Wee Meditate is different from most mainstream meditation platforms because not only is it designed specifically for kids, but it teaches meditation through Dragon’s World, a make-believe universe where our forest animal characters meditate and learn alongside your child.
Wee Meditate’s content is representative and inclusive of all children, and meditation is taught in different ways, so it is accessible and meaningful for all children, regardless of ability.
All children love stories, so we teach meditation through imagination, in a storybook world where kids feel safe and comfortable with engaging characters who are just like them.
While Wee Meditate was created for kids, especially those who still enjoy picture books (ages 3-8), our content can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of age.
Yes! Meditation and mindfulness are both evidence-based practices. You can learn more about the evidence that supports our meditations here.
Numerous studies have proven that blue light (the kind found in tablets, computers, and smartphones) causes sleep disruptions by resulting in later bedtimes, and less time spent sleeping. We want to keep kids off of screens as much as possible, so the majority of our meditations are in an audio-only format. However, for children with hearing loss, we also offer a growing library of content in ASL and captioned content. This makes our content accessible for all children.
Anytime! Practicing meditation or mindfulness is especially beneficial at bedtime, for stressful events, or when kids are feeling big emotions. We also recommend using story meditations for transitions, waiting times (like doctor’s appointments or hospital waiting rooms), traveling, when your child is feeling overstimulated, and especially when your child is feeling under the weather.
You can cancel a membership at anytime. To do so, log into your account, click on your username, go to my memberships and select cancel.
Wee Meditate was created by an early childhood and meditation teacher with a Master’s Degree in special education. Our characters are diverse and representative of every child. Our content teaches meditation utilizing different modalities, so it is meaningful and accessible for every child.
We do this in a many ways. For example, we offer meditations for children who use wheelchairs, have meditations in ASL or captioning for children with deafness/hearing loss, provide meditations that utilize senses other than vision for children who are blind or have vision loss, consider the needs of children with all abilities, and create meditations for children who use service dogs.
Wee Meditate is a creative group of writers, artists, voice-over artists, musicians, and ASL interpreters, led by Janis Gioia, a certified mindfulness/meditation teacher, Reiki Master, and former early childhood educator with a Master’s Degree in Special Education. Jan, an award winning author, created Wee Meditate, Dragon’s World, and his forest friends, to give children a meditation platform that makes meditation meaningful, accessible, representative, and fun for all children.