Mind-Full is an innovative series of fun games that may help children learn how to self-regulate anxiety and attention. By practicing with any of the three Mind-Full apps, children may improve their ability to calm themselves and focus so they can learn more effectively at school. The Mind-Full app works with the NeuroSky MindWave Mobile EEG headset. Get the headset at store.neurosky.com
Each app has three games based on familiar everyday activities in which children have experienced what it feels like to relax and focus. For example, by blowing softly on a pinwheel on the screen, a child will relax their body and brain state, which is sensed by the headset causing the animated pinwheel to spin. Mind-Full makes invisible brain processes visible in ways children can understand.
If you are working with a child who is using a Mind-Full app, use the Mind-View app for a real-time view into the child’s brain! Mind-View is an extension that works with all our Mind-Full game apps. It gives you a window into a child’s brain, enabling you to view the child’s level of relaxation and attention in real time as they play Mind-Full games. Mind-View also lets you adjust the brain wave and game level settings as the child is playing, providing real time customization. It can be installed on any additional Android smart phone or tablet.
• Intuitive and easy to use, even for kids who can’t yet read or write.
• Teaches kids how to use their bodies to still and focus their minds.
• May help children improve their ability to calm themselves and focus their attention.
• Attractive, kid-friendly graphics motivate kids to practice.
• Kids can monitor their own progress and challenge levels.
• Adults (teachers, parents, counsellors) can view kids’ brain processes and game progress in real time, adjust for individual differences, and set the appropriate challenge level.
This app will be useful for parents, educators and counsellors who work with kids who have challenges with anxiety (even that due to some form of trauma) or attention or both. Research has shown that used regularly and with adult support over a six-week period, it may help kids learn how to better self-regulate their anxiety and attention. Once mastered, kids may be able to regulate their anxiety and attention more effectively even without the app.