Parents of young kids are all too aware of the problem of getting their little ones to bed and having proper rest. Restful sleep is vital for a child’s development and learning, and our childhood experiences have been proven to be invaluable in who we become as adults. For that reason, a positive learning environment tailored to kids is a must. With this in mind, a UK company, Mind Candy, created and launched an app in 2017 called Moshi. The app combines storytelling, interactions, and sounds to provide a playful learning experience for children and to help them get a good sleep.
Combining sleep and mindfulness
Moshi works similarly to Calm, but it’s specifically tailored toward younger audiences. It offers content experiences for playing, relaxing, and sleeping. With the Play feature, kids can enjoy creative digital experiences that allow them to use their imagination, such as coloring, puzzles, matching, and hidden object games. The games on offer have been proven to develop the children’s fine motor and problem-solving skills. They’re designed to help the little ones relax and encourage mindfulness.
Moshi also has a Relax feature that uses science-backed relaxation and breathing techniques suitable for kids to help them unwind, be more aware, and reduce stress. Meanwhile, Mind Candy claims the app’s sleeping feature has been proven to improve children’s sleeping habits. One way it does this is by reading bedtime stories. The voiceovers read the stories in a special way to offer calming narration while soothing music plays. This helps kids relax and sleep better.
Use cases and popularity
Moshi can be used by parents and educators alike. For instance, early childhood educators can use the playing activities in a classroom or play some tracks to help children unwind after playtime. The app has also been very helpful for helping neurodivergent children and their parents and educators. By offering tailored routines for their sensory profiles, Moshi Kids can help them manage changes and cope better with the challenges the world throws at them.
The success of Moshi hasn’t gone unnoticed by investors. In April 2020, the company raised $12 million in a Series B funding round. If you have kids of your own and want to try this app out, it’s available for iOS and Android. While there is a subscription basis, users can take advantage of the free trial.
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