum. We would absolutely recommend the Mindful Lil Minds Buddy for those who are just starting their mindful journey or for those that would like to introduce another way to become more mindful at home. The Mindful Lil Minds Breathing Meditation Buddy is available to purchase online at both Amazon and Very. RRP £29.99.

**We have been kindly gifted our Mindful Lil Minds Breathing Meditation Buddy but as always my words and opinions are my own. Images are subject to copyright, please seek permission before using.**