In a move that could help kids manage their stress levels, the company behind Barbie has partnered with mindfulness app Headspace to launch a new line of dolls designed to encourage self-care activities like working out and meditating. According to the American Psychological Association, children's stress levels rival those of their elders -- so it's time to bring the mental-health message home.
Meditation Barbie: The Mindfulness Doll
This fully posable doll is ready for mindfulness practice! Press the sun on her necklace in Daytime mode to activate morning affirmations, guided stretching and breathwork. In Night mode, simply press the moon on her necklace to relax her muscles, count down to calm down and fall asleep.
Breathe with Me Barbie Doll: A Mindful Doll for Kids
This cozy loungewear doll wears inspirational loungewear with a cloud and rainbow graphic on her top and a cloud print on her pants. She also features 15 "joints" for more realistic movement and posing -at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, thighs, hips, knees and ankles.
She comes with her own puppy, which helps Barbie focus by imagining and then switching up a few of her favorite meditation exercises. Just place one of the four cloud emojis (Love Rainbow, Sad Rain, Happy Sunshine or Grumpy Red) into its head to represent a meditative thought bubble, then switch them up for new inspiration.
This doll is a great gift for kids 3 years old and up who want to learn about mindfulness, taking care of themselves and fitness! Her 6 different guided meditations with light, sound and soothing music are available across 2 modes: Daytime and Night.