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How Moshi Supports Emotional Development in Children
Malik & Marwaha (2022) write that two essential components relate to social and emotional development – temperament and attachment. Temperament involves a child’s interaction with the environment and how they approach (and react to) different situations, while attachment starts with the bond between a child and their caregiver.
Our experiences and the things we are exposed to impact our emotional development. Children today are growing up in a fast-paced, stressful, and ever-changing world. If our kids do not have the necessary skills to help them cope in these environments, it will have a negative impact on their emotional wellbeing. Fortunately, skills can be learned. Therefore, if the right support is at hand, we can help our children learn the skills that will set them up for success. Our kids must learn how to cope, but wouldn’t it be better if we could equip them with the skills to help them thrive and not only manage from day to day?
Moshi provides the opportunity for children to explore, unlock creativity, and build resiliency. It teaches kids how to dream, breathe through challenging moments and be positive about themselves. Moshi builds confidence through stories where children are encouraged to recognize and think about their strengths. It teaches kids coping strategies through exciting characters and helps them stay calm when things become overwhelming. All these aspects form part of our emotional well-being. Therefore, we can use Moshi to support emotional development in children.
Here are a few ideas to try on the Moshi app with your child:
Let them explore
Many children are familiar with using smartphones or tablets. Moshi is a safe space for children to explore, listen to stories and music, and try mindfulness exercises. At times our kids do not necessarily want to share their feelings with their parents, and there may be worries they have that they are not ready to speak about yet. Finding support through Moshi could help them figure out how to manage their feelings and overcome the things that may be causing anxiety.
Take a few minutes out of your day to do a Moshi Moment with your child. Let your child choose the short mindfulness track. It is not necessary to turn it into a social activity. Spending time with your child and sharing a Moshi Moment could be a wonderful reminder to them that you care about them and their feelings
Start a healthy routine
Moshi can be utilized throughout the day. Let your child start their day with a mindfulness exercise. Whenever they feel stressed or overwhelmed, bring in calming music or a daytime story. You have the option of exploring stories that will support children with anxiety, build healthy relationships and teach social-emotional skills. Ending their day with a bedtime story will help them settle down and fall asleep easier.
Moshi offers a wide range of support to promote young children’s emotional well-being. It does it in a way that the child finds exciting and supportive, too. As a result, kids look forward to a new story, trying breathing games, and learning about their favorite characters.
Moshi can genuinely be your child’s new superpower!
Malik, F., & Marwaha, R. (2022). Developmental Stages of Social Emotional Development In Children. In StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing.