WELLBEING: 5 top meditations for kids

25 July 2017

If you have a child who fights sleep or needs some extra help winding down, a guided meditation could be the answer.

The good news is you don’t have to download or subscribe to expensive programs to get access to some awesome meditations. YouTube is home to a lot of great options that will have your child relaxing and nodding off to slumber land before you know it. Here are our top picks:

Relax Night and Day – Guided meditation

This one is a lovely soothing meditation inviting children to get comfy and concentrate on their breath. Length: 53 minutes 24 seconds.

Hot Air Balloon Ride: A Guided meditation and visualisation for kids

This is a fun and exciting visualisation meditation that will have adventurous kids looking forward to bed time. Length: 14 minutes 46 seconds

Floating Amongst the Stars – Guided Meditation for Sleep

A great one for space lovers big and small. Jason Stephenson from Sleep Meditation Music has a lovely calming voice and this one is just as effective for us adults as the children! Length: 1 hour 2 minutes

Your Secret Treehouse

A lovely meditation to help children feel safe and calm in their own secret treehouse. Length: 16 minutes 14 seconds

Flying Unicorns

 A great meditation for unicorn lovers this visualisation will replace counting sheep with soaring with flying unicorns! Length 18 minutes 46 seconds

Do your children enjoy a meditation before bed? We'd love you to share your favourites with us! 


Written by

Belinda Peters

Belinda is a journalist, blogger and editor with more than 15 years’ experience in print and online journalism. As our digital editor, Belinda immerses herself in scanning the web for the latest in parenting news, products and opinion for the Kids in the City/Kids on the Coast online community. When she’s not kid wrangling two energetic boys, Belinda lives for trying out the ever-expanding array of cafes, restaurants and bars in her home town of Brisbane. While her caffeine addiction remains strong, she also finds her Zen with yoga and attempts to find her balance by stand up paddle boarding.

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