• Halle Phillips

A Mindful Spotify Playlist for Kids: Songs, Albums, & Podcasts!

Music and mindfulness are both great tools to help children calm down and self-regulate when they are experiencing big emotions. Luckily, there are tons of mindfulness songs and podcasts available on Spotify that are perfect for kids!



I've compiled a list of songs, albums, and podcasts that are specifically designed for children who may be mindfulness beginners. If you find that your child responds well to the mix of music and mindfulness, there are tons of other songs and podcasts that are not included on this list...I encourage you to do some research of your own!


Songs & Albums


1. Yoga Song by Stephanie Leavell


This is a calming song that walks children through various yoga poses. The woman singing names yoga poses and counts to 10 so that the child can hold the pose! There is also a Youtube available that shows each of the poses mentioned if your child is not familiar with them!


2. Take a Breath by Raffi


This cheerful yet calming song provides simple ways, such as breathing slowly in and out, for children to feel better when experiencing big emotions. This song is a great tool for self-regulation!


3. Sleep & Mindfulness by Relaxing Music Therapy


Some kids prefer relaxing tunes and rain noises instead of songs with lyrics. This is an incredibly soothing track that is perfect for helping kids fall asleep. Relaxing Music Therapy has tons of other similar songs for all sorts of purposes.


4. Mindful Moments for Kids by Kiara Willey


This is an entire album full of mindful practices for children that are accompanied by music. The artist guides children through different breathing techniques, bodily movements, and other simple mindfulness practices like kindness.

5. Relax and Be Happy: Mindfulness for Children


This album includes 25 songs (guided meditations accompanied by music) that feature different mindfulness and meditation topics. This makes it easy to pick a song based on what your child needs: relaxation, motivation, focus, cheer, breathing exercises, and more!


Podcasts


1. Mind Yeti by Committee for Children


“Mind Yeti is a research based digital library designed to help kids calm their mind, focus their attention and connect better to the world around them. This library features short guided audio sessions that invite kids and heir adults to practice mindfulness techniques like deep breathing, stretching and emotional regulation.”


2. Like You: Mindfulness for Kids by Perpetual Motion


“Like You is a mindfulness podcast for kids that uses breathing, affirmations, music and imagination to explore feelings, relieve anxiety, encourage self-esteem and grow empathy while having fun!”


3. Sleep Tight Relax - Calming Bedtime Stories and Meditations


Sleep Tight Relax is a bedtime show for kids. The podcast helps children prepare to drift calmly off to sleep and is full of dream-inducing bedtime stories, relaxation techniques, calming nature sounds, and soothing music.


4. Peace Out Podcast by Chanel Tsang


This podcast is full of mindfulness stories that help children calm down and learn social-emotional skills by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises focused on kindness and fun science facts.



For more mindfulness for kids, check out Exceptional Mindset's Instagram page!